It was the first world receiver with eight shortwaves. You also could use it on a sailboat for navigation. Also from the technical point, [it was] very new at this time.
I did a lot of alternatives to it because as you know I always was thinking in systems and I would have in addition to that a television, but nobody wanted a smaller television, the marketing people always wanted big ones, not small ones.
It's a collector's item now, they're paying a lot of money for it, I couldn't believe that, because it's difficult for the collectors to get one.
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