BeoCenter 2000

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Manufactured: 1979 - 1981
Designer:
Colours: Vinyl wood effect

Beocenter 2000 was a compact high fidelity music system incorporating an FM/AM tuner, a 2 x 25 watts RMS stereo amplifier, an integrated record player and a high quality cassette deck.

The semi-automatic stereo record player benefited from Bang & Olufsen's unique engineering method (integration) which ensured that all components were matched to give optimum performance. The (then) newly designed low-mass pickup with its MMC 20 S cartridge was an example.

Operating the radio and cassette sections was equally straight-forward. Sliding controls regulated volume, bass, treble and balance. Four FM stations could be pre-set for subsequent push button recall. The cassette deck had a green/red indicator that made it easy to set accurate recording levels. You just needed to add headphones and/or a pair of Beovox speakers for a complete entertainment system. Beocenter 2000 is incorporated with Beovox S45 loudspeakers to make up Beosystem 2000.

The SC20 system cabinet, designed specifically for Beocenter 2000 provided a functional and elegant furnishing option. It lifted Beocenter 2000 to the correct operating height and stored LPs, cassettes and other audio accessories within easy reach.

Dimensions: 77 x 74 x 35cm. Finish: teak or rosewood veneer

BeoCenter 2000 Product Specifications

Type: 2101 (1979 - Aug 1981)

Power output RMS DIN: 2 x 25 watts / 4 ohms
2 x 20 watts / 8 ohms
Harmonic distortion -26 dB < 0.15%
Harmonic distortion < 0.2%
Intermodulation < 0.4%
Frequency range +/- 1.5 dB 20 - 25,000 Hz
Damping factor > 30
Input tape copy 600mV / 15 Kohms
Signal-to-noise ratio phono > 78 dB
Output external tape 30 mV / 100 Kohms
Output headphone Max. 2.8 V / 22 ohms
Channel separation 1000 Hz > 50 dB
Bass control at 40 Hz +/- 14 dB
Treble control at 12.500 Hz +/- 14 dB

Tuner:
FM range 87.5 - 108 MHz
AM range LW 147 - 350 kHz
AM range MW 520 - 1610 kHz
Record player: MMC 20S
Stylus Spherical diamond
Radius of curvature 15 µm

Recommended tracking force 15 mN / 1.5g
Frequency range 20 - 20,000 Hz +/- 3 dB
Speeds 33 - 45 rev. / min
Wow and flutter, DIN < +/- 0.09%
Wow and flutter, WRMS < +/- 0.045%
Rumble weighted > 62 dB
Rumble unweighted > 42 dB

Tape Recorder:
Compact cassette: C60 - C90
Tape head: Super Permalloy
Noise reduction: Dolby NR
Tape switch Manual ferro-chrome
Wow and flutter < +/- 0.2 %
Speed deviation < +/- 1.5%
Fast forward and rewind C60 75 sec
Frequency range ferro-chrome 30 - 14,000 Hz
Signal-to-noise ratio Chrome Dolby NR > 63 dB
Chrome > 56 dB

Power supply: 110 - 130 - 220 - 240 V
Power consumption: 18 - 135 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 73.5 x 12.5 x 38cm
Weight 11.2 kg

Connections: headphones, microphone

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Created: 2nd December 2006
Modified: 2nd February 2007

Author Notes:

First of the Japanese made music centres - not a high point in B&O design!

My BeoWorld



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