BeoCenter 4000

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Manufactured: 1978 - 1980
Designer: Jacob Jensen
Colours: Rosewood.Teak,White, Oak

Beocenter 4000 was an elegant combination of an AM/FM stereo receiver (in effect the Beomaster 2200) and a high quality cassette deck whose performance levels matched those of more expensive separate decks. The Sendust tape head ensured the best possible playback and combined long life with optimum frequency response characteristics. There were two motors - one for fast wind, the other for normal play - so tape transport was smooth and stable at all times. A Dolby B Noise Reduction circuit ensured high quality, low-noise recordings. Despite its many technical refinements and comprehensive facilities, Beocenter 4000 was simple to operate.

Beocenter 4000, in which all parameters concentrate on the quality of radio and tape reproduction, was an unusual alternative to a disc system. The addition of a matching Beogram from the Bang & Olufsen range, plus two Beovox S45 bookshelf or P45 wall-mounting speakers converted it into the complete top-quality Beosystem 4000.

Beocenter 4000 comprised a 2 x 40 watts RMS amplifier, an FM, Long and Medium wave radio and a stereo cassette deck incorporating all the features you would expect to find only in separate high quality decks.

BeoCenter 4000 Product Specifications

Type: 1603 (1978 - Dec 1980)

Power output 2 x 40 watts / 4 ohms
2 x 30 watts / 8 ohms
Music power 2 x 75 watts / 4 ohms
2 x 40 watts / 8 ohms
Speaker impedance 4 ohms
Harmonic distortion < 0.05 %
Intermodulation < 0.1 %
Frequency range 20 - 30,000 Hz
Signal-to-noise ratio pickup low impedance > 60 dB

Bass control at 40 Hz: +/- 12 dB
Treble control at 12,500 Hz: +/- 12 dB

Tuner:
FM tuner range 87.5 - 108 MHz
LW 147 - 350 kHz
MW 520 - 1610 kHz Cassette:
C60 - C90
Wow and flutter < +/- 0.15 %
Speed deviation < +/- 1.5 %
Fast forward/rewind 80 sec
Frequency range chrome 30 - 15.000 Hz
Signal-to-noise ratio chrome > 58 dB
Dolby NR chrome > 66 dB

Power supply:
110 - 130 - 220 - 240 V
Power consumption 20 - 200 W
Dimensions W x H x D 65.5 x 8.5 x 31cm
Weight 15 kg

Connections: Extra Tape recorder DIN
Gramophone DIN
Headphone jack

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Created: 2nd February 2007
Modified: 6th February 2007

Author Notes:

Fascinating machine!! Comprises a Beomaster 2200 with a simplified Beocord 5000 on the side. Only single capstan but still just as adept at chewing your favourite tape!

My BeoWorld



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