TandbergTCA-3038ausedTandberg TCA-3038a Solid State Preamplifier with Phono, Made in Norway**Please click here to check out our newly launched SkyFi Audio website with additional items for sale** The Tandberg 3000 series had an "early" and "later" model lineup. The "later" (including thi...999.00

Tandberg TCA-3038a Solid State Preamplifier with Phono, Made in Norway

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Ships fromRidgewood, NJ, 07450
Ships toUnited States
Package dimensions?" × ?" × ?" (35.0 lbs.)
Shipping carrierUPS
Shipping cost$49.00
Original accessoriesManual
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**Please click here to check out our newly launched SkyFi Audio website with additional items for sale**

The Tandberg 3000 series had an "early" and "later" model lineup. The "later" (including this preamp) has a hard-wired power cord and more advanced electronics - but all work super well together. 

The TCA-3038a is a full featured preamp including a phono stage to connect your turntable. Best of all it has both MC (Moving Coil) and MM (Moving Magnet) inputs giving you ultimate flexibility as your cartridge tastes evolve.  It even has a high quality headphone amp capable of driving most headphones with ease.  There are treble and bass controls and a single button used to defeat them if you're a purist.  The loudness circuitry allows you to modify the equalization curve better suited for listening to music at a lower volume late at night, while retaining the full range impact.  Separate listen (program) and record buttons let you scroll through the various inputs.

It has a very sleek and attractive black aluminum anodized finish, with sleek Scandinavian design elements that will look the part in both a vintage 80/90's or modern system.  And a unique bottom feet configuration makes stacking other 3000 series components a dream. 

Condition is good with only a few light scuffs or scratches.  Very presentable and great condition with respect to its age.

Fully tested in our lab where it performed without excessive noise or static of any sort, well within manufacturers specifications.

In the listening room this amp sounded glorious when paired with the matching TPA-3006a amplifier we also have available for purchase on Audiogon.  Super quiet and truthful!

Specifications: 

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.04%

Input sensitivity: 1.5mV (MM), 60mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 75dB (MM), 85dB (line)

Dimensions: 435 x 350 x 83mm

Weight: 4.9kg

Year: 1994

More detailed technical info is also available via this link (PDF)

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This item will be professionally packaged and insured for safe transit to your home. 

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

If we don’t have the original manufacture's packaging, we use heavy duty double ply corrugated boxes with Instapak expanding foam custom inserts.  In many cases this has proven to be better than the original packaging.  We also use high quality fiber reinforced tape to seal our packages.  Lightweight items will be bubble wrapped and shipped in a high-quality box. 

This item is available for pickup in Ridgewood, NJ or Union Square, NYC (with convenient parking in the building).

NJ Residents or anyone picking up without a resale certificate will need to pay NJ Sales Tax.

Use the Buy It Now button and we will cover the PayPal fees.

Thanks for looking and be sure to call or text 646.852.2073 with any questions. 

Please also click here to visit our Audiogon store to see the rest of the items we have for sale.

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WHO WE ARE 

SkyFi Audio is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning, and reselling of select high-end audio equipment.  We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about. No mid-fi, no gimmicks, no junk. 

Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the HiFi world. If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specifications, it will not be sold.  We are very selective about the equipment we purchase, focusing on mostly analog, high-build quality, American, and European built units.

Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Pro-Ject Audio Systems, and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts, service, and support.  If you are local and looking for new equipment from the above-mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area.

PURCHASING GUIDELINES

We do not accept or review any offers that do not go through the official Audiogon system. We have too many items for sale and it’s nearly impossible to keep track of offers outside of the official system. Please don’t message, email, or text any offers. 

If you do not see a “Make an Offer” button, it means we are not considering any offers on that item.   

PAYMENTS

We prefer working through PayPal which allows you to use a credit card or bank transfer. We do not charge extra for any payment fees if you purchase the item at the asking price.  You can also send us a personal check (which will need to clear before shipping), certified check, money order, or wire transfer. International clients without access to PayPal should use a bank wire transfer. 

If you are picking up an item we do not accept PayPal.  You must pay in person with cash, certified or bank check, or wire transfer.  If you make a PayPal payment and are picking up the item, it will be returned. 

TRADE IN POLICY 

We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions.  Simply ask and let us know the exact model, condition, and the accessories that are included (such as the original box, remote, cables, manual, etc.).  We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated surround processors, and mid-fi equipment of any type.  We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind we are running a business and will need to be able to resell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning, and packaging the incoming equipment.  If you are looking for top dollar we suggest attempting to sell it directly to an end user on your own.

SELL US YOUR GEAR (Working or Broken)

We will also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you are in our local market. Just drop us a note for a quote but be sure to include the condition and what is included. 

HOW TO VISIT US                                                                                                        

We are currently operating from a residence in Ridgewood, NJ.  You are welcome to make an appointment if there is a piece of equipment you would like to see in operation before or after purchase.  We have a well-equipped, dedicated listening room with tons of equipment of all makes and models.  We are not a store, so please don’t make an appointment if you are just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds.  In essence, no tire kickers please.

If you are in NYC and cannot make it out to Ridgewood, we can arrange pickup in Union Square (14th Street) after the purchase.   You can call or text 646.852.2073 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.  We can also arrange to install, calibrate, and tune the gear in your listening room if you are local to the area.  This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers.  It is also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place.  

Thanks for looking and please click here if you would like to receive a list of the equipment we receive from time to time.  We promise not to bombard you with junk email.   

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