GRUNDIG - MAJESTIC
4040 W / 3D
of the greatest expressions of german technical refinement in 1954,
At first glance this Grundig looks like a regular high class device of the prestigious german brand. It is not like that.
that time Grundig was producing its three high class models: the 4040,
the5040 and the 5050.
three 3D system high class models were also equipped with a motorized
those years Grundig began to intensely export its products to the USA.
The demand got to such a high level that the joint-venture with the American
brand Majestic was created.
is equipped with a double output transformer for low and medium-high frequencies.
the big needle going through the scale of its own accord is extremely
of production: 1954
Superheterodyne IF 460/10700
11 AM Circuits
11 FM Circuits
weight: 18,5 kg
|This device has a remarkable standard equipment. Its features are listed below.|
TONE CONTROL WITH LEVEL INDICATION
The tone control system is extremely efficient. Over the big tone control knobs there is a scale which progressively lights up indicating the emphasis on the band
specific for extreme technical radios lovers: the high-tone
control knob is linked to two thin ropes. One of them is for the position
indicator of the control itself, whereas the other changes the position
of the ferrite in the MF transformers modifying the inclination of the
refined feature: like other devices ( also lower class) the ferrite antenna
is rotable and it can be activated through an external knob.
the case there is dipole for FM reception as well as an adjustable ferrite
antenna for AM reception.
system is a real masterwork.
the automatic tuning switch is on EIN the current station is mechanically
UKW2 and I am listening to a 89.90MHz station.
memorization is achieved through a number of frictions, springs, steel
tie-rods and levers that require an accurate calibration.
|The tuning indicator is new|
left you can find the volume control (with incorporated loudness) and
the ferrite antennas rotation control.
are four loudspeakers.
is equipped with an electrostatic tweeter on both sides for the 3D reproduction.
Output for external loudspeakers
Tape recordder input(tonbandgerat).
Record player input(tonabnehmer)
AM and FM antenna inputs and earth plug
My daughter actively participated in the first cleaning phase. She used the same window pane demisting technique.
|In order to access the complex string system and to grease the mechanical moving pieces I had to completely disassemble the front mechanical part.|
|A string has been substituted and all its mechanisms (cables, levers, frictions) oiled.|
|Frictions need to be calibrated with a 400 gr. bending moment each.|
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