Holiday Warmth

Holiday Warmth

Written by Frank Doris

Some serious “wow” factor here – a 1950s McIntosh C-104 mono tube preamplifier. It used three 5751 tubes and could accommodate five (mono) audio sources.


Detail shot of the C-104’s rear panel. From The Audio Classics Collection, photo by Howard Kneller.


A holiday dream: there’s nothing like basking in the warmth of tubes for this lad. From Radio News, December 1927.


Talk about traveling in style: a 1950s Motorola ad for the Riviera portable radio.


Who wouldn’t want a gift like this? Radio and Television News, January 1949. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/public domain.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Copper!


Howard Kneller’s audiophile adventures are documented on YouTube (The Listening Chair with Howard Kneller) and Instagram (@howardkneller). His art and photography can be found on Instagram (@howardkneller). He also posts a bit of everything on Facebook (@howardkneller).

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