Televic was contacted to help restore an old amplifier from the ’70s, which developed into a successful restoration project. It turned out to be a great reminder about build quality, sound, and creating sustainable products.
A couple of months ago, Televic was contacted by an audio enthusiast from the Netherlands, Dick Baerveldt, who found an old Televic amplifier. He was looking for the electrical schematics since he wanted to restore the amp to its former glory. So we dove into our archives and managed to find the diagrams from 1976. Talk about history!
A couple of weeks ago, Mr. Baerveldt advised he had successfully finished the project. And the results were nothing short of stunning!
They also found out the story behind the amp. It turns out that the Televic amp was used “front of house” in a theatre, where it served to feed a couple of speakers. That’s no surprise since Televic has a history of creating audio systems that goes back to 1946.
Mr. Baerveldt made a fantastic report about the restoration with plenty of photos (PDF, in Dutch). He put the old amp through a couple of tests and is happy to report that Televic passed the tests with flying colors!
To quote Mr. Baerveldt: “The Televic [amps] don’t have any trouble to maintain pristine audio quality, both when it comes to a high and low audio volume.” He adds: “They can handle anything, which once again proves that we’re dealing with professional amps that need to perform optimally and reliably, in any circumstances.”
Bart De Ruyck, Product Marketing Specialist for Televic Conference says: “We were delighted to work with Mr. Baerveldt to rebuild the old Televic amp. His beautiful restoration shows that quality creates sustainable solutions: we develop products that are built to last. What’s more, it’s a fantastic showcase for the effort our engineers put into creating great sound. Whether it’s an amp from yesterday or a discussion system from today: we put build quality front and center.”
Many thanks to Mr. Baerveldt for the pictures and the report, which he kindly allowed us to host here. A thank you to our R&D division too for assisting with the plans, in particular to Stefaan Vlaemynck.