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BeoGram CDX2

BeoGram Compact Disk Players

Production: 1988 - 1990

Designer: Jacob Jensen

Documents: Owners Manual

This advanced CD player was straight from tomorrow's world - but it would still marry up happily with any Bang & Olufsen system created over the previous decade. It was as simple to use as a tape recorder. The track search system was invaluable for finding your way quickly around the disc. A display indicated the number of the track you're on.

The recording was just as straightforward. And you could time recordings to the second - just press the sense-touch panel and you could find out how much time was left on a particular track or on the whole disc.

This replacement for the former Beogram CDX used at that time, new 16-bit technology and an all-new optical system. The player itself though was derived from the Philips CD150 machine; the same as that in the Beocenter 9000. After one year the machine was discontinued and replaced by the Beogram CD 3300 - a similar sense-touch CD player - as part of Beosystem 3300.

BeoGram CDX2 technical specifications

Types: 5161 (1988 - March 1990), GB 5162 (1988 - May 1989) 
Frequency range: 3 - 20,000 Hz +/- 0.3 dB 
Signal-to-noise ratio: > 96 dB / 100 dB A-weighted 
Dynamic range: > 96 dB 
Harmonic distortion incl. noise: < 0.003% at 0 dB; < 0.03 at -20 dB 
Channel separation: > 94 dB 
Channel difference: < 0.5 dB 

Converter system: 2 x 16 bit, 4 x oversampling 176.4 kHz 
Low pass filter: Digital + Bessel/elliptical analogue 

Damping: > 20,000 Hz > 50 dB 
Phase error between L and R 0 degree at 20 - 20,000 Hz 
Output analogue: 2 V RMS at 0 dB 
Output, signal: for digital equipment 

Power supply: 
5161: 220V 
5162: 240V 
Power consumption 30 W 
Dimensions W x H x D: 42 x 7.5 x 31cm 
Weight 4.9 kg