Grundig Reel to Reel Tape Recorders

Company Description

Grundig produced reel to reel tape recorders from 1957 to 1981 which were manufactured in the Germany. These tape recorders targeted the consumer market. The early models of Grundig tape recorders used tube electronics and later on they transitioned to solid-state tape recorders. The company produced 2 and 4 track reel to reel machines with 110-120 voltages for the North American market as well as 220 to 240v for the European tape recorder enthusiasts.

1945 – Grundig was established by Max Grundig

1946 – Released ‘Heinzelmann’, a radio without tubes

1948 – First complete radio “Weltklang” with four tubes and six circuits

1949 – 150,000th radio, the 186 B/GW which became Grundig Boy

1952 – First portable tape recorder and Grundig TV

1957 – Created largest tape recorder factory in the world in Bayreuth

1957 – Grundig TK 830 R-R recorder released

1958 – TK 20 R-R introduced

1962 – TK 42 R-R introduced

1964 – TK 46 R-R was released.

1967 – Manufacture of compact cassette machines begins

1972 – Grundig GmbH became Grundig AG.

1981 – First colour television projector

2007 – Grundig Intermedia GmbH was acquired by Arçelik,

2013 – Grundig remains Europe’s only full-range consumer electronics brand

General Information

Manufacturer: Grundig

Years in Business: 1945 To Present

Country: Germany