ADS/Braun Atelier R4, AM/FM Stereo Receiver - SOLD

Sale price Price $249.00 Regular price Unit price  per 

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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)