Tandberg TR-2080

Dec 2nd, 2012 Posted in Tandberg, TR-2080 | 3 Comments »

Tandberg TR-2080


I've always though that Tandberg built some of the nicest looking receivers during the late 70's.  This Tandberg TR-2080 is no exception. The sleek design and logical layout are enhanced by it's lighting scheme. Originally built in Norway from 1978 up in to the early 80's, this receiver puts out 125 watts per channel into 4 ohms. The faceplate is aluminum and it came with wood cabinet in either natural wood grain or black.


Tandberg TR-2080 Front


The TR-2080 was one of Tandberg's top of the line models and is known for its exceptional tuner. While not nearly as well recognized in the U.S. as the Pioneer, Sansui or Kenwood it can definitely hold its own performance wise with those behemoths.


Tandberg TR-2080 Meters


Another interesting feature of the Tandberg receivers is that I see quite a few of them with fairly exotic veneer. I'm not sure if they came from the factory like that or were re-veneered by their owners. Given the number I've seen I'm leaning toward it being  factory work. In fact, I've heard that the earlier versions of the Tandbergs had the more exotic grained veneer while the later versions utilized a more normal looking receiver veneer.


Tandberg TR-2080 Back


At one time I owned a Tanberg TR-2075 that I picked up at a garage sale for a few bucks.  Once it was cleaned up it looked beautiful. I cleaned the pots and switches and it then sounded fantastic as well. The TR-2080 replaced the TR-2075 which was made from arouns 1975 to 1976 and supplanted by the TR-2075 MKII. The early TR-2075's had blue dial lighting which looks great. Unfortunately with the TR-2080 the lighting scheme was changed and amber lights were used. Still, when it's lit up it looks great. There is also a dimmer switch that will accent the lighting of the meters when switched.

The receiver below is an example of one with exotic veneer.


Tandberg TR-2080 Veneer


As I mentioned above these receivers aren't that well known here so bargains can still be had. Still, in good working condition these receivers sell from $400.00 on up to above $600.00.


Tandberg Solvsuper 12

Dec 13th, 2011 Posted in Solvsuper 12, Tandberg | 1 Comment »


Tandberg Solvsuper 12


This elegant and stylish Tandberg Solvsuper 12 is one nice looking receiver.  It was manufactured in Norway in the mid 70's.  It's dimensions are 19.5L x 4.6H x 9.4D inches and it weighs nearly 13 pounds.  It was basically designed as a table model receiver and puts out 22 watts per channel into 4 ohms.  The beautiful top and end panels are made of Teak and the front panel is aluminum.


Tandberg Solvsuper 12


Solvsuper translates into Silver Super and the Solvsuper 12 has Longwave, Shortwave, AM and FM bands. It has a tape monitor and a phono input that is switchable between magnetic or ceramic phono cartridges.


Tandberg Solvsuper 12 Back


These Tandberg models are not easily found and therefore fetch fairly good prices on the open market. Many collectors love the styling and aesthetics of the Tandberg designs and are always looking for units in excellent condition. The Solvsuper 12 in excellent working condition will sell for $400-500.

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Tandberg TR-2075

Aug 25th, 2011 Posted in Tandberg, TR-2075 | 7 Comments »



Tandberg TR-2075

This is the Tandberg TR-2075 from Norway. It was built from 1975-1977 and retailed for $999.00. The Tandberg's unique styling with the large square push buttons and dark blue meter and dial lights make it easily identifiable. They are very well built receivers and have great FM tuning sections. Their phono section is a little weak though. There was also a later MK II model.

The TR-2075 put out 75 watts per channel  in to 8 ohms and had some interesting features such as:

  • Toroidal power transformer
  • 3 speaker outputs
  • 2 headphone jacks
  • A Mid tone control
  • 515 x 155 x 353 mm or 20.3 x 6.1 x 13.9 inches
  • 2 phono and 2 tape sections



Tandberg TR-2075 Inside


You can see in this picture the large toroidal transformer that Tandberg used.


Tandberg TR-2075 Back


Tandberg receivers are fairly popular with collector's and audio enthusiasts - especially in Europe. Some models require DIN plugs which can be a little difficult to find.


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