Sunday, June 1, 2008

VID: Grundig TK-146

I have recently fixed this beauty. It looks like new has more than 40 years. This one was the first Grundig machine made with transistors instead of tubes. It's a 4 tracks 1 channel mono, single speed (9.5 cm/s - 3.75 ips) and single motor. Has built-in amp and speaker. It can handle up to 5" 3/4 - 15 cms. reels. Although is a mono machine, can reproduce two channels at a time.

I recorded a stereo tape in a Pioneer RT-909 and here is the result:



9 comments:

Anonymous said...

is it possible to record with this? how do you to it? thanks!

TheReeler said...

Yes, it also records in three different ways: automatic level, manual level and "trick" (records the new program without erase the old one).

There's a DIN socket in the upper left corner of the machine to plug a mic and in the back panel there are more DIN sockets and one is for a line in signal (from CD, tuner...)

doc said...

I have one also and no need for it. What is best way to sell?

TheReeler said...

They usually are cheap in Europe, only a very perfect unit (both cosmetic and mechanically) can worth the effort of shipping costs.

Try eBay for selling it.

Max said...

Thanks for the guide. Helped me resurrect mine.

Victor said...

Hello. I have possibilities of buying the same one. But I want to know if it is also Stereo or only Mono.
Thank You!

TheReeler said...

It's mono

Anonymous said...

I have a Grundig tk46 - what's the trick to getting the top off so I can look inside...the 2 bottom knobs, hohen-basse knox...how do they come off, I tried pulling and prying but I don;t want to break it??
glmartin56@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

The PLAY/PAUSE/STOP control on my TK-146 will no longer turn. It is stuck in the Fast Rewind position. Does anyone know how to fix this?