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SEE THE ITT SCHAUB-LORENZ TINY 109B AT THE RADIO MUSEUM
Ask the average British person to name the "best" German transistor radio maker and 9 out of 10 will say Grundig, and indeed Grundig is the only German radio maker many people could name. But ask the same question in Germany and you will provoke a fierce debate between Grundig, Telefunken, Nordmende, and ITT SCHAUB-LORENZ. And for many particularly in the general listening catagory the best German brand is ITT .
ITT's, have the reputation of being beautifully designed and made, reliable, and for outstanding sound, and tuning performance.
And here in the UK an ITT is quite rare, so you will have something of a conversation piece.
This ITT is from 1974, and is the Tiny 109B model. The name Tiny is a misnomer. This is not a big radio but niether is it Tiny, and it is big where it matters in performance. This is a straightforward, compact, high quality 4 band mains/battery portable. It is simple to use and operate but lacks nothing in terms of tuning ability and great sound quality.
The Tiny 109B has LW/MW/FM/SW and with these 4 bands plus great tuning sensitivity it will get an effective signal from many stations a lesser radio would fail to detect.
For a 35 year old radio this ITT is in outstanding used condition with just some light marks and scuffs but overall looks very smart. The radio works perfectly on batteries (6 x C cells- not supplied) or mains via its detachable mains lead (supplied) requiring a 220/240v input.
I am providing a good range of clear photos so you can see the completeness, originality and condition of this radio for yourself.
The cabinet, tuning dial and controls are all very good, and the radio responds to the volume control smoothly and progressively. The aerial is original straight and true, and retracts and extends fully.
This is a good example of a desirable vintage radio, suitable for the collector wanting a nice example, or equally anyone who wants a high quality vintage portable that will look good in any setting, and provide real listening pleasure.
At a fraction of the price of a new DAB radio that will have trouble matching its sound and style, this rare little radio could be said to be quite a bargain!
WHY" BUY IT NOW"
I list on a "BUY IT NOW" basis. I am unconvinced that auctions are a good buying experience.
You are obliged to "watch" something you want to buy for up to 10 days. Then, to stand a chance of winning you often have to set a date to be at your computer to enter a last minute bidding lottery, usually at an inconvenient time.
You end either dissapointed or concerned you have paid too much! Surely life is too short.
If you see something you like, and are happy with the price you should be able to secure it immediately.
No fuss. No problems.
BEWARE EBAY BARGAINS
The majority of vintage radios for sale on ebay are very poorly listed , sometimes deliberately. You have little chance of knowing exactly what you are buying from a single out of focus photo, and a brief description usually saying something like "untested as I dont have a battery". This will usually mean the bargain buy radio you end getting does not work and may be cosmetically challenged. In short it becomes an expensive mistake that niether looks or sounds "right".
It is possible that you will find examples of this radio apparently selling for less in some ebay auctions. But with this radio you know exactly what you are going to get. I have provided a comprehensive range of good clear photos, and a detailed accurate description. The radio will have been cleaned and fully checked before despatch. I offer a full refund in the event the radio does not match the description.
The price of the radio is set at a level in relation to auction prices of similar radios in similar codition where possible. Vintage radios that work and that are in good condition offer tremendous value for money. They are collectible, useable, and enjoyable, may well hold or increase in value, and available at a fraction of the cost of a new radio.
This vintage radio is just a lovely thing to have. Buy It Now.
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE
Please also check my ebay feedback. Here is a selection of recent comments:
· Terrific seller! Item better than described, careful packing & int'l shipping.
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· Good communication & very prompt delivery of well-packaged item, 5-star seller!
· Excellent & Super Fast Delivery, Many Thanks
· Great seller would definitely buy from again!!!
· Item perfect for my needs, fast delivery, super comms, TNX Peter
· Arrived safely, as described. A+++++++++
· Very good seller. Perfect radio!!!
· Superb item, super speedy delivery - top ebayer and gentleman, 5 stars, thanks!
· Nice chap to deal with, tracking info sent promptly and arrived in A1 condition
· Sorry for late feedback. Very very happy with this great Roberts radio
· Nice radio, Top Ebayer! Thanks, thanks , thanks !!! All tip top !!!
· Very nice radio and papers ! Many THANKS !!!