Did Toshiba make good radios?
Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:14 AM
Posted 19 October 2019 - 10:02 AM
Toshiba made some excellent radios in the 80s. Some of them like the RT-S90 are one of the best sounding 1 piece stereos ever made. Other coverted models include WX1, Bombest 40, Bombeat new9 and plenty of others.
Unfortunately in the UK I can only recall the cheaper mediocre ones being sold over here. The best Toshiba’s were sold in other countries it seems.
I don’t know much about the monos but it looks like the RT-2780 & the 2800 are the pick of the bunch.
Posted 19 October 2019 - 10:16 AM
Toshiba was very high quality in the late 70s, up to about 1984. After that, they started to go downhill.
Look for the RT-2800, RT-2780L, or R-1500.
Posted 20 October 2019 - 03:50 AM
Posted 21 October 2019 - 03:33 AM
The RT-F452D looks like a later and cheaper model and is likely to be of lower quality. Was made in Korea and not Japan, too, so it might be a model for the low price segment which Toshiba didn't bother manufacturing themselves and rather sourced out to another manufacturer. Maybe you should look for one of the models Reli suggested. There are a lot of quality mono boxes from other brands too though if you don't necessarily need a Toshiba.
Posted 21 October 2019 - 11:41 PM
Posted 25 October 2019 - 04:59 AM
Posted 26 October 2019 - 02:04 PM
Here are some photos of the RT-F452D , I'm not sure if this radio was made by Toshiba? The main speaker has Samsung printed on the back if that means anything. As suspected the Tweeter looks practically useless, I think they just threw that in there so Toshiba could call it 2 way and up the price.
Posted 10 November 2019 - 12:55 PM
As I suggested, if it was made in Korea and not Japan it's likely to be Toshiba branded, maybe Toshiba designed but not Toshiba manufactured. As a Korean company, Samsung grew big in tech by manufacturing other companies' designs more cost-efficient. The Samsung speaker makes sense in that regard.