BEO.ZONE

BeoCenter 2002

BeoCenter

Production: 1981 - 02/1983

Designer: Jacob Jensen

With an FM/LW and MW radio, Beocenter 2002 was a slightly updated version of its predecessor, Beocenter 2000. An MMC 20S cartridge was fitted to the semi-automatic record deck with an amplifier delivering 2 x 25W, sufficient for a small room.

New to this machine was the inclusion of the metal tape facility in its cassette deck. This allowed for better quality recordings although it’s doubtful whether a machine of this calibre would have been able to maximise the qualities inherent within this new recording medium.

There were connections for a microphone and a pair of headphones. System Cabinet SC20 could be bought as an optional accessory to house the stereo system.

BeoCenter 2002 technical specifications

Type: 2101 (1981 - Feb 1983)

Power output RMS DIN: 2 x 25 watts / 4 ohms
2 x 20 watts / 8 ohms
Harmonic distortion -26 dB < 0.15%
Harmonic distortion < 0.2%
Intermodulation < 0.4%
Frequency range +/- 1.5 dB 20 - 25,000 Hz
Damping factor > 30
Input tape copy 600mV / 15 kohms
Signal-to-noise ratio phono > 78 dB
Output external tape 30 mV / 100 kohms
Output headphone Max. 2.8 V / 22 ohms
Channel separation 1000 Hz > 50 dB
Bass control at 40 Hz +/- 14 dB
Treble control at 12.500 Hz +/- 14 dB

Tuner:
FM range 87.5 - 108 MHz
AM range LW 147 - 350 kHz
AM range MW 520 - 1610 kHz
Power supply: 110 - 130 - 220 - 240 V
Power consumption: 18 - 135 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 73.5 x 12.5 x 38cm
Weight:11.2 kg

Record player:
MMC 20S
Stylus Spherical diamond
Radius of curvature 15 µm
Recommended tracking force 15 mN / 1.5 gram
Frequency range 20 - 20,000 Hz +/- 3 dB
Speeds 33 - 45 rev. / min.
Wow and flutter, DIN < +/- 0.09%
Wow and flutter, WRMS < +/- 0.045%
Rumble weighted > 62 dB
Rumble unweighted > 42 dB

Tape Recorder:
Compact cassette C60 - C90
Tape head Super Permalloy
Noise reduction Dolby NR
Tape switch Manual ferro-chrom
Wow and flutter < +/- 0.2 %
Speed deviation < +/- 1.5%
Fast forward and rewind C60 75 sec.
Frequency range ferro-chrome 30 - 14,000 Hz
Signal-to-noise ratio Chrome Dolby NR > 63 dB
Chrom > 56 dB
Connections: headphones, microphone