Tandberg TR 2055
FM Stereo Receiver (1976-77)
In the past it has been a normal rule for top quality FM tuner / stereo amplifier equipment to consist of separate units for the tuner, preamplifier, and power amplifier.
And the rule has been justified, because no manufacturer has managed to construct these units on the same chassis and retain the same performance as comparable separate units.
The challenge for Tandberg was to break this rule. The result was the new TR 2000 series. The first product in the series was the TR 2075 which even today is rated amongst the best receivers in the world by American and European Hi-Fi journals.
The tests carried out by these journals prove that the performance of the TR 2075 is equal to or better than comparable separate units!
The TR 2055 has the same FM tuner as the TR 2075 and is equipped with an amplifier that delivers more than 2 x 55 watts into 8 ohms over the whole frequency range from 20 Hz to 20 000 Hz with less than 0.15% total distortion.
Tuning range: FM
Power output: 55 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 7Hz to 80kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.15%
Damping factor: 50
Input sensitivity: 2.2mV (MM), 150mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 78dB (MM), 94dB (line)
Channel separation: 60dB (MM), 60dB (line)
Output: 1000mV (line), 250mV (DIN)
Speaker load impedance: 4Ω to 16Ω
Dimensions: 510 x 153 x 353mm
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Reviewed Mar 14th, 2016 by ilkkasuni
I owned some of the Tandberg stereo receivers, most of them in late 70's. If I recall it right, there was this distinctively warm sound to them, almost with eyes closed one could tell it is a Tandberg.
Plenty power. I liked the TR 2055, a lot. I particularly fancied the tenderness to the high tones. Then again, for say rock music, funk and so on, the bass reproduction could have been punchier.
What made me abandon the model TR 2055 was, I was disappointed by the FM tuner sensitivity, especially after what I had experienced with the TR 220 tuner. Otherwise, the TR 2055 was for keeps, and a very good looking item, too.