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Tandbergista
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I am an amateur Tandberg restorer and collector. Used to drive Italian cars, an Alfista is someone who loves Alfa Romeo. A Lanciaista is - you guess it, someone who loves Lancia. I was a Lanciaista. Now a Saabista and a Tandbergista.

I have the blog Tandbergista. Completely unschooled in electronics, but my love for vintage hifi inspired me to try to learn to fix them myself. I decided to focus on Tandberg although there is also some other vintage gear in my home. Because in my opinion Tandberg is outstanding, both in build-quality and sound.

I also collect vintage Seas speakers. I am from Sweden but Norwegian hifi is my thing!

Collection: Huldra 6 (not sure it is actually mine..), Huldra 8, Huldra 9 (2 versions), Huldra 10 (2 units), TR-200, TR-200 with turntable, TR-1000, TR-1010, TR-1040, TR-2025, TR-2080. Speakers TL-2025, TR-3520, TL-5010.


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steinerikhanssen
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Posted by: @tandbergista

I am an amateur Tandberg restorer and collector. Used to drive Italian cars, an Alfista is someone who loves Alfa Romeo. A Lanciaista is - you guess it, someone who loves Lancia. I was a Lanciaista. Now a Saabista and a Tandbergista.

I have the blog Tandbergista. Completely unschooled in electronics, but my love for vintage hifi inspired me to try to learn to fix them myself. I decided to focus on Tandberg although there is also some other vintage gear in my home. Because in my opinion Tandberg is outstanding, both in build-quality and sound.

I also collect vintage Seas speakers. I am from Sweden but Norwegian hifi is my thing!

Collection: Huldra 8, Huldra 9 (2 versions), Huldra 10 (2 units), TR-200, TR-200 with turntable, TR-1000, TR-1010, TR-1040, TR-2025, TR-2080. Speakers TL-2025, TR-3520, TL-5010.

It's great to hear that the good taste of Italian cars and the Tandberg sound goes hand in hand. I'm too an Alfista. Today the 1750 GTV is the Alfa for me 🙂


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jdurbin1
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Must be some connection there... I have collected Tandberg audio equipment for over a decade and lately I keep find myself scouting the for sale listings for a nice Giulia 😎

Cheers,

John


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Tandbergista
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@jdurbin1
Nice! I have been thinking about the connection, Italian cars - Tandberg hifi.. When I bought my first Italian car, a Lancia, I just knew I had to have it, it was a feeling. Then more Lancias followed. The way they communicate with the driver, so direct, so much fun to drive..
My Tandberg gear gives me a similar feeling sort of, their sound is somehow in a similar way 'alive', full of spirit..?

Now I have switched to Saab and own three 900's. But Saab, a brand that also went out of business, is Italian in it's feeling, but more heavy and solid in it's build like Scandinavian things often are. Saab's are different from other "normal" cars, they are fun to drive and communicative like Italian cars, they are full of personality and weirdness. And like Tandberg, Saab (and Lancia!) was a very innovative small company with a unique way, passionate, quirky..
I see the similarities here.

Now I am writing too much. But I could not stop thinking about this connection..

Hope you find a nice Giulia! Or maybe test drive an old Saab?


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jdurbin1
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I went to school and worked briefly in the Boulder/Denver area back in the mid-70's where Saab was quite popular due to their capabilities. We often had them in the shop for radio work and I've driven a few including the early turbo model with that wicked delay in power spool up before the turbo boost kicks in. I can understand the similarities you see... but personally not a car I'd look at here in sunny southern California.

 

I currently drive a 2002 Lexus IS300 which has been the best vehicle I've ever owned, am quite attached to it and have put around 230K miles on it since new. The Giulia is one of the few new cars in that same small sedan range that's priced within range and also shares the driveability I like in the IS300. By comparison, the current Lexus IS models feel heavy, cramped inside, and much less quick when I drive them. More powerful and fast if you really push, but off the throttle they're sluggish and spend too much time in a higher gear than is suitable for brisk driving which is my preference.

 

John


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