BeoLit Portable Radio
Production: 1968 - 1972
Documents: Schematic, Service Manual
Beolit 1000 (Type 1401) was, at the time of its introduction, the top of the range portable radio from Bang & Olufsen. Compact in design, it crammed into its excellent casing coverage of all four wavebands (FM, LW, AM, 2 x shortwave) and had switchable AFC to ease FM tuning. Bass and treble controls were incorporated as well as connections for an external tape recorder or record deck, external antenna and extension speaker. It was capable of delivering a very respectable 7,5 watts of power through an external power source (2,5W by internal batteries).
There was a push-button selection of up to three pre-set FM stations, and the radio could be used in a car with a special B&O-designed mounting bracket.
Tuning range: FM 875-108 MHz plus three pro-set stations, LW 857-2040 meters, MW 186-578 meters, SW 65.2-200 and 16-49 meters (with bandspread)
Sensitivity with own aerials: FM 1.7 microvolts for 26 dB signal-to-noise, MW 50 microvolts for 3 dB signal-to-noise
Power output: 2.5 Watts; 7.5 Watts with external power supply (10% distortion)
Inputs: tape or gram. 280 mV, 200,000 Ohms
Outputs: 4 Ohms speaker; 100 mV 27,000 Ohms tape recorder
Power supply: 7.5 Volts (five 1.5 Volt batteries) or special mains or car unit
Dimensions (H x W x D): 201mm x 359 mm and 70 mm
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