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July 12, 2009

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Angelo

If not "Uber Alles" then put me down for the "complete collection" meaning finding suitable representatives from the U.S.A. (Zenith), Europe (Grundig and Telefunken) and Japan (everything else). Big, small, expensive, cheap, digital, analog---I need a little of everything, quickly becoming a lot of everything.

Scooby214

My newest radio treasure was found by the curb awaiting the trash pickup. It is a 1959 Blaupunkt Granada. It is a huge table radio, featuring AM, FM, SW, and LW. I carried it down the street to my house and plugged it in. It made loud humming noises, so I replaced about four capacitors and now it plays nicely. The FM has a big, beautiful sound. The shortwave works, though there isn't much to listen to lately on SW. I haven't gotten the AM working yet. I think the selector buttons need cleaning.

I haven't decided if I will redo the case. It has some water damage to the top of the wooden cabinet, but it looks nice from the front.

There is a nice one of these listed on ebay for $200 plus $50 shipping. Mine will never command that amount, but it is a nice old tube radio.

Jeffrey McMahon

If you send me a photo jpeg for iPhoto, I'll post your piece. Good find.

Scooby214

Is a photo jpeg for iPhoto a standard jpeg photo?

Kevin S.

As an aficionado of "Ultralight" radios, it is a convenient truth that there isn't one receiver that is great in all areas when it comes to the AM band. While the Grundig G8 is the new selectivity king, it is not the most sensitive (Sangean DT-400), nor does it have the most directional antenna (Kaito WRX-911) or the best immunity from birdies and other effects of locals powerhouses (various models). Until there is an Ultralight Uber Alles that gets it all right, there will always be more gifts under the tree.

However, on FM, I suspect that the Grundig G8 just might be the Radio Uber Alles except for its tiny speaker.

Jeffrey McMahon

I agree with FM. I don't even have to move the antenna. All stations, even the weakest, 88.9, come in loud and clear.

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