|Product :||Beocord 1200 Reel-to-Reel||
|Produced from :||1969 - Dec 1972|
|Designed by :||Jacob Jensen|
|Finish :||Rosewood, Teak, White|
Beocord 1200 was a 4-track reel-to-reel tape recorder designed specifically as part of a system of matching components. It was also the last to be produced in any quantity as by the 1970s cassette tapes had driven away the demand for expensive and heavy reel-to-reel tape recorders. So this was to be the final leg in the race for supremacy which ultimately would be won by the compact cassette system developed by Philips.
Quite sophisticated for its time - and it was these features which made it so popular - was its ability to record sound-on-sound. It also had inbuilt mixing facilities as well as automatic recording levels. Another useful feature was the built-in PA amplifier which could be operated without the motor running. This made it very popular for groups such as community centres and churches who liked the sturdy aspect of the player knowing that they could trundle it around without its knocks and bruises causing no particular internal damage.
Beocord 1200 was technically identical to the Beocord 1600 which was fitted with a 2 x 10W amplifier.
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