BeoCenter 8000

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Manufactured: 1992 - 1993
Designer: Jacob Jensen
Colours: Grey

Beocenter 8000 gave you a powerful receiver - with CD player and cassette recorder hidden under covers which glided to the side when you wished to use them. Bang & Olufsen's high quality and distinguished design made a dexterous duo with this Beocenter. Grace and simplicity emphasised Bang & Olufsen's basic principle that technology exists for the sake of humankind - and not the other way around!

Easy Operation:

Light touches on Beocenter 8000 gave you free access to the simple operation. The illuminated display led you through all the functions by showing you what to do at every step. If you preferred, you could also use Beolink 1000 which controlled all the functions from a distance.

FM/AM Receiver:

At the core of Beocenter 8000 was the receiver - the 'command centre' of the system. Here you could preset up to 20 FM/AM stations which you could locate easily by choosing a number from 1 - 20 on the display panel.

CD player:

Beocenter 8000's CD player accepted both 12cm and 8cm compact discs. At any time, you could choose a single track, or change the order in which you wanted to hear the tracks. The option was there too to skip a track.

Cassette recorder:

Both recording and playback on the cassette recorder in the Beocenter 8000 offered the highest quality. One reason was Bang & Olufsen's patented HX-PRO system which ensures optimal sound reproduction, particularly in the sensitive treble range.

When you were listening to a tape, you could change the listening order of the tracks. You could skip individual tracks, or skip to a certain track regardless of where it was on the tape. Auto Reverse is so sophisticated that you will never hear the tape change sides unless you really listen for it.

The cassette recorder automatically registered the type of tape you were using. And you could choose Dolby B or Dolby C Noise Reduction when you recorded.

Connections: Beocenter 8000 had connections for an extra cassette recorder plus two pairs of speakers. Thee was also a contact for you to connect a turntable, for example Beogram 9500.

Features: 2 x 80 watt amplifier, CD player with programming, tape recorder with auto reverse, FM/AM radio, finger touch control, optional Beolink 1000 remote control operation, connections for headphones, optional BeoStand.

Finish: black glass / grey aluminium

BeoCenter 8000 Product Specifications

EU 2551 (1992 - Nov 1993)
GB 2552 ( 1992 - Aug 1993)

Long-term max. output power IEC 2 x 80 watts / 8 ohms
Total harmonic distortion IHF < 0.1 % & 30 watts 20 - 20,000 Hz
Dynamic headroom 1 dB / 8 ohms
Intermodulation IHF < 0.1 %

Bass control at 40 Hz: +/- 10 dB
Treble control at 12,500: Hz +/- 8 dB

FM range 76 - 90 MHz (Type 2509, 2513)
87.5 - 108 MHz (Type 2506, 2508, 2510, 2511, 2512, 2514)
LW range 2506, 2511: 150 - 350 kHz
MW range 2506, 2508, 2509, 2510, 2511, 2512, 2513, 2514520 - 610 kHz

Tape recorder:
Compact cassette C46 - C120
Recording system HX PRO
Tape head Sendust
Wow and flutter DIN < 0.15 %
Frequency range chrome 30 - 18,000 Hz +/- 3 dB Signal-to-noise ratio CCIR/ARM
Metal Dolby NR B:>64 dB, C: >73 dB
Chrome Dolby NR B:>65 dB, C: >74 dB
Ferro Dolby NR B:>63 dB, C: >72 dB
Compact disc player:
Frequency range 3 - 20,000 Hz +/- 0.3 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio > 100 dB / 110 dB A-weighted
Dynamic range > 96 dB
Harmonic distortion 0.0025 % at 0 dB
0.0025 % at -20 dB
Channel separation > 101 dB
Converter system 2 x 16 bit, 4 x oversampling
Low pass filter analogue Bessel

Power supply: 110 - 130 - 220 - 240 voltage switch
Power consumption: max. 200 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 76 x 11 x 34 cm
Weight 14 kg

Connections: Audio Link Tape 2, Phono (RIAA built-in)
Audio Aux Link Beovision, 7-pin
Speaker Beovox speakers, 2 sockets 2-pins

Link compatibility: None

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Created: 2nd December 2006
Modified: 8th February 2009

Author Notes:

This was the most stripped out of the 9000 type Beocenters. No Powerlink or multi-room capability made it cheaper but much less popular. It only featured in the catalogue for one year.

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