Brand: Bang & Olufsen
Model:Beocord 507 K
Country of Manufacture:Denmark
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 6 / 10
This was the very first reel to reel recorder that Bang & Olufsen produced. Prior to this they had made a couple of wire recorders which met with moderate success, but now it was time to try and make a recorder that used magnetic tape.
Not much is known about this machine because of its rarity – being very expensive, there were not many people who could afford to buy one.
In the early 1950s, Denmark was (electrically) divided in two parts: the major part had AC voltage but most of the smaller islands and a number of small villages still used DC.
Outputs: speaker / Power consumption: 65 – 125 watts AC / DC) / Dimensions: 36 x 55 x 25 cm / full-track mono