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Grundig Mandello d/U 1969 Console Radio
« on: March 11, 2016, 10:39:38 PM »
Hi folks,  Not sure where to post this ?

just picked this Grundig Mandello d/U 1969 Console radio off the side walk, will post pictures when i replace the battery in the camera, anyways the dial cord has snapped, and boy, it is a unusual size of cord.

approx 3feet of 0.010"   steel
approx 3feet of 0.018"   nylon/or some type of fiberglass

i plan on making a few action photos of this repair if i can find any thing close to the right size ( anything that might fit in the rollers)

also having trouble finding schematic for this US export version of the radio.

any ideas?
-Bobby

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Re: Grundig Mandello d/U 1969 Console Radio
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2016, 10:50:36 PM »
this is the closest i can find, i can work off of it, however it doesn't mention the original cord thickness, used a micrometer to get the measurements I just haven't heard of cord sizes that small before!

ohh and BTW if your looking for a camera DO NOT BUY the polaroid iS326  its a joke.  complete failure on my part to do research before buying.

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Re: Grundig Mandello d/U 1969 Console Radio
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2016, 07:50:47 AM »
Very nice find!
Do not think I ever seen one of these before.
I will look in some of my old schematics and see if I can find something close.
Steel dial cord? Wonder if that was a replacement or original.
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Re: Grundig Mandello d/U 1969 Console Radio
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2016, 11:48:44 AM »
Yea!  when I saw it I had to have it!   yup, went an got my handtruck, wheeled it 8 blocks on messed up brooklyn, newyork sidewalk, and lugged that baby up three flights of stairs and... here it is.

in the enclosed schematic for a different variation, it has a "similar" cord arraignment, in the lower right corner you'll see the word "Stahlseil" which after looking up means "steel rope"  probably how they got it so thin.

from what I can tell, after studying the chassis, this looks COMPLETELY original!

I wish my camera wasn't made out of lemon. I plan too get a new one, or find out what settings im using wrong... however, this isn't my first rodeo, if ya know what i mean.

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Re: Grundig Mandello d/U 1969 Console Radio
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2016, 02:24:18 PM »
well, here we go!

https://youtu.be/TgFjfgQ2wDQ

stop by if you wish, i mention you in the main video

Bobby
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Re: Grundig Mandello d/U 1969 Console Radio
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2016, 07:13:33 PM »
Great I will go have a peek :)
Would had seen this earlier but everyone here had a tummy virus all week end.
Buddy kc4umo

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Re: Grundig Mandello d/U 1969 Console Radio
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2016, 08:11:58 PM »
Really, not a bad start. As you see doing videos is not as easy and one thinks they are.
I have deleted more than one video myself and have many retakes. Some times you go " the hell did I say"
It all comes in time. Practice and things get better.
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Re: Grundig Mandello d/U 1969 Console Radio
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2016, 04:52:03 AM »
sorry to hear about the fam..

I look forward towards doing more videos, however it seems, all im doing is editing.. i have to learn to shutup and give myself time to edit things and line up shots and all...

ive spent more time making videos for a project i havent even worked on yet!!!

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Re: Grundig Mandello d/U 1969 Console Radio
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2016, 12:10:26 PM »
Keep at it. It comes in time. If you do not like the outcome, retake :)
Editing is the most tricky part. Takes a bit of time.  Save all the un-used stuff. One day you might want to post a bloopers video :)
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Re: Grundig Mandello d/U 1969 Console Radio
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2017, 03:13:53 PM »
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UPDATE  This particular import version is known as the Grundig Stereomeister 300A  1965
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youtube video for this repair and future updates:
https://youtu.be/TgFjfgQ2wDQ

schematics

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Re: Grundig Mandello d/U 1969 Console Radio
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2017, 05:01:45 PM »
Thanks for sharing my friend.
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Re: Grundig Mandello d/U 1969 Console Radio
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2017, 08:49:45 PM »
Buddy kc4umo

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Re: Grundig Mandello d/U 1969 Console Radio
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2017, 02:08:49 PM »
Su,

this is a nice find. There are some german forums where I found dicussions about the Stereomeister. If you need help because of the german documentation please let me know and I will see how I can help with translation .

Cheers Andreas DF2TB