Brand: Bang & Olufsen
Country of Manufacture:Denmark
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
# Motors: 3
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:7 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 7 / 10
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 20 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.