Braun T 1000 CD
überarbeitet am 19.10.2010
The Braun T1000 - or the successor T1000 CD with cosmetic changes, leather
carrying handle and the riffle at the edges of its tuning knobs - designed
by D. Rahms is a collector's item, that is very popular in Germany.
The most prominent feature of the Braun T1000 is the famous design by Dieter Rams. In the middle of the sixties, Braun could introduce a "revolutionary" receiver design and technical receiver concept. You might recognize it's features like the big dial, the turret tuner arrangement and the signal strength indicator in later world band receivers from Grundig, Nordmende, the Blaupunkt Supernova and even later copies of these sets from Japan... the drum tuner of the T1000 with its gold plated contacts will work reliably after many years and tuning is without any backlash.
On the left of the front panel, You find a big speaker, a removable cover will protect
the dial and controls at the right hand.
The integrated antennas allow stand-alone operation of the receiver. The set is equipped with a ferrite antenna for long- and mediumwaves, a 1,8 m telescopic shortwave antenna and two FM antennas. There has been optional direction finding equipment consisting of DF adapter PV1000 and a direction finding antenna PK1000 - this seems to be even more rare then the receiver itself.
The T1000 receiver is powered by eight UM-1 / mono cells, a ninth cell is used for dial illumination. With the optional power supply, that can be stored inside the receiver cabinet, the set can be powered by different mains voltages from 90-130 or 150-240V, it even accepts 6 - 12V DC.
The single conversion set is well suited for reception of the signals of
the major international broadcasters and external services. Tuning in to a station
on a known frequency might be a bit cumbersome, You have to listen for it's interval signal
or a familiar sounding newscast. The T1000 is capable of receiving CW and
single sideband signals by means of a BFO, tuning using the fine tuning control and
manual gain control might be a bit difficult - the T1000 is not suitable for
© Martin Bösch 15.11.2007