Beolit 39

BeoLit Radio

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.

Beolit 39 technical specifications

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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