Rare Restored Blaupunkt Transistor Radio and Gramophone
A rare late 1960's or early 1970's hifi radio and gramophone setup in a unique teak veneered cabinet.
Blaupunkt seemed to have designed some of the most inventive cabinets to put their sound systems in. This is not just a case, but also a wonderful modernist cabinet on a steel pedestal with brutalist decorative elements on the front. This setup was undoubtedly a high-end purchase at the time.
The way that the radio-unit and speakers are placed on a higher tier, and the record player in the lower cabinet, is typical of the flamboyant and suave design of the era. The two speakers in the top unit are adjustable - they can be moved outwards and swing on an axle.
The unit is in full working order.
Condition: The radio and gramophone have been fully serviced and restored. The wood cabinet is in good original condition.
Dimensions: 136 x 42 x 87 cm (h)
Huisraad's associate vintage radio specialist, Gary Kirk, says the following:
"I first repaired all the wiring that had either been cut off or disconnected. Then I heard that one channel only had a feeble distorted sound. At least there was life!
"After going through the power supply and replacing the main capacitors there, I also replaced the capacitors on the audio output stage to restore the sound. All volume pots, controls and switches were cleaned with switch cleaner.
"With the radio section now working nicely, I cleaned and lubed the motor, shafts and bearings on the BSR turntable and treated it to a new cartridge and needle. This stunning radiogram finally had its voice back again."