Jacob Jensen Beomaster 1200 FM Tuner/Amplifier 1969

  • Not on view

This kind of audio equipment led the fashion for high-tech styling of domestic products from the 1960s to 1980s. Jensen's minimalist idiom defined the identity of Bang & Olufsen appliances, presenting up-to-date technology in a form that was pleasurable to see and touch, and easy to use. The audio components have an emphatic horizontal, shallow profile, with minimally protruding controls placed on the upper surface. The turntable has a distinctive tone arm that moves tangentially, rather than diagonally, over the plane of the record.

Gallery label from Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2016.
Bang & Olufsen, Struer, Denmark
Aluminum, anodized aluminum, plastic, and wood
3 x 21 1/2 x 8 1/8" (7.6 x 54.6 x 20.7 cm)
Gift of the manufacturer
Object number
Architecture and Design

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