BeoMaster 4500 Tuner/Amplifier

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Manufactured: 1988 - 1994
Designer: Jacob Jensen
Colours: White

The Beomaster 4500 radio/amplifier received both FM and AM radio and was your communication link to the other sound sources in the system. Its operation was simplicity itself with an illuminated menu presenting all the options available. 20 radio stations could be pre-set providing you with instant access together with automatic fine tuning.

The 2 x 55 watt/8 ohm amplifier had a newly-developed, well-balanced interplay with the power supply which gave the output extra strength. The power reserve encompassed the entire frequency range and gave stable sound quality no matter what the volume. Beomaster 4500 also had automatic power handling control that prevented overloading, no matter how many loudspeakers were connected, as well as a special loudspeaker socket which ensured optimal utilisation of BeoLab active loudspeakers.

Beomaster 4500 could be used as part of the Beosystem 4500 hi-fi system and could be controlled via a Beolink 1000 remote control terminal. Later models of Beomaster 4500 could be controlled by the two-way Beolink 5000 and had the extra benefit of programmable timer functions (note that only Beomaster 4500 models with a software version of 2.1 and higher were able to handle two-way communication as well as the timer function.)

BeoMaster 4500 Tuner/Amplifier Product Specifications

Types:
AUS 2965 (1988 - June 1993)
EU 2961 (1988 - May 1994)
J 2964 (1988 - June 1993)
US 2963 (1988 - May 1994)
GB 2962 (1988 - Sept 1993)
Long-term max. output power IEC: 2 x 55 W / 8 ohms
Harmonic distortion DIN/IEC: < 0.08 %
Power output 20 - 20,000 Hz IHF: 2 x 20 W / 8 ohms
Total harmonic distortion IHF: < 0.1 % at 20 W 20 - 20000 Hz
Intermodulation: < 0.1 %

Bass control at 40 Hz: +/- 12 dB
Treble control at 12000 Hz: +/- 12 dB

Link compatibility: Master Control Link

FM range:
Type: 2961, 2962, 2963, 2965: 87.5 - 108.5 MHz
Type: 2964: 76 - 90 MHz

AM tuner section:
LW range Type: 2961, 2962: 150 - 350 KHz
MW range Type: 2961, 2962, 2963, 2964, 2965: 520 - 1610 KHz
Power supply 2961 220V
2962 240V
2963 120V
2964 100V
2965 240V
Power consumption: 10 - 135 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 62 x 7 x 25cm
Weight: 7 kg
Inbuilt RIAA amplifier: No

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Created: 30th November 2006
Modified: 19th May 2007

Author Notes:

Image from www.audiosekimoto.jp with thanks from BeoWorld!

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