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NORDMENDE TANNHAUSER 58

NORDMENDE TANNHÄUSER 58

Nordmende Tannhäuser 58

Tannhäuser, born into a family of knights in Salzburg, took part maybe in the sixth Crusade of 1228 and led a wandering life as a poet and a bard. He attended the court of Duke Frederick II in Vienna.
According to legend, during his life Tannhäuser found the Venusburg (mount of Venus), the subterranean reign of Venus, and lived with her for one year. He then left the goddess, full of remorse, and undertook a journey to Rome, in order to ask Pope Urban IV for forgiveness. The Pope reminded him that such sins lead to eternal damnation and promised to forgive him only in the event of a miracle: the appearance of flowers on his cane. Three days later Tannhäuser returned to Vienna and the cane bloomed.

The legend was put into music by Richard Wagner in his Tannhäuser.

Nordmende, in its heyday of technological growth, decided to name “Tannhäuser” its best device ever produced.
A device designed to represent the crest of the technical perfection of its time and extreme attention to detail.
The output stage is composed of a pair of  EL84 in Push-Pull. The phase inversion is carried out with a section of the double triode  ECC82 in Cathodyne configuration. This kind of inverter has an advantage, the possibility to be connected directly to its previous stage. Such stage consists of the remaining section of the double triode ECC82, which provides for the amplification of the signal after the attenuation deriving from the tone control circuit.
The triode contained in the multifunction valve EABC80 constitutes the input preamplifier and receives a signal from a logarithmic potentiometer with 3 intermediate sockets for a complex and very accurate physiological volume control circuit.

The radio section is of the same high quality. An additional medium frequency stage is present, in order to increase the selectivity.
This allows the receipt of transmissions, especially in FM, particularly stable and free from disturbance.

The complex of loudspeakers, moreover, is really impressive. All the loudspeakers are made by Isophon.
The reproduction of low and medium frequencies is ensured by a big elliptic woofer  P 2031/19/105 which measures 31 cm in length and 20 in height.
To trebles, instead, are dedicated 4 loudspeakers built with 3 different technologies.
Frontally, we can find the famous cone tweeter HM 10/12/70 for a soft reproduction, perfectly integrated with that of the woofer. The trumpet exit of a DKS 6/13/100 and an electrostatic tweeter ST HB7 were put  on each side.

As Baudelaire wrote, the Tannhäuser represents the struggle between the two principles which choose the human heart as their battlefield, that is the flesh against the spirit.
Nordmende honoured this great piece of work with the realisation of its best product.

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BLUETOOTH

Bluetooth receiver embedded

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MULTI PLATFORM CONNECTION

Each radio is equipped with a cable for connection to any digital device.

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TUBESOUND IMPROVEMENTS

- Bluetooth receiver embedded - The unit is equipped with a BLUETOOTH receiver powered directly by the receiver power supply. This makes it possible to control the amplifier from any external digital device as an IPAD, a Smartphone, or a sophisticated multimedia station. So you can hear your preferred web station or your lossesless file without cables on the room. Wireless Receiver can be equipped upon requests.
- Multi Platform Connection - A customized adaptation cable to connect any digital device as Iphone, Smartphone, Laptop, CD Player etc. will be provided with this radio. This special cable suits the different impedances between the modern equipment and the receiver. Furthermore the two stereo channels flow into one without increasing the load to the input unit.

Nordmende Tannhauser 58

HISTORY

In 1923 Otto Hermann Mende founded Radio H. Mende &amp; Co. in Dresden. After the bombing of the factory in 1945, Martin Mende (son of the founder) created a new company in Bremen, the "North German Mende Broadcast GmbH" whose name was later changed into NORDMENDE.

In the 50s and 60s it became one of the most prestigious German TV and radios manufacturer.

In the 70s the televisions by NORDMENDE became famous for their frames, cards and for the rigorous testing and quality controls carried out on their finished products. Unfortunately, the high cost involved in such detailed quality determined a competitive disadvantage when the price of color television began to fall.

In 1977 the majority of the shares was sold to the French Thomson. The following year, the family sold the remaining shares. In 1980, the factories of Bremen was closed, NORDMENDE becoming purely a trademark of Thomson.

 

 

Thanks Dan Ludington for the image.

