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ZW question
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 13, 2007 5:56 PM
Is there a noticeable difference in performance between 250W and 275W ZWs?  I have heard conflicting reports, and I wondered if anyone can provide a definite answer.  Thanks for the help.
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Posted by spankybird on Friday, July 13, 2007 6:26 PM
I have one of each and don't see any differance.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 13, 2007 8:15 PM
Thanks Tom.
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Posted by phillyreading on Saturday, July 14, 2007 4:54 AM

From what I have heard it is just the way the watts were rated, differant years differant watt ratings, basically an oddity.  I like the post war ZW's better than the modern ones as everything is inside one unit, don't have to add anything to the transformer.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, July 14, 2007 9:54 AM
Thanks Lee.  I heard the same thing that Lionel just doctored the number when Gilbert introduced a bigger transformer.  I hear you about the new ZWs, and I also think that the new ZW just doesn't have the same feel that the original does.

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