Beocord 1600 complemented Beomaster 1600 and Beogram 1600 exactly when the whole system was known as Beosystem 1600. Like all of these machines, the emphasis was that of ease of use and reliability, so these machines proved to be both stylish and accessible.
There was a choice of the three types of the available cassette tape (Fe, Chrome or Metal) and the recording head was one of Sendust making it extremely durable, offering excellent sound. Dolby B NR was fitted as standard, and a useful peak programme meter all aided the popularity of the machine.
Beocord 1600 was identical to Beocord 1700 with the exception that it was finished in a matte black color.
Types: 2661 (1981 - Jan 1983), USA 2664 (1981 - Feb 1983)
Compact cassette: C46-C60-C90
Tape head: Sendust
Noise reduction: Dolby NR
Tape switch: Auto Ferro/chrome
Wow and flutter DIN: <+/- 0.15%
Speed deviation: <+/- 1%
Fast forward and rewind: C60 90 sec.
Frequency range chrome/metal/ferro:
30 - 16,000 Hz +/- 3 dB with MPX filter
Signal-to-noise ratio metal Dolby NR: >66 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio chrome Dolby NR: >64 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio ferro Dolby NR: >62 dB
Power supply 2661 220V / 2664 120V
Power consumption 20 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 40 x 10 x 26cm
Weight 5 kg
Connections: Microphone DIN 0,3 mV / 33 kohms
Width 40cm, Height 10cm, depth 26cm