MAIN FEATURES

Year of production: 1957/58

Superheterodyne IF 468/10700
10 AM Circuits
13 FM Circuits
Wavebands:
Medium Waves (OM), Long Waves (OL), Short waves (OC), FM (UKW)

Loudspeakers:
1 woofer
1 cone tweeter
1 horn tweeter with twin mouth
2 electrostatic tweeters

Dimensions (LHD):: 700 x 420 x 290 mm / 27.6 x 16.5 x 11.4 inch
Net weight: 16.3 kg / 35 lb 14.4 oz
9 Tubes: ECC85 ECH81 EF89 EF89 EM34 or EM35 EABC80 ECC82 EL84 EL84

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BANDBREITE SCHALTBAR

The frequency response correction system is made of 6 keys that insert preset equalization curves operating on the feedback circuit, they are not passive filters.
This solution was adopted only on the upper class models.

The Bass key emphasizes the bass.
The Sprache key emphasizes the mids for a cleaner listening to broadcasts spoken.
The Horspiel key leaves the control to the tone knobs.
The Orchester key puts in the flat passband.
The Solo key slightly accentuates the mids to encourage listening to individual instruments.
The Jazz key emphasizes the very low and high tones to encourage listening to this kind of music.

TONE CONTROL WITH LEVEL INDICATION

The tones control system is very efficient.

Above the large tone control knobs there is a band that lights up gradually indicating the emphasis on the band on which it acts.

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Bassi al massimo

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Bassi flat

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Bassi al minimo

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Acuti al minimo

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Acuti flat

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Acuti al massimo

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AERIALS

Inside the cabinet there is a dipole for FM reception and a ferrite rotating aerial for AM reception.
Ferrite aerial can be rotated from the outside to achieve a perfect tuning of the device in the AM.
In this picture see the rotation mechanism and the position indicator of the aerial.

The reception sensitivity with internal aerials is very good. This unit was in fact produced in a period when there were not many radio stations and those available fairly apart from each others.
Using an external aerial sensitivity is further increased.

SEPARATE CONTROL TUNING BETWEEN AM AND FM

The tuning system is another gem.
The unit is equipped with mechanisms for keeping separate the AM and FM bands.
The tuning knob is single but a selector switch commutes into cable systems (all in steel) and pulleys separated depending on the band.

The movement is transferred to both mechanisms with a system of pulleys and separated gears.

 

TUNING INDICATOR

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The magic eye has of course been replaced.

LOUDSPEAKERS

The loudspeakers are five.

 In the front we find the biggest elliptic broadband built by Isophon, very linear and efficient. Also frontally, we find an Isophon cone tweeter.
In order to obtain a 3D effect, we find on the sides a huge trumpet tweeter with two outputs and two electrostatic SuperTweeters.

 The acoustic performance is really generous.

 None of the radios I know has the same dotation of loudspeakers.

CONTROL PANEL

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Above the dial, in the loudspeakers panel we find the series of buttons of the Bandbreite Schltbar, previously described.
Moving downwards on the tuning-dial, we first find the magical eye, which indicates the perfect tuning of each station. Below, we find the volume control (with integrated loudness).
By pulling the volume knob, the circuit which powers selectivity in the AM bands is inserted.
From the top down are then indicated the AM dial for Long, Medium and Short bands and below we find the FM dial.
Moving further right, we find the indicator of the position of the ferrite aerial.
Finally, there is the tuning knob, which movement is very pleasant as it is supported by a big flywheel.
Coaxial to the harmony knob is the knob which rotates the ferrite aerial.
Below on the left we find the treble control knob set in a nice bakelite casing with ivory effect.

In the following order, then, we find the buttons:

AUS - Off
TA - Turntable
TONBAND - Tape recorder
L - Long Wave
Peil-Ant - Ferrite antenna for  LW and MW
M - Medium Wave
K - Short Wave
UKW - FM

On the right, the bass control is visible.
Above the tone controls, the respective emphasis indicators of the controls.

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REAR SIDE

Output for external speakers.

Socket for recorder (tonbandgerat).

Turntable input (Tonabnehmer)

AM and FM aerial inputs and ground socket.

RESTORATION WORKS

THE USUAL AMAZING LAST IMAGE
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Nordmende Stereo Steuergerät 3007 steuergerät 3007 - cn

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NORDMENDE STEREO STEUERGERAT 3007

NORDMENDE STEREO STEUERGERAT 3007

Finally we do not find passive correction or equalization filters on a machine, and this goes to advantage response linearity and signal transfer speed.

I put this note at the beginning to highlight the main characteristic of the NORDMENDE STEREO STEUERGERAT 3007, say, the extreme response linearity.
The power of the RMS output goes around 9W per channel, and its enough to pilot medium dimension and efficiency speakers.
Not having appearently a color of its own, this machine leaves musicality to the loudspeakers, that will have to be chosen with care.
This is in my opinion the harder side, but at the same time intriguing, of the placing of this Nordmende.

