Tandbergista

This place is a journey alongside my attempts to learn how to restore vintage Tandberg hifi equipment. Hopefully it can be useful for other fans of vintage audio and Tandbergistas. The equipment from the golden era of hifi deserves to live on.

There is something about these machines that modern equipment don’t have – the sound and feel of real buttons and knobs that go “click”. The wooden panels, the solid feel of everything. The fact that they can still be used with any contemporary sound source – when whatever streaming or music player stuff you are using today are out of fashion tomorrow and some new standard has replaced it – you can still use these fantastic, timeless receivers.
And of course, the sound – that musical, generous, sparkling sound of classic Tandberg gear.

This place is now organized so that there are no posts in a typical blog-style. I have made separate pages for the different projects. You see links to the right (or below if you’re on a mobile).

Photo from the TR-1040 restoration.

Good news!
The international Tandberg forum has just opened. I and other Tandbergistas have called for an English language site for Tandberg fans from all over the world. I often get questions here from Tandbergistas all over the world, not only in Scandinavia. Now you can meet me there (under the alias Tandbergista) and other likeminded.
Do check it out and register. At the time of writing (february 2021) the forum has just been opened and there is not much there yet, but let’s make it the place for international Tandbergistas.
https://www.tandbergforum.com/

Tandbergista’s latest project: TR-2080 part 1 and 2.
A long restoration of the biggest receiver Tandberg made.
Read here: https://tandbergista.home.blog/tr-2080/

TR-200 restoration and hifi bargain of the year! See under Customer Projects.
Other restoration projects under Tandberg gear.