Tandberg Solvsuper - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Solid State

Solid State Talk all about solid state amplification.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th February 2003, 04:49 AM   #1
vegard is offline vegard  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: MD
Send a message via AIM to vegard
Default Tandberg Solvsuper

Hi, you guys are great.
I have a Tandberg Solvsuper reciever from about 25 years ago, and as far as I have heard, they are are supposed to be quite good. It is in nice conditon, it can power two pairs of speakers and it has tape and phono in. Does anyone know if this unit is good? Are there any updates or such that I can do to it?

thanks,
Vegard
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th February 2003, 07:42 AM   #2
Netlist is offline Netlist  Belgium
diyAudio Moderator Emeritus
 
Netlist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
If you really want to get nostalgic about Tandberg, try this link:
http://nrhf.no/nrhf-eng.html
Personally I have an old Tandberg cassette deck (TCD330).
It is very well build, like most of the Tandberg machine I saw in the past years.
What is the type of receiver you have?

/Hugo
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th February 2003, 08:09 AM   #3
halojoy is offline halojoy  Sweden
On Hiatus
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Default Re: Tandberg Solvsuper

Quote:
Originally posted by vegard
Hi, you guys are great.
I have a Tandberg Solvsuper reciever from about 25 years ago, and as far as I have heard, they are are supposed to be quite good. It is in nice conditon, it can power two pairs of speakers and it has tape and phono in. Does anyone know if this unit is good? Are there any updates or such that I can do to it?

thanks,
Vegard
What version of Tandberg Solvsuper is it.
I searched the net, Solvsuper 1 came 1937-38.
I found numbers upto Solvsuper 12C on the net.
I guess the latest models used transistors.

At "Norwegian Historical Radio Society"
http://www.nrhf.no/nrhf-eng.html
you will find pictures of most Solvsuper models 1-12C
http://www.nrhf.no/nrhf-TR.html

Here is ´some pictures of a real oldie.
http://www.sparkbench.com/tandbergalbum.html

The picture below shows the first Tandberg Solvsuper 1

/halo
Attached Images
File Type: jpg solvsuper1.jpg (17.0 KB, 413 views)
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th February 2003, 08:26 AM   #4
halojoy is offline halojoy  Sweden
On Hiatus
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Default this was Solvsuper 12

Solvsuper 12 came around 1977
AM og Stereo FM receiver med 2 x 12W (FTC).

Solvsuper 12C had inbuilt cassett recorder, top-loaded,
on picture below.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg solvsuper12c.jpg (8.4 KB, 402 views)
  Reply With Quote
Old 12th February 2003, 06:23 PM   #5
vegard is offline vegard  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: MD
Send a message via AIM to vegard
Default Its a tandberg solvsuper 12

Hi:
The history of this reciever: My dad purchased this during his college years in Norway (I am norwegian). He has a pair of speakers with it that have 8" (I think) drivers pointed up and four tweeterspointing in from each corner. The speakers are garbage... the tweeters are cracked, and the woofer dustcap is crushed. I might restore these at a later time...

Anyway, back to the reciever: It is a Solvsuper 12, without the built in cassete.
Here's what I want to do with it:
I would like to make it run off 120 v as opposed to 220.
I will build a separate selector box for attatching more inputs
And Id like to change the speaker connectors (the speaker cable requires little plugs that have one round pin and one flat pin) I would probably like to add banana jacks.
And if I can change/add components and get better sound I might want to try it. by the way, anybody else have one?


http://www.nrhf.no/TR-SS-12.html

Thanks,
Vegard
  Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2003, 12:50 PM   #6
vegard is offline vegard  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: MD
Send a message via AIM to vegard
To make it run off of 120 volt, I assume I just change the transformer. Is this an area where I can upgrade?

Vegard
  Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2003, 06:43 PM   #7
Gunders is offline Gunders  Norway
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Norway
Default Tandberg Sølvsuper

Maybe I could help you with the powertransformer thing with your amplifier.
I don't think you need to change the transformer, you just have to change some wires coupled to the transformer.
I'm not absolutely sure but if my memory serves me right you don't have to change the transformer.

The Sølvsuper(or Solvsuper)products from Tandberg is extremely good products. They are solid and well designed, end here in Norway you often see them still in use.
I have done some service to a coulpe of Tandbergs products, among them a coulpe of Sølvsuper models, Huldra models and some cassette decks.

In fact I did some service at a Tandberg Sølvsuper 11 yesterday, it had an problem with the balancecontrol, so I just changed the pot.

the radioparts of the Tandberg products is often extremely good, I had no problem with reciving weak stations with the Sølvsuper 11, and I also saw that this model had divided the SW-band into trhee groups, the first: 3,3 -10MHz, second: 10-20MHz, and the third: 20-30MHz.

I would also like to mention a thing I find a bit funny..
If you take a look at your Tandberg model, at the frequency dial.... you will find a city named Fredrikstad!!!... and that's my hometown, the town where I was born and where I have lived most of my life and have my family.
Fredrikstad is a town in the southern part of Norway.
  Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2003, 07:10 PM   #8
vegard is offline vegard  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: MD
Send a message via AIM to vegard
Default fantastic reciever

yeah, the reception is amazing...
I know where fredrickstad is, Im originally from Sandnes (near Stavanger) I moved to Maryland a few years back. I love this reciever, It sounds good, and the tuner is excelent. It would be really great if I didnt have to change the transformer. I cant go look at it now, but Ill open it up tomorrow and see what the reciever looks like inside. Thanks very much for your reply. Ill let you know what Im gonna do tomorrow.

- Vegard
  Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2003, 07:12 PM   #9
vegard is offline vegard  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: MD
Send a message via AIM to vegard
Default one other quick question

Is this Tandberg the same company that makes tape backup drives and monitors and stuff?
  Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2003, 07:12 PM   #10
Gunders is offline Gunders  Norway
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Norway
well.. sorry for my English, but i hope you understood anyway....

But changing the wires will do nothing of course you have to couple the transformer for 120V use. Changing wires to red or green, thck or thin will not solve this problem
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tandberg 3034 adason Analogue Source 5 23rd November 2010 12:15 AM
Tandberg Caps johnfalc Parts 0 15th March 2009 08:05 AM
Tandberg 6X percival007 Analogue Source 6 18th October 2007 11:40 AM
tandberg tca3002 guido Solid State 2 1st August 2005 12:01 AM
Tandberg 3036A ManUtd Solid State 0 9th January 2004 09:21 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:43 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2