Philips Radio BF-452-A 1960 Hi-Fi - WIFI, Bluetooth

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Radio TSF vintage – son Haute-Fidélité

150 W – WIFI – Multiroom – Bluetooth

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

Vintage Hi-Fi Radio

Radio TSF equipped with a 17cm 100W woofer and a 50W tweeter (the original speaker had a power of 3W). The maximum sound level at 1m is 93dB : this set is very powerful !

This radio is the first in our new High Fidelity line. 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 17cm woofer + separate 50W tweeter
  • Maximum sound level of 93 dB at 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 by turning the knob
  • WIFI / Bluetooth / Aux Remote
  • Dimensions : 48 x 39 x 22 cm

Case condition

The exterior is completely original. As such, it shows some minor signs of its age:

  • some fine scratches on the case
  • the plastic protection of the right knob is missing

As you can see on the pictures, this old unit is in excellent condition!

History of the radio

This radio was bought in 1960 by a family living in a small village, a few kilometers from the Mediterranean beaches. It was an important part of the interior decoration of the house along with delivering the news every evening for more than thirty years, before being put away in the attic to be replaced by a CD player. We have one again given it life and it's ready to be used again!

Philips was founded in 1891 by Frederik Philips and his son Gerard. The father, a banker, financed the acquisition of a factory in Eindhoven, where the company began to manufacture electrical components. After a difficult first few years, during which they almost went bankrupt, Gerard's younger brother Anton joined the company. As an engineer, he quickly brought fresh ideas to the table and the business grew rapidly. In the following years, the family laid the foundations for the multinational electronics company. In the 1930s they marketed the very popular "Chapelle" radio, and in 1939 the first electric razor.

After World War II, Philips produced vinyl turntables that we love for their robustness. The company contributed a lot to the Art Deco movement, seeking to move away from the natural lines of Art Nouveau into more abstract modern forms. After 1960 came the tape players, then other technologies.

 

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 60

WIFI version

version 2

Brand

Philips

Category

Radios