BeoSystem 6500

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Manufactured: 1989 - 1991
Designer: Jacob Jensen
Colours: Polished Aluminium or White

Beosystem 6500 - A masterpiece in four movements

The word masterpiece, when applied to Beosystem 6500, described both the sounds that emanated from its four functions receiver, CD player, cassette recorder and turntable and the look of its supremely elegant cabinet.

The eye immediately registered the power and self-confidence inherent in its clean unambiguous design. The distinguished sound quality provoked absolute enjoyment, without distraction. And the simple easy operation and programming provided amazing options for interchange and interplay.

Advanced two-way communication

The Master Control Panel allowed you to fully utilise the enormous potential of the Beosystem 6500. The components were made for each other. They spoke the same language and sought the same goal: perfection. And at any time you could access the Master Control Panel display and see which function you activated: radio, turntable, CD player or cassette recorder. You could see what level you set the volume. Which radio programme you selected or which track on your cassette or CD you were listening to.

Beomaster 6500

The Beomaster 6500 receiver was the brains behind the sound system. It communicated your wishes to the other sound sources; and ensured that they were carried out. You could receive AM and FM programming. And you could preset 20 stations which Beomaster 6500 automatically found and fine tune whenever you instructed it to.

Beocord 6500

A light touch to the front of the Beocord 6500 cassette recorder released the loader which glided out slowly and silently in order to allow you to insert a cassette. You could use whichever type of cassette you prefer; or choose between Dolby B or C Noise Reduction systems. And rejoice in Bang & Olufsen's patented HX-PRO recording system which ensured optimal sound reproduction, particularly in the difficult, high-frequency range. And, naturally, Beocord 6500 had auto-reverse so that both sides of the tape played as one.

Beogram CD 6500

If you wanted to indulge yourself with the finest sound quality then you'd do no better than listening to your favourite pieces of music on Bang & Olufsen's Beogram CD 6500. It played both 12cm and 8cm compact discs, and housed sophisticated and advanced digital technology. And it offered sound reproduction which would satisfy even the most demanding of listeners.

Beogram 6500

If you built up an LP Collection of good music to conjure up wonderful memories, you obviously would have wanted to enjoy it for many years to come. Which is why Bang & Olufsen put so much effort into Beogram 6500. The electronically-controlled tangential arm played the record exactly as it was recorded. Built in safety systems helped prevent vibrations reaching the cartridge or turntable. And Beogram 6500 automatically registered the size of the record you were playing and adjusted the speed accordingly.

The extremely light MMC2 cartridge provided superior sound reproduction while protecting your records as fully as possible.

BeoSystem 6500 Product Specifications

Types:
2336 (1989 - Dec 1991)
AUS 2340 (1989 - Sept 1991)
GB 2337 (1989 - Oct 1991)
J 2339 (1989 - Oct 1991)
US 2338 (1989 - Sept 1991)

Long-term max. output power IEC: 2 x 110 W / 8 ohms
Total harmonic distortion IHF: < 0.09 % / 50 W 20 - 20,000 Hz
Intermodulation: < 0.1 %

Bass control at 40 Hz:: +/- 10 dB
Treble control at 12.500 Hz: +/- 8 dB

FM range:
76 - 90 MHZ (Type 2339)
87.5 - 108 MHz (Types 2336, 2337, 2338, 2340)

AM tuner section
LW range: 150 - 350 KHz (Type 2336, 2337)
MW range: 520 - 1610 KHz (2336, 2337, 2338, 2339, 2340)
Power supply:
2336 220V
2337 240V
2338 120V
2339 100V
2340 240V

Power consumption: max. 225 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 42 x 7.5 x 32.5cm
Weight: 8.5 kg

RIAA amplifier built-in (8001245)

Connections: Audio Link CD, Tape1, Tape2, PH (RIAA in Beogram 6500)
Audio AUX Link Beovision, 7 pin
Power Link BeoLab speakers, 2 sockets 8-pin
Speaker Link Beovox speakers, 2 sockets 4-pin
Master Control Link: 2 sockets 3-pin
Headphones: max 10 V/470 ohms

Link compatibility: Master Control Link

Beogram CD 6500 Specifications
Types:
5136 (1989 - Feb 1992)
AUS 5140 (1989 - Sept 1991)
GB 5137 (1989 - Oct 1991)
J 5139 (1989 - Oct 1991)
USA 5138 (1989 - Dec 1991)

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 incl. noise: < 0.0025% at 0 dB
< 0.025% at -20 dB
Channel separation: > 101 dB
Channel difference: < 0.08 dB
Converter system: 2 x 16 bit, 4 x oversampling 176.4
Low pass filter: Digital + Bessel/elliptical analogue
Damping: > 20,000 Hz > 50 dB
Phase error between L & R 0 degree at 20 - 20,000 Hz
Output analogue: 1.3 V RMS at 0 dB
Output, signal: For digital equipment
Power supply:
5136: 220 V
5137: 240 V
5138: 100 V
5139: 120 V
5140: 240 V
Power consumption 23 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 42 x 7.5 x 32.5cm
Weight 6.3 kg
Link compatibility: Data Link

Beocord 6500 Specifications
Types:
4936 (1989 - Jan 1992)
AUS 4940 (1989 - Sept 1991)
GB 4937 (1989 - Oct 1991)
J 4939 (1989 - Sept 1991)
USA 4938 (1989 - Dec 1991)

Compact cassette C46-C60-C90-C120
Recording system: HX PRO
Tape transport system: Auto reverse
Search system Track numbers
Record level Auto Recording level
Noise reduction Auto Dolby B and C
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 metal Dolby NR
B: >66 dB, C: >73 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio chrome Dolby NR B: >64 dB, C: >74 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio ferro Dolby NR B: >62 dB, C: >72 dB
Power supply 100V - 240V
Power consumption Max. 25 watts
Dimensions W x H x D 42 x 7.5 x 32.5
Weight 8 kg

Connections: AUX IN 7 pin
Microphone DIN 0,3mV /3kohms
Audio Link

Beogram 6500 Specifications
Types:
5946 (1989 - Feb 1992)
AUS 5950 (1989 - Sept 1991)
J 5949 (1989 - Sept 1991)
USA 5948 (1989 - Dec 1991)

Speeds: 33 - 45 rpm
Speed deviation: < +/- 0.2 %

MMC2 cartridge
Wow and flutter, DIN: < +/- 0.06 %
Rumble DIN weighted: > 80 dB
Rumble DIN unweighted: > 55 dB

Power supply:
5946: 220V
5948: 120V
5949: 100V
5950: 240V
Power consumption < 10 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 42 x 7.5 x 32.5cm
Weight 5.3 kg

Link compatibility: Data Link

Master Control Panel 6500
Type 1551
(1989 - Dec 1992)

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Created: 12th January 2007
Modified: 6th February 2007

Author Notes:

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