Based on the serial number, yours should be an "orange" version, which is generally accepted as more desireable than the earlier production sets.

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You can verify that by looking for the orange lettering on the lower front of the face panel.

<em>Sony</em> <em>Icf</em>-4900 <em>Manual</em> - setralela.files.

SONY ICF-6800W Service Manual - Nodevice

I have seen fully functional examples advertised on the web for $500 plus, although I don't know if any have actually sold for that much in the current market (doubt it).

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(photo courtesy Here is a comprehensive review of the ICF-6800W: I have one of these sets, and use it regularly. My volume control is also tempermental and needs to be jgled to get reliable/clear volume depending upon the setting.

Sony icf 6800w owners manual:

Rating: 92 / 100

Overall: 91 Rates