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Voice of Music Stereo Console Modernized with All New High End Electronics / New turntable / Bluetooth

Voice of Music Stereo Console Modernized with All New High End Electronics / New turntable / Bluetooth

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Overview

  • Vintage handmade item from the 1960s
  • Materials: New Crossovers, New Tube Amp, New Bluetooth Amp, New Turntable, New Electronics
  • Favorited by: 85 people
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Description

WE MODERNIZE VINTAGE STEREO CONSOLES

New photos coming soon



Demo:
https://youtu.be/61bmnVUg_Xc

Who We Are:
https://youtu.be/_WUWL9thVgM

What We Do:
https://youtu.be/LyYK7g2Mf98

Some of our work in progress:
https://www.facebook.com/retromodradio

FEATURES:
•Bluetooth connectivity (atpX coding)
•4 new high end speakers
•New belt driven modern turntable
•200 Watt amplifier
•RCA connectivity
•Digital Bluetooth
•Front firing dual 8" woofers and crystal clear 1-1/8" silk tweeters with amazing soft rich sound
•Top loading doors for turntable access and protection from prying hands
•Original solid wood

SIZE (inches):
60L x 20D x 32H


WHAT WE DO:
The conversion is our interpretation of what these consoles would sound like if they were built in modern times. We shoot for tight clean bass, neither excessive nor muddy, accurate distinct vocals/mids, and clear yet soft highs characteristic of the original units. The result is a warm, non-fatiguing sound that you can HEAR all day long and enjoy as well as actually LISTEN to. We feel like listening to music and playing music are two distinct activities both of which can be done with our meticulously converted consoles. The detail we use in building and part selections allow you to appreciate aspects of music you may have never even hear before and components are of the levels that you actually hear the benefits of vinyl records not just the novelty! Many of our customers have told us that their Retro Radio console has changed the way they play music in this modern era, and that listening to music has become a regular activity for their families again (just like back in the day). Its truly an enjoyable process from start to finish. And what better way to fill your home than with furniture that you can actually use to play music!


We typically start with a non-working, broken down mid-century stereo console, we gut the internal components and completely re-amp it. Upon ordering, it will be outfitted with all new modern electronics, powerful Bluetooth amp supplying 200 watts, new belt driven ultra low mass tone arm equipped turntable and amazing speakers and crossovers all carefully selected to deliver the best possible sound from your vintage console. This combination of components has come from hundreds of variations tried and countless hours of careful analysis to perfectly match all electronics that work together as if it were factory built.

Lastly, some of you might be wondering what we do with the old parts. We recycle/re-purpose/donate/sell all the old parts to people attempting to restore original stereos, build new projects, etc. So these parts aren't just sitting in landfill somewhere, but rather being put to good use as well as the beautiful cabinets. So in reality, by modernizing just one of these works of art, it brings back to life two, three or even more consoles all over the world ....pretty cool stuff!

CONSTRUCTION:
Each unit is carefully relived of all original contents exempt in cases where electronics may be placeholders or serve cosmetic function. From there each speaker cabinet is scientifically constructed to manufacturer spec to reproduce the best possible sound for each driver. We then construct adaptor plates to accommodate new electronics in place of the large original components. From there we use a unique floating turntable design to allow our carefully selected turntables to play as uninterrupted as possible in the presences of the new drivers. Keep in mind old turntables were never subjected to the vibration (bass!) these new units produce given the large replacement drivers and high power amplifiers. Depending on the design and location of the drivers in proximity to the turntable, often records can be played at very high volumes before any skipping or rumble is present.

SOUND:
A
Fantastic at low volumes but clear and warm at high volumes. We combined the very best of digital stereo sound and latest aptX Bluetooth technology (not all Bluetooth is equal) with the warmth and familiarity of rich tubed analog sound. Feel like digital sound and convenience...flip open you favorite streaming audio service such as Pandora, Tidal, Rhapsody. Then pamper your ear drums with a flip of a switch and listen to those same songs on vinyl via analog, tube inputs. Truly a new experience that will bring back to life your old music in a way you've never heard.

Because each unit is carefully matched for speaker size as well as speaker cabinets the sound we achieve will blow you away. This sound quality will satisfy any audiophile.

