Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who writes:
[Check out this] rarely seen RCA receiver:
Thanks for the tip, Dan!
I just checked Fred Osterman’s Shortwave Receivers Past and Present. It appears the CRM-R6A is a “double conversion super” with 16 tubes and typically weighs 92 lbs. They were manufactured in the US between 1965 – 1969 and cost $1795 when new. The CRM-R6A can be mounted in a rack, of course.
It’ll be interesting to see if someone meets the first bid amount of $750.
Regardless, that’s some serious heavy metal!