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Areaware 2B Radio

Areaware 2B Radio

Got a wad of cash burning a hole in your pocket? The Areaware 2B Radio ($550) is looking to douse the flame. With retro-chic styling featuring vacuum tubes and one speaker, this deck seems to be more about stylings than performance — but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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