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Superb Tandberg TPT 3001A audiophile tuner w/rosewood

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800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Your chance to own a piece of audio history! Tandberg earned a reputation for building rock-solid, super high-performance stereo receivers & other components in the late 1970’s. These fine audio components were hand-assembled in Norway, and among other things their tuners had sensitivity and noise rejection capabilities equal to some of the finest component tuners made. They had a beautiful sonic quality and were built to last a lifetime. However, Tandberg ran into financial distress by the end of the decade and was reorganized as a much smaller company. which returned to the market with the all-new 3000 series featuring audiophile-grade circuits and internal componentry, and all-aluminum cabinets with clear-anodized silver finish. These were followed by updated black versions with the "A" designation following the model number. These modern, high-performance components achieved superlative performance and some models set standards that would stand for decades to come. Among those, the TPT series of 3001 and 3011 programmable tuners were standouts with the 3001A in particular ranking among the finest component tuners produced even today. The TPT 3001A programmable FM tuner combines the marvelous analog performance Tandberg was known for with functionality more typical of a digital tuner. It offers an 8-gang varactor-based analog tuner combined with 8 preset switches, servo-lock function for manual tuning, and wonderful analog sound quality. There are front panel controls for variable output level, 3-position IF bandwidth selection, Automatic Noise Control for quieter stereo performance on lower strength signals, mono, and muting in addition to the servo switch. The heavy machined aluminum knob & function switches give this tuner a very high-end, purposeful look and feel. On the rear panel you will find a three-position de-emphasis switch, pairs of RCA jacks for fixed or variable output, 75 ohm PAL antenna jack, and recessed 2-prong AC power jack. It also has jacks for the Detector output and horizontal and vertical multipath for connection to a scope. It can be converted to 230V/50Hz operation simply by moving the switch on the rear panel and plugging in the correct AC line cord for your country. This 3001A tuner is an exceptionally nice example, supplied with the original manual and original power cord as well as the optional rosewood side panels. It ships in an original 3000-series Tandberg box and foam inner pack as well. I have given the tuner a comprehensive and expert service, performing the usual parts updates and aligning it for optimal performance. The overhaul included recapping the power supply and decoder board, replacing the larger filter caps that tend to fail & start leaking with age. It’s critical to have a stable power supply in these tuners or they don’t stay in good alignment so I always perform this as the first step. In addition, the preset switches were replaced with new ones that install just like the originals and will last far longer, and the leak-prone memory battery was also replaced with a new board-mounted part sourced from the original supplier - not a cheap rechargeable flashlight battery glued in place like some shops use! The dial lamps were also replaced. So, all of the parts likely to cause trouble in this tuner have been addressed and it will give you trouble-free use for many more years. All of the features on the tuner work perfectly, and the alignment is as close to perfect as you are likely to see. I went through the tuner from beginning to end, completing all of the alignment steps called for in the factory service manual using a low distortion Meguro MSG-211G-1 stereo signal generator paired with a Fluke 6070A RF generator, and HP 8903E distortion analyzer. It takes very high performance bench equipment to resolve the low distortion levels and channel separation of the 3001A. The results have to be experienced to really understand how phenomenal a tuner the 3001A is. It is not every day you see an FM tuner registering 0.05% THD at the output jacks! It pulls all my local stations flawlessly and several from LA as well, using my bench-mounted Dynalab ST2 FM whip antenna. The sound is spectacular... very smooth and natural sounding with no shyness in the bass. This tuner is arguably one of the best ever made, when it is working properly as this example is. The combination of superb tuning ability, very low distortion and noise floor and wide separation makes it stand out as one of the best FM source components available. The cosmetic condition of the tuner is exceptional. There are no major cosmetic flaws worth mentioning. The rosewood side panels are equally nice and set off the black/silver tuner cosmetics perfectly. The tuner presents fabulously overall, with first-class cosmetics to go with the world-class performance. This tuner would be an asset in any top of the line audio system. Tandberg 3001A tuners often sell for over $900 without having been expertly serviced and with no warranty included. This is your chance to own one of the finest analog tuners ever made, tuned to perfection and offered by a