BEO.ZONE

BeoSystem AV9000

BeoSystem AV

Production: 1991 - 08/1996

Designer: David Lewis

The whole idea of surround sound of the 1970s, complete with ambiophonic sound and CD4-encoded discs came to an abrupt end after the public’s interest waned. Systems were generally too pricey, there was never enough choice of media to play and the equipment used was too big and bulky, occupying too much space in the living room.  However, by the early 1990s, Bang & Olufsen tried to change all of that with the introduction of its Beosystem AV9000.  Dolby Pro-Logic had been offered as an option in other manufacturers’ product lists for several years when, specifically videotapes, were given enhanced sound by the addition of pseudo-stereophonic effects for two rear speakers in order to enhance the viewing experience, especially for VHS videotapes, the main medium of entertainment.  A simple system, and one which was nowhere near that of the levels of sophistication of the newer Dolby 5.1 and 7.1 sound systems, Dolby Pro-Logic was a reasonably-exciting experience in that it fulfilled what it promised and paved the way for something more exciting a few more years down the line.

BeoSystem AV9000 technical specifications

 

Master Control Panel AV9000 Specifications:

Types: 

ERD 2623 (1992 - Aug 1996) 
EUR 2621 (1992 - Feb 1996) 
GBR 2622 (1992 - April 1994) 
GRD 2624 (1992 - Sept 1995) 
Functions: audio source module 
Remote control recommended: Beolink 5000 
FM tuner: 87.5 - 108 MHz 
AM tuner: LW 150 - 350 kHz 
MW: 520 - 1610 kHz 
Preset: 30 FM-LW-MW 
CD: CD player built-in 
Frequency range: 3 - 20,000 Hz +/- 0.3 dB 
Signal-to-noise ratio: A-weighted > 110 dB 
Converter system: 2 x 16 bit 4 x oversampling 
Tape: tape recorder built-in 
Recording system: HX PRO 
Tape transport: auto reverse 
Noise reduction: Dolby B NR 
Frequency range: +/- 3 dB 30 - 16,000 Hz 
Signal-to-noise ratio chrome Dolby B: > 65 dB 
Mains voltage: 2621: 230 V, 2622: 240 V 

Power consumption: < 35 W, min. 4 W 
Dimensions W x H x D: 32 x 36 x 16cm 
Weight: 7 kg 
Cabinet finish: black 
Connections: Beocenter AV 9000 1 x Master Link 

Beosystem AV9000 Specifications

Types: 
EEU 4335 (1993 - aUG 1995) 
EEU 4334 (1992- dEC 1994) 
GB 4303 (1992 - Nov 1995) 
GB 4329 (1992 - Jan 1995) 
I 4322 (1993 - Aug 1995) 
I 4304 (1992 - Aug 1995) 
MAT 4306 (1993 - Aug 1995) 
MDM 4343 (1992 - April 1995) 
MDP 4311 (1992 - April 1996) 
MDT 4301 (1992 - May 1996) 
MIM 4352 (1992 - May 1995) 
MMP 4363 (1992 - Feb 1995) 
MPI 4360 (1992 - Sept 1994) 
MPO 4320 (1992 - Nov 1995) 
MPP 4333 (1992 - Aug 1995) 
MPS 4330 (1992 - Aug 1995) 
MPT 4316 (1993 - Aug 1995) 
MSA 4323 (1992 - Aug 1995) 
MSP 4310 (1992 - Aug 1995) 
MST 4300 (1992 - April 1996) 
MTA 4305 (1992 - Aug 1995) 
MTM 4340 (1992 - Nov 1995) 
MTP 4336 (1993 - Aug 1995) 
MTR 4326 (1993 - Aug 1995) 

Daily operation recommended: Beo4 
Sound processing: Dolby Surround Sound, Pro-logic decoder 
Sound modes (sound 1-5) Mono (Centre speaker) 
Stereo 
Dolby-3 stereo 
Stereo-4 
Dolby Surround Sound 
Stand turning function: +/- 33 degrees, remote operated 
Power consumption, AV monitor: 75 - 200 W. Standby 7W 
AV Control Centre: max 120 W, Standby 15W 
AV 9000 Monitor: 
Picture tube/visual picture Anti-reflex coated 
70cm/66cm 
Black Line S, Black Matrix 
Contrast screen Grey glass, anti-reflex coated 
Vision Clear: auto picture adjustment 
Auto cut-off 
Wideband CTI 
Dynamic Luminance Peaking 
Teletext Improved Teletext 
FastText, 6 languages, memory TV tunes/monitor/video: 
Tuner range VHF, S, Hyper, UHF 
89 channels 
Nicam + A2 
Video Tape functions: 
Video playing time, E-240 SP 4 hours, LP 8 hours 
Audio playing time, E-240 LP 8 hours 
Fast forward/rewind: < 5 minutes 
Slow motion: 1/7 x normal speed 
Still picture: noiseless 
Cue 2 x and 7 x normal speed 
Recording system: HQ 
Sound system: Hi-Fi stereo, video/audio 
Stereo decoders: NICAM + A2 
Playback: NTSC AV 
Timer record programming: 8, 1 year, TV, SAT, FM, AM 
VPS system: built-in 
Centre speaker: sound Pressure Level 97 dB (mono) 

