BEO.ZONE

BeoCenter 2600

BeoCenter

Production: 1978 - 04/1982

Designer: Jacob Jensen

Documents: Service Manual

The sleek and beautiful Beocenter 2600 was comprised of a 2 x 25 watts RMS AM/FM receiver and a built-in cassette deck. It was seen as a replacement for Beocenter 1500 and 1600. Together with an improved cassette deck, Beocenter 2600 incorporated FM radio as well as LW and MW wavebands. An LED indicator made recording on to cassettes easy by way of coloured lights. Chrom Dioxid or normal tapes could be utilised and Dolby B NR circuitry ensured that recordings were clean and hiss-free. The inclusion of a super-Permalloy tape head gave long life and good service.  A separate record deck could be added if required.

Beocenter 2600 became known as Beosystem 2600 when combined with other Bang & Olufsen products.

BeoCenter 2600 technical specifications

Type: 2626 (1978 - April 1982)

Power output: RMS DIN 2 x 25 watts RMS / 4 ohms
2 x 20 watts RMS / 8 ohms
2 x 40 watts music / 4 ohms
2 x 25 watts music / 8 ohms
Speaker impedance 4 ohms
Harmonic distortion < 0.1%
Intermodulation < 0.15%
Frequency range +/- 1.5 dB 20 - 30,000 Hz
Damping factor > 35
Phono, inputs 2.2 mV / 47 kohms
Overload margin 80 mV
Signal-to-noise ratio > 60 dB
Tape, inputs 400 mV / 100 kohms
Signal-to-noise ratio > 60 dB
Channel separation 1000 Hz > 56 dB
Channel separation 250 - 10,000 Hz > 40 dB
Tape, outputs (norm. input phono) 30 mV / 100 kohms
Headphones 14 V / 220 ohms

Bass control at 40 Hz +/- 12 dB
Treble control at 12,500 Hz +/- 12 dB
Balance control +/- 60 dB Tuner:
FM range 87.5 - 108 MHz
AM range LW 147 - 350 kHz
AM range MW 520 - 1610 kHz

Tape Recorder:
Compact cassette: C60 - C90
Wow and flutter < +/- 0.20 %
Speed deviation < +/- 1%
Fast forward and rewind C60 85 sec
Frequency range, chrom 30 - 14,000 Hz
Signal-to-noise ratio chrom > 56 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio chrom with Dolby > 63 dB
Erasure > 70 dB
Microphone input 0.1 mV / 10 kohms

Power supply:
110 - 130 - 220 - 240 V
Power consumption 20 - 160 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 68 x 9 x 27cm
Weight 11 kg

Connections: gramophone, extra tape, headphone