1954 Océanic radio model Surcouf with Wifi and Bluetooth
One of a kind this beautiful 1954 Océanic radio. I have waited a long time to get my hands on one of these. These are very rare and collectors item. I have imported this radio directly from France where it has been kept for decades in a family home. You can see in the pictures, the beautiful details. When I received this radio it wasn't working anymore and with very little AM radio stations available, I decided to transform this radio into a smart speaker.
What I have done:
For sound - I replaced the original speaker with a similar size, but brand new 200 Watt - 3 way speaker and class d amplifier. to insure best sound quality I am using a micro computer combined with digital audio processor - you can hear crystal clear the sound how it should be.
For connectivity - The installed micro computer comes has built in WIFI, so it can easily be connected to your home network and you can listen to web radio stations or podcast. there already Apps preinstalled - so you can easily Navigate between the radio stations and your own music.
You can store your own music on the internal drive and use the radio as a music box.
You can control all functions via WIFI from any device even without an App and the built-in computer does all the work. I replaced the genuine Lights with long life LED lights and the magic Eye is now a green LED light.
To add even more comfort I also installed a bluetooth module, just switch between wireless and bluetooth input and enjoy the sound.
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As with all my radios, you get 6 month warranty, but endless email and phone support.
The radio now operates on 12V (low voltage) with an external power supply (included) . You can operate it anywhere in the world.
I've left the original valve radio in good and almost complete condition - but please note this model only functions as a wireless speaker, not a tube radio.
Dimensions(WHD): 40 x 30 x 21 cm
Weight: 10 kg
Voltage: 12 V – with external power supply (included) world wide applicable!
The varnish is all original and has some sign of use but in very god condition, given the age. Please see the pictures for detail.