überarbeitet am 19.10.2010
The Satellit 2400 is the Stereo "twin" of the Satellit 1400, it was produced from 1979 - 1982. It's equipped with the same conventional bandswitching arrangement and LCD digital frequency readout like the Satellit 1400 - after Grundig turned away from the turret tuning arrangement.
The 1979 - 1982 built solid state Grundig Satellit 2400 Sl stereo can be operated from the internal mains power supply, batteries or with a rechargeable Dryfit accumulator.
The portable set with it's dimensions 59 x 29 x 12 cm was one of the bulkiest worldband radios made by Grundig ever, it was even a bit wider then the Satellit 3400. Without batteries, it has a weight of 7,4 kg .On the upper part of the front panel in the middle of the set, You find the horizontal coarse dials for long-, mediumwaves, the six shortwave band segments and FM.
Underneath, You find the switches for Radio/Phono, mono/stereo, Muting and AFC in the FM band, the LCD frequency display with a resolution of 1 kHz and the signal strength meter.
In the middle row of controls, You find the volume, bass and treble rotary knobs of the left, the concentric knobs for main and fine tuning in the middle and the rotary band switches at the right side.
In the bottom row, You find from the left the main power, the secondary speaker / tweeter, the meter light and the counter switch. Next is the electronic wide stereo control, the AM/USB/LSB switch and the RF gain control (MVC), the BFO switch is placed in the right lower corner, quite far away from the sideband switch, another strange arrangement.
The Satellit 2400 operates as a single conversion set in the LW, MW and SW1 ranges
and as double conversion set in the shortwave ranges 2 - 6. This will give You optimal
reception quality with superior rejection of unwanted signals only on frequencies above
3,5 MHz. So for reception of the 60 m tropical band, the set operates in double conversion
and while listening to 120 m band Australian stations, You will encounter much more unwanted
spurious signals and intermodulation products from strong stations in the shortwave
© Martin Bösch 4.6.2008