SNR Radio Excelsior 52 1952 Hi-Fi – WIFI, Bluetooth

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TSF vintage radio WIFI - High Fidelity sound

150 W – WIFI – Multiroom – Bluetooth

The French radio copied by the Soviet Union!

This is not a reproduction but an original! Get the latest innovations in audio broadcasting combined with a beautiful antique!

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Description

WIFI Multiroom Vintage Radio

Radio TSF equipped with a 16cm 100W woofer and a separate 50W tweeter (the original speaker had a power of 3W). The maximum sound level at 1m is 97dB : this set is very powerful !

This set is part of our new High-Fidelityline. We generated a computer model of the cabinet from which an optimal solution was found. Its dimensions are sufficient to have opted for a bass-reflex speaker, allowing it to reproduce low frequencies down to 30 Hz! The characteristics of the speakers and the vent are calculated to obtain the best possible frequency response, taking into account the dimensions of the case. From now on, even the audio system placed in our antiques is unique! With this radio you will enjoy a very rich sound on all frequencies, from ultra-low to extreme-high.

Its WIFI module will allow you to stream audio from music platforms and radio stations with much better sound quality than Bluetooth. Technical possibilities are rapidly evolving and we are dedicated to making our vintage devices effective tools to take advantage of them!

Find more information about WIFI features.

WIFI connectivity also opens up the possibility ofsynchronous wireless streaming to multiple devices (multi-room). If you buy a second device (radio, WIFI record player or WIFI speaker), one could play the left track and the other the right, or one could play your music in the living room and the other in the kitchen.

More information on multiroom broadcast.

The device also features Bluetooth connectivity for streaming sound directly from the web (Youtube...), and an auxiliary jack to plug into.

Specs

  • Class D amplifier, 150 W
  • 100W neodymium magnet 16cm woofer + separate 50W tweeter
  • Niveau sonore maximal de 97 dB à 1m.
  • Bass-reflex design for extended low frequency response.
  • High-fidelity response from 30 Hz to 20,000 Hz
  • WIFI connectivity
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Aux input
  • LED backlighting
  • Original on/off switch and volume control by turning the knob
  • WIFI / Bluetooth / Aux Remote
  • Dimensions : 57 x 38 x 26 cm

Case condition

It has been carefully renovated, but retains memories of the passage of time:

  • some minor scratches on the case
  • the dial glass is original so has sighs of its age with spots on the mirrored finish

In other words, this radio is in excellent condition for its very old age, as the pictures show!

History of the radio

The Nouvelle Société de Radiophonie S.N.R. (63 rue du Faubourg-Poissonière, Paris IXe) was born in 1935 and produced radios until 1961. Its first models, small and unadorned, were adapted to the context of the crisis of the time, but SNR quickly evolved towards bakelite radios to keep up with the other manufacturers. The competition raged after World War II, and the design team began to search for a signature that would set them apart. New, more modern models, made of metal and inspired by Art Deco, came out of the factories in 1947. The success was very fast.

The Excelsior is an icon of the Art Deco period, and the fact that it was only produced for two years makes it one of the most difficult radios to find.

During the visit of a Soviet diplomat to Paris in 1952, France offered an Excelsior 52 which, when brought back to Moscow, served as a model for a series of exact copies (except for a badge with the hammer and sickle), which were produced until 1955.

We don't know how SNR came from being so successful to shutting down in 1961. If you have any information on this subject, please tell us !

 

Free shipping to UK, Germany, Spain, Netherland, Belgium and France.

Full one year warranty

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Additional information

Connectivity

Bluetooth, Compatible Multiroom, Haute-Fidélité, Prise Auxiliaire, WIFI

Power

150 W

Decade

Années 50

WIFI version

version 2

Brand

SNR

Category

Radios