BEO.ZONE

BeoCenter 8000

BeoCenter

Production: 1992 - 11/1993

Designer: Jacob Jensen

Documents: Owners Manual, Owners Manual, Service Manual

A disappointing model overall. Similar in looks to the excellent and better-equipped Beocenter 9500, the Beocenter 8000 was a cut-down version of its bigger bother with dull ‘gunmetal grey’ aluminium covers becoming the order of the day as well as the exclusion of Power Link connectors. Beocenter 8000 therefore, was just a combined 2×80W amplifier with radio and CD player discretely undercover, with the method of combining it into a multi-room system being emasculated from it.

By saving grace, at least the cassette deck’s Dolby ‘C’ NR mechanism was left intact.

System Stand ST9500 was produced especially for accommodating the Beocenter 8500 although was equally at home with any of this particular system’s sister products such as the Beocenter 9500, 9300, 9000 and 8500.

BeoCenter 8000 technical specifications

Types:
EU 2551 (1992 - Nov 1993)
GB 2552 ( 1992 - Aug 1993)

Amplifier:
Long-term max. output power IEC 2 x 80 watts / 8 ohms
Total harmonic distortion IHF < 0.1 % & 30 watts 20 - 20,000 Hz
Dynamic headroom 1 dB / 8 ohms
Intermodulation IHF < 0.1 %

Bass control at 40 Hz: +/- 10 dB
Treble control at 12,500: Hz +/- 8 dB

Tuner:
FM range 76 - 90 MHz (Type 2509, 2513)
87.5 - 108 MHz (Type 2506, 2508, 2510, 2511, 2512, 2514)
LW range 2506, 2511: 150 - 350 kHz
MW range 2506, 2508, 2509, 2510, 2511, 2512, 2513, 2514520 - 610 kHz

Tape recorder:
Compact cassette C46 - C120
Recording system HX PRO
Tape head Sendust
Wow and flutter DIN < 0.15 %
Frequency range chrome 30 - 18,000 Hz +/- 3 dB Signal-to-noise ratio CCIR/ARM
Metal Dolby NR B:>64 dB, C: >73 dB
Chrome Dolby NR B:>65 dB, C: >74 dB
Ferro Dolby NR B:>63 dB, C: >72 dB
Compact disc player:
Frequency range 3 - 20,000 Hz +/- 0.3 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio > 100 dB / 110 dB A-weighted
Dynamic range > 96 dB
Harmonic distortion 0.0025 % at 0 dB
0.0025 % at -20 dB
Channel separation > 101 dB
Converter system 2 x 16 bit, 4 x oversampling
Low pass filter analogue Bessel

Power supply: 110 - 130 - 220 - 240 voltage switch
Power consumption: max. 200 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 76 x 11 x 34 cm
Weight 14 kg

Connections: Audio Link Tape 2, Phono (RIAA built-in)
Audio Aux Link Beovision, 7-pin
Speaker Beovox speakers, 2 sockets 2-pins

Link compatibility: None