Tourne-disque Radio-VP 1954 – WIFI, Bluetooth

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This is one of the rarest record players we have had in our shop! As far as I am aware, it’s one of just a handful that survived! First I’ve seen complete!
It required around 5 years of searching to put this beautiful record player together. I found one with a damaged case but a complete front panel and years later a case in fabulous condition but missing the chassis and front panel. A real piece of luck and the result is this rare beauty!

It works now better than ever, with its new audio system and high-tech connected speaker connectivity.

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Description

WIFI vintage Record-Player!

It contains a 120 W class D stereo amplifier combined with two 60 W speakers (the original speaker had a power of 1W!). On the rear panel, knobs allow to adjust the bass/medium/treble to correct the quality losses of aged vinyl.

This device can be used as a "simple" record player with a very good sound quality.

Flip the back switch and turn it into a WIFI and Bluetooth connected speaker. You'll be able to use your phone or tablet to stream your playlists or your favorite music platform.

Find more information about WIFI features.

Moreover, in this mode, the signal of the turntable is digitized and transmitted to the WIFI module. Our system allows you to broadcast your vinyl records to other WIFI speakers in a synchronous way! This makes this antique one of the most advanced record players in the world (more information below: multiroom systems).

Specs

  • 2 x 60 W full range speakers with neodymium magnets
  • 120 W Class D stereo amplifier adjusted to the speakers to give a good sound quality in all the frequencies range.
  • WIFI connectivity: broadcast your digital music and music platforms from your smartphone.
  • Multiroom ready: broadcast your vinyls and your playlist to your WIFI speakers in perfect sync!
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • WIFI / Bluetooth 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 :  cm

Case condition

It is completely original and keeps almost no traces of its long history:

  • a few light scratches on the varnish.

As you can see on the pictures, it is in perfect condition considering its age!

Multiroom systems

At least one other of our systems is required for synchronous WIFI broadcasting. Our record players and turntables can be associated with our range of WIFI speakers or with our radios. Nous proposons aussi un boîtier WIFI permettant de convertir votre installation audio existante en haut-parleur WIFI via une simple prise jack.

More information on multiroom broadcast.

Vinyl Turntable

The turntable est une Philips AG 2001 entièrement rénovée, ainsi que le moteur. L’aiguille, la cartouche et la roue  d’entraînement sont neuves. Elle peut lire les 33, 45 et 78 tours. Les platines de cette époque étaient prévues pour lire les disques mono et stéréo, la cartouche pivotante contient donc deux aiguilles saphir adaptées et permet la lecture d’enregistrements modernes.

History of the radio

Other than an address there is very little records available for this company? I’ve seen several models of record players they produced and they were all beautiful! They started just after WWII in 1948 and disappeared in 1955.
Radio-V.P.
32 Rue du Plateau, Paris 19e (1950)

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, Platine vinyle, WIFI

Decade

Années 50

Power

2 x 60 W

Brand

Radio-VP

WIFI version

version 2

Category

Record Players and Turntables