Product Overview

Years 1965-1974

 

1965

 

1965: The second overseas factory is established in Braga, Portugal.

The Satellit 205 is one of many appliances in the Satellit series. This product marks the beginning of Grundig production of high-quality global receivers.

The Cassette Recorder C 100 is the first cassette tape recorder made by Grundig. Recording takes place with the DC International System, on cassettes with the dimensions 120 x 77 x 12 mm.

The Car Cassette Tape Player AC 50 brings cassettes into cars.

 

 




1966

 

1966: Grundig has already sold 16.5 million appliances world-wide.

For do-it-yourself installation, Grundig offers the Hi-fi Tuner Amplifier HF 500. This chassis is a combination of receiver and amplifier.

 

 




1967

 

1967: For the beginning of colour television, Grundig launches a whole series of appliances onto the market: T 800 Color, T 1000 Color and T 1200 Color. The T 1000, for example, is constructed with 18 tubes, 23 transistors and 38 diodes. In addition, it switches off colour automatically for black-and-white programmes.

The CC Compact Cassette is introduced and can be listened to with the Cassette Tape Recorder C 200.

 

 




1968

 

1968: The subsidiary companies Triumph and Adler are sold to the US Litton group

The Automatic Cassette Radio C 201 FM now makes it easy to record radio programmes. The device has a built-in VHF radio component.

Grundig offers its customers Europe's first hi-fi amplifier with built-in equaliser, for 1,245 marks. The Hi-fi Stereo Amplifier SV 140 is one of the best performers on the market.

 

 




1969

 

1969: In Rovereto, Italy, a new TV factory goes into production.

A new speaker system, the Kugelstrahler 700, comes into use . Mid-range and high frequencies are projected in all directions, resulting in improved sound quality.

 

 




1970

 

1970: In Nuremberg-Langwasser, Grundig officially opens a colour TV factory and a plastics production plant.

Grundig's first hi-fi cassette deck enables stereo recording and playback - the Tape Recorder CN 222 Stereo.

The Audiorama 7000 Hi-fi has twelve dynamic speaker systems in one speaker. A basket on the inside protects the tweeters from the sound pressure of the bass speakers.

 

 




1971

 

1971: Home video recorders have been on the market since 1969. Two years later, the Video Cassette Recorder VR 2000 color follows, which can process both black-and-white and colour programmes. The appliance works according to the VCR standard with a ½-inch tape.

The Radio Alarm Sono Clock no longer has an analogue display; for the first time a digital display is used. This is, however, operated mechanically.

 

 




1972

 

1972: On 01.04.1972, Grundig-Werke GmbH becomes a shareholding company.

The Compact System Studio 2000 Hi-fi 4D Stereo makes quadraphonics possible and is designed in the exclusive slim-line look.

A motorised, automatic station search is the distinguishing feature of the Car Radio Weltklang WK 2000 Statomat, at the price of 468 marks.

 

 




1973

 

1973: Colour can be portable too - the Super Color 1510 is Grundig's first portable colour television set. It has inline slit mask picture tubes and a fully-transistorised chassis in modular construction.

The Studio 2040 Hi-fi Quadro can be used in several ways. Either as a four-channel control unit for quadraphonic playback of all stereo channels, or as a stereo unit for playback in two separate rooms.

 

 




1974

 

1974: The portable Radio Recorder C 6000 Automatic is a best-seller. Over 710,000 units are sold. Among the reasons for this, besides offering good value for the money, are the technical features, including automatic VHF fine tuning, compact tape recorder, automatic recording etc.