|Product :||Beolit 400||
|Produced from :||1971 - Dec 1975|
|Designed by :||Jacob Jensen|
|Finish :||Black, Red, Blue, Purple, Curry, White|
Beolit 400 was one of a new variety of Beolit transportable radios which was introduced in 1970. The portable radio delivered 1W of music powere and covered FM only. It was a simplified version of Beolit 600 and so was lacking a tape recorder / record deck connector as well as band selector switches.
Its performance was outstanding helped by AFC and offered good sound with low distortion. It came with its own battery compartment but could be connected to the mains if desired.
Accurate tuning was by way of a transparent plastic pointer, similar to that of a slide rule, which could be made to slide across the top of the unit in order to tune into different radio stations. There were small metal ball-bearing ‘markers’ which could be positioned within the top groove in order to act as references for frequently-used stations.
It came with a wide variety of exterior colours to allow it to blend in to one’s décor more easily which could be easily clipped on and off.
It was replaced by Beolit 505.
The UK price at the time of its release in July 1971 was 28.90 GBP.
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