BeoCord Compact cassette
Production: 1981 - 02/1987
Documents: Owners Manual, Owners Manual, Service Manual, Service Manual
Similarly-looking to the 8000-series of Beocords (and indeed the Beolab 6000 System series), Beocord 9000 visually differentiated itself by a darkened display strip across the aluminum lid giving an illuminated display of tape type in use and ‘record open.’ It was also two-tone in that half the keys were black; half were brushed aluminum.
Although Beocord 9000 was still a stereo cassette deck offering Dolby HX Pro/B/C NR - pretty much the same as any other cassette deck partner in the 8000/6000 range - what is did offer technologically different was that of CCC (Computer-Controlled Calibration) which optimised bias, equalisation, sensitivity and VU meter calibration for any type of compact cassette automatically and without human intervention. What it did suggest, however (through actual human intervention) was for the purist to meddle about with the head azimuth of the machine to obtain the very best sound possible from the tapes in use. Bang & Olufsen even sold Beocord 9000 with the correct-sized screwdriver to carry out this function effectively.
4814 (1981 - Feb 1987)
AUS 4816 (1981 - Nov 1984)
GB 4815 (1981 - Feb 1987)
J 4817 (1981 - Feb 1987)
USA 4812 (1981 - Feb 1987)
Compact cassette C46-C60-C90-C120
Tape head Double, Sendust/ferrite
Noise reduction system Dolby NR-B and NR-C
Tape switch Auto. ferrochrome/chrome/metal
Wow and flutter DIN
Fast forward and rewind C60 70 sec.
Frequency range meta
10 - 25,000 Hz +/- 3 dB
Frequency range all types 20 - 20,000 Hz +/- 1.5 dB
S/N ratio Dolby NR CCIR weighted
Metal Scotch Metafine C90
B: >68 dB, C: >79 dB
Ferrochrom Sony FeCr C90 B: >68 dB, C: >79 dB
Chrome BASF chrom II C90 B: >70 dB, C: >80 dB
Ferro BASF LH I C60 B: >64 dB, C: >74 dB
Power supply 4811 114V
Power consumption : max. 50 W
Dimensions W x H x D 53 x 13 x 30cm
Weight 7.8 kg
Microphone 0,15V/3 kohms
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