Very easy to use and very compact, represents a stylistc line at the top those years in Europe.
Shortly the Japanese will come with their professional-looking machines...talking about the appearence.

The cabinet is very beautiful and opaque-varnished.
The care and the precision by Nordmende in its production are notorious. The quality of the components is known over all by german collectors.

I personally prefere the “naked” machine.
Aesthetically it reminds me of the McIntosh look (don't blame me the evaluators of the legendary Chambers Street's company)
The deisgn is less heavy and immediately becomes current and this benefits the thermic balance increasing the functioning stability and the duration.
If I would have to do a tweaking and not a refurbishment, I'd protect the machine with a black shiny grid of the right dimension. I'm convinced that the result would be very interesting.

EXTERNAL LOUDSPEAKERS

It is possible to connect any speaker, preferably with high efficiency.

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STEREO DECODER

The device is equipped with the rare Stereo Decoder, allowing you to listen to a multitude of FM Stereo broadcasts in stereo

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BLUETOOTH

Built-in Bluetooth receiver

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MULTI PLATFORM CONNNECTION

Each radio is equipped with a special cable that connects with any digital source.

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TUBESOUND

- Altoparlanti separati - Poter utilizzare diffusori separati  è una possibilità importante per ricevitori stereofonici. In questo modo è possibile accoppiare al ricevitore i diffusori più adatti alle esigenze di spazio, di design o di prestazioni acustiche. I diffusori più adatti sono analizzati in seguito, nella sezione altoparlanti.

- Stereo Decoder - L'apparecchio è dotato di Decoder Stereo integrato. Questo permette di ascoltare in stereofonia le stazioni che usano tale sistema trasmissivo. Molti ricevitori stereofonici non sono dotati di Multiplexer per cui funzionano in stereofonia soltanto quando si seleziona l'ingresso Giradischi/Registratore/Aux. Tali ricevitori, nell'ascolto della radio, inviano ad entrambi i canali lo stesso segnale, per cui l'ascolto è monofonico. Non è il caso della Concertino 2380 che è totalmente stereofonica.

- Ricevitore Bluetooth integrato – Questa unità può essere equipaggiata con un ricevitore BLUETOOTH alimentato direttamente dall'apparecchio Questo rende possibile usare l'amplificatore da qualsiasi dispositivo digitale esterno, come IPAD, Smartphone, o sofisticate stazioni multimediali. Potrete ascoltare le vostre Stazioni Web o le vostre musiche preferite senza cavi in giro per la stanza. Su richiesta è possibile anche montare un Ricevitore Wireless.

- Connessione MultiPiattaforma - Con l'apparecchio viene fornito un cavo adattore di impedenza per connettere qualsiasi sorgente digitale, come Iphone, Smartphone, Computer, CD Player ecc. Questo cavo appositamente costruito adatta le differenti impedenze delle moderne apparecchiature digitali. Inoltre i due canali stereofonici vengono raccolti in un unico flusso senza aumentare il carico dellunità sorgente.

Nordmende factory

HISTORY

In 1923 Otto Hermann Mende founded Radio H. Mende & Co. in Dresden. After the bombing of the factory in 1945, Martin Mende (son of the founder) created a new company in Bremen, the "North German Mende Broadcast GmbH" whose name was later changed into NORDMENDE.

In the 50s and 60s it became one of the most prestigious German TV and radios manufacturer.

In the 70s the televisions by NORDMENDE became famous for their frames, cards and for the rigorous testing and quality controls carried out on their finished products. Unfortunately, the high cost involved in such detailed quality determined a competitive disadvantage when the price of color television began to fall.

In 1977 the majority of the shares was sold to the French Thomson. The following year, the family sold the remaining shares. In 1980, the factories of Bremen was closed, NORDMENDE becoming purely a trademark of Thomson.

MAIN FEATURES

Year of production: 1966/68

Superheterodyne IF 468/10700
6 AM Circuits
10 FM Circuits

Wavebands:
Medium Waves (OM), Long Waves (OL), Short waves (OC), FM (UKW)

AC Voltage: 110 - 220 Volt

External loudspeakers output

Dimensions (LHD) : 550 x 210 x 230 mm / 21.7 x 8.3 x 9.1 inch
Net weight: 9.2 kg / 20 lb 4.2 oz (20.264 lb)

Tubes 8: ECC85, ECH81, EAF801,ECC808, EMM803;ECC81, 2 x ECLL800

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VERY HIGH QUALITY AND CONTROL OF THE DETAILS

The tube sockets are made of ceramic and not bakelite.
The use of this expensive material ensures the grip of the contacts even with high temperatures and without spurious capacities and and interferences thanks to the best dielectric characteristics of the ceramic compared to other cheaper materials usually used in commercial devices.

