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Old 16th March 2004, 02:16 PM   #1
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Default Old grundig 3095 radio

Hi one and all!

I just found an old "Grundig mejestic model 3095" in an old vintagestore.

i tried searching for its schematics on the web but came only up with a guy that sells them....

does anyone know anything about it?

b.t.w. it's in perfect working order. (price about 50 euro)

thinking of buying it and either salvage parts or use it as training by upgrading parts.......

suggestions anyone? or even better, anyone know where to find schematics for it?
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Old 16th March 2004, 02:20 PM   #2
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I don't know of any schematics of this model, but I wouldn't take it apart if it works properly. I also would never dare to change the tubes unless they are completely defective or have already been changed to aftermarket ones. If you have a set with the original tubes in it (rare) it is most valuable if it works properly. I have two sets like this and the work beautifully.

I don't know what this model looks like, would you care to give a description of the cabinet?
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I just found a picture on the net. That is an absolutely beautiful radio. If it works, why not set it up and use it. It's one of the best quality radios for broadcast reception out there. I sure love mine, beautiful sound and the best reception I've seen.
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Old 16th March 2004, 02:29 PM   #4
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i'll have to check tomorrow....

but sounds great
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Old 16th March 2004, 02:30 PM   #5
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You can get a schematic for the set from here:

http://www.geocities.com/radioflier.geo/

It's a pretty standard AM/FM superhet using B9A tubes with an EL84 output, plus an octal EM34 tuning indicator. These sets tend to go for a fair amount on ebay, so I reckon that 50 Euros is quite reasonable. I also believe that this was one of the first Grundigs which came with an optional 'remote control' unit employing an EC92 tube.
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Hehe, I think I've seen one of those remote controls. It'd be interesting to have one of those.

Either way, I've always had a warm spot for the old Grundigs. Even though the tubes were relatively standard, there's no reason why you can't make an excellent radio from them.

Most old german radios were very good radios, telefunken being one out of a bunch that I also like a lot.

Either way, if it works, why destroy it?
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i'm thinking of building an amplifier and need some experience. i thought that by restoring one or rebuilding to something else i could get just that.

this is the first thing with valves i've found......well, the had 3 more grundigs, one called 7041 and one more i can't recollect the name on.... tha later 2 were broken and cheaper, but the were also MUCH bigger. and with no car and very little workspace i thought of the smaller 3095.
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Well, as for building tube amplifiers, the grundig designs aren't really what you're probably after. Rebuilding a grundig that already works will almost definitely make it work worse.

To get experience with building amps, it's usually better to try finding a kit, or find a tube amp that's a lot simple and on it's own, not in a radio.
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well, perhaps "experiece" was the wrong word...

perhaps more like:
get to fiddle around with something that has to do with valves....soldering and so on, replacing components and work with something that there isn't much money to be lost in.
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Yeah, you can put it that way, though, I don't usually consider grundigs for monetary value, but sentimental and antique value.

If you want to give it a cap job or something and you're good at soldering, that's good practice for sure.

Just be warned, grundigs are a real pain to work on; they're built very tightly with lots of parts in a small space.
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