MP3 kits to put in old wooden radio?
19 Dec 2005 14:14:22 -0800
Hi, I have an old antique radio that i found in my aunt's attic.
Unfortunately the innards were gutted at some point so it is now a
shell with a old (brittle) speaker in it. I *do*not* want to
maul/deface this radio (the face of it and outside in general is in
fairly good condition other than its missing knobs) but i would like to
put a mp3 player in it and somehow put knobs to the player and maybe a
small LCD face plate (not sure about non-destructive ways to attach it)
on this radio. I am not all that good with electronics (never been able
to solder very well) and was hoping there was something like a kit for
these kind of things. If anyone out there knows of such a thing then
please let me know!
PS the radio looks *similar* to this
That looks like a Philco 60. They are fairly common; and even good
originals don't command a lot of money. . Most of the folks
on the RRA+P forum would probably suggest trying to find the correct
chassis for the cabinet, since often only the chassis is salvageable
after a radio was stored in a damp cellar or barn for several decades..
The speaker can be reconed, and repro knobs are available.
board which you can customize into whatever case you like.