WIFI Multiroom Vintage Radio
Cathedral radio equipped with a 150W 18cm woofer cm and a separate 50W tweeter (the original speaker had a power of 3 W). The sound level at one meter is 92 dB: this device is very powerful!
This set is part of our new High-FidelityThis set is part of our new High-Fidelity line. We generated a computer model of the cabinet from which an optimal solution was found. The specs of the speakers and the filters are computed to get the best possible frequency response, taking into account the dimensions of the case. A digital filtering handles the remaining defects to provide a very flat response curve. 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.
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Find more information about digital filtering and the sound of our units.
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 of synchronous 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.
- 200W Class D amplifier
- 150W neodymium magnet 18cm woofer + separate 50W tweeter
- Maximal sound level of 92 dB at 1m.
- Digital filtering
- High-fidelity response from 60 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 : 38 x 47 x 23 cm
It has been carefully renovated, but retains memories of the passage of time:
- some veneer blisters
- a few light scratches on the varnish.
This 90 years old radio is in excellent condition for its age, as you can see from the pictures!
History of the radio
Radio Técalémit started in 1932 and stopped manufacturing radios in early 1936. The T40 was their first model produced and very few were made.
The company was a joint venture of two business men/inventors: Emile Piquerez and Joseph Christe. They invented an oil fitting for the car industry in 1922 and and went into business under the name of Techla. Shortly after starting the company they joined forces with an American company called Alemite who was also in the same business. The joint venture was then renamed Técalémit.
When Técalémit decided to produce radios in 1932 they were a hit from the start with their modern Art Deco design. They also had the money behind them to produce top quality radios from the start. With their links with the USA they were able to market their radios in France and the USA where they sold the vast majority of their radios.
The Great Depression put an end to radio production, but the company survived by returning to its original business of producing oil fittings and lines. The company is still in business under the same name.
Free shipping to UK, Germany, Spain, Netherland, Belgium and France.
Full one year warranty
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