Duke Nukem wrote:I have very few radios on the wishlist. First I guess is perhaps rather boring - a round Ekco. Specifically, the one with the tiny little tuning scale. No idea the model number - AD75? Ad76? , but as seen in Alf Garnett's living room, the one with the three vertical bars on the speaker grill.
My favorite radio is the Addison A2B (http://www.thevalvepage.com/radios/addison/a2b/a2b.htm) and I guess I rather fancy a coloured one, though the black and white version would still be my favorite.
Also on the list is a German wartime radio - perhaps their equivalent of our Civilian Receiver though not as good. In fact there was a good selection of them at the last NVCF but that's when I realised I don't know enough about them - seemed to be so many variants - so need to find out a bit more about them first.
Cathovisor wrote:Of the German Volksempfänger, the best one technically is the VE301DynW, which has a moving coil speaker and a dial light. Stylistically, the original VE301W in the Walter Kersting cabinet. (The 'W' indicates an AC model)
Cathovisor wrote:I wrote an article for the BVWS Bulletin back in 2000 debunking all the myths surrounding these sets.
Duke Nukem wrote:
Which model(s) would best represent what the average German family would have had (AC not battery) ?
I agree with that one. Unfortunately, I sold my 655 a few months ago and I'm still regretting it - a very good looking set and a good performer. Please can I have another oneturretslug wrote:the slightly bananas HMV 655 for pre-war solidity and comprehensiveness
turretslug wrote:I'd like to find a late, good nick Astrad Solar as a (sort of) portable- coming across one of these as a kid I thought, how nice that the accountants let all these features through the production vetting, it also made me sceptical of the prevailing wisdom that everything from the Eastern Bloc was primitive rubbish...
turretslug wrote:I'd like to find a late, good nick Astrad Solar as a (sort of) portable
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