AERIALS

Inside the cabinet there is a dipole for FM reception and a ferrite aerial for AM reception.

The reception sensitivity with internal aerials is very good.
This unit was in fact produced in a period when there were not many radio stations and those available fairly apart from each others.

Using an external aerial sensitivity is further increased.

Nordmende Stereo Steuergerät 3007

SEPARATED TUNING CONTROL BETWEEN AM AND FM

The tuning system is interesting and different than other devices made in Germany.

The device is equipped with separate tuning mechanisms for AM and FM bands.
There are two tuning knobs, separate but coaxial, with cable and pulley systems separated depending on the band. This type of tuning has a very strong mechanics.

Regarding maintenance, cleaning and lubricating once every 10 to 15 years is sufficient.

TUNING INDICATOR

The magic eye has of course been replaced.

Nordmende Stereo Steuergerät 3007

MAIN CONTROLS

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On the left we see the volume command with incorpored loudness.
After that on the right the L-R channels balance control.
Bass tones knob, treble tone knob.

Nordmende 3007

We find then these buttons, in this order:
Power On/Power Off,
Stereo/Mono,
Turntable/Recorder Input,
Long, Medium, Short Waves,
FM,
Automatic Frequency Control (keeps an FM station centered once tuned in)

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On the right we find then the magic eye that indicates with the left bar the presence and the level of a Stereo Station, with the two little bar on the left the perfect tuning of each station.
Finally we find the two axial knobs for the tuning of the AM and FM bands.

Nordmende Stereo Steuergerät 3007

REAR SIDE

Output for external speakers.
Socket for recorder (tonbandgerat).
Turntable input (Tonabnehmer)
AM and FM aerial inputs and ground socket.

RESTORING WORKS

THE USUAL AMAZING LAST IMAGE
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Nordmende Othello 55 (88 – 108 MHz) 2D and 3D

NORDMENDE OTHELLO 55

在采取任何行动之前,我们决定修复这台收音机已经仔细考虑了。有两个要素需要仔细检查。

首先:在2D机型中,整组扬声器组均位于前面。在随后的几年中这个机型则配置一组声音扩散3D系统;中/高频率也从收音机左右两侧传播,此设计最大的优点是:即使人们在一定区域里自由活动,依然提供了一个最佳的听觉效果。
不幸的是,大多数时候收音机是被摆放在封闭的架子上,或是摆放在家具的两边,如此一来的缺点就是,收音机侧向声音扩散完全没用。
事实上,收音机的3D效果通常是将一个大型的宽带扬声器,一或多个静电超级高音扬声器安装于正面,而中/高音扬声器安装于左右两侧。因此,如果侧扬声器被书籍或其他障碍物遮挡,声音会因此受到阻隔,听觉效果不会像以前那样明亮。
与此相反,若将整套扬声器安装于收音机正面,则声音传播容易,而且声音具有极大的自然性和透明度。

第二:机箱的巨大视觉冲击。
精心挑选的树林和精细的工艺,一眼就能看出这幅作品的美丽。
专业修复进一步提高它的美感,重新赋予收音机的生命,这样一个精美的手工作品,让我们再一次看到她几十年前的风采。
没有痕迹的塑料组件,巧妙的金属和木材对比使整个机箱显得充满活力。
然而,正如已经提到的,从风格的角度而言,Nordmende一直被认为是实而不华。就如Othello这个大型家用电器,仍然令人印象深刻和严谨,特别适合古典家具或华丽的和精致的对比组合,从而进一步提高视觉效果,同时保持无与伦比的听觉效果:令人愉悦,奥妙和深刻的感受。
音调控制是单独的线性指示装置,使用EL84电子管做后端A级功放放,三极管负责前置放大器,此线性化反馈系统的反应是非常有效的;所有这些元素使聆听这台收音机变得非常愉悦和满足。

当然也有3D机型,所以你可以根据现场环境选择最好的机型。

总之,这是一台雄伟的Normende收音机。

OthelloNordmende品牌里电子管收音机中的高级机型---1955年西德制造

Normende Othello 55

FM频率范围
调频频率范围从88扩大到108兆赫(MHz)

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蓝牙
加装蓝牙接收器

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多平台的连接
每台收音机都配备了一条连接到任何数字设备的音频线。

