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Tandberg 3500X

Stereo Tape Recorder (1975-77)

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Tandberg 3500X


The 3500X is a model in great demand in the middle price bracket with a good performance and many attractive features.

Suitable for all Hi-Fi music centres providing record/playback in stereo or mono with excellent sound quality.

The 3500X is designed for connection to a good quality stereo amplifier such as the Solvsuper, the Huldra, or the TR 220.

The playback quality of a tape can never be better than the recording quality. A tape recorded on a poor tape recorder can never be improved even when it is played back on a good machine.

Tandberg has always paid particular attention to this point when designing tape recorders. The Tandberg Crossfield technique was specially developed to raise the recording quality.

The tape transport and the tape path have been designed to allow the tape to pass smoothly and precisely across the heads without undue stress and strain.

The heads have been developed and manufactured by Tandberg to exploit the best features of the latest types of tape. Everything possible has been done to ensure that the recording quality is excellent.

Even though the 3500X is reasonably priced it is fully equipped to play a central role in any Hi-Fi music centre.

The unit can be delivered in teak or rosewood (oak or walnut to order).


Track system: 4-track, 2-channel, stereo/monaural system

Heads: 1 x record, 1 x playback, 1 x erase, 1 x bias

Reel size: up to 7 inch reel

Tape speeds: 1 78  3 34  7 12 ips

Wow and flutter: 0.1% (7 12 ips)

Frequency response: 30Hz to 26kHz (7 12 ips)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 64dB

Total harmonic distortion: 3%

Crosstalk: 50dB

Input: 100mV (line), 0.13mV (mic)

Output: 1V (line)

Dimensions: 400 x 180 x 410mm

Weight: 9.1kg

Finish: teak, rosewood, oak, walnut

Year: 1975


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