The classic radiofonografo by the Castiglioni brothers is an enigma, a puzzle that still engages the imagination of design enthusiasts.

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Design

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The classic radiofonografo by the Castiglioni brothers is an enigma, a puzzle that still engages the imagination of design enthusiasts. The rr226 is a work of art that conceals a secret within… A secret hidden in the movement of its volumes, in the various and subsequent modular configurations that the two loudspeakers can take on, in the push-button panel, in the spatial and familiar line that make it an ever-contemporary piece of design: an object that after more than 50 years continues to arouse admiration and curiosity in all lovers of great design.

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A playful and complicit concept design that inspires a performance and a playful approach to the object, making it possible to establish an intimate relationship with this classic piece.
Much loved by David Bowie, who kept a special version of it in his home, the radiofonografo was born from Achille Castiglioni’s personal conviction that “Objects must keep you company”. Wherever it is located in the house the radiofonografo adds personality, grabbing the attention and establishing a reciprocal relationship between object and user. Assembled from the highest quality materials and components and the product of expert craftsmanship, the re-edition of the rr126 radiofonografo is Brionvega’s homage to the world’s most famous sound design.

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With FM/AM radio, Bluetooth connection via external device, Pro-Ject turntable with Ortofon stylus and the possibility of adding external monitors, the Brionvega radiofonografo is made from wood and mounted on a metal base with castors. The loudspeakers are detachable and can be configured for even more engaging stereophonic listening with maximum fidelity.
The Brionvega radiofonografo is available in white, red, orange, blue and ciliegio.
The characteristic smiling robot face, consisting of buttons and potentiometers, embodies what the radiofonografo represents for the public of today: a glimpse of the future, seen from the past.

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Designers

Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

Their cooperation began in 1946 and they immediately reached international recognitions and achievements, while contributing to the success of companies such as Brionvega, Cassina and Flos. They get several awards, taking the italian design right on top of the international attention. In 1965 they jointly designed radiofonografo which will become a symbol of italian handcrafting.

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Technology

The Music Machine

A sound machine or musical robot, as it has been called in the past, the rr226 radiofonografo achieves balance and acoustic excellence thanks to the choices and the expert craftsmanship of sound professionals who have taken care of every production aspect.
The wood and sanding give the rr226 radiofonografo a warm, enveloping and Hi-Fi sound.

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The Pro-Ject turntable, Ortofon stylus, AM/FM radio, headphone output, the possibility of connecting an external subwoofer make the Brionvega rr226 radiofonografo a complete and exemplary system for reproducing music and sound in any form and from any source.Exclusively for purchases from the Brionvega website, an external dongle* is included for the highest quality Bluetooth connection.

*Accessory not branded Brionvega

A timeless art product that after 50 years shows no sign of losing its iconic originality.

Production

Sound Design Made in Italy

Each radiofonografo is a unique piece of craftsmanship that respects a controlled production process of the highest precision and is completely Made in Italy.
The buttons, potentiometers and shells of the main body are manufactured using numerically controlled milling machines, while the pedestal is produced using a sand-casting and moulding process. Every part of the radiofonografo is hand-varnished with the utmost precision. Every aspect of the product is the work of the most highly-skilled craftsmen, who are supervised by our sound professionals: the sanding of the wooden panels, the assembly of the different components, the finish of the pedestal and the application of the silk-screen prints are all processes through which traditional Italian craftsmanship makes each radiofonografo unique.

Precisione

Precision

Every radiofonografo is a unique handwork, but at its origin there is a cutting edge manufacturing process, with buttons and chassis made by CNC milling machines, a stand melted in a single piece from a sand mold worked completely by hand and made up of 5 successive processes.

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Craftsmanship

The capable hands of our artisans turn the precision machineries semifinished products into truly unique products. Wood panels sanding, components assembly, stand finishing and silk screen printing are all processes allowing the italian craftsmanship tradition to make each radiofonografo unique.

Finitura

Finishing

The typical tobacco color, hand made stand polishing, CNC milled buttons, Loudspeakers holes hand painted in several layers. The finishing of the many elements composing the radiofonografo make for a timeless quality object.

Qualita

Quality

Every single element composing radiofonografo undergo a careful quality check in order to ensure the highest quality for each product. From the stand to the speakers, from the main body to the smallest component. For this reason with each radiofonografo comes a certificate of quality, authenticity and fidelity to the original project.

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