Case with Speakers:
“Keyboard” and control:
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Nice build !
This is the kind of DIY I really like !
Wish I had some useful electronics knowledge but I’m afraid i’m more of a “Woodman” and my constructions are without soldering and diagram.
Found this below on an add and I have some urge to convert that into a combined Player and Bar Cabinet (Will take a look at it this weekend)
Good project. When I was a kid my father used to repair all these old radios, and there were loads just thrown out. What a waste because they were really built as pieces of furniture rather than our modern consumer electronics.
What a fantastic project! I’m still yet to find the perfect item for my project, I’ve been to every junk shop and antique shop I can find and nothing has been suitable.
That is a beautiful old radio. Very tidy conversion job too as I’m listening to a lot of internet radio.
I’ve been thinking of doing something similar, I’ve just got to source a suitably funky radio.
Time to visit some junk shops this weekend…
I had the same idea but the SABA Meersburg W5 3D which I got was in a perfect condition both from the inside (tech) and outside.
I‘m using the TA input of the device and built a little adapter to connect it to a HifiBerry DAC inside a Raspberry Pi Zero W running Volumio 2.
This way I can still enjoy the warm tube sounds of this wonderful radio.
Two years ago I did a similar project, bought a ‘not working’ tube-radio. Cleaned it up and gave it an upgrade.
PHILIPS B3X81U (1956)
Raspberry pi Zero 1.3
Adafruit MAX98357 I2S Class-D Mono Amp
Edimax Wifi dongle
5v power supply
2x rotary encoders
2x small light bulbs
1x red led
It has a nice warm sound, perfect for day to day use.