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braun wall unit

The absolute cult object. The wall-mount­ed system is one of the most sought-after hi-fi systems from the 60s. The com­bi­na­tion of the ampli­fi­er part with radio, the reel to reel machine, the match­ing speak­ers and the record play­er on a Vit­soe shelf is a great idea of the design­er Dieter Rams. The Braun hi-fi wall unit is an object of desire for enthu­si­as­tic Braun col­lec­tors. This absolute rar­i­ty is rarely offered as a com­plete system, and when it is, it is in poor con­di­tion or halfway to hit­ting the right col­or tone repaint­ed and reprint­ed. Through braunaudio you can buy this wall-mount­ed stereo system in per­fect vin­tage condition.

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braun wandanlage wall unit 1965 Dieter Rams

TS 45 receiver

The braun TS 45 Receiv­er was devel­oped in 1965 by Dieter Rams and has an ampli­fi­er sec­tion with inputs for tape and a turntable and a radio receiv­er for sev­er­al bands. Short­wave, Medi­umwave and Long­wave are accom­pa­nied by a fm stereo sec­tion. When con­nect­ed to an anten­na, the qual­i­ty of the radio recep­tion is great. There is a field inten­si­ty dis­play and a stereo indi­ca­tor lamp, which give the FM sec­tion a com­plete look. The TS 45 is equipped with sus­pen­sion devices for wall mount­ing and is tech­ni­cal­ly absolute­ly iden­ti­cal in con­struc­tion to the audio 2 com­pact system also launched in 1965. The TS 45 was sold for 1,245.00 Deutsche Mark. The ampli­fi­er pow­er is 2 x 15 watts (sine 2 x 25 watt).

TS 45 receiver

braun wandanlage wall unit 1965 Dieter Rams

The braun TS 45 Receiv­er was devel­oped in 1965 by Dieter Rams and has an ampli­fi­er sec­tion with inputs for tape and a turntable and a radio receiv­er for sev­er­al bands. Short­wave, Medi­umwave and Long­wave are accom­pa­nied by a fm stereo sec­tion. When con­nect­ed to an anten­na, the qual­i­ty of the radio recep­tion is great. There is a field inten­si­ty dis­play and a stereo indi­ca­tor lamp, which give the FM sec­tion a com­plete look. The TS 45 is equipped with sus­pen­sion devices for wall mount­ing and is tech­ni­cal­ly absolute­ly iden­ti­cal in con­struc­tion to the audio 2 com­pact system also launched in 1965. The TS 45 was sold for 1,245.00 Deutsche Mark. The ampli­fi­er pow­er is 2 x 15 watts (sine 2 x 25 watt).

braun wandanlage wall unit 1965 Dieter Rams

TG 60 reel-to-reel tape recorder

The braun TG 60 tape recorder was designed by Dieter Rams in 1965. The tech­ni­cal imple­men­ta­tion of the require­ments was car­ried out by the engi­neer Wolf­gang Has­s­sel­bach. Equipped with 3 Pab­st elec­tric motors, the reel-to-reel machine can be oper­at­ed eas­i­ly, quick­ly and reli­ably. The TG 60 is spe­cial­ly calibrated for the Braun (BASF) TB 631 tape. The 18 cm reel can play back about 45 min­utes of stereo record­ings at a speed of 19cm/s. Three sep­a­rate half-track heads for eras­ing, record­ing and play­back allow back-tape con­trol of the record­ing, as it was only com­mon in high­ly pro­fes­sion­al stu­dio tape recorders from Revox and Stud­er at that time. The TG 60 was a per­fect match for the TS 45 and the L 450 loud­speak­ers. The retail price in 1965 was quite a proud 1,995.00 Ger­man marks. Maybe that’s why only a total of 500 units were produced.

TG 60 reel-to-reel tape recorder

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braun wandanlage wall unit 1965 Dieter Rams

The braun TG 60 tape recorder was designed by Dieter Rams in 1965. The tech­ni­cal imple­men­ta­tion of the require­ments was car­ried out by the engi­neer Wolf­gang Has­s­sel­bach. Equipped with 3 Pab­st elec­tric motors, the reel-to-reel machine can be oper­at­ed eas­i­ly, quick­ly and reli­ably. The TG 60 is spe­cial­ly calibrated for the Braun (BASF) TB 631 tape. The 18 cm reel can play back about 45 min­utes of stereo record­ings at a speed of 19cm/s. Three sep­a­rate half-track heads for eras­ing, record­ing and play­back allow back-tape con­trol of the record­ing, as it was only com­mon in high­ly pro­fes­sion­al stu­dio tape recorders from Revox and Stud­er at that time. The TG 60 was a per­fect match for the TS 45 and the L 450 loud­speak­ers. The retail price in 1965 was quite a proud 1,995.00 Ger­man marks. Maybe that’s why only a total of 500 units were produced.