VINTAGE CONDITION:
A-
Very good vintage condition. Some small scratches on top and side typical on these units. Fabric style speaker covers are in great shape. Normal vintage wear otherwise. Ask for more photos


WARRANTY:
1 year electronic parts. Our units are intelligently engineered to not only allow for safe and easy transport, but also that any part can be simply swapped out by the end user. In contrast to the original units which required a service call and an experienced tech, any service work can be done with or even without our assistance over the phone!



**UPGRADES OPTIONS AVAILABLE:
•Standard build: As described above. Plug and play setup great for big sound via Bluetooth and also to bring back that old vinyl collection or starting a new one!

•Upgraded build: As describe above with even more!!! This is a good fit for the current audiophile who enjoys vinyl now, may have a current sound system but looking for some new gear with a cool vintage look. Also, for someone who likes more user interface and flexibility. This upgrade package allows for flexibility but also requires more setup. Turntable may require balancing of tone and and alignment of needle via provided instructions. Equalizer settings may involve software download. It includes all described above plus:

DSP - digital sound processor that allows total sound customization via 31 band equalizer that comes pre-programmed by us, then optionally fully customizable by you at home using your PC or MAC if so desired but can also be left in our factory settings.

3-way speaker setup and crossovers to enhance midrange sound often sought after with vinyl listeners

Upgraded Pro-Ject Debut Carbon or Rega (may vary based on space and construction)

Upgraded Phono preamp to match turntable (Bellari Tube or equal)

Upgraded patch cables to deliver cleaner sound

Add: $1647


NOTES:
•Most units are made to order. Old turntable and amplifier will be replaced by new components.

SHIPPING:
•Ships within 4-6 weeks. All of our units undergo intensive testing to ensure reliability for years to come.

•Shipping to US addresses only in lower 48 states. If there is a special circumstance there may be a charge such as delivery upper floors or to a commercial location etc. Please contact me if in question.

•Shipping takes about 10-14 days for white glove delivery. We handle all of this. All you do is take a phone call from the delivery company to arrange a drop off time at your delivery location.

WHY BUY FROM US?:
•Retro Radio is a blissful culmination of mid-century beauty with state of the art technologies.
Our goal is to deliver the best sound.
We have built dozens of these units and believe we have mastered the retro modification of modern high end gear into vintage consoles! Don't just take it from us however, read what our customers are saying!!

Check out our other cool items:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RetroModRadio?section_id=all

Website:
www.retromodradio.com
WE MODERNIZE VINTAGE STEREO CONSOLES

New photos coming soon



Demo:
https://youtu.be/61bmnVUg_Xc

Who We Are:
https://youtu.be/_WUWL9thVgM

What We Do:
https://youtu.be/LyYK7g2Mf98

Some of our work in progress:
https://www.facebook.com/retromodradio

FEATURES:
•Bluetooth connectivity (atpX coding)
•4 new high end speakers
•New belt driven modern turntable
•200 Watt amplifier
•RCA connectivity
•Digital Bluetooth
•Front firing dual 8" woofers and crystal clear 1-1/8" silk tweeters with amazing soft rich sound
•Top loading doors for turntable access and protection from prying hands
•Original solid wood

SIZE (inches):
60L x 20D x 32H


WHAT WE DO:
The conversion is our interpretation of what these consoles would sound like if they were built in modern times. We shoot for tight clean bass, neither excessive nor muddy, accurate distinct vocals/mids, and clear yet soft highs characteristic of the original units. The result is a warm, non-fatiguing sound that you can HEAR all day long and enjoy as well as actually LISTEN to. We feel like listening to music and playing music are two distinct activities both of which can be done with our meticulously converted consoles. The detail we use in building and part selections allow you to appreciate aspects of music you may have never even hear before and components are of the levels that you actually hear the benefits of vinyl records not just the novelty! Many of our customers have told us that their Retro Radio console has changed the way they play music in this modern era, and that listening to music has become a regular activity for their families again (just like back in the day). Its truly an enjoyable process from start to finish. And what better way to fill your home than with furniture that you can actually use to play music!


We typically start with a non-working, broken down mid-century stereo console, we gut the internal components and completely re-amp it. Upon ordering, it will be outfitted with all new modern electronics, powerful Bluetooth amp supplying 200 watts, new belt driven ultra low mass tone arm equipped turntable and amazing speakers and crossovers all carefully selected to deliver the best possible sound from your vintage console. This combination of components has come from hundreds of variations tried and countless hours of careful analysis to perfectly match all electronics that work together as if it were factory built.

