Tom Albrecht's Radio and TV Attic
"Selling radios at the Radio Attic since September 2012"

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6469 Oberlin Way
San Jose, CA 95123
408-425-1578

   

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Better Bluetooth

Other sellers usually offer an external Bluetooth receiver that connects with a cable to the radio.  While this can work OK, these receivers run off batteries that you have to recharge with a USB cable, and the audio level is usually pretty weak.  You also may have to tune to a quiet spot on the dial to avoid having a mixture of radio and Bluetooth audio.

My Better Bluetooth is different:
  • Completely enclosed inside the radio (no cables or external modules)
  • Completely self-powered (no batteries that need to be charged)
  • Automatic switching between radio and Bluetooth (just hit "PLAY" on your device, and the radio switches to Bluetooth!)
  • Audio level same as the radio's normal volume
This is Bluetooth done right!  Better Bluetooth is available on any radio I sell for an extra charge of $35.
 

 

Emerson 811 (1955)

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Emerson 811 (1955)

This compact Emerson table radio came in a variety of colors to suit all tastes. This one has been freshly repainted; knobs and back are original. The chassis is a five-tube "All American Five" with miniature tubes and a built-in loop antenna; it performs well with good sensitivity and selectivity. The speaker is a bit smaller than you'll find in larger table radios, but the sound quality is still decent. Electrical restoration included installation of a strong set of tubes, replacement of all capacitors, replacement of the couplate (an early form of passive integrated circuit) with discrete components, replacement of a few resistors, rebuilding of both IF transformers to eliminate "silver mica disease," and installation of a new custom made polarized interlock power cord. This radio is small and light, so shipping will be affordable. 6-5/8"W x 5-3/8"H x 4-5/8"D. $145.00. (1310140)

 

Fisher 500-C FM Stereo Receiver (1963)

Fisher 500-C FM Stereo Receiver (1963)

The Fisher 500-C is one of the finest tube high fidelity stereo receivers -- period. A favorite with tube audio enthusiasts, this one is in perfect working condition and excellent cosmetic condition as well. It has been meticulously restored to factory-fresh performance with a good set of tubes, a full recap, replacement of selenium rectifiers with silicon, bias adjustment, new resistors where needed, a careful sweep generator alignment of the FM tuner, and a scope alignment of the stereo multiplex unit. In addition, this one is loaded with expensive audiophile capacitors (Alessandro, Solen, and Auri-Cap) in the audio signal lines; a previous owner installed them, and I cleaned up his messy wiring to look very professional. It simply looks and sounds great. 30 watts per channel. It has an aux input and dual phono inputs for both magnetic and ceramic cartridges. The FM tuner is very sensitive. The stereo beacon light and all other functions work perfectly. Original Fisher cord and plug in good condition. 17-1/2"W x 6-3/4"H x 13-1/2"D. $1,295.00. (1310137)

 

Hallicrafters 5R61 (1955)

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Hallicrafters 5R61 (1955)

Hallicrafters was much better known for its amateur radio gear, but they also sold radios and TVs for a few years during the late 1940s and into the 1950s. This "All American Five" ivory Plaskon table radio looks sharp and performs very well. The dial numbering and lettering are a bit faded, but still easily readable. The cabinet is free of cracks or any significant chips. The chassis has been restored to work like new, with a strong set of tubes, new capacitors, a few new resistors, and a full RF/IF alignment. A new polarized power cord has been installed, along with appropriate power switch circuit modification to improve safety. The original speaker is in great condition and sounds good. This is a fairly compact and lightweight radio, so shipping will not be too expensive. 10-1/2"W x 5-3/4"H x 5-1/8"D. $125.00. (1310142)

 

Monarch 5002 (by Trav-Ler) (1946)

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Monarch 5002 (by Trav-Ler) (1946)

This "Monarch" Bakelite table radio is a Trav-Ler 5002 rebranded for a department store or other retailer, which was a fairly common practice with some manufacturers. It's a six-tube superhet with built-in loop antenna; the extra RF amplifier stage gives it outstanding sensitivity. The chassis has been thoroughly restored to work as good as new, with all new capacitors, a strong set of tubes, new resistors where needed, a new dial string, and a complete RF/IF alignment. A new polarized power cord has been installed, along with modified power switch wiring for improved safety. The original speaker is in perfect condition, and sound quality is excellent. The Bakelite cabinet has a good original shine (no clear-coat, wax, or other enhancement). The escutcheon and pointer are original; the knobs, back, and dial cover are replacements. The dial is lighted. This is a great little radio you can use for everyday listening. It's fairly compact and light, so shipping won't break the bank. 9-5/8"W x 6-1/2"H x 5-1/4"D. $145.00. (1310141)
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  TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE

  • Payment by PayPal preferred; money orders and checks also accepted (checks must clear before shipping).

  • 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 my "Better Bluetooth" receiver can be installed for $35.

  • 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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