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Braun RT20

Published: May 20, 2021
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The Braun RT20 was designed and manufactured from 1961-1964 by Dieter Rams. Dieter was only 29 when he designed this table radio and the composition of elements, treatment of material and assembly of the RT20 illustrate Rams' design philosophy: "Weniger, aber besser" (Less but better): intuitive controls, a restrained use of materials and simple forms. With no extraneous details or decorations, this phonosuper table radio was designed with a simple front face with a slight upward slant to its body for ease of use, logical dial and button placements and a single loudspeaker behind a circular slat pattern. In addition to its retro, minimalist design, BRAUN also included a universal power adapter to attach to its original 1960's German power cord to allow the radio to allow it work in the USA for the first time.

Braun RT20

The arrangement of elements, treatment of material and assembly of the RT20 illustrate Dieter's design philosophy, demonstrating intuitive controls, a restrained use of materials and simple forms. [Source: Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences]

Specs

  • Year: 1961
  • Design: Dieter Rams
  • Made in West-Germany by Braun, Frankfurt
  • Category: table radio (Tischsuper)
  • Superheterodyne (common)
  • 6 AM circuits, 10 FM circuits
  • Wave bands: Broadcast, Short Wave and FM or UHF.
  • Current supply (AC): 110-240 Volt
  • Loudspeaker: Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn)
  • Wooden case
  • Dimensions: 19.7 x 10 x 7.1 inch / 500 x 255 x 180 mm

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Braun RT20 value and price guide

What's your Braun RT20 worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items with prices.

Item Title Date Price
Braun Braun RT20 Dieter Rams Radio Braun RT20 Dieter Rams Radio Player 08/2021 $ 1 043.91
Braun Brown RT 20 Tube Radio Dieter Brown RT 20 Tube Radio Dieter Rams Used 09/2021 $ 1 029.52
Braun Brown Tube Radio RT 20 Dieter Brown Tube Radio RT 20 Dieter Rams Used 08/2021 $ 768.70
Braun 1963 CLAIRTONE BRAUN RT 20C 1963 CLAIRTONE BRAUN RT 20C RADIO 08/2021 $ 12.75
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