Production: 1974 - 1977
Technology changes at a pace, and with this in mind Bang & Olufsen brought out its innovative and beautiful-looking Beomaster 6000 to reflect the then-current trends in technology. Quadraphonic - or four-channel - sound was all the rage in the mid-1970s even though the actual sources which to play was somewhat limited (unlike today’s MP3, DVD, Blu-Ray technologies providing 5.1 sound, or even 7.1 channel sound). In these years it was only LP records and perhaps FM radio stations at certain times of the day which were the only available sources which could offer a ’surround sound sensation,’ and so the choice was somewhat limited, and also rather expensive.
Looks-wise Beomaster 6000 was typical Jacob Jensen; designed from the bottom up to be attractive, covered in acres of aluminum sheet and used Jensen’s trademark slide-rule scales to control different levels of sound or tuning in of radio stations.
Operation of the receiver was simple: the large top, the flat panel had incorporated within it everything that you needed for day-to-day operation: programme source selection, volume, balance, bass and treble controls. Secondary functions - that of loudness control, hi and low filters and so on - were smaller push buttons and hidden discreetly from view. The whole of the top ‘deck’ was sophisticated-looking yet easy to use.
Power output 1000 Hz RMS: 4 x 40 watts / 4 ohms, 4 x 30 watts / 8 ohms
Music power: 4 x 75 watts / 4 ohms, 4 x 40 watts / 8 ohms
Speaker impedance: 4 ohms
Harmonic distortion: < 0.06 %
Frequency range: 20 - 30,000 Hz
Bass control: +/- 17 dB
Treble control: +/- 14 dB
FM range: 87.5 - 104 MHz
Power supply: 110 - 130 - 220 - 240 V
Power consumption: 10 - 350 watts
Dimensions W x H x D: 67 x 8 x 32 cm
Weight: 16 kg
Connections: AUX , Phono, tape (front)
Batteries for your BM6000 Commander Remote Control:
Eveready: 504, ER-504
Gold Peak: GP220
NEDA: 504M, 220
Panasonic: W10, W10E
Polaroid: 202, 222
RadioShack: 01386, 0400125, 22049, 22205, 23-509
Varta: V74PX IEC 10 LR54
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