Lastly, some of you might be wondering what we do with the old parts. We recycle/re-purpose/donate/sell all the old parts to people attempting to restore original stereos, build new projects, etc. So these parts aren't just sitting in landfill somewhere, but rather being put to good use as well as the beautiful cabinets. So in reality, by modernizing just one of these works of art, it brings back to life two, three or even more consoles all over the world ....pretty cool stuff!

CONSTRUCTION:
Each unit is carefully relived of all original contents exempt in cases where electronics may be placeholders or serve cosmetic function. From there each speaker cabinet is scientifically constructed to manufacturer spec to reproduce the best possible sound for each driver. We then construct adaptor plates to accommodate new electronics in place of the large original components. From there we use a unique floating turntable design to allow our carefully selected turntables to play as uninterrupted as possible in the presences of the new drivers. Keep in mind old turntables were never subjected to the vibration (bass!) these new units produce given the large replacement drivers and high power amplifiers. Depending on the design and location of the drivers in proximity to the turntable, often records can be played at very high volumes before any skipping or rumble is present.

SOUND:
A
Fantastic at low volumes but clear and warm at high volumes. We combined the very best of digital stereo sound and latest aptX Bluetooth technology (not all Bluetooth is equal) with the warmth and familiarity of rich tubed analog sound. Feel like digital sound and convenience...flip open you favorite streaming audio service such as Pandora, Tidal, Rhapsody. Then pamper your ear drums with a flip of a switch and listen to those same songs on vinyl via analog, tube inputs. Truly a new experience that will bring back to life your old music in a way you've never heard.

Because each unit is carefully matched for speaker size as well as speaker cabinets the sound we achieve will blow you away. This sound quality will satisfy any audiophile.

VINTAGE CONDITION:
A-
Very good vintage condition. Some small scratches on top and side typical on these units. Fabric style speaker covers are in great shape. Normal vintage wear otherwise. Ask for more photos


WARRANTY:
1 year electronic parts. Our units are intelligently engineered to not only allow for safe and easy transport, but also that any part can be simply swapped out by the end user. In contrast to the original units which required a service call and an experienced tech, any service work can be done with or even without our assistance over the phone!



**UPGRADES OPTIONS AVAILABLE:
•Standard build: As described above. Plug and play setup great for big sound via Bluetooth and also to bring back that old vinyl collection or starting a new one!

•Upgraded build: As describe above with even more!!! This is a good fit for the current audiophile who enjoys vinyl now, may have a current sound system but looking for some new gear with a cool vintage look. Also, for someone who likes more user interface and flexibility. This upgrade package allows for flexibility but also requires more setup. Turntable may require balancing of tone and and alignment of needle via provided instructions. Equalizer settings may involve software download. It includes all described above plus:

DSP - digital sound processor that allows total sound customization via 31 band equalizer that comes pre-programmed by us, then optionally fully customizable by you at home using your PC or MAC if so desired but can also be left in our factory settings.

3-way speaker setup and crossovers to enhance midrange sound often sought after with vinyl listeners

Upgraded Pro-Ject Debut Carbon or Rega (may vary based on space and construction)

Upgraded Phono preamp to match turntable (Bellari Tube or equal)

Upgraded patch cables to deliver cleaner sound

Add: $1647


NOTES:
•Most units are made to order. Old turntable and amplifier will be replaced by new components.

SHIPPING:
•Ships within 4-6 weeks. All of our units undergo intensive testing to ensure reliability for years to come.

•Shipping to US addresses only in lower 48 states. If there is a special circumstance there may be a charge such as delivery upper floors or to a commercial location etc. Please contact me if in question.

•Shipping takes about 10-14 days for white glove delivery. We handle all of this. All you do is take a phone call from the delivery company to arrange a drop off time at your delivery location.

WHY BUY FROM US?:
•Retro Radio is a blissful culmination of mid-century beauty with state of the art technologies.
Our goal is to deliver the best sound.
We have built dozens of these units and believe we have mastered the retro modification of modern high end gear into vintage consoles! Don't just take it from us however, read what our customers are saying!!

