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BeoMaster 1700 (1980)

BeoMaster Tuner/Amplifier

Production: 1980 - 12/1982

Designer: Jacob Jensen

Documents: Service Manual

Beomaster 1700 comprised an inbuilt 2 x 30W amplifier as well as an FM, LW and MW tuner and was the very last Bang & Olufsen model not to incorporate electronic controls. The receiver used a mechanical ‘track,’ rather like the tracks in an Army tank.  Somewhat unconventional, customers were not too enthused about Beomaster 1700, and the item only remained in the product range but for a short period.

Five radio stations, operated by push-buttons, could be present and a high degree of illuminated feedback on the sloping front was used.

When used with matching items Beogram 1700 and Beocord 1700, it was known as the Beosystem 1700. Loudspeakers S30 (or compact speakers C40) was the recommended products to go with the system. If a customer bought the whole package at the same time, it was sold as Beosystem 1700X.

BeoMaster 1700 (1980) technical specifications

Type: 1701 (1980 - Dec 1982) 
Power output: RMS DIN 2 x 30 W / 4 ohms 
2 x 30 watts / 8 ohms 
Harmonic distortion: -26 dB <0.1% 
Intermodulation: <0.65% 
Frequency range: +/- 1.5 dB 20 - 30,000 Hz 

Bass control at 40 Hz:: +/- 12 dB 
Treble control at 12,500 Hz: +/- 12 dB 

FM range: 87.5 - 108 MHz 
AM range: LW 147 - 320 kHz 
AM range: MW 520 - 1610 kHz 

Power supply: 110 - 130 - 220 - 240 V 
Power consumption: 10 - 150 W 
Dimensions W x H x D: 60 x 10 x 24cm 
Weight: 7.2 kg 

Connections: Aerial 75 ohms, 300 ohms 
RIAA-amplifier: built-in 
Phono; tape; 2 sets of speakers