Radio BEO (TR26)
Manufactured: 1964 - 1965
This model was sold as the BEO (TR26) in the UK and as the Beo610 in Europe. It was a radio capable of being powered both by batteries and mains power, with twice the power being available when used in mains mode.
FM, MW,LW and 2 SW tuning bands were provided with station positions marked on the MW and LW scales with movable indicators being provided for the FM scale on a bar below the tuning dial. Connections for both a tape player and record player were provided though the record player was expected to be a high impedance or crystal pick up model.
A single speaker was fitted to one side as this was a mono radio and the loudspeakers was an elliptical 11" x 7" SEAS unit of 4 ohm impedance.
The unit weighed 16 lbs when batteries were fitted so was fairly substantial for a portable radio.
The role of this set was overtaken by the 900M though this lacked the battery capability of this set. The Beolit 1000 of only two years later could maybe be seen as a more fitting replacement, again offering both mains and battery power in a compact form.
Radio BEO (TR26) Product Specifications
Dimensions: 500 x 220 x 150mm
Weight: 16 lbs when batteries fitted
Wave lengths covered:
FM 87.5 - 104 Mc/s
MW 525 - 1600 Kc/s
LW 147 - 320 Kc/s
K1 7 - 16 Mc/s
K2 1.45 - 4 Mc/s
500 microA Moving coil indicator
11" x 7" SEAS elliptical full range speaker 4 ohm
Created: 22nd January 2007
Modified: 19th June 2010
Pictures with kind permission of eBay member syclops123.