BEO.ZONE

BeoCenter 2200

BeoCenter

Production: 1983 - 11/1986

Designer: David Lewis

Documents: Owners Manual, Schematic, Service Manual

This new, sleek system became a very good seller.  Mainly because of its modern looks and the reasonable price tag that was attached to it.  Beocenter 2200 has travelled down through the course of time as one to remember. However, not for all the right reasons unfortunately. Looks-wise it was particularly well endowed… long, low and slim with hidden lights not noticeable until the machine was turned on. The new record deck looked the part too. Kitted out with a new MMC5 cartridge the deck, with its anti-static platter, played records well.  But, beneath the graceful aluminium and black visible parts were hidden Japanese components in much the same vein as its Beocenter 2002 cousin.

Again offering 2 x 25 watts through its FM and AM receiver, the sound produced, however, was thin and weedy, especially when listening though its cheaply-produced Beovox X25 loudspeakers.

The system looked the part but unfortunately - in a very atypical Bang & Olufsun fashion - the music system failed to deliver. As popular as it was at the time, Beocenter 2200 is not a good example of how a Bang & Olufsen stereo system - at any price - should sound.

There were connections for a pair of headphones, a mono microphone, two pairs of speakers, an external tape recorder with two-way copying and FM and AM aerials.

Stand SM40 was available for displaying the Beocenter 2200 as well as the Beocenter 2100 and 4000.

BeoCenter 2200 technical specifications

Types:
2421 (1983 - Sept 1986)
GB 2422 (1983 - Sept 1986)
US 2423 (1983 - Aug 1986)
AUS 2425 (1983 - Jan 1986)
GB 2427 (1983 - Nov 1986)
CDN 2428 (1983 - May 1986)
D 2429 (1983 - May 1986)
Power output RMS DIN/IEC: 2 x 25 watts / 4 ohms; 2 x 20 watts / 8 ohms
Type No. 2423: 2 x 15 watts / 4 ohms
Total harmonic distortion < 0.2 %
Intermodulation < 0.5 %
FM usable sensitivity mono < 15 dBf-2.5 µV/75 ohms
FM usable sensitivity stereo < 19 dBf-2.5 µV/75 ohms
FM Harmonic Distortion 65 dBf < 0.5 %
MW range 520 - 1610 kHz

Stylus (MMC 5) Elliptical diamond 6 x 17 µm
Recommended tracking force 15 mN / 1.5g
Frequency range 20 - 20,000 Hz +/- 3 dB
Wow and flutter, DIN < +/- 0.07 %
Wow and flutter, WRMS < +/- 0.035 %
Rumble weighted > 70 dB
Rumble unweighted > 50 dB

Noise reduction: Dolby B
Tape switch Auto ferro/chrom, manual metal
Wow and flutter < +/- 0.2 %
Frequency range metal/chrom/ferro 30 - 15,000 Hz
Signal-to-noise ratio
Metal Dolby NR
Chrome Dolby NR
Ferro Dolby NR
> 66 dB
> 65 dB
> 63 dB

Power supply:
2421: 220V
2422: 240V
2423: 120V
2425: 240V
2427: 240V
2428: 120V
2429: 220V
Power consumption 18 - 135 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 74 x 9.5 x 32.5 cm
Weight: 11 kg
Sockets for:2 pairs of speakers, extra cassette recorder, Compact Disc player, headphones, Microphone, AM10 Active Antenna
Connections: Headphone jack