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Brand: Bang & Olufsen

Model:Beocord 1600

Category:Mid High Fidelity


Electronics:Solid State


Country of Manufacture:Denmark

Release dates:1969 - 1973

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Dimension: 440 x 147 x 330mm

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Stereo

# Motors: 3

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v, 220-240v

Outputs: RCA

Frequency Response:30Hz to 20kHz at 7 1⁄2 ips

Wow and Flutter:.15% at 7 1⁄2 ips

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:65 dB

Sound quality rating:7 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 7/ 10

Weight: 11.7kg

Additional Details


First introduced in 1969, the ultra-thin Beocord 1200 (and 1600) were sold right up until 1974.
They were no taller than a turntable and looked very elegant if placed on a wall or on the special B & O stand that was available.

The 1200 was a deck-only version while the 1600 had a built-in 10 watt/channel audio amplifier.
Unfortunately the “slim-line” design rendered the mechanics of this design rather wimpy, especially the brakes which didn’t do very well.  In addition, the separate playback head, a welcome feature of the successful Beocord 2000, had been omitted on this model.

Additional Info

Cabinets were available in Rosewood or teak


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