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Posted by: @tandbergista

I have heard somewhere that the first edition, the TR-2075 is more sharp and analytical, maybe like contemporary gear?

Hi, I had to comment this because it's quite interesting what you've wrote here. What I have read is pretty much opposite to your experience, meaning that indeed first 2075 would have more warmer, authentic "vintage sound", and 2075 mk2 and 2080 being more colder and analytical due the updated/modernised design. Also that 2075 mk2 and 2080 would be basically tthe same with only little differences in design. Personally I can't comment any experiences, since I don't have any of those monsters(yet), however based on other peoples opinions about sound I've been indeed after a first generation 2075. What do you think?


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My brother and I have each other Studio monitors sets and he has a TR 2075 mkII and I have a TR 2075. I am not Shure if my receiver is n early ore late TR 2075, but when I have opened it I will check the serial number. My TR 20275 need some recapping and both sets of Studio Monitors are under filter recapping now. After that we will have the opportunity to say something about the difference in the sound between the two receivers.


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@indianeren

Nice, you brothers have a good gear there👌 TR 2075 with Studio Monitors is also my goal at the moment. Someday...


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@in-stereo
I have no personal experience of this, the difference between the TR-2075 MkI and MkII. So that may be completely wrong.
I have the TR-2080 myself, and I don't think at all it is 'cold' or 'sterile'. My 2080 has a unique sound in the collection, I call it "the aristocrat" - it is delicate, nuanced, powerful but restrained and does not flaunt it's big muscle (it is after all the most powerful amp in my home). I'd say it is different from contemporary gear, but not completely 'vintage' sounding either (difficult expression - 'vintage sound').
Not sure how the TR-2075 first edition would perform.
The TR-2075 MkII is basically the same as the TR-2080.


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@tandbergista

Hi,

Nor do I have any personal experience of those yet, so I'm leaning completely on experiences of other people regarding those beautiful receivers😃


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Posted by: @indianeren

 I am not sure if my receiver is an early or a late TR 2075,

First picture - the early 2075. The second picture - late one

IMG 1987
TR 2075 late model

 


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Hi guys,

i have both the TR2075 and TR2075 MK2.

Shall try to hook them to my speakers later this week to compare.

I have bought them from 2 different owners, so I am not sure to take this test serious.

Receivers from this age all have their own history

*how did the first owners deal with their Tandbergs, did they gave it time to warm up??,.... did they maintain their stuff well? ......did they always play full force or easy going? Etc....*

Think this is also very important after almost 40 -50 years

I have written on this forum that I am not technical ( unfortunally)    at all, so I am doing all my tests with my ears....., hope you guys will understand that....

I am sure after revision all my Tandberg stuff must play even better.....

Piet

 


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Indianeren
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My TR2075 is marked as the first picture, so I think it is from the first series...


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My TR 2075 has problems, only left channel works.Needs renovation.

TR 2075 mk2 plays very well, good machine

So no test.

After renovation

 


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Hello

Nice collection ! The design of TR2075 is closer to TR2055. The power amplifier part is almost the same with two separate power supplies ( left and right channel, 36V ). The TR2075MKII is equal to TR2080 and it's based on only one power supplier 39V for both channels. Sound ... it's very difficult to say as it depends on eg the caps condition, power transistors ( should be set of Motorola&Fairchild ), etc.. I think TR2075/55 is more rich and warm, TR2075MKII/80 is more elegant.    

Pawel


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Piet
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@pawel

Thanks for the info, nice...

My TR2075MK2 plays very well, no problems, beautiful sound, very happy with.

Pity that my TR2075 has problems.

Thanks for the technical input about the TR2055 vs TR2075

Fortunally I also have a very good TR2055, so gonna do test with TR2055 vs TR2075MK2

See how that works out.

At the end I am always very happy with all my Tandberg gear.

Each receiver has its own soul, own sound, only matter of enjoying it

See you, Piet


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Indianeren
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Hi!

Today I renewed the four big capacitors in the power supply on my TR 2075. They were nasty, they were the reason that the left side of the amplifier faded out after short time. Picture tells it all

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@Indianeren, opps it does not look good, check the rest of capacitors at the amp power board. Honestly I haven't seen this 4 in a such bad condition so far. There is also one 1000uF/63V at the power board, it makes sense to replace it as well. 

@piet, happy to help , but it maybe a problem with shipping to Poland 🙁 

Pawel


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Indianeren
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I have only planned to recap the power section this time. I also have a recapping project on my Studio Monitors,  still waiting for a delivery. The rest of the capacitors will be taken care of during the winter.


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