Beolab 4500 Active Loudspeakers

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Manufactured: 1991 - 1995
Designer: Gideon Lindinger-Lowy
Colours: Aluminium/Blue or Aluminium/Grey

BeoLab 4500 was a wall speaker which was no more than 8cm deep. It had a built-in (active) amplifier and extended bass reproduction, which used the wall as a reflector. The display told you which source that BeoLab 4500 was reproducing at any one time.

There were two versions of this panel loudspeaker. The pure Beovox 4500 loudspeaker (shown here) and BeoLab 4500 with built-in amplifier and Dynamic Bass Equaliser (shown in main picture above), which automatically compensated for the inability of the human ear to perceive deep bass tones at low volume

The design of BeoLab 4500 and Beovox 4500 was based an acoustic principle that allowed the loudspeaker to use the wall to enhance the bass level. The cabinet let the sound waves reflect off the wall and out into the room without delay. This made it possible to reduce the depth of the cabinet to just 8cm, so the loudspeaker becomes a natural part of the wall décor.

BeoLab 4500 had a display which indicated sound source, volume and which track on CD or tape that you were listening to. In looks, it was similar to the BeoLab 5000 active speaker, but smaller. The display too was in a green-coloured LED as opposed to BeoLab 5000's orange. Both loudspeakers were available with blue or grey fabric.

Mounting Options

Bang & Olufsen's preferred supplier for brackets and stands, STBbrackets, have made a range of solutions specifically for this model. Distributed throughout the World by the Bang & Olufsen store network, the STB options add to the diversity of mounting options and positions available.

»Wall Mounting Brackets

Wall Bracket for BeoVox & BeoLab flat panel speaker range

Beolab 4500 Active Loudspeakers Product Specifications

Types: 6721
AUS 6725 1991
GB 6722 1991
J 6724 1992
USA 6723 1991

Dimensions WxHxD/Weight: 45 x 54 x 8cm / 9 kg
Cabinet finish: Aluminium

Power amplifier modules
1 unit
Mains 6721 EU 230V
6722 GB 230V
6723 USA-CDN 120V
6724 J 100V
6725 AUS 240V

Long-term maximum output power per module*
116 watts
Effective frequency range* 54 - 20,000 Hz
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (stereo, pair) 99 dB
Cabinet Principle Bass Reflex
Woofer 13 cm
Tweeter 2.5 cm
Net volume 5.4 litres
Bass equalizer Dynamic
Typical power consumption 10 watts
Stand-by consumption <4 watts
* According to IEC 268-3 and 268-5
Connections: Power Link
Phono (line)
Speaker Link

Most recent S/W 1.1

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Created: 20th January 2007
Modified: 3rd June 2013

Author Notes:

Beoworld says: A sensible sized panel speaker but lacking some of the finesse of their bigger 5000 brother.

My BeoWorld

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