Beovox RL 60.2

(1987-1991) Redline loudspeaker, three way, 60W

Type number: 6513

 

Picture by Peter McEvedy

Description

The replacement for Beovox RL 60, and a rather different one despite appearing very similar. The auxiliary bass radiator was gone and the 16cm woofers of the RL 60 were replaced by two 13cm units, mounted side by side on one of the outer panels, one of which acted as the midrange unit. There was a ducted port 6cm in diameter, the port being plastic and running across the width of the narrower dimension of the speaker. There was a 2.5cm tweeter which was mounted on one side of the central panel with the cross over being positioned on the other. When placed on the floor stands in the normal position with the longest side being vertical, this lead to the interesting configuration of the bass units being at the top, the tweeter in the middle and the bass reflex port at the bottom. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

The cabinet, in common with the rest of the Red Line range was of cast resin with heavy ribbing in the novel angled rear. The ribs in the long axis were filled with sound deadening material similar to that used in the car industry. The front of the cabinet was covered by cloth which was glued to the front panel and moulded over lettering on the front panel. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

A metal prop was built into the rear of the speaker and much was made of the flexibility with which these endowed the Red Line range. There were also separate floor stands and wall brackets and even ceiling brackets available. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Connections were either by a 2 pin DIN plug, located at one corner, or by spring terminals in the recess for the stand. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Later in the life of this model, the choice of having the rear cabinet finished in white as well as grey was offered. In the case of the white version, the famous “red line” became silver, though the name remained the same. The cloth grille remained available in grey only however. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

The Red Line range was very successful and effectively replaced the Uniphase range of passive speakers. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Finishes/colours

  • Grey
  • White

Prices

1986£259 
1987£294 
1988£294 
1989£294 
1990£325 
1991£3401

NOTE 1: approx

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