Check out my new Grundig Console

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by kippy, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. EddieMann

    EddieMann Forum Resident

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    Geneva, IL. USA.
    Well, yeah. But there's a lot of stuff on top of it. That'a section of legal bookcase with a dinosaur femur in it. On top of that are a couple of artist books (including one by the painter of the work behind it). I never used the record player anymore so we decided to use the space on top.
     
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  2. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
    Right! Back in the day, those smaller R2R's usually came in some case. Like the Tandberg below ...

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  3. jamesmaya

    jamesmaya Forum Resident

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    Is your Grundig a stereo receiver?
     
  4. jamesmaya

    jamesmaya Forum Resident

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    Exactly. And the Grundig R2R shown in my pic had two detachable stereo speakers which added to the bulk. I remember setting it up to
    tape FM broadcasts and that thing was HEAVY! And we're not talking Iron Butterfly heavy. :D
     
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  5. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    These vintage analog gears are so much more interesting than many of the throw-away digital craps we see nowadays ...
     
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  6. EddieMann

    EddieMann Forum Resident

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    Geneva, IL. USA.
    I think it is, but with the speakers so close together its hard to tell. We kind of only use it for background music now and then.
     
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  7. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
    :righton:
     
  8. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Then stock up on Mancini albums, baby! And highball glasses!
     
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  9. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
    But what else can you play in the Grundig console other than records and radio stations?
     
  10. 389 Tripower

    389 Tripower Forum Resident

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    Moline, IL USA
    You would know by having an FM Stereo strength indicator near the dial.
     
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  11. EddieMann

    EddieMann Forum Resident

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    Geneva, IL. USA.
    The green eye.
     
  12. EddieMann

    EddieMann Forum Resident

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    Geneva, IL. USA.
    That's about it. What it is though, is a wonderful conversation piece...and a good place to stack your dinosaur bones on top of. :p
     
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  13. PhilBiker

    PhilBiker sh.tv member number 666

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    Northern VA, USA
    My pictures got killed by Photobucket.

    Here's a fairly recent picture of my Grundig, now mostly used as a stand for the stereo in my living room.

    The tape out from the Marantz receiver is going into the Grundig so I can listen to anything through the speakers. I sometimes use it for 60s music. Also the radio sounds great.

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  14. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
    :edthumbs:
     
  15. jamesmaya

    jamesmaya Forum Resident

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    Nice! What year, the Grundig?
     
  16. PhilBiker

    PhilBiker sh.tv member number 666

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    Northern VA, USA
    It's a KS752U - solid state from 1967/1968. Here are the pictures that I took and posted last year when I had it set up all by itself in what is now a piano room.

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    Keeping clean for an eventual refurbish - but I will not bother.
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    I had my Yamaha DVD-A/SACD player in the compartment. There's a 25 CD changer in there now still loaded up with Christmas music.
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    It's fun to put it on for old Herb Alpert or other 60s music and the radio kicks butt.
     
  17. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
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