Braun RT 20 Radio

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Braun RT 20 Radio by Dieter Rams 1961:
I always wanted a tube radio, so a couple of years ago I found this Braun RT 20. The usual tube radios with their mostly dark brown and rustic design were a lesser option. I love the design but the soul of this radio as well. It takes about 10 seconds to start making sound (sometimes I forgot that I switched it on by then) and It takes some adjustments to the frequency after some minutes.

Only about 6600 pieces were built around 1961 by Braun Frankfurt – Germany.
Most will know the famous Schneewitchensarg record player SK-4 by Dieter Rams. 

I have to retune the frequency …

1 thought on “Braun RT 20 Radio

  1. shamaktdan coumar

    Lucky you! Not only is a design masterpiece of its time, it is worth over 1500 e and going up! If the freq drifts it is usually a high voltage problem, i.e. bad capacitor, resistor etc. not a tube and no messing around worth!

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