Bluetooth Ready To Go - Black and White 1962 RCA Victor Model 1-RA-61 AM Vacuum Tube Clock Radio Sleek!
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 orioginal 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!
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly around the dial without need of external antenna attachment.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory shiny molded black plastic back and white front. One small hairline crack on top front of white surround. No other cracks, chips, or major scratches. Classic mid-century modern sleek upright panel design in a highly desirable color combo. Clear clock bezel has a divit on the front, likely a cigarette burn.
KNOBS: Original knobs are matching and securely attached slightly yellowed with age. No missing gold metal knob inserts. Usually one or both of these are missing. The tuning dial works fine no slipping no sticky spots. Original factory matching little clock function knobs with no broken off flaps.
LOGO: No missing logos.
DIAL LIGHT: No tuning or clock dial light. Not designed with one but can be added for an extra charge.
CLOCK: Clock works and keeps accurate time. Clock motor is silent no humming no buzzing no ticking noises. Alarm and clock set function side arm works and goes off at the correct set times. Buzzer alarm works. Wake to radio and radio with buzzer. Sleep timer side arm works. Front snooze paddle works. Front clock face panel is clean black no smudges no fading no oxidation trails. Clear clock bezel has a divit on the front, likely a cigarette burn. Front clock clear cover has no cracks, no chips, not warped, not yellowed, with a few micro inclusions that you can see at certain angle.
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. Both intermediate frequency transformers (IFTs) have been rebuilt to insure against undesirable static noise in the future. 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: Brand new replacement power cord and safety polarized plug are in excellent working condition. No breaks, no splits, no repair with electrical tape, or other. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: No backing board with this model. Color matching black plastic back cover is in excellent condition with no cracks, co chips, no major scratches. No melted heat vents.
PROVENANCE: Was gently used, lovingly displayed, or stored in a dry cool environment for a long period of time. No evidence of prolonged exposure to moisture, smoking, cooking grease, pets or thick carpet.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing bottom factory labels. Labels are slightly damaged, but legible.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 4" x 8" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 3.5 lbs.
COLOR: white front grill and black back
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ADD BLUETOOTH MP3: See info here
ADD SMART SPEAKER: See info here
ADD DIAL LIGHT: See info here
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