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Old 8th February 2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default 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.

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Old 8th February 2012, 09:13 PM   #2
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It has tubes in it?
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Old 8th February 2012, 09:16 PM   #3
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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
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Old 8th February 2012, 09:25 PM   #4
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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!
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Old 8th February 2012, 09:31 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 8th February 2012, 09:34 PM   #6
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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.
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looks like a 1950s-1960s Philips item originally - I've got several of them at the moment...
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The internet is the new radio. Pandora.com and Sky.fm are really great, particularly if you pay. I use my Blue Ray player for Pandora but I'd need a computer for sky.fm. I'm looking into little fanless computers for that. They're about the size of a book...
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Old 8th February 2012, 10:17 PM   #9
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Nice work Ray, congratulations!!!
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