BEO.ZONE

BeoSystem 1200

BeoSystem

Production: 1969 - 12/1973

Designer: Jacob Jensen

Beosystem 1200 was Bang & Olufsen’s very first ‘designer’ system which was characterized by matching units.

The system was made up of Beomaster 1200, Beogram 1200 turntable and Beocord 1200  reel-to-reel tape deck. A pair of Beovox 1200 loudspeakers could be used with the other components to make up a very desirable and modern-looking integrated hi-fi system.

The Danish Society of Industrial Design awarded Jacob Jensen and Bang & Olufsen and Jacob Jensen the ID Prize in 1969 for the system.

BeoSystem 1200 technical specifications

Types: 
2501 (1969 - Dec 1972) 
LO 2503 (1969 - Dec 1973) 
Wave bands: 
FM 87.5 - 104 MHz plus 3 fixed-tuned stations 
LW 147 - 350 kHz, 2040 - 857 m 
MW 520 - 1600 kHz, 578 - 188 m 

Power output: 2 x 15 W sinus; 2 x 20 W music 
Frequency Response: 20 - 40,000 Hz +/- 1.5 dB 
Distortion: less than 1 % between 40 and 12,500 Hz 

Signal-to-noise ratio: 50 dB at 50 mV output 
Tone controls: Bass control range: +16 dB -18 dB at 40 Hz 
Treble control: range: +14 dB -13 dB at 12,5 kHz 

RIAA amplifier: built-in 

Voltage: 110 - 130 - 220 - 240 V 
Power consumption: 15 - 120 W 
Dimensions H x W x D: 78 x 54.5 x 20.5cm 
Weight: 6 kg 

Connections: Tape DIN 
Headphone: > 100 ohms 
Gramophone: DIN 
Speakers: 1 set 

BeoCord 1200 
Tape speeds 19 and 9.5 cm/sec. (7 1/2 and 3 3/4 in/sec.) 
Number of tracks 4 tracks record and playback 
Real size Max. 18 cm 
Playing times Tape Speed 19 cm/sec: 
360M 2 x 30 min 
540M 2 x 45 min 
720M 2 x 60 min 
1080M 2 x 90 min 
Tape Speed 9.5 cm/sec: 
360M 2 x 60 min 
540M 2 x 90 min 
720M 2 x 120 min 
1080M 2 x 180 min 
For mono, multiply above playing times by 4 
Fast forward and rewind Approx. 200 sec for LP tape 
Counter Pushbutton reset, 4 digit readout 
Wow and flutter 19 cm/sec +/- 0.15% (DN 45507) 
Speed deviation Less than 1 % 
Tape stop Photo-electric stop at end of tape 

Amplifier: 
Frequency response 19 cm/sec: 30 - 20,000 Hz (DIN 45500) 
Equalization 19 cm/sec: 50 µsec, 3180 µsec 
Distortion Less than 5% over tape at VU 0 
Less than 1% in amplifier 
Signal-to-noise ratio 65 dB (DIN 45500, 4 - 2.5) 
Cross-talk select Mono: Better than 60 dB at 1000 Hz 
Stereo: Better than 40 dB at 1000 Hz 
Erasure Better than 70 dB 
Erase frequency 100 kHz 

Dimensions W x H x D: 44 x 14.7 x 33 cm 
Weight: 11 kg 
Voltage: 110 - 130 - 220 - 240 volts AC 
Power consumption: 20 - 52 W 

Connections: Inputs Microphone: 
Radio DIN 
Radio US standard 
AUX DIN 
AUX US 
Outputs Headphones: 
Radio DIN 
Radio US 

BeoGram 1200 
Type: 5214 ( 1969 - Dec 1973) 

Speeds: 45 and 33 rpm 
Rumble Better than 55 dB (DIN B) 
Wow and flutter +/- 0.15 % peak value (DIN) 

Amplifier / Output voltage: 
250 mV at 1000 Hz, 4 mV input voltage 

Pickup arm: Special type 
Pickup: SP 14 A 
Stylus pressure 2g 
Dimensions W x H x D 44 x 11.65 x 33cm 
Weight 6.55 kg 
Voltage: 
110 - 220 V AC 
Power consumption Max. 14 W 

Output: 
5 mV - 1000 Hz / 47 kohms