Production: 1938 - 1939
The first Beolit radio was Beolit 39 - introduced in 1938. It was a compact radio, a contrast to the radio furniture seen everywhere in people's houses at the time and a promise of a new era in the radio industry. It was made out of new and exciting material – Bakelite – or plastic as we call it today. In those days, all radios were made of wood, and most of them were impressive and large pieces of furniture.
Number of Tubes: 4
Valves / Tubes: CCH2, EF5, CBL1, CY1
Main principle: Superheterodyne (common)
Wave bands: Broadcast, Long Wave and Short Wave.
Power type and voltage: AC/DC-set
Loudspeaker: Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) - elliptical
Power out: 4 W (unknown quality)
Material: Bakelite case
Model: Beolit 39 - Bang & Olufsen B&O; Struer
Shape: Tablemodel, low profile (big size).
Dimensions (WHD): 520 x 250 x 230 mm / 20.5 x 9.8 x 9.1 inch
Notes: LW: 157-400 kHz, MW: 520-1500 kHz, KW: 6-18 MHz
Price in first year of sale: 275.00 KR
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