Beolit 500

(1972-1975) Portable FM radio, 1x1W (undistorted)

Type number: 1506

 

Picture by Nick Jarman

Description

A version of the Beolit 400 which included a built-in mains power unit. There were also some small detail changes, the most important of which was the inclusion of a two position tone switch located next to the AFC switch. This performed a simple “top cut” function that took the bright “edge” away from FM broadcasts. The left-hand side panel of the cabinet was also redesigned and the DC inlet socket removed. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Like the Beolit 400, this model was not very popular in the UK as only a limited number of stations were available on FM at the time. The Beolit 500 was replaced by the Beolit 505. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Finishes/colours

  • Red
  • Black
  • White

Prices

1972£29.90 
1973£31.90 
1974£33.90 
1975£37.90 

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