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In Reply to: RE: Are Tandberg Decks Known To Be Unreliable? posted by Braxus on January 19, 2012 at 14:32:43
Sad that Tandberg had a short term marketing vision. In the early 80s only 3% of their audio offerings were sold in their home country, Norway. The USA was the #1 market followed by Germany then Britain. Why the weak parts/repair support in the USA? Sorry to hear of your dilemma.
I don't get the USA thing either. If it was the #1 market, why is it Tandberg has become rare here in North America and the support and parts is almost non existant. I'm having a heck of a time getting any decent tech to even look at the deck. I've got one lined up, but he's never worked on one of these before. It's risky. Im holding out to see if Willy Hermann will look at it when ever he slows down from the pile of work he has on his shoulders.
I did yet another tape this afternoon and sure enough it started creasing the tape again. Sound would drop out and the only thing I could do is clean the tape path again. After it dried and a few failed attempts at recording, it finally stopped doing tape damage again and worked as it was supposed to. This deck is finicky to say the least. And its wrecking my good tapes too. I think what I may end up doing is getting a Dragon or B215 to do the playback of all my tapes and just use the Tandberg to record. I'll see if my second 3014 is as finicky as the first deck.
Read the Vintage forums "Bad HiFi" postings by reelsmith. Maybe he can connect you with the Tandberg wizard he knew in the 80s.
Suggest a link? Searching for bad hifi turned up nothing.
Tandberg TCD340a part of the 60+ posts thread on Vintage.
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