BeoSound 4 CD/Tuner with SD Card

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Manufactured: 2006 - present
Designer: David Lewis
Colours: Black, Silver

BeoSound 4 is a new audio product offering a complete audio experience. It has a CD player, FM / DAB radio and built-in SD memory card reader / writer. The DAB module will be included as standard for the UK and Irish markets is actually a factory-fitted option for any other markets. The unit is a full Audio Master (N.Music and N.Radio compatible) and can therefore be used to distribute sound through users' BeoLink systems.

The new feature introduced on BeoSound 4 is the SD memory card reader / writer. This function replaces that traditionally provided by the audio cassette tape. The user can copy music from a CD or the Radio directly onto the memory card which will be compressed at 128kbps. The card can then be used in other compatible products such as BeoSound 2 and BeoSound 3. As it is possible to copy music onto a memory card using only BeoSound 4, this now offers access to digital music to a much wider audience – even those who do not own a computer. However, music can also be copied from a computer directly onto the memory card, be removed and then played back on BeoSound 4.

Placement

BeoSound 4 can be placed on a table or shelf as it is a free-standing product. Alternatively it is possible to mount it on a Floor Stand or on a Wall Bracket.

Mounting Options

From launch, BeoSound 4 could be wall mounted or positioned on a floor stand. The floor stand featured a turned stainless steel column which could not hide the connection cables. This solution was not a popular choice.

STBbrackets, Bang & Olufsen's preferred supplier for brackets and stands, made a pair of adapter plates to allow BeoSound 4 to be floor mounted with concealed cables. Distributed throughout the World by the Bang & Olufsen store network, the STB solutions add to the diversity of mounting options and positions available.

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Floor Stand fixing adapter for BeoSound 4 (Concealment Plate for 2068)

This adapter plate enables cables from Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 4 to be concealed within its floor stand.

Floor Stand fixing adapter for BeoSound 4 (Concealment Plate for 2170)

This adapter plate enables cables from Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 4 to be concealed within its floor stand.

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BeoSound 4 – the new compact audio system, with a touch of magic

Bang & Olufsen continues to surprise and delight music lovers with the new BeoSound 4, a compact audio system that exploits digital music storage and portability while offering the quality performance and usability expected from a traditional Bang & Olufsen audio system. BeoSound 4 will be available from November/December 2005.

BeoSound 4 is an audio system with built-in CD player, FM radio, and SD (Secure Digital) card slot. DAB radio is also available as an option, factory fitted. It is possible to record from the radio or CD to the SD card and play back the recording on BeoSound 4, or on another portable or stationary system.

Use and place anywhere at home

Bang & Olufsen’s well-known BeoLink system ensures the total integration of all entertainment at home, and BeoSound 4 offers the additional advantage of being able to send music played back from the SD card to loudspeakers throughout the house. The SD card increases flexibility in other ways as well, allowing the user to listen to recorded music in the garden with the new BeoSound 3 portable audio system or away from home on the BeoSound 2 digital music player.

“BeoSound 4 represents a new way of living with recorded digital audio entertainment, and yet the simplicity of the system and ease of use will have that reassuring feel of familiarity for the user,” says Michael Jensen, Product Manager, Bang & Olufsen. “BeoSound 4 has that touch of magic that shows its pedigree, and at the same time offers the integration with digital music formats that is increasingly important for how we listen to music.”

BeoSound 4 can be placed almost anywhere on its floor, table or wall stand. Angled for convenient operation, the glass door half-opens at the wave of a hand, and the operation panel with SD card slot is presented to the user. Press ‘Load’, and the glass cover rises further for the CD loader. Connect BeoSound 4 to any BeoLab loudspeakers, and in particular with the new and equally compact and refined BeoLab 4 loudspeakers.

Big impact expected

With a price that lies under what is usually expected of a Bang & Olufsen product, Bang & Olufsen expects that BeoSound 4 will capture a lot of interest from first-time buyers in the market. The digital portability offered by the SD card built into BeoSound 4 is consistent with Bang & Olufsen’s strategy to ensure that wherever the company’s customers may be, they can have their entertainment choices with them.

“With BeoSound 4, we have succeeded in building an audio system that lives up to the very high standards expected from Bang & Olufsen, from the idea behind the concept and design to the choice of materials and craftsmanship – and not least the ease of use and performance,” concludes Michael Jensen, Product Manager, Bang & Olufsen.

Press Release: November 2005

BeoSound 4 CD/Tuner with SD Card Product Specifications

Designer: David Lewis
Dimensions/weight: 28 x 31 x 24 cm / 4 kg (lid closed)
28 x 39 x 27 cm / 4 kg (lid open)
Cabinet finish: black
Remote control: Beo4 recommended
Power consumption: typical 25 W, standby 1 W
Radio 99 radio presets with naming; FM
(with RDS) and DAB (optional) Compact disc naming (200 titles), random, repeat.
Disc sizes: 12 cm, 8 cm
SD Card Built-in MMC/SD Card reader, supporting MP3, WMA, with naming, random, repeat
Connections: Power Link, Audio AUX in / out, FM aerial, DAB aerial (optional), Master Link, Headphone
Accessories: Wall bracket, aluminium; Floor stand, aluminium
Optional: Net Music/Radio optional via BeoPort

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Created: 2nd February 2007
Modified: 19th September 2012

Author Notes:

Beoworld says: The replacement for the popular Ouverture, this is well priced and has many of the qualities of the Beocenter 2 Audio for £800 less. Uses the same display. Much better quality materials than the BS3200. Deserves more than the Beolab 4 speakers.

My BeoWorld



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