BeoSound Ouverture CD/Tape/Tuner

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Manufactured: 1994 - 2003
Designer: David Lewis
Colours: Black, Silver

"BeoSound Ouverture: the design may be a Bang & Olufsen classic, but BeoSound Ouverture and BeoSound 3000 refuse to rest on their laurels. Access to new musical sources and fresh loudspeaker options ensure that the concept remains an open invitation to make something special out of your music" (B&O catalogue 2001 -2002)

This stereo has two different names: BeoSound Ouverture in Europe and BeoSound 4000 in the rest of the world. This is the only stereo system, so far, to support the new MasterLink system without any add-ons. It's really a follow up to the Beocenter 2500 which was the first and original stereo with this somewhat different look. Along with the launch of this unit in 1991 (as the BeoSound 2500) Bang & Olufsen also started selling the new remote control - Beo4.

The difference between the Ouverture and Beocenter 2500 is that the newer model doesn't feature two-way communication and it has instead a completely new CD mechanism. It also holds some new features when it comes to the CD. But the most important difference is the MasterLink connection. With this system you can connect the unit to, for example, a BeoLab 2000 or BeoLab 3500 without any further electronics.

Reach out and the doors glide quietly aside, while a gentle light spreads from within. It's BeoSound Ouverture's way of saying, "welcome" and part of the experience every time you put on a new tape or CD. CD player with programming, tape recorder with auto reverse, FM/AM radio with pre-set, timer function, optional Beo4 remote control operation, connections for Beolink® and headphones, optional wall bracket and floor stand.

BeoSound Ouverture's unassuming rubber key pad hides a contact foil, which, in turn, covers a matrix of vertical and horizontal cords. When a control is pressed, the cords connect and the microprocessor is activated.


Music is more than just something you listen to, it's an emotion you experience. So isn't it time your favourite music was played on something that lets it express itself to the full? BeoSound Ouverture stands up and invites you to make something special out of your music - over and over again.


Bring new life to old CDs by changing their track sequence with the Random Play function. Or programme it to skip over any unwanted tracks and to play the ones you want in the order you prefer.

Transferring the music of a CD onto tape doesn't have to mean poorer quality. The Ouverture constantly monitors and adjusts the signal during any recording to ensure a uniform sound level throughout - and will automatically stop recording when the CD finishes playing. There's room for up to 30 pre-set stations on the Ouverture's intelligent AM/FM radio.

So how do the sliding glass doors work?

The glass doors on the BeoSound 3000 and BeoSound Ouverture are opened and closed by steel wires driven by an electric motor via a gearbox. The motor is triggered by an infrared system that detects your approach...

Why wake up to an annoying alarm clock when it could be your favourite piece of music instead? The timer function on the Ouverture can be programmed for the entire week and will automatically turn itself off again after playing for any length of time you choose.


Just raise a hand and watch as the glass doors glide silently aside. It's the Ouverture's way of saying "welcome" and reveals that a special experience is about to begin. Of course, a simple on/off button would do, but then what would be so special about that?

Easily Placed

It's a dream come true - a music system that can fill your life with music without filling your home with equipment. The flat upright design of BeoSound Ouverture means that it's slim enough to sit by itself upon the narrowest shelf or light enough to be hung directly on a wall with a pair of loudspeakers.


With its mix of glass and aluminium, the Ouverture grabs the attention without shouting out loud. Its compact size and visual presence ensures that it enhances rather than dominates the surroundings in which it's placed - which makes it the perfect audio system for the home and place of work. The stereo can also be controlled by the optional Beo4 remote control.

Mounting Options

This classic design was reincarnated over a 21 year period with various mounts and stands. Floor stands were available with a pole stand or CD and tape storage, wall mount solutions allowed for the Hi-Fi only, or with BeoLab2500 speakers until these were discontinued

Bang & Olufsen's preferred supplier for brackets and stands, STBbrackets, have made a range of direct replacements and accessories for wall mounts 2052 and 2087. Distributed throughout the World by the Bang & Olufsen store network, the STB solutions add to the diversity of mounting options and positions available.

»Mounting Solutions

Replacement wall bracket for BeoSound 3200

Bracket 2052 mounts the Hi-Fi to the wall without speakers. Compatibility: BeoSound Ouverture, BeoCenter 2300, BeoCenter 2500, BeoSound 3000, BeoSound 3200, BeoSound 4000

System Bracket for Ouverture

This replacement for Bang & Olufsen System Bracket 2087, has been engineered to meet a growing demand from customers who wish to mount BeoCenter2500 and later models, with BeoLab2500 speakers.

Compatibility: BeoSound Ouverture with BeoLab 2500, BeoCenter 2300 with BeoLab 2500, BeoCenter 2500 with BeoLab 2500, BeoSound 3000 with BeoLab 2500, BeoSound 4000 with BeoLab 2500, BeoSound 3200 with BeoLab 2500

Wall bracket BeoLab 2500 (Speakers Only)

Mount BeoLab 2500 active speakers directly to the wall with BL2500 Wall Bracket. Sold as a pair of brackets, this solution allows you to independently mount the BeoLab2500 separately from the BeoCenter / BeoSound hifi.

Wall Plate ONLY for 2500/3000/Ouverture series HiFi with BeoLab2500

This replacement Wall Plate is designed to allow Bang & Olufsen System Bracket 2087 for BeoCenter 2500 and later variants, with BeoLab 2500 speakers to be attached to the wall.

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BeoSound Ouverture CD/Tape/Tuner Product Specifications

Dimension W x H x D / Weight:
32 x 36 x 16 cm / 7 kg

Cabinet finish: Black/aluminium
Power consumption: Typical 32 watts, standby < 3,5 watts
Tuner: Built-in
Pre-tuned radio programmes: 30 FM or AM
Radio ranges: FM-LW-MW
RDS: According to type

Compact disc: Built-in
CD sizes: 12 cm, 8 cm
Frequency range: 20 - 20,000 Hz, +-1 dB
Signal-to-noise-ratio: Typical 101 dB, A weighted
D/A converting: Bitstream, analogue filtration

Programming, Random , Repeat , Edit
Tape recorder: Built-in
Recording system: HX PRO
Tape transport: Auto Reverse
Noise reduction: Dolby B NR
Frequency range: 30 - 16,000 Hz
Signal-to-noise-ratio: > 65 dB, Dolby B, chrome

Radio: Built-in
Pre-tuned programmes: 30 AM or FM
Radio ranges: FM-LW-MW
FM frequency range: 87.5-108MHz
AM frequency range: 153-279/522-1.610 kHz

Power Link (two)
FM aerial, 75 ohm
AM aerial (Dedicated)
Master Link (ML)
Headphone/Mini jack

Beolink®: Master Link (ML)
Remote control: Beo4

Stand: Aluminium, Black, Blue, Green, Red No 2051
Wall bracket, Black No 2052
System wall bracket, Black No 2087
Floor Stand, Aluminium

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

Author Notes:

Beoworld says:Last of the cassettes - a Lewis classic.

Locking the doors:

When the glass doors are locked it is not possible to open them by moving towards the doors, so when you close the cabinet doors they will not open.

The glass doors can only be locked if your Beosound 3200 is in Standby.

Press SHIFT 9 0 3 6 9 with no more than 2 seconds between the individual numbers being entered.

The display shows “LOCKED”.

To unlock the glass doors press SHIFT 9 0 3 6 9 with no more than 2 seconds.

The display shows “UNLOCKED”.

The function will be saved in NVRAM if you disconnect from mains.

If you are using the Beo4 then you will need to add the SHIFT command to your LIST before doing the above.

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