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05 June 2021

TELEFUNKEN TLX 3 Professional (1978) - Space Age Technology

 

Loudspeaker

Introduced in 1978 the TLX Professional series from Telefunken featured a series of high-tech solutions. The largest model of this series was the TLX 3 Professional which was later replaced by the slightly upgraded TLX 33 model. While the enclosure of the TLX 3 is a traditional particle board with either "metallic-brown" or matte black finish, the front baffle was made of a new type of composite material - a blend of wood particles reinforced with glass-fiber for lower resonance. Built as a 4-way sealed speaker the TLX 3 features a 245 mm long-throw woofer, 65 mm mid-bass dome, 33 mm mid-high dome and a 25 mm dome tweeter. All the dome drivers feature a ferrofluid cooling system borrowed from space technology that helped increasing power handling and damping. The 25 mm dome tweeter is a 3-layer sandwiched material with aluminium as the middle layer. Additionally the tweeter and midrange can be adjusted to adapt reproduction to ambient conditions and to the frequency characteristics of the amplifier and sound sources, the LED bass and treble overload indicator helps you to safely operate the loudspeaker while the tweeter has an additional "Sensistor" protection. Technical data: 200 W Music 120W Nominal power handling | Impedance 8 ohm | Frequnce range 22-25000 Hz | Cross-over frequencies 500/2700/5000 Hz | Dimensions: 35,5x54x27 cm | Weight: 19kg | Original sales price: 750 DM. 

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30 November 2019

TELEFUNKEN M1 (1980) - Small, Funky and Big Sound

TELEFUNKEN M1 mini hifi

The Telefunken Mini-HiFi M1 system was introduced in 1980 and the same year it received the "Deutschen HiFi-Preis 1980" for design excellence. The heart of this system is the MA1 stereo integrated amplifier that can deliver 50 W/ch (4 ohm) with a THD of less than 0,1% at 1 kHz (45W/4 ohm). The all DIN plug systems allows connections of a  tuner, two tape, auxiliary and phono source. The amplifier can be used with two pairs of loudspeakers, one set is for DIN speaker plugs while the other is of a push terminal type. All switches have red LED feedback while for power output there are two 12 segment LED power meters with meter range switch. The MT1 tuner is a Quartz Synthesizer model with digital display and 10 memory presets. This is a FM stereo - AM - LW tuner with manual tuning or direct frequency input model. Again, each button has red LED feed back. Next there is the MC1 cassette deck recorder. This is a two motor - two Sendust head, logic controlled model. It can handle all cassette types: normal, chrome, Fe-Cr and Metal (30-18000 Hz) The primary noise reduction system of this model is the High-Com system (74 dB chrome tape) invented by Telefunken. For further compatibility the deck features also a playback only Dolby system (hence the half Dolby logo) For manual tape recording there is a 12 segment/ch LED peak level indicator, and again all controls have red LED feedback. A detailed description of the similar HC 750 M model (introduced in 1982 as replacement for the MC1) can be seen in the 1001 Hi-Fi Collection. The recommended loudspeaker for this system was the Telefunken TLX 11 Professional. 

TELEFUNKEN M1 mini hifi

TELEFUNKEN M1 mini hifi

TELEFUNKEN M1 mini hifi

TELEFUNKEN M1 mini hifi

TELEFUNKEN M1 mini hifi

TELEFUNKEN M1 mini hifi

23 April 2016

Tape archiving

During the golden age of tape recording manufacturers offered various methods to archive your tape in a well organised manner. Plastic boxes offer superior protection for your tape. These systems allow the boxes to be clicked together forming an elegant and practical system. It was a solution for the home recording enthusiast so these systems were made for the 13, 15 and 18 cm reels. Here are some examples from the late 60's and early 70's from manufacturers like AGFA, BASF, SONY and TELEFUNKEN (the inventor of the tape recorder)

agfa tape
AGFA tape from the 1001 Hi-Fi collection

basf tape
BASF 1968

sony tape
SONY tape archiving in Japan

telefunken tape
TELEFUNKEN 1971




17 November 2015

CLASSIC minis - part 1


AIWA M-501 1981 
Shown units: RC-R300 remote control receiver, SA-C50 preamplifier, SA-P50 power amplifier,  MT-50 audio programtimer, ST-R50 stereo tuner, SD-L50 stereo cassette deck