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放大管声音的改进

- FM频率范围从88到108兆赫---在1950 / 60年代德国生产的电子管收音机是世界闻名的,这是因为他们出色的声音质量,他们美丽的机箱外型,他们的实力和他们没有妥协的作业标准。不幸的是,FM频段只有从87.5~100兆赫,但无法接收到100兆赫以上的电台,经过仔细的研究和大量的测试,我们能够获得的频率范围由原有范围扩大至88~108兆赫。我们还重建了一个与原始完全相同的玻璃面板,用相同的材料和相同的技术,且与新的频率范围对应,结果是完美的。使我们可以在任何国家收听到大部分的FM电台。

- 蓝牙接收器加装-该单位配备了一个蓝牙接收器,直接由收音机供应电源。这使得有可能控制放大器从任何外部数字设备作为一个iPad,智能手机,或一个复杂的多媒体站。所以你能无线听到您喜欢的网站或你的无损档案。无线接收器可根据要求选配。

– 多平台连接-一个定制的适应电缆连接任何数字设备,如iPhone,智能手机,笔记本电脑,CD播放器等将提供这台收音机。这种特殊的电缆适合现代设备和接收机之间的不同阻抗。此外,两个立体声信道流入一个不增加负载的输入单元。

Nordmende factory

历史

1923年Otto Hermann Mende於Dresden成立了Radio H. Mende & Co.无线电公司。
1945年工厂爆炸后,Martin Mende(创始人的儿子)在Bremen创建了一家新公司---“North German Mende Broadcast GmbH”,公司名称后来改为NORDMENDE。
在50年代和60年代,它成为德国最著名的电视和收音机制造商之一。
在上世纪70年代,由於对成品进行严格的测试和质量控制,Nordmende电视成了知名品牌。
不幸的是,当彩电价格开始下降时,因为高质量下产生的高成本,市场竞争力趋于劣势。
1977年的大部分股分被出售给法国Thomson。随后几年内,家族出售剩余股分。1980年,Bremen工厂关闭,NORDMENDE纯粹成为Thomson的商标之一。

主要特点

生产年份:1954/55

超外差式收音机IF 468/10700
6 AM电路,11 FM电路.
无线电波段:LW,MW,SW,FM

1X椭圆的中低音喇叭
1X中音喇叭
1X静电高音喇叭

尺寸(长高深):66 x 40.3 x 27.4(公分)
净重:12.5公斤

7支电子管:2xEC92,ECH81,EF85,EABC80,EL84,EM34

Normende Othello 55

水平指示音调控制

这台收音机的控制方式安排与传统的搭配相比有些不寻常。左右同轴大旋钮是音调高低控制,左右同轴小旋钮分别是的音量和频道调谐控制。

在音调控制的大旋钮上方,你可以找到一个小窗口,黑白颜色对比逐渐显示出对高低音比例。

天线

机壳内有一个半波偶极天线FM调频接收和旋转镍锌铁氧体天线AM调幅接收。
旋转镍锌铁氧体天线可以从外部旋转,实现了在AM调幅完美的调整。
在这张图片中,看到旋转机构和空中的位置指示器。具有内部天线的接收灵敏度很好。
使用外部天线灵敏度进一步增加

Normende Othello 55

AM调幅和FM调频是各自控制调谐

调谐系统是另一个特点
该单元配备了保持独立的AM调幅和FM调频带的机制。
调谐钮是单一的,但有一个选择器开关通到电缆系统(全不锈钢)和滑轮分离。
这转动是伴随着两个复杂的滑轮和分离齿轮的转移机制。

双中波电路

在Othello和Tannhauser(NORDMENDE的两个顶级机型)配备中波双调机制。

按下M按键,使用右边同轴小旋钮在中波波段进行正常搜索,指示是显示于主调谐显示器。
按下Ortssender按键,使用左边底部白色旋钮,这是低灵敏度(粗调)中波波段搜寻电台的方式,指示是显示左侧的小垂直调谐显示器。

在按下M或Ortssender按键后,可以再按下Peil-Ant.按键进行(微调),使用右边底部白色旋钮,这是高灵敏度中波波段搜寻电台的方式,指示是显示右侧的小垂直调谐显示器。

这有助于你搜索到中波电台。

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调谐指示器

调谐指示当然已经被更换

扬声器

收音机正面安装了三个扬声器。

有一个非常高效的宽带扬声器和一个高音被保护锥形高音扬声器。

一个清晰高音再现的静电超高音扬声器。

听觉效果非常卓越且令人满意。

控制面板

Normende Othello 55

 

在扬声器面板的中心,我们会发现一颗”魔眼”,它可以显示电台的信号是否被完美调谐。
左边同轴小旋钮是音量控制(内置响度)。同轴大旋钮是高音控制。
除了音量旋钮外,玻璃面板上我们发现有中波粗调(垂直指示),FM调频,短波,长波,中波,中波微调(垂直指示)。

 

然后我们看到一排白色按键,由左至右依序为:开关,唱片机,长波,中波微调,中波,中波粗调,短波,FM。
最后,同轴小旋钮是调谐控制。同轴大旋钮有低音控制。
在玻璃面板下方有两个白色横向旋钮轴:左边控制中波粗调调谐,右边控制中波微调调谐。
这两个旋钮指示分别设于玻璃面板两侧的小垂直调谐显示器

Normende Othello 55

背面

外部扬声器输出。
录音机输入。
唱片机输入。
AM调幅和FM调频天线输入和接地插座。

恢复步骤

呈现美丽的形象
Normende Othello 55
Nordmende Carmen 58 carmen 58 - cn

Nordmende…

Nordmende Carmen 58

NORDMENDE CARMEN 58

Produced in 1958, the Carmen belongs to the Nordmende middle class tube radios.
But what makes this Carmen 58 stick out from the other middle class radios is its elegance.
Nordmende was carefully naming its radios and even in this case the name Carmen suits this product perfectly.
With Carmen 58 Nordmende designers began a line of products with clean and elegant shape. As the older models the quality of the materials represent Nordmende at its top. High quality wood, metals and plastics.
The cabinet is mirror painted. And its infinite reflections catch the eye.
And so the Carmen become the queen of the house. It could not be otherwise with that personality.

Our professional restoration process further enhanced this feature, giving new life to a classical handmade object that is now ready to work for many more decades.
We have been trying to place this radio in different locations: in the end we realized that this Carmen fits perfectly with a classical and refined ambience.

As older Carmen the Model 58 sound  deep and refined. The separate tone controls, the A Class final stage, the triode preamp, the efficient feedback system that linearizes the response are all elements that make the sound of this radio a very warm and pleasant listening experience.

A cheerful and bright sound, aggressive silhouette.
If it were a shoe would be a Size 12 Womens Heels

Nordmende Carmen 58

BLUETOOTH
Bluetooth receiver embed

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MULTI PLATFORM CONNECTION
Each radio is equipped with a cable for connection to any digital device.

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TUBESOUND IMPROVEMENT

- Bluetooth receiver embed - The unit is equipped with a BLUETOOTH receiver powered directly by the receiver power supply. This makes it possible to control the amplifier from any external digital device as an IPAD, a Smartphone, or a sophisticated multimedia station. So you can hear your preferred web station or your lossesless file without cables on the room. Wireless Receiver can be equipped upon requests.
- Multi Platform Connection - A customized adaptation cable to connect any digital device as Iphone, Smartphone, Laptop, CD Player etc. will be provided with this radio. This special cable suits the different impedances between the modern equipment and the receiver. Furthermore the two stereo channels flow into one without increasing the load to the input unit.

Nordmende factory

HISTORY

In 1923 Otto Hermann Mende founded Radio H. Mende & Co. in Dresden. After the bombing of the factory in 1945, Martin Mende (son of the founder) created a new company in Bremen, the "North German Mende Broadcast GmbH" whose name was later changed into NORDMENDE.

In the 50s and 60s it became one of the most prestigious German TV and radios manufacturer.

In the 70s the televisions by NORDMENDE became famous for their frames, cards and for the rigorous testing and quality controls carried out on their finished products. Unfortunately, the high cost involved in such detailed quality determined a competitive disadvantage when the price of color television began to fall.

In 1977 the majority of the shares was sold to the French Thomson. The following year, the family sold the remaining shares. In 1980, the factories of Bremen was closed, NORDMENDE becoming purely a trademark of Thomson.

MAIN FEATURES

Year of production: 1957/58
Superheterodyne IF 468/10700
8 AM Circuits
11 FM Circuits
Wavebands:
Medium Waves (OM), Long Waves (OL), Short waves (OC), FM (UKW)
1 Elliptical wideband
2 side Tweeters

Dimensions (LHD): 605 x 370 x 270 mm
23.8 x 14.6 x 10.6 inch
Net weight: 12 kg / 26 lb 6.9 oz
6 Tubes:
ECC85, ECH81, EF85, EABC80, EL84, EM84

Nordmende Carmen 58

TONE CONTROL WITH LEVEL INDICATION

The tones control system is very efficient. Above the large tone control knobs there is a band that lights up gradually indicating the emphasis on the band on which it acts.

