Bluetooth Ready To Go - Turquoise and White 1957 RCA Victor Model C-3HE AM Vacuum Tube Radio Sounds Great!
BLUETOOTH: This radio original vacuum tube circuitry is retained, repaired, and modified to play Bluetooth as well as AM radio. The internal circuit is not gutted. Repeat: the internal electronics have not been gutted and replaced with modern electronics. All modifications are reversible. In Bluetooth mode, plays Bluetooth wirelessly from any iPhone, iPad, Android, Huawei, Google phone, etc over 30 ft. Only through Retro Radio Farm, Bluetooth circuitry is completely internal and integrated with the original AM receiver inside the radio! No external plugs, cables, or peripheral devices! Switch from Bluetooth to AM and radio and back to Bluetooth with rocker switch installed on back panel. Pairs within seconds. No batteries to recharge! Sounds great! No noise from Bluetooth circuitry!
DESCRIPTION: Tabletop vacuum tube AM clock radio alarm manufactured by RCA Victor in 1957 in excellent working condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory molded white and turquoise plastic. Not repainted. Bottom has cracks and chips. The sides and the top are looking great with just a small heat crack on the top of the white plastic, not visible from the front. No other major scratches or missing pieces. Beautifully contrasting original factory turquoise front grill. No cracks, chips or nicked grill vanes. Grill front and RCA badge is slightly discolored. There is some glue residue and discoloration on the front turquoise grill by lower right corner.
KNOBS: Original matching knobs securely attached. The original tuning dial works fine. The gold metal volume knob conical insert is still present. These almost always seem to go missing. Not this one! Looks great with no rust or pitting.Clock function side arms are gold colored metal in excellent condition.
LOGO: RCA Victor gold metal fascia plate is nice, securely attached, not dented no dings no rub off. Golden metal has good color but with some residue clouding it.
DIAL LIGHT: No tuning dial light. Not designed with one. But can be added for an extra charge.
CLOCK: The clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is silent no humming no buzzing no ticking noises. Alarm and clock set function works and goes off at the correct set times. Buzzer works but not terribly loud. Sleep timer works. Unique to RCA gold metal side clock function levers works. Clock face is in excellent condition with no flaking, staining, rust, or rubbed off numbers.
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! The tubes are working fine. All out-of-spec resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. There is no loud or pervasive hum. There is no loud or pervasive static between stations. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected.
POWER CORD: The original white power cord and plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: No backing board. Factory molded white backing cover is slightly damaged at the bottom.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: Bottom labels are mostly intact and legible.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 13.5" x 5" x 6.5" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 3 lbs 14 oz
COLOR: Turquoise and white. Not yellowed with age.
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: plastic
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier