Bluetooth Ready To Go - Sony Only! 1974 Sony Model TFM-9430W AM/FM Solid State Transistor Radio Sounds Great!
BLUETOOTH: This radio original solid state transistor circuitry is retained, repaired, and modified to play Bluetooth as well as AM radio with the flick of a switch. The internal circuit is not gutted. Repeat: the internal electronics have not been gutted and replaced. 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: Sony table top solid state 2 Band 10 Transistor Radio Model TFM-9430W. One listen and you will see why Sony was a dominant electronics import manufacturer throughout the seventies and eighties. Solid state transistor radio manufactured by Sony in mid 1970s time frame in excellent working and excellent physical condition. Modern style design with walnut grain covering and brushed aluminum trim. This model is slightly smaller with a black plastic foot on the bottom, two buttons on top and a simplified control panel.
SOUND QUALITY: Picks up AM and FM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial without need of external antenna attachment. Clear and resonant with excellent selectivity and sensitivity.
CABINET CONDITION: Cabinet is original factory plastic cabinet with walnut grain painted finish. Not repainted. No touch ups. No over spray. The controls panel and aluminum trim is in excellent original condition with no cracks, no chips, no major scratches. Function lettering and numbering is not worn off. Grill fabric is original plastic with no rips, stains or separation.. The top has a small paint scratch.
KNOBS: Factory original matching tuning and and volume knobs are silver chrome with black centers in excellent condition with no paint flaking or rub off.
LOGO: Original Sony logo on left corner of grill is in excellent condition and securely attached.
DIAL LIGHT: None.
CLOCK: No clock.
INTERNAL ELECTRONICS: 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 power cord and plug are in excellent condition with no cracks, or splits. No exposed wiring.
BACKING BOARD: Original factory fiberboard back cover is in excellent condition and securely mounted.
FACTORY LABELS AND STICKERS: No missing 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. Was probably used in or near kitchen for much of its life.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 11.5" x 4.5" x 7.5" (l x w x h)
WEIGHT: 3 lbs 13 oz
COLOR: Simulated "walnut" grain
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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: Taiwan
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Solid state transistor circuit.