Brand: Bang & Olufsen
Model:Unitape 512 K
Country of Manufacture:Denmark
Release dates:1956 - 1959
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
# Motors: 1
Sound quality rating:6 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 6 / 10
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.
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