This is the highest price ever sought by an RF-9000 seller. [The last RF-9000] went for around $9,000-10,000.
[…]The RF-9000, as many veterans of SWL know, was produced by Panasonic as a kind of showpiece.
From information available, only some hundreds were ever made. The price new, as detailed in the Osterman book, was about $3800.
Those who attended this year’s SWL Fest got a rare opportunity to lay hands on this technology showpiece (at least the technology as it was back when it was being made between 1982 and 1985).
And, Dan, thanks for lugging your RF-9000 to the SWL Fest! It was indeed a treat to operate the RF-9000. I must say that the RF-9000’s audio fidelity is outstanding–beautifully balanced! What an amazing radio.
Still–this eBay seller is asking too much at $20,000 US (and $300 shipping). This might well be a collector that has no intention of letting the RF-9000 go. I could understand that! Thanks again, Dan!