The Radiola III/A
& Deluxe were designed to use the new (at the time)
WD11 tubes. Good functional
WD11 tubes are quite scarce, especially the early (large ones with brass bass w/top tip).
The IIIA version is the same as the Radiola III
but with the addition of the two tube
balanced amplifier added to provide power to drive a
loud speaker. The standard 'IIIA is used in the above special designed
cabinet with built-in Speaker.
In nice condition, very clean, electronically
restored and working properly. Can be purchased with or without tubes.
The audio transformers are good (one or more may have been properly
rebuilt or replaced.. The battery cable has been replaced. The wood case is
quite nice, original finish with the usual household scratches due to 100 years
of being around. The Bakelite panel is good with only a couple of minor scuffs &
I have replaced the rubber tube socket
shock mounts (the
originals are always found badly deteriorated condition). The original socket
panel is still in place. All the tubular
stack capacitors have been
replaced by the pervious owner. Unfortunately he did not rebuild the original
tubluar capacitors as I do. Rather he replaced the entire stack with his own
version (see photo). The
audio capacitor can has
a new capacitor.
NOTE the tubes shown may not be the ones supplied if
purchased with tubes. Supplied tubes (if ordered) will be re-based '99s which
will fit the original sockets and work the same (only better) as the WD11s'.
However the filament voltage needs to be 3 volts instead of 1.5 volts.
My reprint owners manual and hook-up instructions
for Radiola IIIA are included with sale.
Be sure and visit the
RADIOLA section of my site.
The Radiola IIIA
Deluxe has been sold
I do have a >
Radiola III for sale