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newlite4 19th Jul 2021 8:18 pm

Luxury Vintage Radios
 
Very opulent site here packed with very high quality radios for sale along with many images of each model along with very thorough descriptions of each.

https://luxuryradios.com/en/

Some very in depth restorations are covered here so certainly not cheap!
Neil

Cobaltblue 19th Jul 2021 8:24 pm

Re: Luxury Vintage Radios
 
Sorry nothing there appeals to me its all post war for a start!

Cheers

Mike T

merlinmaxwell 19th Jul 2021 8:35 pm

Re: Luxury Vintage Radios
 
At what price I wonder?

Nickthedentist 19th Jul 2021 8:53 pm

Re: Luxury Vintage Radios
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cobaltblue (Post 1391366)
Sorry nothing there appeals to me its all post war for a start!

Cheers

Mike T

Apparently not...
https://luxuryradios.com/en/imcaradi...gamma-if92-en/

Cobaltblue 19th Jul 2021 9:01 pm

Re: Luxury Vintage Radios
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nickthedentist (Post 1391372)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cobaltblue (Post 1391366)
Sorry nothing there appeals to me its all post war for a start!

Cheers

Mike T

Apparently not...
https://luxuryradios.com/en/imcaradi...gamma-if92-en/

That definitely doesn't appeal to me either 8-o

My wife's always threatening to burn my collection I'd let her burn that one :thumbsup:

Think UK domestic sets not our overseas cousins creations :)

Cheers

Mike T

Radio Wrangler 19th Jul 2021 9:03 pm

Re: Luxury Vintage Radios
 
Opulent probably describes the prices quite well.

The demonstration rooms are rather odd. Plain walls, hardwood floors, a veritable hall of mirrors. Open baffle speakers too. Very Bauhaus chic in design, probably as bad a starting point as you can get from the point of view of acoustics.

Couldn't you find space for just one post-war receiver, Mike... A Tandberg Huldra for example? But if we all had exactly the same interests, just think of the prices and the queues!

Edit: Just seen that pre-war one Nick spotted. Dear heavens that thing is hideous! I offer the use of a big propane torch to get it going!

David

Cobaltblue 19th Jul 2021 9:45 pm

Re: Luxury Vintage Radios
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Radio Wrangler (Post 1391374)
Couldn't you find space for just one post-war receiver, Mike... A Tandberg Huldra for example? But if we all had exactly the same interests, just think of the prices and the queues!

Edit: Just seen that pre-war one Nick spotted. Dear heavens that thing is hideous! I offer the use of a big propane torch to get it going!

David

I already have more than 100 post war sets how many more do you want to foist upon me ;)

It includes a Huldra 9 (I think its a 9 it's a hybrid) and a B&O Beomaster 900K.

Cheers

Mike T

Radio Wrangler 20th Jul 2021 4:33 am

Re: Luxury Vintage Radios
 
Yeah... those are seriously posh!

David

Nickthedentist 20th Jul 2021 6:58 am

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There's lots of twaddle on the site (e.g. that you should never site a stereo receiver between the speakers), but the photos are lovely and it's nice to see somebody making a go of marketing old radios to people with lots of spare cash. Surely this might help increase their desirability and persuade a few people to treasure sets that might be otherwise discarded.

I still remember with horror a holiday to Germany with my parents in the mid 1980s, and coming across the "Sperrmüll" waste collection, where everyone put out their big items for collection by a crusher. There were piles of radios like this, all destroyed in a few minutes. There seems to be less saving/collecting (hoarding?) on the Continent than over here!

Pic from a quick Google:

Cobaltblue 20th Jul 2021 7:13 am

Re: Luxury Vintage Radios
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nickthedentist (Post 1391435)
it's nice to see somebody making a go of marketing old radios to people with lots of spare cash. Surely this might help increase their desirability and persuade a few people to treasure sets that might be otherwise discarded.

Can't argue against that :thumbsup:

Cheers

Mike T

newlite4 20th Jul 2021 9:52 am

Re: Luxury Vintage Radios
 
Blimey, that Multigamma is seriously ugly, I wish I hadn't seen it now, I didn't know it was on there! Sorry everyone, I should have vetted the site first before unleashing it on you lot :o. I'm going to set to work on a DAC90a to recover :D.
Neil

electronicskip 20th Jul 2021 1:38 pm

Re: Luxury Vintage Radios
 
Always nice to see sets restored whether its commercial or enthusiast driven.
Lovely site .

cathoderay57 21st Jul 2021 3:29 pm

Re: Luxury Vintage Radios
 
How about these? https://www.classicradioshop.info/vi...adios-for-sale Jerry

G6Tanuki 21st Jul 2021 7:03 pm

Re: Luxury Vintage Radios
 
About the only one of them I would give house-room to is the Braun RCS9 - which at least _looks_ to me like a proper receiver should, with its nice aluminium case.

[Alas according to Radiomuseum - https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/braun_...et_rcs9_2.html - it has the horribly unreliable ELL80 dual-pentodes as its push-pull output-stages]

peter_scott 23rd Jul 2021 10:58 am

Re: Luxury Vintage Radios
 
I had a Philips radiogram with similar piano keys etc and thought it was quite classy because it had a knob for rotating the ferrite aerial. The set performed well and in fact better than the one that actually springs to mind as "luxury". That was a Murphy A40C that I repaired for a friend of my father. Double conversion on SW and push-pull output driving a huge energised 12" speaker.

Peter


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