Beocord 1500 De Luxe
(1964-1969) Stereo tape recorder
A stereo tape recorder for connection to an existing stereo system. As such, no power amplifiers or microphone amplifier were fitted, the intention being to provide a means to make really good recordings from records or the radio. A single stereo input channel of standard DIN level was the only source, but two outputs were provided, one of a fixed DIN level, and the other (Line) of a variable level controlled by a concentric (L,R) knob on the control panel. With a special lead and the right Beomaster, it was possible to do off-tape monitoring during recordings, though using the standard DIN connection through the “radio” socket this function was not available. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
Mechanically, Beocord 1500 De Luxe was the same as Beocord 2000 De Luxe, and was offered in the same way in either 2 track + 4 track replay and 4 track only models. The Beomaster 900 RG Compact radiogram featured a recess of the exact size to fit Beocord 1500 De Luxe, which made it into a complete audio system. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
The Beocord 1500 De Luxe was replaced by Beocord 1800 in 1970, which looked very similar but included several detail improvements, such as a die-cast chassis and optical automatic stop. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.