This is a United States Signal Corps BC-348-P Radio Receiver from the WWII era that has been converted to a stereo amplifier or "boom box". Hard to find in this condition. Impossible, until now, to find one that plays music from your iPhone!
The BC-348-P was used in many large aircraft during WWII including the B-17 (B-17 radio room pictured above) and B-25, among others. The receivers were sold after the war as surplus to many Ham radio and military radio enthusiasts.
This receiver has been converted by the fleas to perform daily music playback and spark conversation.
I get criticized by some for converting antique console radios to play with a modern source. However, these antique pieces end up getting daily use and spur conversation of times gone by. Many of the originals that are restored, end up sitting on a ham or collector's shelf, collecting more dust. This piece can be enjoyed daily by a twelve year-old or seventy year-old.
The receiver is outfitted with a TPA3116 amplifier and speakers on top. It can use any source, including a iPod, iPhone or any device with a headphone output. A headphone to RCA connector cable is included. The front of the receiver has not been changed from the original. The C.W. OSC on/off switch powers up the unit. The crystal in and out knob is the volume control.
There is a switch on the back of the receiver to turn the built-in speakers off and use the unit as a stand alone stereo amplifier with external speakers.
The sound is typical Fleawatt...audiophile quality.
Includes an external power supply and 1/4" headphone to RCA interconnect cord.
Here is more information on the BC-348-P Receiver: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BC-348
Playing back WW2 radio transmissions and bomber intercom audio through this unit (found on youtube) is spooky.
Price: $500 plus shipping.