TsfVintageRadios

TSF Vintage Radios. (We give antiques new life!)

Narbonne, France · 75 Sales

TsfVintageRadios

TSF Vintage Radios. (We give antiques new life!)

Narbonne, France 75 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   TSF VINTAGE RADIOS CONVERSION: Designed and built by American husband and wife team, Jane and John Griffin, with over 30 years experience making audio systems. We are based in a small village deep in the wine region in the South of France.

We take vintage antique radios and give them a new lease of life without destroying the original historic radio!
The original radio is preserved for the future and new low voltage Wifi & Bluetooth speakers added along with a modern FM radio, MP3 input and USB connection.

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Last updated on May 8, 2018

TSF VINTAGE RADIOS CONVERSION: Designed and built by American husband and wife team, Jane and John Griffin, with over 30 years experience making audio systems. We are based in a small village deep in the wine region in the South of France.

We take vintage antique radios and give them a new lease of life without destroying the original historic radio!
The original radio is preserved for the future and new low voltage Wifi & Bluetooth speakers added along with a modern FM radio, MP3 input and USB connection.

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5 out of 5 stars
(28)
Bernard

Bernard on Jun 12, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Ravi de mon achat. Conforme à tous les éléments techniques indiqués par le vendeur. Service après vente très réactif. Merci à John et à sa compagne pour nous proposer ces radios vintage aussi bien restaurées. Je recommande vivement.

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H G

H G on May 18, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Love this vintage Bluetooth radio. It came as pictured and as described. Quickly shipped and very safely packaged. It sounds AMAZING! Couldn't be happier... Thanks!

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We take vintage radios and add Wifi, Bluetooth, FM radio and AUX inputs.

We take vintage radios and add Wifi, Bluetooth, FM radio and AUX inputs without destroying any of its historic value!

Over the years we've noticed more and more vintage Radios slowly rotting away in barns and garages. The reason is quite simple. There are almost no AM stations around anymore and most people don't have room in their house for something that doesn't have a function.

Also, as general rule antiques become highly valuable once they near the one hundred year old mark. Many of the radios are getting there but not quite feeling that vast increase in value yet because they are 80-90 years old. In the mean time they are being lost by the thousands. So many radios have been lost that many of the radios I have sold recently I believe to be the last of their kind.

The radio's most at risk of being lost forever are the per-depression year radio's fabricated out of wood, many with hardwood veneers that can not be replaced or repaired once damaged by moisture.

The idea behind TSF Vintage Radios is to give these radios a use NOW so they make it to being a valued antique. Once they reach this status they will be cared for and not left in barns and attics in the damp and cold.

There are even more radio's being lost by wifi/Bluetooth conversions where the original radio is removed from its case and lost.

This is not what we do here at TSF Vintage Radios!

We've developed a technique where the original speaker is remounted behind the new speakers and all of the old radio remains intact.

We are still able to install an uncompromising sound system which is normally 100 watts or more with outstanding sound quality. OUR SYSTEMS LOOKS AND SOUND GREAT!

TSF VINTAGE RADIOS AUDIO SYSTEM. More music sources exist today than ever before…and our wifi/Bluetooth system is designed with these in mind…a single “smart speaker” that delivers a world of musical content straight to your ears for a satisfying acoustic, aesthetic and intuitive experience.

STREAM MUSIC THROUGHOUT YOUR HOME. The WiFi function also allows you to enjoy multi-room streaming. You can connect and play music to six or more speaker systems (depending on the app used) at a time playing different or the same music perfectly synchronised. Our system will connect wherever there is WiFi in your house.

CONNECT THROUGH AIRPLAY/DLNA/ANDROID. The WiFi function can stream from Phones, Tablets, PCs, Macs etc. Compatible Systems; Android 4.0 and later; iOS 7.0 and later; Mac OS; Windows 10 and later. Our WiFi is a 3rd Generation receiver that features - Multi room synchronised streaming from ALL devices with apps like WHAALE and Deezer. (Apple devices can simply use the existing AirPlay feature on their device to stream to the AirMusic receiver. No App downloads required!)

Android devices must download Free App - AirShare (Recommended), BubbleUPnP, iMediaShare etc

Apple devices using Airplay are also able to stream audio from internet based Apps (Spotify, YouTube, Pandora etc). Android devices will require root access first until new Andoid OS is released.



In other words we have make these radios useful again!



THE PRESERVATION.

Some radios requiring striping and re-varnishing but if possible I avoid this and cleaned and French polish the wood. With this process we generally have to stabilise some areas of the veneer which takes quite a bit of care and time.
All original components are retained within the radio. Where possible the original speaker is left in the radio and remounted behind the new speakers. If removed they are shipped with the radio.
We also restring dials and pointers to functional state.
Replace the dial artwork where needed. This is again a very time consuming task.
Where needed the old speaker fabric is replaced.
The switches are rebuilt where needed.
The old power plug is removed and a new low voltage power supply installed.
Then the new technology is slotted in so as not to damage the original components.
They are now ready to be part of someone's home again!

Our radios look beautiful and sound great!

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