Vacuum Tube Radio Ver. 2

Gakken Vintage DIY Kit

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New from Gakken, the world's premiere electronics hobbyist depot, comes the Vacuum Tube Radio Ver. 2. Featured in MAKE magazine, and improving on the already-popular Vacuum Radio Ver. 1, this kit contains everything you need to build your own vintage vacuum-tube radio. Vacuum tubes produce a warmer sound than transistors, and many audiophiles still prefer their vintage, analog character. Assemble this radio and enjoy the sounds of yesteryear.

Vacuum Tube Radio Ver. 2

Ver. 2 includes several tools to improve the sound quality of the radio, such as a pin straightener for the vacuum tubes, insulating rubber feet, and a variable condenser for finer tuning.

Vacuum Tube Radio Ver. 2

The Vacuum Tube Radio Ver. 2 features:

  • Fully functional 3-tube amplified radio
  • Included in kit: frame, 3 vacuum tubes, speaker, wire, earphones, mic, pin straightener, driver
  • Authentic period circuitry layout
  • Power: Five 9V batteries and one C battery (not included)
  • Size: 370 x 425 x 170cm (15.5 x 16.7 x 6.7")
  • Weight: 600g
  • Assembly required (approximately two hours)
  • Manual: Japanese

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