Sunday, February 22, 2009

New kitchen radio AWA Radiola 565MA

Picked up my new valve radio last night.

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A magnificent item of architecture I hope you'll agree. Many of the original capacitors have been replaced and internally condition is excellent.

Here it is tuned to 2FC, err ABC Radio National. Hums a bit but sounds very official. Great to see some 1950s technology still going strong.

4 comments:

Justin said...

Hi Marxy,

Just wondering if you could provide any info on what valves go in which sockets for this radio?

I have one of these radios, unfortunately, the valves reside in a box next to the radio...

Cheers,

Peter B Marks said...

Hi Justin,

Sorry I don't have any technical info but I'm sure it's around.

Let me know if you're still stuck.

Marxy

Caitlin @ Get Backlinks said...

That is a gorgeous piece! My grandmother used to have a radio that looked almost like that when I was little. Oh, seeing that just brought back lovely memories to me.

Anonymous said...

Some Info on it here:

http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/amalgamate_radiola_565ma.html

This doesn't seem to be a very common model, I have a 467MA in my collection, they are great little radios!