BeoCord 1100 Type 4203 Reel to Reel Tape Deck

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Manufactured: 1967 - 1969
Designer:
Colours: Teak, rosewood

Beocord 1100 - an all-transistor 2-track hi-fi mono recorder possessing a maximum of technical features: 3 tape speeds: 4.75cm/sec (recording of speech), 9.5cm/sec (recording of gramophone and AM radio), 19cm/se (recording of FM radio and direct recordings of music).

All reel sizes - including the 18cm reels. The amplifier, built on a printed integrated circuit principle, delivers no less than 10 watts of undistorted power output (built-in speaker 3 watts; extension speaker 10 watts). Automatic recording level control which may be switched on and off as desired. Two smooth-running specially engineered slack absorbers take up slack, ensuring absolutely smooth starting and stopping at all tape speeds. Electronic overload protection. Variable monitoring of the recorded signal. Top-quality low-noise tape drive motor built on rugged anti-torsion steel chassis. May be used as a separate microphone, radio, gramophone or guitar amplifier. Smooth-operating tape control lever. Large V.U. meter for visual recording level monitoring, input selector for gramophone, radio and microphone.

Separate bass and treble controls. Pause control lever with editing position. Automatic tape stop at end of tape and if tape breaks, also with metal foil. Tape counter. Speed selector with built-in on/off switch. Fast forward and reverse rewind. Output jacks for external speaker and low-impedance headphones. All jack plugs are international DIN standard types. Built-in splicing device. Permits recording from one tape recorder to another. Pilot lamp indicating that the instrument is switched on.

The Beocord 1100 is a convenient portable model (weighs 13,2kg) with built-in speaker and carrying handle, and its slim design makes it well-suited for placing on book shelves etc.

Space for radio cable, microphone with cable and stand, and recording cable." - taken from the 1967 - 1968 Bang & Olufsen product catalogue.

UK Prices - rosewood: 1970: £84.0.0

UK Prices - teak: 1970: £82.19.0

Accessories for the 1967 range of Beocord Tape Recorders:

An elegant steel undercarriage on smooth-running castors was separately available for the Beocord models at that time. It was available in two versions: for Beocord 1100/Beocord 2000 de Luxe T, and Beocord 1500 de Luxe/Beocord 2000 de Luxe K, respectively.

BeoCord 1100 Type 4203 Reel to Reel Tape Deck Product Specifications

Type: 4203
Power supply: 110 - 130 - 220 - 240 volts AC
Frequency 50 Hz
Power consumption: 10 - 70 watts

Tape Transport
Number of tracks 19 - 9,5 - 4,75 cm/sec
Reel size 2 tracks record and playback
Playing times Max 18cm
Fast tape motion 150 sec. in both directions with LP tape, 540 M
Tape counter 3-digit readout (with pushbutton reset)
Wow and flutter Measured according to DIN 45,507
Tape speed variation Less than +/- 2 %
Tape stop At end of tape and if tape breaks, also where metal foil is fitted on tape, during normal forward tape motion.

Slack absorber Prevents jerks when tape is stopped and started. Tape twisting when using thin tapes (such as 3-play tapes can be avoided by bringing the tape outside the slack absorbers)

Power output 10 watts (approx. 3 watts with built-in speaker, 10 watts with external speaker)
Frequency response 19 cm/sec. : 30 - 20,000 Hz (+/- 2 dB 40 - 16,000 Hz)
9,5 cm/sec.: 30 - 16,000 Hz ( +/- 2 dB 40 - 12,000 Hz)
4,75 cm/sec.: 50 - 8,000 Hz ( +/- 2 dB 50 - 6,000 Hz)
Signal-to-noise ratio Better than 55 dB at 19 cm/sec.


Erasure 60 kHz erase oscillator combined with output stage. Ferrite erase head with twin gap.
Tone Controls Bass control range: + 14 dB - 15 dB at 40 Hz
Treble control range: +6 dB -12 dB at 10,000 Hz

Connections: Inputs Microphone 50/200 ohms - 35 µV/1000 Hz
Radio: 47 kohms - 1,6 mV / 1000 Hz
Gramophone: Low impedance : 47 kohms - 2mV / 1000 Hz
High impedance: 2,2 mohms - 75 mV / 1000 Hz
Outputs Extension speaker - 4 ohms
Radio: 4,7 kohms - 0.6 V max.

Dimensions H x W x D 20,2 x 45,5 x 29,5 cm
Weight 13,2kg

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Created: 15th December 2006
Modified: 28th February 2007

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