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Brand: Bang & Olufsen

Model:Unitape 512 K





Country of Manufacture:Denmark

Release dates:1956 - 1959

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: full-track-mono

# Motors: 1

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Sound quality rating:6 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 6/ 10

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In the mid 50’s, audio equipment was still rather expensive so B&O came up with a quite innovative idea in 1956 by combining amplifier, tape recorder, and record player in a single unit.

The result was this rather awkward looking machine which I believe sold quite well. I have seen it a couple of times at antique sales but they are rather expensive nowadays.

Additional Info

Turntable pick-up: ceramic, two sided for shellac and vinyl / Inputs: radio and balanced mike (designed for the BM-3 ribbon mike in the main picture) / Outputs: Speaker, headphone and balanced line / Power consumption: 65 – 125 watts AC / DC) / Speaker(s): oval 20 x 10cm / Dimensions: 17½ x 17½ x 7¾” (450 x 450 x 200 mm) / half-track mono


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