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Design Classics - Grundig Ocean Boy 210 Radio

Number two in a very occasional series of videos where I look at cool tech that doesn't do anything remarkable…but does it with style. 

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Hi Mat,
I remember selling these to my wealthy customers who used to take them out on their boats. They liked the SW feature when they were overseas. Latter on Japanese companies produced a much wider range of digital synthesised versions. They produced ones that you could fit in your pocket up to the much larger version with better built in speakers and with a better tone.

The Grundig's always had the better tone but were less reliable on the preset tuners. They produced many good models including the high end Yacht boy specifically for wealthy boat owners out on holiday in the Caribbean and Seychelles Etc.

I keep worrying that the British authorities decide to switch off FM and sell the FM bands to companies the U.K.

I'm not sure if digital radio sounds better as yet as i still have some very expensive F.M. tuners on my various Hi-Fi systems
Thanks again for the brilliant reviews, it makes me relive my days as young man.

best regards Jeremy Travis formerly Teletape London Marble Arch

January 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy Travis

Hello Mat,

I've been watching a couple of your retro reviews for some time now. Despite I'm only 30 and I cannot remember much of this stuff myself I found it very entertaining. This Grundig FM Radio made me especially interested since in the country I come form (which is Poland) the word "Grundig" was for a quite a long time a synonymous to actually every Radio Tape Recorder.

You see, Poland or back then Polish Peoples Republic, was as it come to household electronics quite a peculiar country even for East Block standards. On the one hand everything was manufactured on place under local brand (since mid 70's it was called "Unitra"), but on the other most of hi tech devices were just local versions of wester products assembled on the licences agreements. Some of them even kept the original brands next to local - and this is a case of Grundig Radio tape recorders.
What is even more funny, many of Polish Hi-Fi product were manufactured only for export means and brought back to Wester countries with smaller prices than original constructions.

It is quite obvious you are focused on West European, Japanese and US stuff. But if you would like one day to find out and even maybe review something more exotic I would propose you to take a look on Polish Stereo HiFi Quasi Quadro AV receiver called Radmor 5100/5102. It is very interesting construction with wonderful design and some exceptional and unique features.

Beast Regards,

February 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKuba

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