highly-qualified seller with 30 day warranty included. I will post a more complete set of pictures of this tuner & the supplied accessories shortly. Check my other listings for a beautiful 3011 tuner in original box, and a late-production 3000-series tuner/integrated stack with 3011A/3012A/rosewood sides. Extras included: Rosewood side panelsOriginal AC power cordScanned copy of 3001 Operating Instructions manual (in six languages)Scanned copy of 3001 Service Manual (I have yet to find a 3001A service manual but the late production 3001 is 98% same as the 3001A)Scanned copy of 3001 Illustrated Parts Manual, on CDScans from consumer or dealer literature covering the 3001A Features: High-performance analog FM tunerEight preset station storage with internal battery to maintain presets when power is disconnectedSelectable IF bandwidthServo-lock (AFC) manual tuningMono/Stereo and Muting functionsDual tuning meters for accurate station selectionVariable output level and 3-way de-emphasis switchSelectable 115V 60Hz or 230V 50Hz operation – just slide the rear panel switch and plug in correct AC line cord (115V/60Hz cable supplied with this listing)Heavy-gauge brushed aluminum cabinetOriginal Tandberg owners manual in six languages: English, French, German, Dutch, Norwegian, and Swedish Specifications: Tuning range: 87.5 - 108 MHzUsable sensitivity: Mono: 0.6 microvolts (Normal IF)50 dB quieting sensitivity: Mono: 0.8 microvolts, Stereo: 11.0 microvolts (both Narrow IF)Signal to noise ratio at 65dBf, 0.5mV: Mono: 95 dB, Stereo: 82 dBMuting threshold: variable, 1 microvolt to 3 millivoltsStereo threshold: 5 microvoltsFrequency response: 30 Hz to 15 kHz, +0.2 dB, -0.5 dB mono/stereoDistortion at 50 dB quieting: 135dB Spurious response ratio: > 135dBImage response ratio, balanced: > 135 dBStereo separation (1 kHz): > 70 dB (Wide IF)19 kHz suppression: 95 dB38 kHz suppression: > 120 dBDynamic range of signal meter: 0.3 microvolts – 3,000 millivolts (autoranging)Dimensions: 17-1/8" (w) x 13-3/4" (d) x 3-1/4" (h) (43.5cm x 35cm x 8.3cm)Weight: 15.3 lbs. (7 kg) Buyers, please note my shipping practices as follows: This auction is set up to reflect actual shipping costs, with no handling charges. I make every effort to find and use the lowest cost shipping method appropriate for your item, and refund surplus shipping paid whenever possible.Please remember that selecting the lowest cost shipping method also results in the slowest delivery - please do not leave low detailed seller ratings because of this fact! If you need the item faster, Priority Mail is a better choice. Please contact me if the shipping method you want is not offered in the listing. If that service is available for the particular item, I will revise & resend the invoice. I am not a full-time eBay merchant, but an experienced vintage audio enthusiast. I put many hours into supporting my customers and listings on eBay but am fitting all of that around a very heavy full-time work schedule. This may occasionally cause me to miss a 3 or 5 day shipping time estimate by a day or so but I always do my best to ship within the guidelines posted in my listings. I normally ship once a week on Saturdays, but will always attempt to ship sooner if your payment is received any time between late Saturday and mid-week. In the case of larger items shipped overseas, USPS Priority is currently the lowest cost service available. DHL & UPS are much, much higher. I will use First Class Mail International where possible but it has a weight cut-off of 4 lbs. There is no longer a surface shipment option, as USPS eliminated Surface Parcel Post last year. I use recycled packaging materials when I can, because I believe it is the environmentally sound thing to do. I also use new USPS Priority & other packaging materials to supplement the recycled materials where appropriate. I’m always very careful to make sure the item being shipped is properly protected regardless of the type of packing materials used. I am taking the time to explain all this because eBay in their infinite wisdom has raised their fees to sellers, and the only way to mitigate that is with near-perfect feedback so they will provide a small discount on fees. I cannot afford to offer these great vintage audio items at the prices I typically do and end up paying higher fees because a buyer decided they paid too much shipping on one of my items.Please note that 4 star ratings while seemingly above average do not qualify me as an excellent seller by eBay's standards. Finally, if you feel that you can’t leave at least a 3 star rating in any of the four categories, please contact me to resolve whatever issue has caused you to feel that way. I am committed to meeting the highest customer service standards and qualifying for the new trusted seller program as well. Please keep the above in mind when you leave feedback. If you feel you cannot leave 5 star Detailed Seller Ratings, please contact me so I can resolve whatever issue you may have. Thank you for viewing my listing! © 2010, all rights reserved. All descriptive text and picture(s) provided with this auction are the intellectual property of packrat014. Unauthorized copy or use, in part or whole, is a violation of eBay's "Content & Picture Theft" policy and is strictly prohibited.

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