BEO.ZONE

BeoCenter 2500

BeoCenter

Production: 1991 - 12/1995

Designer: David Lewis

Documents: Owners Manual

With Beocenter 2500 - as well as Beocenter 2300 - new ideas came to pass to Bang & Olufsen engineers, not being held to restrictions imposed upon them by the inclusion of record decks, power amplifiers and the like. Perhaps this is why the machine is made to stand up instead of laying flat down as other products had been designed in the past. By not having its own built-in amplifier and being able to use only active speakers linked by was of Power Link cables, units from this time on could be made smaller and more portable.

Noticeable to Beocenter 2500 were two glass covers which automatically glided to their sides when a hand passed in front of them. Behind the glass covers was access to the operating panel, cassette section, radio tuner and CD player.

Twenty FM/AM radio stations could be preset. The Dolby-B equipped cassette recorder featured Auto Reverse, Automatic Recording level, search function and Bang & Olufsen’s HX-PRO recording system, a system which ensures that the sensitive treble range was captured in recording. As well as the tactile operating panel, the unit could be distance-operated with either the Beolink 1000 or Beolink 5000 remote controls. Made available were sockets for headphones as well as an AUX socket.

When connected to its purpose-made BeoLab 2500 active loudspeakers, the combined centre was known as BeoSystem 2500. It was eventually surpassed by BeoSound Ouverture.

BeoCenter 2500 technical specifications

Types:
AUS 2610 (1991 05-96)
EU 2601 (1991 01-95)
EU 2606 (1991 12-95)
GB 2607 (1991 09-94)
J 2609 (1991 07-95)
USA 2608 (1991 05-96)

Wall bracket 2087
Wall bracket 2052

Dimensions W x H x D: 83 x 36 x 16 cm
Weight: 20 kg
Black front
98 dB IEC stereo
Active speakers frequency range + 4 - 8 dB 55 - 20,000 Hz
Pre-tuned radio programmes 2 x 20 FM or AM
Tuner range: FM 87.5 - 108 MHz
76 - 90 MHz (Japan)
LW 150 - 350 kHz
MW 520 - 1610 kHz
Power consumption/minimum Max. 35 watts/ 4 watts (Beocenter only)

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 chrome Dolby B > 65 dB

CD player built-in
Frequency range: 3 - 20,000 Hz +/- 3 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio A-weighted > 110 dB
Converter system: 2 x 16 bit 4 x oversampling

Connections:
Beocord Tape 2 Via Aux socket
Beogram LP (RIAA built-in) Via Aux socket
BeoLab speakers 2 x Power Link
Beovision Via AUX socket
Local rooms, speakers 2 Via MCL 2P
Aux 7-pin socket

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