AIWA M-501 1981
AIWA M-501 1981

AKAI UC-5 1980 
Shown units: SW-N5 loudspeaker, UC-F5 stereo cassette deck, UC-W5 power amplifier, UC-A5 preamplifier, UC -S5 stereo tuner, RC-5 remote control receiver

AKAI UC-5 1980
AKAI UC-5 1980 

Aurex / TOSHIBA system 15 1980
Shown units: SC-M15 power amplifier, SY-C15 preamplifier, ST-f15 stereo tuner, PC-D15 stereo cassette deck

Aurex / TOSHIBA system 15 1980
Aurex / TOSHIBA system 15 1980

MITSUBISHI  micro HiFi 1980
Shown units: M-P01 preamplifier, M-A01 power amplifier, M-F01 stereo tuner, M-T01 stereo cassette deck

MITSUBISHI  micro HiFi 1980
MITSUBISHI  micro HiFi 1980
PHILIPS mini 109 1980
Shown units: N 5581 stereo cassette deck, AH 109 T stereo tuner, 209 SA preamplifier, 309 PA power amplifier

PHILIPS mini 109 1980
PHILIPS mini 109 1980

TELEFUNKEN M 1 1981
Shown units: TELEFUNKEN MT 1 stereo tuner, MA 1 amplifier, MC 1 stereo cassette deck

TELEFUNKEN M 1 1981
TELEFUNKEN M 1 1981

WEGA MODUL 42 1978
Shown units: WEGA ADC-2 acoustic dimension controler, MODUL 42V amplifier, MODUL 42T stereo tuner, MODUL 42C stereo cassette deck, MODUL 42P turntable

WEGA MODUL 42 1978
WEGA MODUL 42 1978









28 May 2015

80 years of tape recording - The Magnetophon





This year we celebrate 80 years of tape recording since the first tape recorder, the MAGNETOPHON was presented by AEG at the Berlin Radio Fair in 1935.

The first magnetic sound recordings were made on a machine using a steel wire as early as 1899. In 1928 Fritz Pfleumer was granted a patent for a new recording medium that was using long paper strips coated with a magnetizable powder. In 1932 AEG hired Pfleumer to work with Theo Volk and BASF chemist Friedrich Matthias to develop a magnetic tape recording sytem. The BASF group used carbonyl iron powder on a tough cellulose acetate-base material that was strong enough to handle the torque of the transport motors.

The world first magnetic tape recorder was unveiled at the Berlin Radio Fair in 1935 by AEG.

aeg magnetophon k1

This was the AEG MAGNETOPHON K1 (K stands for "koffer" - suitcase) 
The AEG MAGNETOPHON K1 was a 3 motor 3 head machine using the MAGNETOPHON C1 tape developpend by BASF for AEG. The first recording was made in november 1936 with Sir Thomas Beecham conducting the London Philharmonic at BASF's concert hall. This was a poor recording but tape improvements, such as BASF's ferric-oxide tape in 1939 and an accident that led to the application of high-frequency AC biasing further improved the tape recording performance.

magnetophon k1

This machine was using tape made by BASF that was 6,5 mm wide.
The tape speed was 100cm/sec with a frequency response of 50-6000 Hz.
Signal to noise ratio was -35 dB and recordings could be made up to 20 minutes on a 30 cm diameter tape. The original price was aproximately 1200 RM (Reichsmark)

telefunken magnetophon
TELEFUNKEN MAGNETOPHON in a studio in 1959

Discover more reel to reel recorders at 1001 Hi-Fi - The Stereo Museum.