I am thinking of gutting an old vintage radio and then installing an iphone speaker in there so that I can plug in my iphone at the back and it blasts through the speaker screens on the old radio.. I'll let you know how it it turns out.
It will work great but you need to install two speakers to have stereo out put or part of your music will be missing.
I have to get some photos but I am collecting stuff and have an old 50s radio with TUBES and it works. Same color as the appliances in the Kenskill. I am looking for a 50s ham radio being that I just happen to have a ham license. Looking for a 10 meter rig at maybe 100 watts.
God grant me the strength to restore the trailers I can, The courage to strip the parts off the ones I can't, And the wisdom to know the difference...
Post by ladywendolyn on Mar 23, 2014 8:06:54 GMT -8
So I bought this old radio on ebay yesterday. There is a slight crack in the top of the case but I got it really cheap and I love the look. I am good with epoxy so that will be an easy fix. Interestingly the radio apparently still works, and has a fascinating "phono input" on the bottom. I have no idea what a phono input is but it is making me wonder if I can wire some kind of mutant cord from a modern iPod cord to an old phono cord and just plug in my iPod. if not I will go with the original plan to just install the mp3 speakers and create my own plug in.
The old phono jack won't work for an I pod. If you want quality sound you will need Stereo speakers. They make small speaker units that could go inside the old radio case that are already wired for your I pod.