Check out our other cool items:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RetroModRadio?section_id=all

Website:
www.retromodradio.com

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(25)
  • hugojernigan Jun 19, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    I had been looking for a mid century console for some time, and this piece is beautiful. The console itself is in excellent condition, but the rehab is phenomenal. Over the top exceeded my expectations on sound quality. Custom speakers, new turntable and an integrated iPad with Bluetooth (we had the old reel-to-reel removed). Custom designed for this cabinet and it sounds great. Vinyl sounds incredible, and love I can also stream my own playlists from the iPad or from my phone. This is an investment, but totally worth it. Shipping was included and arrived in great condition. I had some minor issues with set up (my own user error) but Steve is super responsive and helped get everything perfect. High quality, superb customer service, highly recommend.
    I had been looking for a mid century console for some time, and this piece is beautiful. The console itself is in excellent condition, but the rehab is phenomenal. Over the top exceeded my expectations on sound quality. Custom speakers, new turntable and an integrated iPad with Bluetooth (we had the old reel-to-reel removed). Custom designed for this cabinet and it sounds great. Vinyl sounds incredible, and love I can also stream my own playlists from the iPad or from my phone. This is an investment, but totally worth it. Shipping was included and arrived in great condition. I had...
    Voice of Music Stereo Console Modernized with All New High End Electronics / New turntable / Bluetooth
  • bradwhit2 Aug 9, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    I've had my stereo for a few weeks now. Let me just say, it is *amazing*.

    From the first interaction to the last, the owner was friendly, responsive and enthusiastic. He kept me informed at every stage of the process, sending photos & videos and encouraging me to ask questions. A true pleasure.

    As a piece of furniture it's definitely the coolest I ever had. It's got this amazing wood grain texture, great condition andLEDs are strung in the original amp so the whole unit comes to life. The turntable and amp are fitted using original wood from the back panel.

    In terms of sound, it's one of those things that made me realize "Oh, I guess I've never heard a great stereo before." The speakers have great range and sound amazing. The turntable has introduced me to a whole new way to enjoy music. Totally worthwhile.
    I've had my stereo for a few weeks now. Let me just say, it is *amazing*.

    From the first interaction to the last, the owner was friendly, responsive and enthusiastic. He kept me informed at every stage of the process, sending photos & videos and encouraging me to ask questions. A true pleasure.

    As a piece of furniture it's definitely the coolest I ever had. It's got this amazing wood grain texture, great condition andLEDs are strung in the original amp so the whole unit comes to life. The turntable and amp are fitted using original wood from the back panel.

    In...
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  • Libby Gowen Nov 9, 2017
    5 out of 5 stars
    This piece is absolutely incredible! It is an impeccable piece of furniture to begin with, but the way the sound equipment has been updated is truly amazing. It sounds so good. The customer service was also great throughout- sent a detailed questionnaire about our music tastes & listening habits, kept us updated throughout about the status. Plus I had a small hiccup with setup when it arrived, & Steve even offered to FaceTime with me until we figured out exactly what was going on together. Basically, this piece is an investment, but WELL worth it!
    Motorola Stereo Console with New Turntable | BLUETOOTH | Modern Electronics | 200 watt AMP | New Turntable
  • Christine Martin Oct 24, 2017
    5 out of 5 stars
    This is just amazing. The furniture is beautiful, authentic midcentury in great condition. The work Steve did to replace all the components was slick. He kept me informed along the way as work was being done. It sounds amazing! The integrated ipad is a must. I was unsure but now that i have it it was worth it. Mostly I am still listening to all my old albums but occasionally i have used the blutooth to stream and love that it is all integrated. Can't really go wrong here- he does great work.
    thanks Steve!!
    Midcentury Modern Stereo Console with New Turntable | BLUETOOTH | Modern Electronics | 200 watt AMPS

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We want you to buy with confidence and enjoy your purchase. We enjoy making our radios and we want you to enjoy listening just as much. If for any reason, in the first 14 days you are not satisfied with your purchase, email me and we will make it right! Refund or new radio. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.

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Some stereos are complete and ready to ship and most are built to order. Shipping is in 10-20 days on build to order units but can be quicker on prebuilt units. Once they leave our facility, delivery typically takes 10-14 days based on trucking routes and road conditions. Please ask if you have any specific time requests.

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Please let us know if there's something you don't see that you may want to see such as: "I love the extension speaker but I would really like Bluetooth even though I know there's some sound quality loss with Bluetooth" or "Hey can you ship to Canada" or "I don't mind waiting a few extra weeks if I can get that in blue" etc etc
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