Blaupunkt Verona 2605 Valve Radio with Bluetooth 4.0 retrofitted
This gorgeous 1959 working Blaupunkt Verona (model 2605) valve radio sounds fantastic - whether you use its original FM, MW or LW wavebands, or Bluetooth 4.0 which we've retrofitted. The warmth and drive this radio has is simply sublime and really shows how different valve and transistor radios are.
It has FM, AM and MW bands, and we’ve appropriated the “TA” (Tape) button to activate Bluetooth.
The “HiFi”, “Solo” and “Sonor” buttons engage different EQ or tone settings, although the resulting effect is barely noticeable.
Intended for the German market, the radio is switched off using the button labelled “AUS”.
This model has the “Magic Eye” tuning feature which provides visual feedback showing how in tune you are to the radio signal you’re tuning to. As well as being fascinating to watch and use, it works well and makes tuning a doddle.
Cosmetically it’s in very good condition, although being 60 years old it does have some signs of wear and tear, and the “Verona” badge is missing its last letter.