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Old 19th Jul 2021, 8:18 pm   #1
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Default 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!
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 8:24 pm   #2
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Sorry nothing there appeals to me its all post war for a start!

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Old 19th Jul 2021, 8:35 pm   #3
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At what price I wonder?
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 8:53 pm   #4
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Sorry nothing there appeals to me its all post war for a start!

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Apparently not...
https://luxuryradios.com/en/imcaradi...gamma-if92-en/
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 9:01 pm   #5
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Sorry nothing there appeals to me its all post war for a start!

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Apparently not...
https://luxuryradios.com/en/imcaradi...gamma-if92-en/
That definitely doesn't appeal to me either

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

Think UK domestic sets not our overseas cousins creations

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Old 19th Jul 2021, 9:03 pm   #6
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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!

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Old 19th Jul 2021, 9:45 pm   #7
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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!

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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.

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Yeah... those are seriously posh!

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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!

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Old 20th Jul 2021, 7:13 am   #10
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Can't argue against that

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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 . I'm going to set to work on a DAC90a to recover .
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Always nice to see sets restored whether its commercial or enthusiast driven.
Lovely site .
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How about these? https://www.classicradioshop.info/vi...adios-for-sale Jerry
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Old 21st Jul 2021, 7:03 pm   #14
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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]
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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.

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