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    Latest project completed, old Pye valve radio as Bluetooth amp

    Old Pye valve radio, scrapped the innards, added new two way stereo speakers (60w Gale Mini Monitors drivers) on a new baffle, new speaker cloth. New backboard with Nobsound Class D 50wpc Bluetooth amp, stereo phono sockets to rear panel. Cabinet stripped of old varnish using acetone (yuch), and given 6 new coats of fine yacht varnish with 2 days drying and a 1000 grit sanding between coats. Back to it's original glorious tones. Sounds unbelievable.

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    Even managed to keep the original 1954 (?) radio receiving licence


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    Re: Latest project completed, old Pye valve radio as Bluetooth amp

    Beautiful work!
    Rgds,

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    Re: Latest project completed, old Pye valve radio as Bluetooth amp

    and just sold to a local gallery for £150, not quite as much as I was hoping for, but I cleared my costs and time

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