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


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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.


Atwater Kent 80 (1931)

Atwater Kent 80 (1931)

Atwater Kent cathedrals are among the most attractive and sought-after radios ever made. The cabinet design is impressive, with its twisting carved pilasters supporting an arch with diagonal grained Zebrawood veneer. There are two imperfections on this particular one -- missing circular wood ornaments at the tops of the left and right pilasters, and the dial is a bit faded on the right side. These shortcomings have been taken into account in the price, so if you can overlook them, you can get a real bargain on this model. The six-tube superheterodyne chassis has good sensitivity and selectivity, but like most radios before 1932, it has no AVC. Radios without AVC have a different feel and sound character, and it's a nice experience to see how these earlier radios operated. As with all radios I sell, the chassis has had a full electrical restoration and works as good as new. All paper and electrolytic capacitors have been replaced, as well as most of the resistors. A full RF/IF alignment has been done, and it has a new vintage-style power cord (with original plug). A fuse has been added for improved safety. This radio has a lighted dial and a tone control. 19"H x 16"W x 10"D. $575.00. (1310130)


Atwater Kent 246 (1932)

Atwater Kent 246 (1932)

Here's one for those of you who prefer cabinets in original condition. There is a little veneer missing from the grille scrollwork, but otherwise no major issues. Grille cloth, knobs, escutcheon, and nameplate are all original. The chassis, like every radio I sell, has been restored to like-new condition, with all capacitors replaced, new resistors where needed, a strong set of tubes, and a full RF/IF alignment. A fuse has been added for improved safety and the cord has been replaced with a vintage-style cloth-covered cord, keeping the original round plug. The original 8-inch speaker is in perfect condition. This radio performs beautifully, and has AVC (one of the first, being a 1932 model) for good sound and familiar operation. Lighted dial. My "Better Bluetooth" is available. 16"W x 12"H x 10-1/4"D. $345.00. (1310127)


Kenwood KR-8010 AM-FM Stereo Receiver (1978)

Kenwood KR-8010 AM-FM Stereo Receiver (1978)

I almost don't want to sell this one! These high-end Japanese receivers from the late 1970s are technical and aesthetic works of art, with their brushed extruded aluminum front panels, diamond-machined knobs, analog meters, and nice slide-rule dials. This Kenwood KR-8010 was top of the line, with 125 watts per channel, five analog inputs (including two phono), three-band tone controls, two level FM muting, and dual tuning meters, among other features you can see. Outside it's nearly perfect to behold, and inside it's been given a better restoration than you'll usually see these get, with replacement of no less than all 107(!) electrolytic capacitors (including the two big filter caps) and an expert FM alignment. It works perfectly and is ready for its next 40+ years of service. This one has the original walnut veneer cabinet upgrade, and it looks excellent. I won't lie -- it's heavy, so it won't be the cheapest thing to ship. 22-3/4"W x 7-1/2"H x 16-3/4"D. $595.00. (1310135)
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  • 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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