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BeoMaster 4500

BeoMaster Tuner/Amplifier

Production: 1988 - 05/1994

Designer: Jacob Jensen David Lewis

Documents: Owners Manual, Owners Manual, Service Manual

The desirable Beosystem 4500 - with Beomaster 4500 at its heart - was the final inception of a long line of Beomaster 1900-family members which had been first drawn up by the pen of Jacob Jensen way back in the mid-1970s.  Always very popular because of its sleek, modern looks, Beomaster 4500 used the latest technologies, linking it with its Beogram 4500 record deck, Beocord 4500 cassette deck and Beogram CD4500through Datalink to form the Beosystem 4500.  Both an internal 40W per channel amplifier was incorporated as well as the necessary Power Link connectors to drive the latest BeoLab amplified speakers.

Based upon a close cousin - the Beocenter 9500 - Beomaster 4500 incorporated all the necessary elements of that design (sans CD player and cassette deck) brought together into a neater package.

The whole of the Beosystem 4500 could be mounted on a wall where it looked exquisite and sophisticated with its darkened touch-sensor panels and brightly polished aluminum casing.

This receiver was the last of a long line.  As new sound sources took over from the (very) tried and trusted LP record, there was no need for manufacturers to incorporate a record deck.  Music systems could, therefore, become more integrated and smaller.  Beomaster 4500 was not replaced as such, as the new Beocenter 2300/ 2500 took over offering a different feel and outlook.

BeoMaster 4500 technical specifications

Types: 
AUS 2965 (1988 - June 1993) 
EU 2961 (1988 - May 1994) 
J 2964 (1988 - June 1993) 
US 2963 (1988 - May 1994) 
GB 2962 (1988 - Sept 1993) 
Long-term max. output power IEC: 2 x 55 W / 8 ohms 
Harmonic distortion DIN/IEC: < 0.08 % 
Power output 20 - 20,000 Hz IHF: 2 x 20 W / 8 ohms 
Total harmonic distortion IHF: < 0.1 % at 20 W 20 - 20000 Hz 
Intermodulation: < 0.1 % 

Bass control at 40 Hz: +/- 12 dB 
Treble control at 12000 Hz: +/- 12 dB 

Link compatibility: Master Control Link 

FM range: 
Type: 2961, 2962, 2963, 2965: 87.5 - 108.5 MHz 
Type: 2964: 76 - 90 MHz 

AM tuner section: 
LW range Type: 2961, 2962: 150 - 350 KHz 
MW range Type: 2961, 2962, 2963, 2964, 2965: 520 - 1610 KHz 
Power supply 2961 220V 
2962 240V 
2963 120V 
2964 100V 
2965 240V 
Power consumption: 10 - 135 W 
Dimensions W x H x D: 62 x 7 x 25cm 
Weight: 7 kg 
Inbuilt RIAA amplifier: No