This beautiful war time utility civilian radio receiver, circa 1944, has had Bluetooth added and is for sale at only £195.00 with free postage to the U.K. mainland. Watch the video here. SOLD
This is a rare beauty! The radio is intact with all valves, the cabinet is in lovely condition for its age and… Bluetooth has been added. The original on/off switch on the rear of the radio operates the Bluetooth circuitry along with the volume control mounted on the front panel. The other two controls no longer operate. This is one of the few examples of this model to have long wave fitted at the factory.
We believe that a vintage radio should look like a vintage radio and sound like a vintage radio. When adding Bluetooth technology, our aim is to retain authenticity. In order to achieve this, we use the radio’s original loud speaker with a mono amplifier. We do not fit a stereo amplifier with two speakers. Firstly, early radios were mono and, secondly, there is no room for a second speaker. Fixing a second speaker to the back panel of a radio will not produce proper stereo sound, especially if the back of the radio is against a wall. If you’re looking for something loud like a drum and bass boom box, then this radio isn’t for you.
The unit requires a 5 Volt phone charger type power supply which is NOT supplied. These phone chargers are very common and most people have a couple at home.
Our Bluetooth conversions work with Amazon Echo. ‘Alexa, connect my speaker!‘
Please note: This is now a Bluetooth speaker, it no longer operates as a valve radio.