Beolit De Luxe 611-FMK

(1964-1966) FM/MW/LW/SW Portable radio, 1x1W

Description

This quality, fully featured set moved the now well established Beolit transistor radio range even further up market. Offering coverage of four wavebands, a powerful amplifier and a large loudspeaker, the new model showed how good the performance from a transistor portable could be. Detail refinements included a tuning/battery meter, separate treble and bass controls, AFC on FM and a duplex tuning drive with separate scales for FM and the AM bands. A similar pushbutton assembly to that used in the Beomaster 900K was used, and in the same way the tuning control clutch was operated by pressing the FM key. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Two telescopic rod antennas were fitted, one for SW and the other primarily for FM, though under difficult reception conditions both could be used together for FM in a “dipole” configuration. The internal rod antenna for MW and LW was very directional and could be used for direction finding in conjunction with the tuning meter. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

The set was powered by six “D” sized torch batteries, a welcome relief in the UK as these were cheaper and easier to come by than the specialised radio types that many other sets used. An external aerial, external loudspeaker and a record player or tape recorder could all be connected through sockets in the base of the set. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

The moulded plastic sides of the set were made in blue, grey or black. The Beolit De Luxe 611-FMK was replaced in 1966 by the Beolit 700. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Prices

1966£34.00.0