Beomaster 1900-2

(1979-1982) FM stereo receiver, 2x30W

Type numbers: 2903, 2904

Picture by Nick Jarman

Description

The Beomaster 1900-2 was an updated version of the original Beomaster 1900. Although similar in appearance, the new model had been improved and revised in a number of important areas. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Most significant of these changes was made in the volume control circuit. The original model had only 16 steps of adjustment between fully muted and maximum output. Adding an extra digital counter to the Beomaster 1900-2 increased this to 32 steps, giving a useful extra precision to the adjustment. Engineering changes were also made in the general construction of the set, with improved chassis mouldings that required fewer fixings and different plug and socket interconnections between the circuit modules that were less labour intensive to assemble. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Externally, new display graphics were a feature of the primary operating panel. The bold coloured squares of the original model had been replaced with illuminated numbers and letters for the sources and the word “stereo” for the multiplex indicator. The tuning balance and the volume displays were also slimmer and neater and the light displays for the treble, bass and balance controls were simplified. The type face used for the markings on the aluminium parts of the primary operating panel was also slightly smaller. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

A 7-pin socket for the connection of the latest Beogram models, such as the 2400 and 4004, was fitted but the extra two pins intended for control signals were left unconnected. The Beomaster 1900-2 was replaced by the Beomaster 2300. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Designer

Jacob Jensen

Finishes/ colours

  • Oak
  • Rosewood
  • Teak
  • White

Type numbers

2903, 2904

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