BeoSystem 4500

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Manufactured: 1989 - 1994
Designer: Jacob Jensen & David Lewis
Colours: white with polished aluminium

BeoSystem 4500 - A touch of magic

The simplicity of the exterior was matched by simplicity of operation. A light touch directly on the illuminated display gave immediate access to the system. Or, you could operate BeoSystem 4500 with the BeoLink 1000 terminal, summoning forth magical sounds from the comfort of your favourite chair.

BeoMaster 4500

The BeoMaster 4500 receiver received both FM and AM - 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.

BeoCord 4500

The BeoCord 4500 cassette recorder housed exciting details and distinguished technology. Like Auto Reverse, so you did not need to turn over the tape. Automatic registration of the type of tape, and Bang & Olufsen's patented HX-PRO recording system that provided optimal sound reproduction.

BeoGram CD 4500

The sound reproduction achieved by Bang & Olufsen's CD 4500 CD player was truly outstanding. It played both 12cm and 8cm compact discs and had an ingenious 'step' function which allowed you to go straight to a chose track selected from anywhere on the disc.

BeoGram 4500

In building the BeoGram 4500 turntable, Bang & Olufsen applied all its classic principles to ensure reproduction as close to perfection as possible. The electronically-controlled tangential arm played each record exactly as it was recorded. And there were built-in systems that helped prevent vibrations reaching the cartridge or turntable. BeoGram 4500 employed a finer, ultra-light MMC2 cartridge that combined distinguished sound reproduction with maximum protection for your records.

Designed by Jacob Jensen, Beosystem 4500 in 1989 received the Japanese Good Design Award for its elegant design

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BeoSystem 4500 Product Specifications

Beomaster 4500 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
RIAA amplifier: built-in

Connections: 2 sets of speakers
CD DIN
TP1 DIN
AUX DIN
OH/TP2 DIN
PowerLink 2

Beocord 4500 Specifications
Types:
4961 (1988 - Feb 1994)
AUS 4965 (1988 - Feb 1994)
GB 4962 (1988 - May 1993)
J 4964 (1988 - Feb 1993)
USA 4963 (1988 - Aug 1993)

Compact cassette: C46-C60-C90-C120
Recording system: HX PRO
Direct operation: Sensi touch
Tape transport system: Auto reverse
Search system: Track numbers
Noise reduction system: Dolby B NR
Tape switch: Auto. ferro/chrom/metal
Tape head: Sendust

Wow and flutter DIN: <+/- 0.15%
Fast forward and rewind: C60 75 sec.
Frequency range chrome: 30 - 18,000 Hz +/- 3 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio CCIR/ARM:
Metal Dolby B NR: >64 dB
Chrome Dolby B NR: >63 dB
Ferro Dolby B NR: >62 dB

Power supply:
4961 220V
4962 240V
4963 120V
4964 100V
4965 240V
Power consumption: 18 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 42 x 7 x 24.5cm
Weight 4.5 kg
Connections: AudioLink

Beogram CD 4500

BeoGram CD4500
Types:
5171 (1988 - Jan 1994)
AUS 5175 (1988 - Feb 1994)
GB 5172 (1988 - Feb 1993)
J 5174 (1988 - March 1992)
USA 5173 (1988 - May 1994)

Power supply:
5171: 220V
5172: 240V
5173: 120V
5174: 100V
5175: 240V
Power consumption: 23 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 42 x 7 x 24.5cm
Weight: 4.5 kg

Link compatibility: Datalink

Beogram 4500 Specifications
Types:
5951 (1988 - May 1991)
AUS 5955 (1988 - May 1991)
J 5954 (1988 - May 1991)
USA 5953 (1988 - May 1991)

Wow and flutter, DIN < +/- 0.06 %
Rumble DIN weighted > 80 dB
Rumble DIN unweighted > 55 dB

Speeds: 33 - 45 rpm
Speed deviation: < +/- 0.2 %
Power supply:
5951: 220V
5953: 120V
5954: 100V
5955: 240V
Power consumption: < 10 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 42 x 7.5 x 32.5 cm
Weight 5.3 kg

Link compatibility: Data Link

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Created: 7th December 2006
Modified: 6th February 2007

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