Bluetooth speaker system 1935 Philco model 60B radio with FM and Aux inputs.
1935 Philco model 60B Wifi & Bluetooth radio with FM and Aux inputs. Cathedral style.
Link to YouTube video: https://youtu.be/BG-ginoIxeA
This radio is an American rare Art Deco Classic. Very few of this model where made and fewer are still around. This model was to appeal to a niche market at the time as it was classed as a mini-cathedral at only 42cm (16 1/2in) high. The 'B' in its model number stands for 'Baby Grand'. Philips were only one of a few radio manufacturers in the mid 1930's to realise that not everyone wanted a huge radio. Philco manufactured three baby grand models; the 60, 84 and the 89. The 60 and 89 being slightly larger.
The Philco all three still have all the class and style of a full sized Grand Cathedral radio. It also is big enough to fit a full four speaker wifi and Bluetooth sound system.
Wifi, Bluetooth, FM radio and Aux inputs for iPod etc.
Connect to almost any Wifi or Bluetooth devise. Supports streaming music from Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch & Mac), Android devices (Smartphone & Tablets) & Windows ( Smartphone, Laptop, & PC's).
100 four speaker system exactly paired with our 100watt top class digital amplifier ensures the best possible sound quality. If they are not exactly paired you lose either bass or treble quality. We install two high frequency speakers and two mid/low frequency speakers.
Excellent stereo sound quality across all frequency ranges.
Can be used as a guitar amp!
The original radio is still completely intact.
Original on/off switch functions.
Original volume control functions.
Back lighting functions.
This system sounds and looks great!
Wifi allows you to enjoy mult-room streaming. You can connect and play music to six or more speaker systems (depending on the app used) at a time playing different or the same music perfectly synchronised. Wifi also has a better range than Bluetooth. Our speaker systems will connect wherever there is Wifi in your house.
Supplied with either an American, U.K. or European plug. Our speaker systems are all low voltage and powered by an external 12volt supply which meets modern safety standards. (Shortage Protection, Overload Protection, Over Voltage Protection /Safety Compliance: CCC /CE)
Bluetooth 3.0 connection, (works on all Bluetooth devices, 30+ feet away)
FM radio tuner.
Dimensions: 32 1/2cm(13in) wide x 42 cm(16 1/4in) high x 22cm(8 3/4in) depth
TSF Vintage Radios 'Télégraphie sans fil' Bluetooth Conversion:
We take these vintage radios and give them life again without removing or destroying any of the original radio. Many companies strip the case of its original radio and replace it with new electronics. We install the new electronics along side the antique radio without removing any of the original components.
The case has signs of its age with some sun fading and scratches but other than this it is in amazing condition as you can see from the pictures. The original AM radio was sold to me in working condition although untested by me.
The Wifi function can stream local or online music from from Phones, Tablets, PCs, Macs etc.
Apple AirPlay & DLNA Compatible - iOS & Android.
Compatible System：Android 4.0 and later；iOS 7.0 and later；Mac OS；Windows 10 and later..
Our Wifi is a 3rd Generation WiFi Audio Receiver that features - Multi room synchronised streaming from ALL devices. Streaming from cloud services such as Spotify, Pandora, TuneInRadio etc.
Apple devices can simply use the exisiting AirPlay feature on there device to stream to the AirMusic receiver. No App downloads required!
Android devices must download Free App - AirShare (Recommended), BubbleUPnP, iMediaShare etc
Apple devices using Airplay are also able to stream audio from internet based Apps (Spotify, YouTube, Pandora etc). Android devices will require root access first until new Andoid OS is released.
I use the music App Deezer and the multi-room App WHAALE. Both work great.
The History of this Radio:
Philco, (founded as Helios Electric Company, renamed Philadelphia Storage Battery Company), was a pioneer in battery, radio, and television production. In North America, it is the Philco brand owned by Philips. The Philico company started in spring the of 1892 by Thomas Spencer.
In the early 1920s, Philco made storage batteries, "socket power" battery eliminator units, and battery chargers. With the invention of the rectifier tube, which made it practical to power radios by electrical outlets, in 1928, Philco decided to get into the booming radio business.
From its inception until 1904, the company manufactured carbon-arc lamps. As this line of business slowly foundered over the last decade of the 19th century, the firm experienced increasingly difficult times. As the Philadelphia Storage Battery Company, in 1906 it began making batteries for electric vehicles. They later supplied home charging batteries to the infant radio industry. The Philco brand name appeared in 1919. From 1920 to 1927, all radios were powered by storage batteries which were fairly expensive and often messy in the home.
Philco went on to manufacture a unit that could plug into the wall and eliminate the large batteries. This was the start of a change of direction for Philco who then went on to manufacture mains powered radios.
They decided that the prices of radios could be scaled down for a mass market by incorporating assembly line techniques then only used by the automobile industry. By the 1929 model year, Philco was in third place behind Atwater-Kent and Majestic (Grigsby-Grunow Corp) in radio sales. In 1930 the company sold 600,000 radios, grossed $34 million, and was the leading radio maker in the country. By 1934 they had captured 30% of the domestic radio market. During World War II Philco manufactured more radios for the war effort than any other radio manufacturer.
Philco radios were notable for their economy of design without sacrificing quality or durability. Like other makers of the era, they offered a wide line of radios beginning with five-tube sets all the way up to high-fidelity consoles with 20 tubes in 1937-38. Philco also made battery-powered radios which were by then called "farm radios", most of which had cabinets identical to their AC powered versions.
The Philco "Baby Grand" (today called "Cathedral" radios by collectors) was a shape that featured an arched top that wrapped from the sides over the top. This was for economic reason partly, as one piece of wood formed both the top and sides. Philco sold far more of this style than any other maker, a total of over two million (in over twenty models, with from four to eleven tubes) from 1930 to 1938; many of them exist today in collections. By today's standards, most of them are still excellent performing AM band radios.
Note: Shipping to the USA normally takes between 3 and 5 working days!