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March 31, 2011

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Keith B.

Nice!
Speaking of audio gear that looks like furniture, the styling of those sets reminds me of those old, floor-model console hi-fi's from the 50s and 60s that many of our parents and grandparents had. My wife and I had one briefly in the 90s or early 2000s. Don't remember what brand it was because I wasn't into radios yet, but it had a (mono) am-fm tuner and a record player. It had tubes because it took about a minute to "warm up" after being switched on, and it sounded great. We ended up selling it because we needed the space for some other piece of furniture.

Carlos Edwards

Nice radios, Angelo. I like the styling of the RCA Victor.

Angelo

Keith: It's true---these radios are like mini versions of those big console stereos. My parents had several of the big consoles while I was growing up. I remember the oldest one vaguely, but I don't remember the brand---might have been an RCA. They replaced that with a big Magnavox in 1971. The Magnavox was spectacular, but unfortunately, Hurricane Agnes flooded our house (along with thousands of others) in 1972, when the Magnavox was barely a year old. We relocated and the next purchase was an RCA, with turntable and 8-Track player. Over time, the turntable malfunctioned as did the tape deck, but that AM-FM stereo radio was good as gold---booming bass that could rock our house (and it did). That console ended up going to a landfill in a dumpster when both parents died and we sold the house. Couldn't give it away, even though it was still beautiful furniture and the radio sounded great.

Harry

Here is a full size "never used" Grundig hi-fi console with turntable, reel to reel, and shortwave radio. Ebay 230602244342

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