About 10 years ago, I bought this old Audiola radio. It is on display in my livingroom, just for the fun and because it is a beautiful old historic piece of electronic




Manufacturer / Brand:

Audiola, Nordisk Solar Industri A/S; Kolding

Year: 1954

Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner

Valves / Tubes

5: UCH42 UAF42 UAF42 UL41 UY41


Main principle

Super-Heterodyne (Super in general); ZF/IF 470 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)

Wave bands

Broadcast, Long Wave and Short Wave.


Power type and voltage

AC/DC-set / 220 Volt


Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)

Power out

4 W (unknown quality)


Wooden case


Tablemodel, low profile (big size).

Dimensions (WHD)

390 x 230 x 200 mm / 15.4 x 9.1 x 7.9 inch


Sept. 1st 1954 manufacturing date (cabinet stamp) proven.





It does not work, I suppose some of the old tubes are defective. So to give it a new life I decided to rebuild it. I bought newer radio with a good sound and stripped it to pieces.

Also the Audiola was stripped.

And then I began to refit the new radio into the old frame. Especially it was difficult to mount and adjust the frequency select.

The result is a perfect FM radio with excellent sound.. and a lot of fun making it.

This is a link to a demo video of the result, press here