Tandberg TPA 3003 Stereo Amplifier - Made in Norway

$999

Tandberg 3003 amplifier from Tandberg's golden era.

Can't imagine you can get a better modern amplifier today at this price level.

Made in Norway using the best components and engineering available at the time.

Tested to about 130W with no signs of stress or noise.

The casework is pretty clean with no deep scratches or dents. The Wood side panels show some wear as shown in our photos.

Includes a rare power cord.

Please see our photos or the manual linked below for specifications:

Tandberg TPA 3003 Sales Brochure

Tandberg TPA 3003 Manual

The SkyFi Testing Process for Amplifiers (Solid State):

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure there are no signs of stress or aging. Capacitors are checked for telltale sings of bulging or leaking, resistors are checked for signs of overheating or cracking, and transistors are checked for signs of stress or damage.

We then power up the unit carefully and run a simple 1k sine wave while monitoring the output on an oscilloscope for signs of distortion or noise. Finally, we run the amplifier to its full rated power into the appropriate resistive load provided by our Sencore amplifier tester. If there is an issue, it will usually be noticeable at this point. If everything reads clean, we will often test for THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) measured by our Keithley distortion meter, and compare it against the original manufacturers specifications. The amplifier then remains powered on to "burn in" on our test bench for a few hours to make sure there are no heat related issues. If there are balanced inputs available they will be also be tested.

Final testing involves pushing actual music thorough the amplifier. We've learned over time that some issues are only noticeable to a trained ear while listening to familiar source material. Our test bench has reference vintage KEF speakers that we're very familiar with which quickly reveal any discrepancies. Some amplifiers will then move into our listening room where they are tested with our in-house reference speakers of choice.

Please click here for detailed specifics regarding our specialized packing process that separates us from the rest.

Item

Included

Original Box

No

Manual

Online

Remote

N/A

Cables

Yes - Power

Physical Condition

6

Working Condition

10

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