Manufactured: 1965 – 1968
A deluxe model
A renamed BeoLit611T, with novel features such as the rubberised feet that extended from the cabinet when the handle was moved downwards, allowing the set to be positioned on its side without danger of marking the cabinet. This wood-clad model was positioned towards the top of the Beolit range at the time, with only the mighty Beolit 1000 its superior in terms of looks and performance.
Essentially a Beolit 700 chassis with some minor modifications, mounted in a wooden cabinet, the Beolit 800 fitted neatly in the Beolit range between the 700 and the very well specified 1000. The set was powered by 6 ‘D’ sized cells, and covered FM, LW, AM and SW wavebands, with the latter having its own dedicated rod antenna (both could be used for FM coverage). These were positioned at opposite ends of the chassis, unlike the Beolit 700 where they were placed next to each other, and gave a particularly pleasing symmetry when deployed when the set was operating on its side using the handle as a stand and the feet built into the cabinet.