Beolit 700 Portable Radio (1972)

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Manufactured: 1972 - 1973
Designer: Jacob Jensen

Beolit 700 Type 1505 was equipped with FM, LW and MW. The radio was compact and light and offered extremely high quality sound. There were sockets for one external speaker and for a record player or tape player/recorder. The portable radio was produced for the European marked and used 220-240V, 50Hz 0,7-5W, or a set of five size-D, 1,5V batteries.

The Beolit was one of the very few portable radios that were suitable for reproducing more than just news broadcasts. Sound quality was so good that music programmes could be reproduced with a quality that made them worth listening to. The Beolit was fitted with a mains transformer and a detachable lead. Operation was simple and problem-free. And since portable radios can end up in unenviable situations, the Beolit was constructed to withstand some rough treatment. A robust chassis protects the internal circuitry and a special surface treatment protects the radio from scratches. Dirty marks were easily removed with a damp cloth.


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Beolit 700 Portable Radio (1972) Product Specifications

Type: 1505 (1972 - 1973)

Wave bands:
FM 87.5 - 104 MHz
MW 520 - 1610 kHz, 578 - 186 m
LW 147 - 350 kHz, 2040 - 857 m

Power output Better than 1.2 W
Frequency Response 50 - 20,000 Hz +/- 3 dB
Distortion Less than 1 % at 50 mW / 1000 Hz
Impedance: 4 ohms
Continuous load 3 W
Frequency range 60 - 15,000 Hz

Mains voltage: 220 - 240 V
Batteries 7.5V (five 33 x 60.5 mm 1.5 V dry cells)

Dimensions H x W x D 22 x 36 x 6cm
Weight 2.55 kg

Connections: Inputs:
Gramophone, high impedance: sensitivity 160 mV - 1000 Hz / 200 k ohms
Tape recorder: sensitivity 160 mV - 1000 Hz / 200 k ohms
Extension speaker 4 ohms
Tape recorder: Output signal: Max. 100 mv / 1000 Hz at 100 % modulation. Output impedance: Approx. 40 k ohms

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Created: 21st January 2007
Modified: 3rd March 2019

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