Bluetooth Ready To Go - Coal Anthracite 1958 Arvin Model 2581 Vacuum Tube AM Radio Sounds Terrific! Rare and Unique Design!
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 radio manufactured by Arvin in 1958 in excellent working and physical condition.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly around the dial with attached external antenna attachment. This radio circuit is an unusual 4 tube 1 stage Intermediate frequency transformer design. So, reception quality will suffer compared to 5 tube double IFT designs. A long antenna wire is attached. Picks up strong stations well, but weaker distant AM stations will not be very loud.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory molded coal gray plastic. All original factory molded colors through and through. Not repainted. No over spray. Not touched up. Small hairline cracks on top beginning from back edge. Repaired and reinforced underneat to prevent future damage. Small corner chips. Front factory white trim is original with some fading along the top center line.
KNOBS: Original color matching volume and tuning knobs in excellent condition with no cracks, or chips some warping. No broken attach posts.
LOGO: Arvin black factory painted raised logo is in excellent condition.
DIAL LIGHT: No tuning dial light. Not designed with one. But can be added for an extra charge.
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. Both Intermediate Frequency Transformers (IFTs) have been rebuilt to ensure static-free performance. 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: Brand new replacement power cord and safety plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Original backing board is intact securely attached. All factory printing is readable.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing factory labels.
PROVENANCE: Previous owner identity is not known. Was gently used then stored in a dry cool environment for a long period of time. No evidence of prolonged exposure to cigarette smoking, moisture, or pets.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 9" x 4" x 5.5" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 2 lbs 2 oz
COLOR: gray with white factory painted grill lines
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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