BEO.ZONE

BeoCenter 8500

BeoCenter

Production: 1990 - 09/1992

Designer: Jacob Jensen David Lewis

Documents: Service Manual

Beocenter 8500 was just a little better equipped than Beocenter 8000, whose very innards had been stripped it seemed, in order to make it a cheaper deal. Again with Beocenter 8500r its external aluminium covers were finished in dull grey, instead of the more visually attractive shiny covers of its cousins, Beocenter 9500 and Beocenter 9300. Programming facilities too were taken away as well as no two-way remote control being made available.  Instead, the one-way Beolink 1000 was the remote control which was recommended for use with the unit.  However, it did have its own similarly-designed record deck, the Beogram 8500 which could be purchased as an additional extra as well as multi-room capabilities.

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, 8000 and 8500.

BeoCenter 8500 technical specifications

Types:
EU 2506 (1989 - Feb 1994)
GB 2507 (1989 - Dec 1993)
AUS 2510 (1989 - Dec 1993)
J 2509 (1989 - Dec 1993)
US 2508 (1989 - Dec 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

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

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
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

Connections: Beocord Tape 1 Built-in
Beocord Tape 2 7-pin DIN, Datalink
Beogram CD Built-in
Beogram LP 7-pin DIN, Datalink
BeoLab 2 x Power Link
Beovox 4-pin DIN
Beovision 7-pin DIN, Datalink

Link compatibility: Master Control Link

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