Production: 1980 - 05/1983
Documents: Service Manual, Service Manual
Similar to Beocenter 7002 but with no remote control facility, timer or facilities for using around the house, Beocenter 5000 looked good in its all-black livery. The music centre could play back records cassettes and was fitted with a LW, MW and FM radio with five preset buttons allowing for immediate access to radio stations.
A good quality 2 x 40 watts RMS amplifier was built into the unit which offered excellent sound with the minimum of distortion - less than 0,1% at full output. The record player was fully automatic and its lightweight arm carried the MMC 20E cartridge. An electronic servo-drive system allowed for perfect speed accuracy.
The cassette deck had the Dolby NR system incorporated, which by now was becoming standard on most cassette recorders. It could play metal tapes and was fitted with automatic ferric/chrome selection. A Sendust tape head was included as well as a 4-digit electronic tape counter.
The centre could be purchased complete with a pair of Beovox S55 loudspeakers when it was given the title of Beosystem 5000 (see image below). And to perfectly accommodate it within your living surroundings a special system cabinet, the SC50, could be purchased as an additional extra.
1802 (1980 - Jan 1983)
1804 (1980 - May 1983)
Power output RMS DIN 2 x 40 watts / 4 ohms
2 x 30 watts / 3 ohms
Power output 20 - 20,000 Hz 2 x 30 watts / 4 ohms
2 x 25 watts / 8 ohms
Harmonic distortion -26 dB < 0.1%
Harmonic distortion < 0.1%
Intermodulation < 0.3%
Frequency range +/- 1.5 dB 20 - 30,000 Hz
Tuner: FM range 87.5 - 108 MHz
MMC 20E Stylus elliptical diamond
Recommended tracking force 15 mN / 1.5 g
Tone arm Radial
Stylus pressure range 0-2 g
Speeds 33 - 45 rev. / min
Wow and flutter, DIN < +/- 0.09%
Wow and flutter, WRMS < +/- 0.045%
Rumble weighted > 65 dB
Rumble unweighted > 45 dB
Compact cassette C60 - C90
Tape head Sendust
Noise reduction Dolby NR
Tape switch Auto ferro/chrom, manual metal
Wow and flutter < +/- 0.15 %
Speed deviation < +/- 1.5%
Fast forward and rewind C60 70 sec
110 - 130 - 220 - 240 V
Power consumption 20 - 250 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 72 x 9.5 x 38cm
Weight 16.5 kg
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