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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 9:20 am 
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I have a tandberg tr2080 in very nice shape but no caps have been replaced and still sound very good, I am considering a trade for a Mac 1700 that has problems on one channel (i have a friend who will fix it for parts cost) and it needs some cleaning and painting as the cages and transformer is
getting rusty. the fact that i'm considering this trade because the tandberg is wider than my audio stand should tell you that i have a few screws loose.


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 10:01 am 
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Have you considered getting a new stand?

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 10:05 am 
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No I have a disease disguised as a hobby

-- 23 May 2016 18:09 --

it just sits in the basement on top of the other thing.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:31 pm 
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Go for the McIntosh!!! It's a much better set than the Tandberg any day.

That is a lovely Marantz you have there. You need to get it out of it's wood sleeve before it cooks the reflector to death - if it hasn't already. I know it looks nice in there, but the ventilation is hampered and you're slowly cooking the poor thing to bits. Also, don't set anything on top of it!

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Can't comment on the Mac 1700 but one of my biggest regrets was selling my tandberg 20?? receiver. Probably one of the most natural sounding piece of equipment I have ever owned. I missed it so much I went and bought a Tandberg amp and pre-amp to fill the gap.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:08 am 
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Seriously. A working Tandberg, for a non working McIntosh that is 20 years older, has less power, and by the sounds of it in pretty rough shape.
The Tandberg is easily the better piece. Both in looks and performance.

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Tandberg will sound better,if that matters.I have had both go through my hands over the years.


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Hi jrms,
I have to ask. You have a receiver already that looks in great shape, and it sounds better than the other two pieces you are talking about. What is the intended use for the second set?

I've repaired both sets and can easily say that the McIntosh can sound a lot better than the Tandberg. Some of the older equipment will still run rings around a lot of current stuff. I'm just finishing a Marantz 2325 that kills most other receivers and separates. In all fairness, I did change the circuit in a couple places, but it is essentially the same as a stock unit. Most older equipment you hear these days are not properly restored, just "recapped" (stupid term).

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:38 am 
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As someone who has owned a Mac 1700, the Mac was very disappointing in both sound and the ability to pull in stations. I have no experience with your Tandberg other than being a former happy owner of a 3001A.


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