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I'm in the process of clearing out part of my tape recorder collection. Over the years I've accumulated quite a few machines and I don't have the space or time to keep them all up to scratch.

Prices negotiable. I have more pictures of most items.

Tandberg Model 2 Hi-fi 3 speed

Classic Tandberg model, from around 1956. Very basic, offers basically no extras. 3 speeds, unusually for Tandberg with electric changeover between the two top speeds, and mechanical movement of puck wheel for the lowest one. All tube, 2 track mono.

(The original model 2 featured only two speeds, and no tape counter. The 2T featured an additional tape counter, and the model 2 Hi-Fi 3 speed here offers an additional top speed of 7 1/2 ips.)

Condition

Good. Some scratches on cabinet, and a piece of masking tape on one of the corners. Speed selector knob missing. Joystick knob not original. Otherwise looks pretty good. Carrying case included, in good condition, some slight corrosion on locks, work well. Also included is a vintage connecting cable with DIN connector at one end and banana plugs at the other.

Mechanically ok, but pinch roller rubber is hard, and drive belt has started to crack. Mechanics could do with some greasing. All tubes work, plays and records ok.

Tandberg 2

Tandberg model 2 Hi-Fi 3 Speed

Tandberg model 11

This is Tandberg's sole battery operated machine. Was intended for semi professional use and not purely as a home machine, as the small sized speaker, only really useful for monitoring is indicative of. Max reel size 7", only 5" with lid closed however. 3 speeds. 2 tracks, mono, fully transistorized.

Condition

Cabinet shows signs of wear, especially the lid is not clear any more. Has been modified (with a hole in the back panel) to run off external power, with a cord soldered to the battery terminals. Original battery tube present in battery compartment. Some slight corrosion on inside of battery compartment cover.

Pinch roller refurbished two or three years ago by Svalander Audio. Apart from that, no renovation has taken place. Main belt needs replacing as it can hardly pull the reels. Basic playback and recording work. Further testing may reveal other problems.

Tandberg 11

Tandberg model 11

Philips model EL3541

Classic home machine from the start of the 1960's. Was available with plastic or wood case; the version here has a wood casing and looks quite nice. Single speed (3 3/4 ips), four tracks, all tube. Max reel size 7".

Condition

Very good. Renovated a couple of years ago, cleaned, lubricated, adjusted. Intended to be part of my collection, but now has to go.

Philips EL3541

Tandberg model 11

Telefunken 85 KL

From Telefunken's range of high quality home recorders. Not too much special on this one, but of solid construction, and with two speeds (3 3/4 and 7 1/2 ips). Two track, tubes, mono. Probably from early 1960's. Max reel size 7". Manual seen in picture belongs to another machine and is not included. The 'L' version seen here has an upgraded amplifier with bass and treble controls.

Condition

Good. A few marks on the top deck. Main belt slips a bit though. Haven't used it in a couple of years, probably needs some looking to.

Telefunken 85 KL

Telefunken 85 KL

Grundig TK 145 de luxe

One of Grundig's affordable home machines. Single speed four track, this one with automatic recording level option. Lid included. All tube I believe. Max reel size 6".

Condition

Untested as yet.

Grundig TK 145

Grundig TK 145

Sony VCR recorder

From the time when VCR's used open reel tape. This really is a recorder, with no playback facilities it seems. No tape included, but empty reel is. Lid included.

Condition

Not tested.

Sony VCR

Sony VCR


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