BRAUN SK 5 DIETER RAMS Design Tube Radio Hans Gugelot Radiogram Record Player
This particular radio-phonograph combination is in “very nice” cosmetic condition and full working order. It has a three speed record player, 45, 33, 16 rpm. The tube radio picks up LW, MW, and UKW signals (Broadcast, Long Wave, and FM).
Braun products are appreciated for their technical quality and for their aesthetic appeal, which is defined by the visionary designer Dieter Rams and Hans Gugelot (Bauhaus / Ulmer Schule HFG aka “Ulm College of Design”) whose design credo was ‘back to purity, back to simplicity’.
This item is made up from painted steel sheet (cream white color), ash veneer wooden sides and beautiful translucent acrylic lid. As already mentioned cosmetic is very good, with usual signs of wear. Very little usage marks are visible, no dents or rust.
Measures about: 58 x 24,4 x 29 cm or 22.8 x 9.6 x 11.4 inch
All features work. All switches and knobs work well (treble, bass, etc.). The platter will move in all speeds, plays records fine and loud, the needle is in good condition, the radio has some nice reception even without an external antenna.
A truly design classic by Dieter Rams which is in many museum collections, including MOMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY).