This radio has been restored and a Chromecast Streamer added. The vhf section of these radios is very decent, especially with a good aerial, so well worth restoring. There are twin Celestion speakers, and a supposedly electrostatic tweeter. The tweeter had failed in this case, as happens often, and as the twin speakers have reasonable hf extension it has not been replaced.
The magic eye was replaced and glows away prettily without really helping the tuning process. The streamer I’d connected internally to then gram input, so the piano key switches are used to switch between stations and the streamer.
Really happy to give new life to this great looking radio. Chromecast streamer and Class D amplification have rejuvenated this and it’s now n daily use in the customer’s master bedroom! The speaker was replaced too as the original had a powered electromagnet.
Class D amp, LEDs and Chromecast streamer installed along with power supplies. It sounds pretty decent through the original speaker too!
Having reviewed the costs of restoration and options with the owner we are going to:
- Turn two into streamers using Google Chromecast Streamers and Class D amplification. Two of the controls will be used for on/off and volume and the tuning dial will be backlit by LEDs.
- The third, the Bush VHF, will be fully restored and a Chromecast model built in and connected to the Aux input.
All three will use the original speakers, in the case of the Bush that’s two 6ins bass /mid units and an electrostatic tweeter.
New work that’s recently arrived includes:
- A DDDac commission
- Two KT120 Class A monoblocks pumping out 55watts of glorious Class A per channel
- Three lovely old valve radios in need of lots of TLC!