ADS/Braun Atelier R4, AM/FM Stereo Receiver - SOLD
ADS, originally Aria, began their partnership with Braun A.G. almost immediately. The synergies between the two companies were apparent and Dr. Godehard Guenther believed that the best way to bring top-shelf audio systems to the US market was to import them from Germany. So, he did. Starting with speakers and quickly spreading into other markets, ADS became a household brand with relative quickness.
Fast forward to the mid-80s and ADS sought to introduce some new, sleek, modern designs to the equipment lineup. The Braun Atelier line was the perfect solution. co-engineered between the two firms, the Atelier line was unlike anything seen before. Competing almost directly with Bang & Olufsen in terms of design and performance, the Atelier series won out by price point.
The R4 is a beautifully executed AM/FM Stereo Receiver introduced as part of the Atelier series. Introduced in 1982, this receiver is slick-looking and packed with excellent, easy-to-use features. Our example R4 works very well. The 80 watt per channel output is clean and clear and can power many speakers with authority and control. The flip-down front panel hides additional settings, including bass/treble controls and balance controls. Phono, dual-tape inputs, and Aux inputs round out the I/O side of the unit for additional functionality.
Disclosure: Our unit works 100% using the Speaker 2 outputs. The Speaker 1 output relays occasionally need "coaxing" on the right side. There is also a piece of the plastic outer case missing on the left-rear side of the unit. See photos. Price reflects these deficiencies.
Demos are available in Lawrence, MA.
$249 (plus applicable shipping and/or sales tax)