EQUALIZATION KEYS

The frequency response correction system is made of 6 keys that insert preset equalization curves operating on the feedback circuit (they are not passive filters).
This solution was adopted only on the upper class models.
The Bass key emphasizes the bass.
The Sprache key emphasizes the mids for a cleaner listening to broadcasts spoken.
The Horspiel key leaves the control to the tone knobs.
The Orchester key puts in the flat passband.
The Solo key slightly accentuates the mids to encourage listening to individual instruments.
The Jazz key emphasizes the very low and high tones to encourage listening to this kind of music.

Nordmende Carmen 58
Nordmende Carmen 56/3D

AERIALS

Inside the cabinet there is a dipole for FM reception and a ferrite rotating aerial for AM reception.
Ferrite aerial can be rotated from the outside to achieve a perfect tuning of the device in the AM.
In this picture see the rotation mechanism and the position indicator of the aerial.
The reception sensitivity with internal aerials is very good. This unit was in fact produced in a period when there were not many radio stations and those available fairly apart from each others.
Using an external aerial sensitivity is further increased.

SEPARATE CONTROL TUNING BETWEEN AM AND FM

The tuning system is another gem.
The unit is equipped with mechanisms for keeping separate the AM and FM bands.
The tuning knob is single but a selector switch commutes into cable systems (all in steel) and pulleys separated depending on the band.
The movement is transferred to both mechanisms with a system of pulleys and separated gears.

Nordmende Carmen 56/3D
Nordmende Carmen 58

TUNING INDICATOR

The magic eye has of course been replaced.

LOUDSPEAKERS

The front speaker is a large ISOPHON elliptical broadband .
The sound is beautiful, very deep bass and clean treble thanks to the side protected cones, as the HI-FI speaker of the following decades.
Of course I'm not speaking here of High Fidelity, but the warmth and charm not found in modern devices.

CONTROL PANEL

Nordmende Carmen 58

In the center under the speakers panel we find the Equalizaton keyboard.
To the left is the volume control (with loudness built-in).
Pulling the volume knob we obtain a narrow station tuning on MW band (udible high frequencies increased)
After we find the magic eye that indicates the perfect tuning station.
Continuing we find the FM and AM main display for Long Wave Medium and Court bands, Ferrite aerial position display.

Finally, there is the tuning knob.Coaxially there is the ferrite antenna control.
Under the dialglass we find the bass control equipped with indicator on the main dialglass.
To the right in the order there are the Turntable, LW, Ferrite aerial, MW, SW and FM keys.
Further we find the treble control equipped with indicator on the main dialglass.

Nordmende Carmen 58

REAR SIDE

Output for external speakers.
Socket for recorder (tonbandgerat).
Turntable input (Tonabnehmer)
AM and FM aerial inputs and ground socket.

THE USUAL AMAZING LAST IMAGE
Nordmende Carmen 58
Nordmende Carmen 56/3D carmen 56 3d - cn

Nordmende…

Nordmende Carmen 56/3D

NORDMENDE CARMEN 56/3D

Produced in 1956, the Carmen belongs to the Nordmende middle class tube radios. But what makes this Carmen 56 stick out from the other middle class radios is its beauty.

Nordmende was carefully naming its radios and even in this case the name Carmen suits this product perfectly.
This Carmen 56 model is flashier than the general Nordmende production, typically much more austere. No doubt though that the balance of the forms and the quality of the materials represent Nordmende at its top. A massive use of high quality wood and brass inserts, a wise balance of dark and bright colours and the special touch given by the transparent and bright insert around the knobs of the equalizer: here stands the secret of such a beauty.

Our professional restoration process further enhanced this feature, giving new life to a classical handmade object that is now ready to work for many more decades.
We have been trying to place this radio in different locations: in the end we realized that this Carmen fits perfectly with a classical and refined ambience but that also a more modern environment can put a special spotlight on this beautiful radio that will definitely catch the attention.

Carmen 56 sound is nice, deep and refined. The separate tone controls, the A Class final stage, the triode preamp, the efficient feedback system that linearizes the response are all elements that make the sound of this radio a very warm and pleasant listening experience.

In fact, accordingly to its name, this Carmen is really a delicious crush.

Nordmende Carmen 56/3D

BLUETOOTH
Bluetooth receiver embed

READ MORE >

MULTI PLATFORM CONNECTION
Each radio is equipped with a cable for connection to any digital device.

READ MORE >

TUBESOUND IMPROVEMENT

- Bluetooth receiver embed - The unit is equipped with a BLUETOOTH receiver powered directly by the receiver power supply. This makes it possible to control the amplifier from any external digital device as an IPAD, a Smartphone, or a sophisticated multimedia station. So you can hear your preferred web station or your lossesless file without cables on the room. Wireless Receiver can be equipped upon requests.
- Multi Platform Connection - A customized adaptation cable to connect any digital device as Iphone, Smartphone, Laptop, CD Player etc. will be provided with this radio. This special cable suits the different impedances between the modern equipment and the receiver. Furthermore the two stereo channels flow into one without increasing the load to the input unit.

