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Bush DAC10 valve radio with bluetooth
  • Bush DAC10 valve radio with bluetooth

    Fully restored vintage bakelite Bush radio model DAC10 with added bluetooth functionality. It was made in Shepherds Bush, London. Dating from the 1950's this DAC10 model comes with:

    5 push buttons

    2 wave selectors

    2 MW pre-sets

    1 LW pre-set button

    Fully restored and refurbished to full 1950's glory. This is a lovely radio with a warm and mellow sound in a moulded bakelite case which is in great condition for its age.Really nice stylish radio with good MW and LW sound quality.This has been augmented with a Bluetooth board (KRC-86B v4.0) which can be controlled from a mobile phone. When in Bluetooth mode the aerial and tuning sections of the radio are by-passed allowing access to the world of internet radio, podcasts and streaming. All the original functionality of the radio has been retained to which it can be restored if required. Technical bitAll valves checked for performance, all old wax capacitors replaced with high quality polyester film capacitors, smoothing and reservoir capacitors replaced, dial bulbs replaced and all controls cleaned for excellent operation.All internal mains wiring to and from the on/off switch has been replaced with modern silicone rubber covered stranded wire. The mains plug has been fitted with a 1A fuse. All resistors checked for correct values and changed where required. As can be seen from the picture the tuning dial is also in excellent condition, with no missing print.Historical note about BushBush Radio worked with the 'British Wireless for the Blind Fund', founded in 1928, on producing specially adapted sets which included this 5-valve receiver first introduced in 1950. This radio proved to be a very popular choice with blind and partially sighted users as the 5 push buttons made for easy access to pre-set tuned stations and waveband selection. This radio also featured an internal frame aerial.


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    Width 368mm

    Height 241mm

    Depth 210 mm