They say that every person has talent, you just need to reveal it. Let's try to wake up the genius designer of radio equipment in ourselves. Only we will not create modern one-sided equipment, but tube retro radios - this is where there is scope for the imagination of talent.
What is a vacuum tube radio: a chassis with parts on which the entire electronic circuit is assembled, buttons for switching on and switching bands, knobs for adjusting the volume and tuning to radio stations, several speakers.
All this must be beautifully and harmoniously placed in the case so that the buyer will fall in love at first sight.
If you decide to design a radio receiver from scratch, nothing good will come of it. In the best case, you get something like this:
Therefore, it is better to first look at how others are doing in order to pick up original solutions and take into account mistakes. If after viewing you have your own version, then you have the makings of a designer! Let's start with a classic example of a simple SCHNEIDER CALYPSO radio.
The loudspeakers are attached to the top cover, thereby reducing the overall size of the receiver without compromising acoustics.
Another solution is to place the speaker behind the tuning scale as in the RADIALVA BRIO VERT
The French have always been distinguished by their craving for graceful beauty. Here is an interesting MYRELLA VINIX model from SNR.
The case is very nicely finished with veneer, but the space for the speaker had to be cut, which is not good for the sound quality. Apparently for this reason, the next model has already received a different design of the front panel: a scale in front of the speaker.
model ARESO ELEGANCE
By the way, the design of the Soviet radio "Zvezda-54" is the work of this company. Model EXCELSIOR 52 served as a prototype
Behind the gorgeous view hides a very mediocre sound quality. It's all the fault of the stamped case. Cheap and technological, but with disgusting acoustic properties.
Excelsior 55 model
Well, further comments are not even needed, we just admire the wealth of imagination of the creators.
ORION TYP 711-A
SONNELAIR SUPER LUX
Thomson Model L 624
This is what the mass receivers of the tube era looked like.
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