Tandberg TR 1055
AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1973-76)
Tuning range: FM, MW
Power output: 60 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 7Hz to 70kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.2%
Dimensions: 440 x 132 x 310mm
Price: USD $600 (1974)
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Reviewed Mar 18th, 2014 by bobauch
I purchased a 1055 for $100.00 at a local consignment shop to drive a pair of vintage Magnaplanars .My other equipment was either too low in wattage,or not suitable to the Maggie's demanding flat 4 ohm impedance. the 75 watts(4ohm) is adequate to drive the mg-1s with an 83 db sens rating to moderately loud volumes. The sound quality is solidly true high end in timbre,with good resolution and soundstage,excelling especially in well-recorded acoustic jazz,folk,etc. It was a marked improvement over the mid-fi Onkyo it replaced.Not that the Onkyo is bad,as the difference was less or barely apparent on my Definitive Bipolars, Paradigm9se towers, and a pair of Alesis nearfields.In short ,if you can find one of these in good operating condition and at a good price,it can deliver the goods to current sucking ,high resolution speakers.But be warned,very few people know how to repair these,and many parts are reportedly scarce,if not depleted. The company ceased building audio equipment around 1998.This probably is a major factor in the low pricing, compared to the likes of McIntosh.Having grown up in a home with that equipment, i would say this Tandberg would rival a similar Mc in build and sound quality.But unlike that brand,when this old Tandberg finally goes bad,its probably the end of it.