BeoCenter 7002

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Manufactured: 1981 - 1983
Designer: Jacob Jensen
Colours: Rosewood, Teak, White, Oak

Beocenter 7002 was one of the most advanced hi-fi music centres on the market at the time of its release. One touch gave you music instantly from a record, cassette tape or an AM or FM radio station.

Illuminated symbols on the set's communication panel confirmed your instructions or rejected mistakes, and kept you informed of the set's operational status at all times. In short, Beocenter 7002 offered two-way communication in high fidelity.

The cordless remote control module put you in command of all functions from your chosen listening position. Select any programme; this action also switched the set on. Regulate the volume level - there were 2 x 40 watts RMS at your disposal. Make cassette recordings. Or switch off the set - all without leaving your chair.

Comprehensive memory and timer facilities enabled you to programme the set's microcomputer to operate any function at a given time within a 24-hour period. It could record an important radio programme while you were away from home. You could even instruct the Beocenter to wake you up with an early morning broadcast.

Each of the Beocenter 7002's three sound sources had a high quality and performance level normally found only in much more expensive separate units.

The record deck had electronic Servo Drive for absolute speed accuracy and its operation was fully automated. Stop, start or pause by remote control. The cassette recorder had a Sendust record/replay head and a double-gap erase head that could even cope with metal tapes. You could locate any point on the tape simply by asking the set's microcomputer to search for this required counter reading. The radio had facilities for pre-setting 5 FM and 1 AM stations which could then be selected instantly at the touch of a button.

Beocenter 7002 offered the same musical facilities and powerful 2 x 40 watts RMS output as Beocenter 5000. The two models were identical in the matter of sound quality too, but only the Beocenter 7002 had Bang & Olufsen's very advanced timer-track location and remote control systems. The black anodised lid of its cassette compartment further differentiated Beocenter 5000 from the 7002.

BeoCenter 7002 Product Specifications


Type: 1801 (1981 - Oct 1983)
Continuous power output per channel 30 W at 4 ohms
30 W at 8 ohms
Rated band width 20 - 20,000 Hz
Total harmonic distortion < 0.15%
IHF intermodulation < 0.15%
FM tuner range 87.5 - 108 MHz

Record player:
Pickup MMC 20 EN Stylus elliptical naked diamond
Recommended stylus pressure 12 mN / 1.2 g
Frequency range 20 - 20,000 Hz +/- 2 dB
Wow and flutter DIN < +/- 0.09 %
Rumble weighted > 65 dB
Rumble unweighted > 45 dB

Tape recorder:
Wow and flutter < +/- 0.09 %
Speed deviation < +/- 1.5 %
Frequency range chrom-metal 30 - 16,000 Hz
Signal-to-nosie ratio Metal Dolby NR > 66 dB
Metal > 59 dB
Chrome Dolby NR > 64 dB
Chrome > 57 dB
Power supply 1801: 220V
1803: 120V

Power consumption: 20 - 250 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 72 x 9.5 x 38cm
Weight 16.5 kg

Created: 2nd December 2006
Modified: 23rd January 2007

Author Notes:

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