Philco Radio 55-A ‘Junior’ 1931 – HiFi – WIFI, Bluetooth

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WIFI Vintage TSF unit - High-Fidelity sound

100 W – WIFI – Multiroom – Bluetooth

This is not a reproduction but the original of a very old radio! The original unit is intact, we have placed the new audio system in the available space.

The latest innovations in audio broadcasting combined with a beautiful antique!

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Description

TSF vintage radio WIFI - High Fidelity sound

American cathedral radio from the 30's, equipped with a 100 W class D amplifier combined with a 12 cm woofer of 80W power and a 20W tweeter (the original speaker had a power of 1W!). It meets the criteria of our high-fidelity range: upgraded to a multi-channel speaker, its drivers and crossovers have been sized according to the case in order to get the best out of it.

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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!

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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.

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The device also features Bluetooth connectivity for quick sound streaming.

Specs

  • 100W class D amp
  •  80W 12cm woofer with neodymium magnet and 20W silk dome tweeter
  • Custom-made crossover to split the frequencies, with audio-quality components
  • WIFI connectivity
  • Multiroom ready
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • LED backlighting
  • Original on/off switch by turning the knob
  • WIFI / Bluetooth remote
  • Dimensions : 30,5 x 36 x 20 cm

Case condition

The case bears some minor signs of its age, but as the photos show, it is in excellent condition for its 90 years!

History of the radio

This radio is an American rare Art Deco Classic. The Junior was Philco's first model they called the Mini-cathedral. This model was to appeal to a niche market at the time for small and lower cost radios. 1931 was still a few year before the Great Depression so the economy was still optimistic although slowing. Philco decided what was needed was a lower cost radio to draw customers in. The plan then was to try and sell one of their higher cost radios. This plan failed for the Junior out sold every other model and was the successful start of Philco's B model radios ( 84B, 89B & 60B).

 

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Full one year warranty

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Additional information

Connectivity

Bluetooth, Compatible Multiroom, Haute-Fidélité, WIFI

Power

100 W

WIFI version

version 2

Category

Radios