Production: 1994 - 10/2003
Designer: David Lewis
BeoSound Ouverture replaced the Beocenter 2500 in 1994 and comprised a CD player and cassette recorder, Stereo FM and AM radio with connections for Power Link and (later) MasterLink.
Bringing the Beocenter 2500 right up to date with a larger aluminium clamper (from 2003 onwards) and updated software in order that it would function with the Beo4 remote control, the other obvious upgrade was that of a MasterLink connector allowing it to be linked with other compatible Bang & Olufsen products. Another difference between the BeoSound Ouverture and Beocenter 2500 was that the Ouverture did not feature two-way communication.
This product was born with two names: BeoSound Ouverture in Europe and BeoSound 4000 for the rest of the world.
The BeoSound Ouverture had a relatively long life, and during its nine years within the product range was further improved with software upgrades as well as a variety of CD mechanisms (the later ones read the compact disc in a straight line, rather than in a curved arc as had been the case with the earlier models).
When the Ouverture included MasterLink, Beosystem AV9000’s silmilarly-looking Master Panel was withdrawn from sale as this item became superfluous after the rest of that system had received its own software updates.
And with the use of cassettes falling out of favour, the BeoSound Ouverture was discontinued in 2003 and was replaced by the similar-looking digital-storage unit, BeoSound 3200.
AUS 2640 (1994-02-20020
EU 2631 (1994-10-2003)
EU 2636 (1994-05-2003)
GB 2632 (1994-08-2003)
GB 2637 (1994-05-2002)
J 2639 (1994-06-2003)
TWN 2642 (1996-08-2002)
Dimension W x H x D / Weight: 32 x 36 x 16 cm / 7 kg
Cabinet finish: Black/aluminium
Power consumption: Typical 32 watts, standby < 3,5 watts
Pre-tuned radio programmes: 30 FM or AM
Radio ranges: FM-LW-MW
RDS: According to type
Compact disc: Built-in
CD sizes: 12 cm, 8 cm
Frequency range: 20 - 20,000 Hz, +-1 dB
Signal-to-noise-ratio: Typical 101 dB, A weighted
D/A converting: Bitstream, analogue filtration
Programming, Random , Repeat , Edit
Tape recorder: Built-in
Recording system: HX PRO
Tape transport: Auto Reverse
Noise reduction: Dolby B NR
Frequency range: 30 - 16,000 Hz
Signal-to-noise-ratio: > 65 dB, Dolby B, chrome
Pre-tuned programmes: 30 AM or FM
Radio ranges: FM-LW-MW
FM frequency range: 87.5-108MHz
AM frequency range: 153-279/522-1.610 kHz
Power Link (two)
FM aerial, 75 ohm
AM aerial (Dedicated)
Master Link (ML)
Beolink®: Master Link (ML)
Remote control: Beo4
Stand: Aluminium, Black, Blue, Green, Red No 2051
Wall bracket, Black No 2052
System wall bracket, Black No 2087
Floor Stand, Aluminium