BeoSystem 2


Production: 2004 - present

BeoSystem 2 was the A/V processor specifically designed for use with Beovision 4 plasma televisions.

Looking no more than a small cupboard the necessary electronics were contained within to allow full remote control by way of a Beo4 remote control terminal, of all the functions of a sophisticated A/V system.

A DVD1 or HDR1 from the Bang & Olufsen range could be added to enlarge the system as well as a whole host of other manufacturers’ products including S-VHS, Blu-Ray or HDTV through the comprehensive number of connections. MasterLink was also provided to facilitate around-the-house music and video control of an otherwise feature-lacking BeoVision four plasma screen.

BeoSystem 2 technical specifications

Dimensions W x H x D 325 x 370 x 265 mm 
Weight 11,8 kg 
Cabinet finish Black 
Mains voltage range 220-240V +/- 10%, 50 Hz typical 
Power consumption 

Terminal included 

RGB Out 

RS232 Typical:35 W, standby: 1.8 W 


PAL : RGBHV 575P 50Hz 
NTSC : RGBHV 480P 60Hz 

For control of BeoVision 4 42 
Diagonal picture size 
in combination with BeoVision 4 42 42" / 106cm 
Aspect ratio 16:9 (wide-screen) 
Picture display formats Format 1: Panorama 
Format 2: Letterbox zoom 
Format 3: 16:9 
Viewing comfort Picture format optimization 
Electronic curtain 

Digital Adaptive Luminance Peaking 
Adaptive noise reduction 
Vertical peaking 
Motion compensated progressive scan 
Digital Colour Transient Improvement (CTI) 
Adaptive black 

Teletext level 2½, 1780 pages 
Wide Screen Signalling (WSS) 
FastText (FLOF), 4 memory pages per programme 
17 Teletext languages in 7 groups 
System modulator : Splitter/system modulator output to link room (Beolink Video Distribution) 
Frequency range 479 - 831 MHz (in 1 MHz step), Dual side band 
Audio Mono 
According to type : FM sound system G : 5.5MHz, 
FM sound system I : 6MHz 
Connection 1 x 75 ohm aerial male 
Dolby® Digital Decoder : 
Decoding capabilities Dolby® Digital 5.1 channel decoding 
Dolby® Pro-Logic decoding of two channel Dolby® Digital 
Dolby® Pro-Logic decoding of two channel PCM 
Dolby® Pro-Logic decoding of two analogue channels 
Automatic format detection (Dolby® Digital, PCM) 
Calibration 3 channel tone control & loudness (L/C/R) 
Bass management, Delay management 
Sound modes (Speaker 1 - 5) Speaker 1 : Stereo Centre speakers (subwoofer muted) 
Speaker 2 2.0/2.1 : Stereo front speakers / Stereo 
external speakers + subwoofer 
Speaker 3 3.0/3.1 : Dolby®-3 stereo / Dolby®-3 stereo + subwoofer 
Speaker 4 4.0/4.1 : Stereo-4 / Stereo-4 + subwoofer 
Speaker 5 5.0/5.1 : Dolby® Digital or Dolby® Pro-Logic 
Surround / Dolby® Digital + subwoofer 
Connections : 
- Digital audio input 
- External Beolab speakers 
2 x Coax phono, Input-1 for AV-SCART, Input-2 for DECODER-SCART 
6 x Power Link (left, right, rear left, rear right, subwoofer and centre) 
Loudspeakers recommended, front/rear Beolab 1, Beolab 8000, Beolab 6000, Beolab 4000, Beolab Penta, II, III, Beolab 4500 
Loudspeakers recommended, subwoofer 
Loudspeakers recommended, Centre BeoLab 2 
2x BeoLab 4000 
Set-top Box Controller : 
Controlling boxes with Beo4 Supported boxes : See list at Bang & Olufsen 
Retail System (via internet) 
Controlling one or two boxes (2 x STB) 1 box control by use of the IR-blaster included in the kit. 
2 box control by use of the IR-blaster included in the kit 
and IR Y-adaptor (6174171) and one more IR-blaster (8330352). 

Product name 
Type number 

Dimensions W x H x D/ Weight 1 x stereo mini jack 

Black-soft touch 
Front panel : Silver 
50 x 56 x 40 / 23 kg. 

TV Input 1 x 75 ohm aerial female 
V.TAPE - AV - Decoder 3 x 21-pin sockets 
V.TAPE: CVBS in/out, RGB in (automatic 16:9 sense(pin-8), B&O AVL) 
AV : CVBS in/out, RGB in, S-VHS in/out (automatic 16:9 sense (pin-8), 
automatic S-VHS configuration, B&O AVL) 
DECODER : CVBS in/out (automatic 16:9 sense (pin-8)) 
Beolink 1 x Master Link socket 
Camcorder/Auxiliary 3 x Phono sockets (video in/audio L-R in) *) 
S-Video (S-VHS) 1 x Y/C playback 4-pin socket 
Headphone socket 1 x Mini jack 
Dolby® Digital 
- External BeoLab speakers 
- Digital audio input 6 x Power Link (2 x front, 2 x rear, 1 x subwoofer,1 X center) 
2 x Coax phono, Input-1 for AV-scart, Input-2 for DECODER-scart 
STB-Controller output 1 x Mini jack (stereo for 2 x IR-blaster with IR-Y-adaptor) 
RGB-HV out 1 x 15 pin D-Sub 
RS-232 1 x 9 pin D-Sub only for recommended Plasma screen 
External IR 1 x Mini jack 
External Fan 1 x 5 pin Din ( index no: 8400234 ) 
System Modulator 1 x 75 ohm aerial male (splitter/system modulator output). 
According to type : G or I RF output 

*) Possible to configure Set-top box (STB) at Camcorder input and control by STB-Controller 

Link compatibility: 
Master Link 

Optional features/modules: 
It is not possible to mount internal DVB-S in this product 

Market specifications: 

Market: Type: Country: Active CTV system Basic CTV system *) 
NEU 8491 A-B-D-DK-CH-E-GR-I-N-NL-P-S-SF-EXP-Singapore B/G B/G 
HK 8492 Hong Kong M/I/D/K B/G/M/I/D/K/L 
GB 8493 UK-EXP I B/G/L/L'/I/D/K 
FGB 8494 F-GB-CH B/G/L/L´ (NICAM B/G/L) B/G/L/L'/I/D/K 
AUS 8495 AUS, NZ B/G B/G 
EEU 8496 East Europe B/G/D/K B/G/M/I/D/K/L 

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