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Atwater Kent 82 (1932)
(wood tube cathedral radio)
Atwater Kent 82 (1932)
The AK 82 has to be counted among the most beautiful cathedrals ever made. The cabinet is stylish and ornate, with the signature spiral pillars, and their unique indented button blocks at the top. 18 coats of lacquer and three sanding operations produced a very nice, slick finish. Receiver performance is quite good, and the sound from the perfect 8-inch speaker is deep and rich. I finished the inside, rear and bottom. All new caps, including stuffing the originals, resistors and new wire as necessary. Full alignment. A nice, evenly illuminated dial. One small veneer repair at the bottom rear that is less than perfect. The model 82 had one of the very first efforts at AVC, employing a "control tube" to vary the gain of the first two stages. It will take some getting used to, but the sound is worth it. For knock-down, drag-out, eye catching curb appeal, you will be hard pressed to beat this radio. I put a great deal of effort into this beauty. I hope you will agree it was worth it. AKs were among the best radios of their time, and this one is a great example of that commitment to quality. Requires an external antenna. 19"H x 15-1/2"W x 10"D.  $1,200.00. (1680109)
Atwater Kent 82 (1932)
The AK 82 has to be counted among the most beautiful cathedrals ever made. The cabinet is stylish and ornate, with the signature spiral pillars, and their unique indented button blocks at the top. 18 coats of lacquer and three sanding operations produced a very nice, slick finish. Receiver performance is quite good, and the sound from the perfect 8-inch speaker is deep and rich. I finished the inside, rear and bottom. All new caps, including stuffing the originals, resistors and new wire as necessary. Full alignment. A nice, evenly illuminated dial. One small veneer repair at the bottom rear that is less than perfect. The model 82 had one of the very first efforts at AVC, employing a "control tube" to vary the gain of the first two stages. It will take some getting used to, but the sound is worth it. For knock-down, drag-out, eye catching curb appeal, you will be hard pressed to beat this radio. I put a great deal of effort into this beauty. I hope you will agree it was worth it. AKs were among the best radios of their time, and this one is a great example of that commitment to quality. Requires an external antenna. 19"H x 15-1/2"W x 10"D.  $1,200.00. (1680109)
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