Tom Albrecht's Radio and TV Attic

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San Jose, CA 95123

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The Better Bluetooth Solution

A built-in Bluetooth adaptor is now available on all my radios for an extra charge of $25. My built-in Bluetooth solution is completely hidden inside the chassis, and is self-switching. When you pair your source and play music, the radio automatically switches to Bluetooth. When you stop your Bluetooth source, it automatically reverts to functioning as a normal radio. No switches, dongles, cables, or external power sources needed. This is Bluetooth done right!


Panasonic RE-787 AM/FM Stereo (1967)

Panasonic RE-787 AM/FM Stereo (1967)

Now here's something quite unique: a two-piece bookshelf stereo system by Panasonic with automatic tuning. Panasonic called the motorized tuning system "Radar-Matic." The two big white buttons will automatically seek to the next station in the upward or downward direction on the dial. The cabinet is real walnut veneer, and as you can see, its condition is very nice. The right speaker is a separate unit and can be positioned next to the main unit or elsewhere in the room. This receiver has had a thorough electrical restoration with all 35 of its electrolytic capacitors replaced and a careful RF/IF alignment on both FM and AM. Sensitivity is excellent, and stereo separation is spectacular. A great stereo for an office, den, or kitchen. The original power cord is in good condition and has been left in place. 29-1/2"W x 13-1/4"H x 5-1/4"D.  $265.00. (1310085)


Remler 21-3 "Minuette" Cathedral (1932)

Remler 21-3 "Minuette" Cathedral (1932)

Remler was based in San Francisco, not far from here. This attractive little cathedral (one of the smallest you'll find) houses a four-tube TRF two-band receiver. The main broadcast band covers 540-1500 kHz, and the "Police" band covers 1500-4000 kHz. The radio has had a full electrical restoration, with new capacitors, strong tubes, new resistors where needed, and a new vintage-style power cord. Since TRF sets are generally less sensitive than superhets, the careful alignment I've done on this one really pays off in terms of squeezing about as much sensitivity out of just four tubes as you can get. Long ago (probably in the 1940s) this radio was converted from 2.5 volt to 6 volt tubes. This has no effect on either appearance or performance (the tubes have the same size and shape), and is an interesting part of the history of this set. The original 8-inch speaker is in fine shape and puts out good sound. The right knob on the front panel is a tone control. The walnut veneered cabinet was refinished by a prior owner, and there has been very little scratching or other damage since then, so it still looks good. Lighted dial. 13"H x 10-1/2"W x 7-1/4"D.  $195.00. (1310091)


Setchell-Carlson 427 "Frog Eyes" (1947)


Setchell-Carlson 427 "Frog Eyes" (1947)

The top-mounted thumbwheel-style controls have given rise to the nickname "Frog Eyes" for this Bakelite table radio from Setchell-Carlson. It's a good looking set, with the only defect being a very small mouse bite out of the Bakelite at the lower left corner of the dial (see picture). Otherwise it's free of cracks or significant scratches. The big front grille hides a 6-inch speaker, which is much larger and better sounding than most table radios. The six-tube chassis (with extra RF amplifier stage) is really a hot performer; you'll be impressed at just how sensitive a radio like this can be! Originally this set had an exposed hot chassis; I've rewired it with a more modern floating ground (no direct line connection to chassis), a polarized power cord, and a change in the switch circuitry to make this radio very safe to use. Electrical restoration also included the usual replacement of all paper and electrolytic capacitors, a few new resistors, installation of a strong set of tubes, and full RF/IF alignment. As you can see in the picture, the chassis is clean as a whistle. Lighted dial. 12"W x 8-1/4"H x 7-1/2"D.  $135.00. (1310092)
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  • Actual shipping costs are paid by buyer. Contact me to determine shipping cost to your address. Shipping overseas is possible, but the customer must be willing to pay for shipping services with delivery verification and insurance. All radios are shipped double boxed, insured, with tracking information.

  • An audio input jack can be provided on any of the radios I sell at no extra charge if you request it, and a Bluetooth adaptor can be installed for $25.

  • All radios and televisions are electrically restored by me. I have many years experience and have restored hundreds of vintage radios, TVs, phonographs, and stereos. If your radio or TV arrives dead or fails within the first 60 days of normal use (and no internal modifications made by the buyer), I will repair for free. Shipping costs for U.S. and Canadian customers for repairs in the first 60 days are split (you pay for shipping to me, I pay for return shipping to you). After 60 days, normal repair and shipping fees (both ways) will apply, although my charges are very reasonable. For customers outside the U.S. and Canada, the customer must pay shipping both ways for repairs, even for those within the first 60 days.

  • If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, please contact me and I will do my very best to make things right.

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