WIFI Multiroom Vintage Radio
Art deco radio equipped with a 400 W stereo amplifier combined with two adjusted speakers of 200 W each (the original speaker had a power of 3 W). This device is really powerful!
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!
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.
Find more information about WIFI features here.
The device also features Bluetooth connectivity for quick sound streaming, an auxiliary jack (you can use it as a vintage amp for a guitar) and an FM tuner.
- 400W class D stereo amplifier
- 2 x 200 W neodymium magnet speakers tuned to the amplifier for good sound quality in all the frequencies range
- WIFI connectivity
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Aux input
- FM radio
- Bluetooth / Aux / FM remote
- LED backlighting
- Original on/off switch and volume control by turning the knob
- Low voltage power supply, it can be used anywhere in the world, regardless of the mains voltage characteristics (220 or 110V, 50 or 60 Hz). Shipped with the appropriate transformer.
- Dimensions : 57 x 38 x 26 cm
The case and the front are completely original. As such, they show signs of the passage of time:
- two scratches on the plastic grid;
- some minor scratches on the paint ;
- fixed hairline on the right knob
- a tiny dent in the upper left corner of the grid;
- some traces of old moisture on the paint on the top ;
- the back panel was damaged and was replaced by a replica.
This list is exhaustive, but the radio is in excellent condition for its 66 years, 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 55, aka "the butterfly", is the Grail of Art-deco radios! Produced only one year, they are very difficult to find. So far we have found only one other one, which was in much worse condition.
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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