Beomaster 1100

(1975-1978) FM stereo receiver, 2 X 22W

Picture by Nick Jarman

Description

It is easy to see the Beomaster 1100 as an FM-only version of the Beomaster 901, after all, they use a very similar cabinet and were sold at a very similar price. However, the Beomaster 1100 is more accurately Beomaster 1700 and Beolab 1700 integrated into one piece of equipment, a none too complex task given how much empty space each of the other two model’s cabinets contain!

The Beomaster 1100 was nevertheless offered as an alternative to the Beomaster 901, and though by choosing it one lost the AM radio, one did gain 4 FM pre-set stations, a headphone socket mounted on the front panel and 2W extra power (!). Other details remained the same, including the tuning balance lamp and FM stereo indicator. The set was constructed similarly inside, though because an electronic varicap tuner was used the dial drive was different. Also, a slightly altered layout to the sliding controls meant that they now all had the same travel, so a cord drive for the volume control was no longer needed. A stranger alteration was that two links were provided that could be changed over so either a Beogram turntable with a magnetic pickup (such as the Beogram 1100/MMC 3000) or a line level source could be connected through the turntable input. It was possible to make this change to the Beomaster 901 too, but the work was more involved and required the wiring around the switches to be modified. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Although Beomaster 1100 did not sell as well as Beomaster 901, it did provide three Beocenter derivatives: the Beocenter 1600 (cassette), Beocenter 1800 (record player) and Beocenter 3600 (both sources). Beomaster 1100 was replaced by the Beomaster 1400. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Designer

Jacob Jensen

Finishes/ colours

  • Rosewood
  • Teak
  • White

Prices

 StandardRosewoodTeak
1976 £129.50 
£128.50 
1978£166.32 
  

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