BeoMaster 1700 Tuner
Manufactured: 1973 - 1977
Designer: Jacob Jensen
Colours: Rosewood, Teak
Beomaster 1700 Type 2607 was a tuner designed to complement BeoLab 1700 amplifier.
"This title might suggest a paradox to many readers. And in a way you are right. But there is a reason why Bang & Olufsen has separated this otherwise perfectly integrated high-fidelity system. The combination possibilities in Beosystem 1700 are so numerous that for many people the entire system is unnecessary. The essential part of the system is BeoLab 1700: a 2 x 20 watts RMS amplifier with ambiophonic stereo facilities.
The tuner, Beomaster 1700, the cassette-recorder, Beocord 1700 and the record player, Beogram 2000 cover nearly all existing programme sources for the reproduction of music. Beovox 2702 loudspeakers complete the system. Beovox 1702 are recommended as side speakers for ambiophony, if this extra sound experience is desired. Now it is up to you to put your ideal Beosystem 1700 together. " - 1974 Catalogue
Beomaster 1700 was a highly sensitive FM tuner with manual tuning on the entire scale, plus 3 pre-set stations. The FM scale covered the 87.5-104 MHz range, channel numbers were clearly written on the scale to aid easy tuning. There were pre-set facilities for P1, P2 and P3 so that subsequent programme selection was by easy push buttons. An illuminated indicator made tuning easy and the AFC (automatic frequency control) facility assisted fine tuning. The tuner was highly sensitive and distortion was less than 0.5 %. Frequency range was 20-15.000 Hz, the same as that transmitted from FM stations. Field effect transistors, integrated circuits and ceramic filters were used in Beomaster 1700.
This tuner offered choice in the range but don't buy this imagining that you will be getting something akin to a Beomaster 5000. Comparing the two is invidious as the cost was far different and the contents of the Beomaster 1700 case were much simpler. It did allow use with devices like the Beocord 2400 which had a built in amplifier but the tuner would be a very low cost choice.
BeoMaster 1700 Tuner Product Specifications
Type: 2607 (1973 - Oct 1976)
FM tuner range: 87.5 - 104 MHz
Power supply: 110 - 130 - 220 - 240 V
50 - 60 Hz
Power consumption: 15 - 120 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 7.5 x 50 x 23cm
Weight: 4.8 kg
Connections: tape, amplifier
- BeoLab 1700 Stereo Amplifier
- BeoGram 2000 Record Deck (Type 524x)
- BeoCord 1700 Type 4603 Cassette Deck
- BeoVox 2702 Passive Loudspeakers
- BeoVox 1700/1702 Passive Loudspeakers
Created: 30th November 2006
Modified: 11th September 2010