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Monday
May042015

Answering a few Tefifon Questions


No one asked for it...so here it is, another video about the Tefifon - that obscure vintage piece of German HiFi from the 1950s.

OK, in truth I've a couple of new items to show, some things I want to elaborate on and you'll also get to hear a sample of Tefi music recorded directly (over a cable) from the Tefifon.

If you want your own Tefi ringtone you can download my MP3s here - CHIMES   HORNS 

Previous Tefi article & video here

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Reader Comments (31)

What a strange but fasinating piece of kit.
Never seen anything like this before.
A four hour tape?! When records of the period lasted a few minutes?
It must have seemed like ground breaking stuff at the time.
Sounds quite good too, considering its age

Thanks for sharing it
Darren, Wigan

May 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDarren, Wigan

Love the Tefifon videos. One thing that has baffled me is how they could mass produce the Tefis. After a quich Google, I found this

http://www.radiomuseum.org/forum/tefi_cassettes_how_were_they_produced.html

The process is as amazing as the playback machine.

May 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCorky Mork

Fascinating ! Thanks for another great video !

May 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTimG

I have found someone selling more Tefi tapes on the supplied Ebay link, if this is of any interest to you?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/15-TEFI-tapes-/171771874154?

May 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNick Morton-Grant

Thanks for the link, but I think I've got enough Tefi Carts for the moment. All the things I've shown came from eBay, there's always plenty of items on offer when I do a search for "Tefi" and choose European or International.

May 9, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Thank you very much for your video. It was very interesting.

I tried to download the WAV samples, but I can't open the files in any of my audio programs.

Could it be because I'm on Windows?

May 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSamuel

Perhaps try the MP3s pretty much every device on the planet can play an MP3

May 9, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

I did download the mp3s, and they work fine, but I also wanted to listen to the lossless ones

Are you able to open the files from the archive?

Thank you anyway, if it's just my problem don't bother doing anything... I'll find a way.

May 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSamuel

The WAVs are just the MP3s converted to WAV. The original files were stripped from a MP4 video file to M4As then converted to MP3s. They were only uploaded to be used as ringtones.

May 9, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Ah, ok. Nevermind then.

May 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSamuel

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