Bang & Olufsen are well known for their inspired iconic design and high fidelity equipment but did you ever wonder where their inspiration came from? Well it came from one Jacob Jensen born 1926 in Copenhagen. Today Jacob Jensen is a product designer with the greatest number of honors and awards in the world with 19 of his works selected for the Museum of Modern Art.
The Beomaster 1200 is one of these pieces. It is not an overstatement to call it an icon of modern design, released in 1969 its styling is timeless and incorporated the celebrated “slide rule” design that came to define B&O in the decades that followed. Still as striking today as it was when it was released it remains one of Jacob Jensen’s defining pieces and this model is currently on display in the New York Museum of Modern Art.
The unique minimalist slide rule design featuring Helvetica type face heralded the beginning of the stunning range of designer audio visual gear that B&O are still famous for to this day.
This particular example of the Beomaster 1200 is in good condition with only a minor mark on the face. Its sound exceeded my expectations, performing at high volume without noticeable distortion. Rated at a modest 15 Watts this unit is not going to shake your foundations, but matched with the right pair of speakers this unit will fill your living space with clear, well balanced tube like sound like so many of the early solid state amplifiers. This unique Receiver can also be mounted vertically on walls and would make a sophisticated contribution to even the most stylish home.
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