Nordmende factory

HISTORY

In 1923 Otto Hermann Mende founded Radio H. Mende & Co. in Dresden. After the bombing of the factory in 1945, Martin Mende (son of the founder) created a new company in Bremen, the "North German Mende Broadcast GmbH" whose name was later changed into NORDMENDE.

In the 50s and 60s it became one of the most prestigious German TV and radios manufacturer.

In the 70s the televisions by NORDMENDE became famous for their frames, cards and for the rigorous testing and quality controls carried out on their finished products. Unfortunately, the high cost involved in such detailed quality determined a competitive disadvantage when the price of color television began to fall.

In 1977 the majority of the shares was sold to the French Thomson. The following year, the family sold the remaining shares. In 1980, the factories of Bremen was closed, NORDMENDE becoming purely a trademark of Thomson.

MAIN FEATURES

Year of production: 1955/56
Superheterodyne IF 468/10700
8 AM Circuits
11 FM Circuits
Wavebands:
Medium Waves (OM), Long Waves (OL), Short waves (OC), FM (UKW)
1 Elliptical wideband
2 side Tweeters

Dimensions (LHD): 22.6 x 14.8 x 10.4 inch
Net weight: 26 lb 6.9 oz
6 Tubes:
ECC85, ECH81, EF85, EABC80, EL84, EM34

Nordmende Carmen 56/3D

TONE CONTROL WITH LEVEL INDICATION

The tones control system is very efficient. Above the large tone control knobs there is a band that lights up gradually indicating the emphasis on the band on which it acts.

EQUALIZATION KEYS

The frequency response correction system is made of 5 keys that insert preset equalization curves operating on the feedback circuit (they are not passive filters).

This solution was adopted only on the upper class models.
The Bass key emphasizes the bass.
The Sprache key emphasizes the mids for a cleaner listening to broadcasts spoken.
The Orchester key puts in the flat passband.
The Solo key slightly accentuates the mids to encourage listening to individual instruments.
The Jazz key emphasizes the very low and high tones to encourage listening to this kind of music.

Nordmende Carmen 56/3D
Nordmende Carmen 56/3D

AERIALS

Inside the cabinet there is a dipole for FM reception and a ferrite rotating aerial for AM reception.
Ferrite aerial can be rotated from the outside to achieve a perfect tuning of the device in the AM.
In this picture see the rotation mechanism and the position indicator of the aerial.
The reception sensitivity with internal aerials is very good. This unit was in fact produced in a period when there were not many radio stations and those available fairly apart from each others.
Using an external aerial sensitivity is further increased.

SEPARATE CONTROL TUNING BETWEEN AM AND FM

The tuning system is another gem.
The unit is equipped with mechanisms for keeping separate the AM and FM bands.
The tuning knob is single but a selector switch commutes into cable systems (all in steel) and pulleys separated depending on the band.
The movement is transferred to both mechanisms with a system of pulleys and separated gears.

Nordmende Carmen 56/3D
Nordmende Carmen 56/3D

TUNING INDICATOR

The magic eye has of course been replaced.

LOUDSPEAKERS

The front speaker is a large ISOPHON elliptical broadband .
The sound is beautiful, very deep bass and clean treble thanks to the side protected cones, as the HI-FI speaker of the following decades.
Of course I'm not speaking here of High Fidelity, but the warmth and charm not found in modern devices.

CONTROL PANEL

Nordmende Carmen 56/3D

In the center of the speakers panel we find the Equalizaton keyboard.
To the left is the volume control (with loudness built-in). Coaxially there is the ferrite aerial control.
Pulling the volume knob we obtain a narrow station tuning on MW band (udible high frequencies increased)
After we find the magic eye that indicates the perfect tuning station.

Continuing we find the FM and AM main display for Long Wave Medium and Court bands, Ferrite aerial position display.Finally, there is the tuning knob.
Under the dialglass we find the treble control equipped with indicator on the main dialglass.
To the right in the order there are the Turntable, LW, Ferrite aerial, MW, SW and FM keys.
Further we find the bass control equipped with indicator on the main dialglass.

Nordmende Carmen 56/3D

REAR SIDE

Output for external speakers.
Socket for recorder (tonbandgerat).
Turntable input (Tonabnehmer)
AM and FM aerial inputs and ground socket.

THE USUAL AMAZING LAST IMAGE
Nordmende Carmen 56/3D