BEO.ZONE

BeoCenter 1600

BeoCenter

Production: 1975 - 06/1978

Designer: Jacob Jensen

Documents: Schematic, Service Manual

The beautiful-looking Beocenter 1600 in its black-painted front livery, complete with rich, natural wood veneers, was a combined hi-fi amplifier, FM stereo tuner and cassette recorder. It was based upon the Beocenter 1500 - its predecessor. Although the former’s cassette engineering was left unaltered, the receiver section included that of the Beomaster 1100, delivering 2 x 22W of good quality sound. The radio had the ease of four FM stations which could be pre-programmed. Together with these four radio buttons on the front panel could be found a headphone socket. Whereas the Beocenter 1500 had a natural aluminium front, Beocenter 1600 was all-black.

A sliding potentiometer made recording easy, and a switch allowed for the selection of either Chrom Dioxide or normal cassette tapes.

Suggestions whereby to make the Beocenter 1600 into a complete stereo system included that of the Beogram 1100 turntable and Beovox S22 loudspeakers. It would then be known as Beosystem 1600.

BeoCenter 1600 technical specifications

Type: 2606 (1975 - June 1978)

Sound system and loudspeaker 2 sets of stereo
FM pre-tuning: 4
Power output: 1000 Hz RMS 2 x 22 watts / 4 ohms; 2 x 19 watts / 8 ohms
Music power 2 x 40 watts / 4 ohms; 2 x 25 watts / 8 ohms
Speaker impedance 4 ohms
Harmonic distortion: 1000 Hz 50 mV DIN 45 500 < 0.1 %
Intermodulation: DIN 45 500 < 0.1 %
Frequency range: +/- 1.5 dB DIN 45 500 20 - 30,000 Hz

Bass control at 40 Hz: +/- 17 dB
Treble control at 12,5000 Hz: +/- 14 dB

Tuner: FM range 87.5 - 108 MHz

Compact cassette: C60 - C90
Tape head: Super Permalloy
Iron oxide tape: Yes
Chromium dioxide tape: Yes
Indicator system: Dual light
Counter: 3 digits
Stop at end of tape: Yes
Wow and flutter, DIN: < +/- 0.3 %
Speed deviation: < +/- 1.5 %
Fast forward and rewind: 90 sec.
Frequency range, DIN 40: 12,500 Hz
Signal-to-noise ratio Chrome: > 52 dB
Erasure: > 65 dB
AUX: 50 mV / 22 kohms
Output radio: 800 mV / 22 kohms

Power supply: 110 - 130 - 220 - 240 V
Power consumption: 20 - 170 W
Dimensions W x H x D 66 x 8.5 x 26cm
Weight 8.8 kg

Connections: Phono DIN
Headphone jack
Extra tape recorder DIN