Magnificent Brown Bakelite 1945 RCA Victor Model 56X Vacuum Tube AM Radio Boom Box!
DESCRIPTION: One of the best sounding vacuum tube all Bakelite radios of the era! People ask which radio sounds the best from mid century period. Are you looking for Bakelite? This is it! Tabletop tube AM radio manufactured by RCA Victor in 1945 in excellent working and physical condition. Picks up AM stations clearly and loudly up and down the dial. No cracks, chips, or major scratches. This brown Bakelite cabinet is beautiful mirror glossy no scuffs no swirly micro scratches. Original factory molded color no repaints no over spray and no touch ups. None needed. Knobs are original and securely attached. This vintage radio plays great with or without an external antenna attachment. This radio is over 65 years old! All the dial numbers are crisp and clear. Volume on/off switch works. Tone/aux selector works. The tuning dial is clear no yellowing no missing center metal cap. No missing ink, smudges, or rub-off on dial lettering. The tuning dial works fine. No slipping. So neat! All paper and wax capacitors have been replaced with modern equivalents so this radio has another 50+ years or more of playing time! Bottom factory label is missing. The tubes are working fine. All out-of-spec resistors have been replaced with modern correct value and voltage equivalents. There is no loud or pervasive hum. There is no loud or pervasive static between stations. The set has been aligned according to factory specifications. The replacement power cord and polarized plug is in excellent original working condition with no cracks, or splits. Some exposed wiring. New replacement power cord and polarized plug. The radio has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All wiring has been thoroughly checked for possible bridging and weak solder connection. Comes from non-smoking, mature, clean professional environment.
DIMENSIONS: Approximately 12" x 8" x 7" (l x w x h)
COLOR: Brown, swirly marbled
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Product: antique radio, vintage radio, retro radio, vacuum tube radio, AM radio, art deco, mid-century product.
Cabinet construction: Bakelite
Country of manufacture: USA
Electronics: Mounted circuit board or chassis. Vacuum tube circuit.
Vacuum tubes: tested and working. Amplifier, converter, detector, pre-amplifier, rectifier