L 450 speaker

The Braun L 450 speak­ers are the orig­i­nal mod­els for the leg­endary wall-mount­ed system. These speak­ers were spe­cial­ly designed in 1965 to match the TS 45 and the Audio 2 com­pact system. They were made in white, graphite and wal­nut veneer. They are equipped with a 5,1 inch woofer and a 1,3 inch high range speak­er loud­speak­er, tran­si­tion frequency at 2,600 Hz, pow­er rat­ing 20 watt at 4 ohm, the frequency range goes from 35–25000 Hz, size w 18,5 x h 9,8 x d 4,1 inch­es. These wall speak­ers were sold at that time per piece for 298,- Ger­man Mark. From 1969, the speak­er mod­el L 470 replaced the L 450. The L 470 was pro­vid­ed with a dome for the high-frequency range and oth­er­wise the same dimen­sions and can there­fore also be used absolute­ly suit­able in the Braun stereo wall system.

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L 450 speaker

braun wandanlage wall unit 1965 Dieter Rams

The Braun L 450 speak­ers are the orig­i­nal mod­els for the leg­endary wall-mount­ed system. These speak­ers were spe­cial­ly designed in 1965 to match the TS 45 and the Audio 2 com­pact system. They were made in white, graphite and wal­nut veneer. They are equipped with a 5,1 inch woofer and a 1,3 inch high range speak­er loud­speak­er, tran­si­tion frequency at 2,600 Hz, pow­er rat­ing 20 watt at 4 ohm, the frequency range goes from 35–25000 Hz, size w 18,5 x h 9,8 x d 4,1 inch­es. These wall speak­ers were sold at that time per piece for 298,- Ger­man Mark. From 1969, the speak­er mod­el L 470 replaced the L 450. The L 470 was pro­vid­ed with a dome for the high-frequency range and oth­er­wise the same dimen­sions and can there­fore also be used absolute­ly suit­able in the Braun stereo wall system.

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PCS 5 turntable

The orig­i­nal braun turntable mod­el PCS 5 is an impres­sive piece of crafts­man­ship. The ton­earm has elab­o­rate adjust­ment options for per­fect record play­back com­fort and was equipped with a ton­earm lift for man­u­al oper­a­tion. A Shure pick­up was used in the tone head at the fac­to­ry, and its nee­dles can still be reordered today. Tech­ni­cal main­te­nance in a qualified work­shop ensures that the PCS 5 turntable will func­tion as it did on the first day, and will con­tin­ue to do so for decades to come. This record play­er was sold from 1965 for 658,- Ger­man Mark.

PCS 5 turntable

braun wandanlage wall unit 1965 Dieter Rams

The orig­i­nal braun turntable mod­el PCS 5 is an impres­sive piece of crafts­man­ship. The ton­earm has elab­o­rate adjust­ment options for per­fect record play­back com­fort and was equipped with a ton­earm lift for man­u­al oper­a­tion. A Shure pick­up was used in the tone head at the fac­to­ry, and its nee­dles can still be reordered today. Tech­ni­cal main­te­nance in a qualified work­shop ensures that the PCS 5 turntable will func­tion as it did on the first day, and will con­tin­ue to do so for decades to come. This record play­er was sold from 1965 for 658,- Ger­man Mark.

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You can buy a braun wall-unit vin­tage stereo system through braunaudio.de. Braunaudio vin­tage means, that the tech­ni­cal func­tions are restored and that the appear­ance is the care­ful­ly restored orig­i­nal fin­ish. You will receive a detailed doc­u­men­ta­tion of the repair work per­formed and an orig­i­nal braun audio vin­tage cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of the respec­tive con­di­tion. The wall-unit is avail­able in white and also in the gray col­or known as graphite.

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The per­fect assem­bly of the system with the Vit­soe rail system and the shelf draw­ers short­ened to the right dimen­sions cre­ates exact­ly the image that makes the wall system attrac­tive. A ful­ly func­tion­ing wall system should not be spoiled by vis­i­ble connecting cables. The elab­o­rate wiring of this stereo wall unit from 1965 requires some mod­i­fi­ca­tions. Cable chan­nels are set up on the Vit­soe E‑profiles and the spe­cial­ly made sus­pen­sion rails for the L450 loud­speak­ers, the TS 45 con­trol unit and the very heavy TG 60 tape recorder. In this way, the cabling can be made large­ly invis­i­ble. As an alter­na­tive to the TG 60 tape recorder, the improved suc­ces­sor mod­els TG 502 or TG 504 are also avail­able for purchase, as are the L 470 loud­speak­er mod­els as an alter­na­tive to the L 450 loudspeakers.

braun wandanlage wall unit 1965 Dieter Rams
braun wandanlage wall unit 1965 Dieter Rams

This orig­i­nal image shows sev­er­al shelves under the turntable. The dis­tance of the Vit­soe shelf between the con­trol unit and the record play­er is of course indi­vid­u­al­ly adjustable to per­son­al taste. The wall unit is per­fect­ed with an orig­i­nal Dieter Rams desk pro­vid­ed with the sought after clamp lamp mod­el Tec­nol­u­men Rha1-45.

Seri­ous requests for com­plete wall-unit stereo systems are wel­come. Inter­na­tion­al ship­ping and mount­ing ser­vice possible.

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