Back in 2008, this was actually reissued in updated form for the modern market and available to buy at the Conran Shop. However, we’ve just checked and that is no longer the case. On the plus side, this original 1960s Brionvega RR 126 audio system is available – and for half the price of the reissue.
An iconic 1965 design by Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni for Brionvega, this is as much a piece of art as it is a piece of audio kit. Just look at it – the thing even looks like it has a face!
Sadly, as an original, this doesn’t have the CD and DVD slots. However, this refurbished model does have a turntable, radio and the stereo speakers that can be moved around, as demonstrated below. That face is obviously the controls for all of the audio kit within. A black wheel base makes it a little more portable too.
Condition is described as ‘original unrestored’, with ‘many scratches and nicks on the surfaces’. On top of that, on some parts the ‘paint is off’ and there is some yellowing. But nothing is missing, which os a major plus.
Despite the condition, this is still a very desirable piece of design and as such, the RR 126 doesn’t come cheap. The ‘Buy It Now’ is £2,499 or you can make a cheaper offer.