Please take note that this radio dates from the time before FM reception.
For its time (c.1950) this unit was a state of the art sound system. It still has the original 10 inch Rola speaker, which is a big speaker, and it has a push-pull output amplifier, which ensures a rich and warm valve sound.
One can receive a few radio stations on the AM band, and if you're lucky and fit a long aerial, some international shortwave stations.
The cabinet is still in good condition, with a few dings to show that it is seventy odd years old.
Here is some feedback from our excellent restorer, Gary Kirk:
"This Pye radiogram from the 1950's arrived by me missing its record player. It being such a lovely cabinet, I decided I just had to give it its voice back. It has a Pye PE69RE chassis that I carefully went through. I cleaned all the sockets, connections and controls, then I replaced all the old wax capacitors and electrolytic capacitors. I was really eager to hear how this Pye would drive its vintage 10 inch Rola speaker as this chassis is a 7 watt push pull output amplifier using 2 EL41 output valves. Most of the Pyes from this era used a single EL41 output valve. I fitted a vintage Garrard RC72A record player, which is a natural choice for a Pye unit, and it sounded fantastic."