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siliconray 8th February 2012 09:09 PM

My new "vintage" tube radio
After struggling with my big trouble all night long, I feel a little better now. I Can't help to share my new toy...a "vintage" tube radio receiver to you all now. It arrived a few days before, a really huge wood box with great AM/FM receiving and sound. It was manufactured in 2011, quite "vintage" isn't it?

Never for sell. It's very limited product, even not easy for me to get one.

dirkwright 8th February 2012 09:13 PM

It has tubes in it?

siliconray 8th February 2012 09:16 PM

yes. it has a great PP tube amplifier, 6 speakers (2 x 10", 2 x 6.5" and 2 x 3"). Receiver is not tube.
inside photo of another mode, the same as mine excpet the amplifier cell is above the speaker

dirkwright 8th February 2012 09:25 PM

It would have been a great use for an old tube tuner! Radio is basically worthless for music around here though. I'd need a 50 foot tall antenna to get any decent stations. I had plans a while ago... never finished them.

Heck I threw away a 1930's vintage shortwave AM tubed console radio. They were basically worthless and I just never used it any more. Just imagine, people listened to Hitler and FDR on it!

siliconray 8th February 2012 09:31 PM

Mostly I listen to FM, the inside 75cm plastic cable antenna is good enough unless yo want to DXing. I don't expect to receive anything by AM in mordern buildings full of steel nets.

dirkwright 8th February 2012 09:34 PM

FM around here is mostly junk unfortunately. I used to have an awesome Kenwood tuner but lost it in a divorce. When I lived closer to the big city, I could get many stations that I didn't know existed.

aardvarkash10 8th February 2012 09:39 PM

looks like a 1950s-1960s Philips item originally - I've got several of them at the moment...

dirkwright 8th February 2012 10:01 PM

The internet is the new radio. and are really great, particularly if you pay. I use my Blue Ray player for Pandora but I'd need a computer for I'm looking into little fanless computers for that. They're about the size of a book...

radiostar 8th February 2012 10:17 PM

Nice work Ray, congratulations!!!

sled108 8th February 2012 10:24 PM

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