Following on from the Beolit 400, the Beolit 500 too offered FM reception only. However, this particular portable radio also contained its internal transformer making the BeoPower unit no longer necessary. One could plug the radio into the mains socket to use it. It offered a full 1 watt of undistorted sound.
Function-wise, the radio included a two-position tone switch located at the side of its AFC switch which ‘chopped off’ the upper frequencies of FM broadcasts.
Not too popular a model, the portable radio was replaced by Beolit 505.
Power output 1 watt / 4 ohms
Speaker impedance 4 ohms
Harmonic Distortion At 50 mV output: < 0.8 %
At specified output < 2 %
Frequency response: 90 - 14,000 Hz
Dry cells: 5 batteries: 33 x 60.5mm
Voltage: 7.5 volts
Power consumption with Power Unit (Beolit 400 with external power supply, Beopower 600):
AC: 220 - 240V
Power consumption: 0,7 - 5W Dimensions W x H x D: 22 x 36 x 6cm
Weight 2.62 kg
Range 87,5 - 104 MHz
Sensitivity <1.2µV / 75 ohms
Selectivity >23 dB
Limiting <7µV / 75 ohms
Frequency Response 65 - 20,000 Hz
Harmonic Distortion <1.2 %
Connections: External Power 7.5 V
Colours: black, white or red