Product Overview

Years 1975-1984

 

1975

 

1975: The Compact System Studio 3000 comes onto the market: a hi-fi stereo control unit, record player and stereo cassette recorder all in one.

 

 




1976

 

1976: The Reel Tape Recorder TS 1000 is equipped for semi-professional use. For example, it has exchangeable head carriers for 2-track or 4-track stereo. For this unit, all operating functions are electronically controlled using sensors with LED indicators.

For the first time the Company used the English term "receiver". The top-class product, known as the HiFi Receiver 40, bore this name, although the previous hifi radio tuner/amplifier sets were actually receivers too.

 

 




1977

 

1977: Car radio technology is advancing rapidly. The Weltklang WKC 2835 VD Full Stereo is equipped with a receiver for medium wave and VHF, a cassette recorder, an electronic station search function and a traffic announcement decoder.

 

 




1978

 

1978: Production begins at the video recorder factory in Nuremberg-Langwasser.

The Hi-fi Active Speakers 20/30/40 Professional are added to the product range. The top model 50 Professional has an integrated amplifier and 150 Watt total musical power and 120 Watt rated power.

 

 




1979

 

1979: Grundig launches the Video 2000, a new standard for home video recorders. The two-sided cassette quickly makes conventional VCRs with SVC cassettes obsolete.

With the Cinema 9000, Grundig presents the first colour television projector in Germany. It operates by projecting images onto a screen with three picture tubes.

 

 




1980

 

1980: Grundig successfully expands its new hi-fi range. The slim-line Hi-fi Tuner ST 6000 with alphanumeric station display and the Monolith Hi-fi Dynamic Flat Top Antenna, which has 22 speaker systems, are two particularly popular appliances in the new hi-fi range.

 

 




1981

 

1981: As well as the first stereo-compatible video recorder, Grundig brings the Video 2 x 4 super onto the market. It has a real-time display for tape position and tape remaining.

The talking clock radio Sono-Clock 670 makes it possible to be awakened by a voice early in the morning.

 

 




1982

 

1982: With the electronic Notebook EN 2, Grundig brings the second generation of this handy electronic notepad onto the market.

The new Car Radio WKC 3867 VD is fitted with a 4 x 20 Watt booster.

 

 




1983

 

1983: With around 1.28 m² picture size, the Colour Television Large-Picture Projector Cinema 9080 is presented to the public at the Hanover Trade fair.

Grundig offers the telephone answering machine Teleboy 3000 for professional use, with voice recording and remote message access.

The Teleboy 1000 is for home use.

 

 





 

1984: The Dutch Philips group takes a stake in Grundig. Max Grundig hands over the business management of the company.

Grundig carries through its strategy of becoming a multi-system provider in the video sector. It produces Video 2000 recorders as well as appliances which run on the VHS system, which will be big in the future.

Grundig expands its product portfolio with an extensive range of appliances and accessories for videotext (vtx).