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BSR (Monarch); Great Britain

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Name: BSR (Monarch); Great Britain    (GB)  
Birmingham Sound Reproducers
Abbreviation: bsr
Products: Model types

Birmingham Sound Reproducers Ltd, Great Britain traded under the name BSR. Initially they manufactured high quality public address amplifiers and portable gramophone equipment.

Subsequently they moved into mass production of record players (turntables) and changers. Famous for low-cost, mediocre quality found in many contempory record players. In the 1960s also produced reel-to-reel tape recorder decks (pure mechanics, no electronics), TD2 and TD10. ....... Also traded in Germany as BSR (Germany) GmbH u. Co; 3011 Laatzen/Hannover (1966).

Production: 1933 - 1978

Around 1970 was born also "Monarch" as an under brand.

In late 1970 BSR acquired by Peter Pritchard a new brand: “ADC” (Audio Dynamics Corporation). "ADC" started to produce cartridges and stylus during 1975. No other notices of this new brand. Now is indicated as “A BSR Company” with a large availability of phono cartridges and replacements stylus for many type of cartridges.

BSR closed all divisions in 1985, then moved all offices to Hong Kong, as “Astec(BSR)”.

In 1998 100% was acquired by Emerson Electric Company. Astec was abandoned by Emerson in January 2014.

From Wikipedia.

This manufacturer was suggested by Otmar Jung.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
GB  57 TU8   A very cheap basic 3 speed (33, 45 and 78 rpm) Record Deck for building in, with BSR on th... 
GB  68 A11 UA25   Geschwindigkeiten 16/33/45/78 UpM, Spaltpolmotor (asynchron).  Auch bekannt ist dieses ... 
GB  66 UA 50   Four speed stereo record changer for up to 6 records. To order for 100-125 V/60 Hz, 200-25... 
GB  57 Monarch Record Changer UA8   The monarch model UA8  is a four speed (16⅔, 33⅓, 45 and 78rpm) automatic record changer w... 
GB  61 Tape Deck TD2   Tonband-Laufwerk zum Einbau in Zargen, Koffer oder Truhen, ohne Elektronik. Bandgeschwind... 
GB  64 Tonband-Chassis TD10 12AX7  Tonband-Laufwerk zum Einbau in Zargen, Koffer oder Truhen, ohne Elektronik. Bandgeschwi... 
GB  63 Record Changer - Plattenwechsler UA15   10-Plattenwechsler-Laufwerk zum Einbau in Zargen, Koffer oder Truhen, ohne Verstärker. Ge... 
GB  63 Monarch GU7   This record player deck was supplied to various manufacturers for installation in their ... 
GB  75 C123R.D.6   C123RD6 de BSR est une platine tourne disque d'un ensemble hifi. Elle est alimenté par l'a... 
GB  62 UA-16   2 speed record changer. 
GB  64 UA15SS   4 speed automatik record changer. 
GB  32 50 Watt Amplifier unknown_Tube  Uses Screened Grid tube for audio amplification. Supplied without Valves/Tubes. Separate... 


Further details for this manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

Germany 1966tbn_gb_bsr_1966_germany_address.jpg
BSR (Monarch) Firmenlogo in den 1960er Jahrentbn_gb_bsrmonarch_1965_logo.jpg
BSR (Monarch) Lieferprogramm 1965 für Deutschlandtbn_gb_bsrmonarch_1965_programm.jpg
Funkschau 13.1964tbn_bsr.jpg
1965, Werk Laatzen/Hannovertbn_gb_bsr_1965werklaatzenhnnnover.jpg
Werbung in der Funkschau 1963, Heft 19tbn_gb_bsr_werbung_1963.jpg
By courtesy of guest Salvatore Mancuso, Italien.tbn_bsr_document.jpg