Gorgeous Mid Century Modern Telefunken Concerto 5306 MX Stereo Console
Period: Mid Century Modern
Place of Origin: West Germany
Materials: European Walnut, Bakelite-esque Plastic, Glass, Mixed Material
Wear: Excellent, light wear here and there as documented in photos, please see for details. Telefunken nameplate has fallen out, but can be replaced, or not.
Reason why we love it, design details:
In Telefunken’s words, “Your desire for an oblong cabinet shape conveying the impression of a flat and longish piece of furniture has been fulfilled in an expressive manner…”
Original owners manuals and product description included — a great read.
Lovely legs, beautiful lines and repetition created by the six-speaker slats at the bottom of the piece.
Beautiful woodgrain, evocative of Teak grain and color so prevalent in Danish Modern pieces of the same era, but is actually a European Walnut.
Door to radio receiver opens super smoothly by pulling forward and slides sleekly into the cabinet. Small storage area below receiver. Glass and buttons in perfect condition. Dials on the receiver turn well, buttery smooth.
Lid to cabinet also functions smoothly, original cabinet light in bottom right corner. Original Telefunken turntable, but doesn’t appear to be working.
When plugged in the radio glows, but no sound can be heard coming from the speakers.
We know when it comes to sound, music and sound systems, people can be very particular. So we are offering multiple options before adjusting anything.
The piece can be purchased as is and then customized to your exact taste and preferences. Whether it’s restoration to its original sound, or modern modifications update your listening experience, or a combination of the two. If this was for us, we’d be budgeting to have it modified by RetroModRadio <3
It can also be purchased with the radio and turntable restored to working condition by a workshop near Baltimore, MD that has been repairing consoles since the 1950’s. We would deliver it there, have it repaired and then deliver it to you, or organize a pick up from there.
Overall Measurements: 55.15W x 16.5D x 31.8H