Check out my new Grundig Console

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

  1. EddieMann

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    Mudwest, CA
    Is your Grundig a stereo receiver?
     
  4. jamesmaya

    jamesmaya Forum Resident

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    Mudwest, CA
    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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    CT, USA
    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 I used to be a king...

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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

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

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

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

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    :edthumbs:
     
  15. jamesmaya

    jamesmaya Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mudwest, CA
    Nice! What year, the Grundig?
     
  16. PhilBiker

    PhilBiker sh.tv member number 666

    Location:
    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.
     
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  17. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    :edthumbs:
     
  18. QuestionMark?

    QuestionMark? 4th&Goal

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    The End Zone
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  19. coopmv

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

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  20. David A.

    David A. Well-Known Member

    Location:
    san jose, CA
    cool! we had a Telefunken when living in Germany. The radio dial on your Grundig looks, to my memory, a bit like the Telefunken's. We also had a "cube" of a record player, a Collaro (sp?) which we bought in England. When we were in Germany, my dad gave me the Collaro for my room, which I put to good use playing my 45's on, constantly. I had that until I finished my first year of college. My memory is fuzzy on what happened to the record player (POS I got at JC Penny) I bought in high school, as that was the one I used for about 3-4 years. How I reverted to the Collaro at the end of my first college year is a mystery to me.
     
  21. David A.

    David A. Well-Known Member

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    san jose, CA
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  22. doctor fuse

    doctor fuse Well-Known Member

    Beautiful unit! Does that Grundig changer sound any good? It looks like it should be replaced with a nice Dual or Thorens or Lenco, if there is space in there.
     
  23. McLover

    McLover Forum Resident

    Location:
    East TN
    Re: the Garrard in your Grundig console. A plug and play upgrade. Garrard AT 6, AT 60, AT 40 or AT 40 MK II, or SL 65 can be installed with no alterations. Add a preamplifier/RIAA. and you could use a Shure M 44-7 at 2.5 grams tracking force with the changer serviced and in good order. 4 pole motor, easy and convenient cartridge choices.
     
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  24. PhilBiker

    PhilBiker sh.tv member number 666

    Location:
    Northern VA, USA
    The record changer doesn't work in my Grundig. I use it as a stereo stand these days, using the tape inputs to play back 60 stuff with that "console" sound when I want it.
     
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  25. Allyngr

    Allyngr Well-Known Member

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    Bath
    I like the idea of using a magazine rack for the records you are currently listening too, great idea!
     

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