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FADA 790 Series B, AM/FM (1949)


FADA 790 Series B, AM/FM (1949)

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
The FADA 790 was one of the first radios built after WWII that included the modern FM band. They were made in brown Bakelite and ivory Plaskon (much rarer of the two types). This example is in wonderful restored condition and it works perfectly on both bands. The Series B version has eight tubes plus a ballast. I have sold four of the brown Bakelite models and one ivory Plaskon (which sold very quickly) and have had no problems reported. You will be hard pressed to find a nicer example; dial is perfect, original grille cloth and new dial cover. Knobs still have lettering and are correct. Complete electronic restoration was performed: replacing electrolytic and paper capacitors, check & replace out of tolerance resistors, band alignment, adjust IF transformers to give peak performance, and testing tubes, replacing bad or marginal ones with good ones. I have added an aux cable you can use with your iPod/MP3/CD player by selecting the Phono switch position. Using the aux cable you can add a Bluetooth receiver for about $30 and stream your iPhone and iPad tunes to it. 90 day warranty. Weighs 10 lbs, 14"W x 9"H x 8"D.
FADA 790 Series B, AM/FM (1949)
THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
The FADA 790 was one of the first radios built after WWII that included the modern FM band. They were made in brown Bakelite and ivory Plaskon (much rarer of the two types). This example is in wonderful restored condition and it works perfectly on both bands. The Series B version has eight tubes plus a ballast. I have sold four of the brown Bakelite models and one ivory Plaskon (which sold very quickly) and have had no problems reported. You will be hard pressed to find a nicer example; dial is perfect, original grille cloth and new dial cover. Knobs still have lettering and are correct. Complete electronic restoration was performed: replacing electrolytic and paper capacitors, check & replace out of tolerance resistors, band alignment, adjust IF transformers to give peak performance, and testing tubes, replacing bad or marginal ones with good ones. I have added an aux cable you can use with your iPod/MP3/CD player by selecting the Phono switch position. Using the aux cable you can add a Bluetooth receiver for about $30 and stream your iPhone and iPad tunes to it. 90 day warranty. Weighs 10 lbs, 14"W x 9"H x 8"D.
Sold by Phil Bartells on January 29, 2015
Listed price on date of sale - $475.00
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