This is a vintage Pye valve radio which has been converted to Bluetooth. SOLD. Watch the video here.
This is a genuine vintage radio from the early 1950s, manufactured by Pye in Cambridge, England. Sadly, it’s beyond restoring as a valve radio. However, the Bakelite cabinet is in excellent condition for its age, as are the back panel and control knobs. So, we’ve added Bluetooth technology to give the radio a new lease of life.
The original volume, on-off knob has been retained and now switches the Bluetooth power on or off and controls the volume. The unit comes complete with a 5 Volt phone charger type power supply.
As with all our our Bluetooth conversions, our aim is to retain that authentic vintage radio sound, as far as possible. We do this by utilising the original loud speaker. If you’re looking for a drum and bass boom box, then this radio isn’t for you.
Most radios that come our way can be restored, and they are sold on for restoration. However, a few have very good cabinets but the insides are too far gone. For example, the Pye radio pictured here had been robbed of parts. This left only one option… add Bluetooth technology to give the radio a new lease of life.