(1976-1977) Stereo turntable, 33/45RPM, MMC 3000 pickup
Type number: 5705
The Beogram 1100 was the first radial Beogram designed to use the “integrated” pickup. Compared to the Beogram 2000 and 3000 models that it replaced, it was notably slim and attractive, and came with a fixed hinged lid. The idler/belt drive principle was retained, though due to the slim cabinet it was extensively re-ordered, the most notable change being that the motor was moved to the front of the machine, rather than at the back where it had been on previous models. Another novelty was the speed control. The dial that controlled the speed was now on the top of the deck, and instead of screwing the idler wheel up and down a conical motor shaft the mechanism acted by moving a small magnet across the surface of a metal disc on the motor shaft, forming a device known as an “eddy current brake”. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
The function control looked much like it had on the 2000/3000, though was slightly less versatile, for example the “manual” function worked at 33 rpm only. The platter was also familiar, being taken directly from the Beogram 3000. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
The Beogram 1100 partnered such models as the Beomaster 1100 and the Beocenter 1500/1600. It was also available as part of the Beocenter 1800, perhaps its most popular application. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
The quality and finish of this model was outstanding, and the models that replaced it (Beogram 1500, Beogram 1902 etc), despite being updated with new controls and an electronically regulated DC motor, never looked quite as good. The styling was carried over however, and survived pretty much intact until the end of the Beogram 1700. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.