Frequency range: +4 dB - 8 dB 60 - 20000 Hz 
Cabinet principle/Net volume: bass reflex/2.4 litre 
Woofer: 11.5 cm 
Tweeter: 1.8 cm 
Crossover frequency: 3200 Hz 

Market: CTV system: 
7970 Europe B/G/L 
7971 France B/G/L/L 
7972 GB B/G/L/I 
7974 Italy B/G/L 
7975 AUS B/G 
7976 East Europe B/G/D/K 
Dimensions W x H x D: 70.5 x 108 x 60cm 
Weight AV 9000 monitor: 46.5 kg 
Control Center with VCR: 45 kg 
Cabinet finish: black 

Connections: Video: Tape 2/decoder AV 2, 21-pin AV Link 
Camcorder / Auxiliary: 3 x phono sockets 
Camera pause: mini Jack 
S-VHS Y-C playback: 4-pin socket 
Audio: 1 x Master Link 

Link compatibility: Master Link 

Beosystem AV9000 Beo4 Specifications

Types: 
7975 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
7976 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
7970 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
7971 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
7972 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
7974 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
7900 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
7901 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
7906 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
7910 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
7911 (1995 - Dec 1996) 
7916 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
7920 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
7922 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
7923 (1995 - Dec 1996) 
7926 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
7930 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
7933 (1995 - Aug 1996) 
7936 (1995 - Sept 1996) 
AUS 7905 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
AUS 7915 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
EEU 7934 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
EEU 7935 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
GB 7903 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
GB 7913 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
GB 7929 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
GB 7939 (1995 - Dec 1996) 
I 7904 (1995 - Oct 1996) 
I 7914 (1995 - Jun 1996) 
I 7932 (1995 - Oct 1996) 

Daily operation recommended: Beo4 
Sound processing: Dolby Surround Sound 
Pro-logic decoder 
Sound modes (sound 1-5) Mono (Centre speaker) 
Stereo 
Dolby-3 stereo 
Stereo-4 
Dolby Surround Sound 
Stand turning function: +/- 33 degrees, remote operated 
Power consumption, AV monitor: 75 - 200 W, Standby: 7W 
AV Control Center: max 120 W, Standby: 15 W 
AV 9000 Monitor 
Picture tube/visual picture: anti-reflex coated 
70 cm/66 cm 
Black Line S, Black Matrix Contrast screen: grey glass, anti-reflex coated 
Vision Clear Auto picture adjustment, Auto cut-off 
Wideband CTI, Dynamic Luminance Peaking 
Teletext Improved Teletext, FastText, 6 languages, memory 
TV tunes/monitor/video: 
Tuner range: VHF, S, Hyper, UHF 
89 channels 
Nicam + A2 
Video Tape functions: 
Video playing time, E-240 SP 4 hours, LP 8 hours 
Audio playing time, E-240 LP 8 hours 
Fast forward/rewind: < 5 minutes 
Slow motion: 1/7 x normal speed 
Still picture: noiseless 
Cue 2 x and 7 x normal speed 
Recording system: HQ 
Sound system: Hi-Fi stereo, video/audio 
Stereo decoders: NICAM + A2 
Playback NTSC AV 
Timer record programming: 8, 1 year, TV, SAT, FM, AM 
VPS system: built-in 
Centre speaker: sound Pressure Level 97 dB (mono) 

Frequency range: +4 dB - 8 dB 60 - 20,000 Hz 
Cabinet principle/Net volume: bass reflex/2.4 litre 
Woofer 11.5cm 
Tweeter 1.8 cm 
Crossover frequency 3200 Hz 

Market - CTV system: 
7970 Europe B/G/L 
7971 France B/G/L/L 
7972 GB B/G/L/I 
7974 Italy B/G/L 
7975 AUS B/G 
7976 East Europe B/G/D/K 

Dimensions W x H x D: 70.5 x 108 x 60 cm 
Weight AV 9000 monitor: 46.5 kg 
Control Centre with VCR: 45 kg 
Cabinet finish: Black 
Connections: Video:- Tape 2/decoder AV 2, 21-pin AV Link 
Camcorder / Auxiliary 3 x phono sockets 
Camera pause Mini Jack 
S-VHS Y-C playback 4-pin socket 
Audio: 1 x Master Link 
Link compatibility: Master Link 

Beosystem AV9000 IT Specifications

Types: 
AUS 7975 (1996 - Jan 2000) 
EEU 7976 (1996 - Jan 2000) 
EU 7970 (1996 -Jan 2000) 
FR 7971 (1996 - Jan 2000) 
GB 7972 (1996 - Jan 2000) 
ITA 7974 (1996 - Jan 2000) 
Daily operation recommended: Beo4 
Sound processing: Dolby Surround Sound 
Pro-logic decoder 
Sound modes (sound 1-5) Mono (Centre speaker) 
Stereo 
Dolby-3 stereo 
Stereo-4 
Dolby Surround Sound 
Stand turning function: +/- 33 degrees, remote operated 
Power consumption, AV monitor: 75 - 200 W Standby: 7 W 
AV Control Centre: max: 120 W, Standby: 15 W 
AV 9000 Monitor: 
Picture tube/visual picture: anti-reflex coated 
70 cm/66cm 
Black Line S, Black Matrix 
Contrast screen: grey glass, anti-reflex coated 
Vision Clear Auto picture adjustment 
Auto cut-off 
Wideband CTI 
Dynamic Luminance Peaking 
Teletext Improved Teletext 
FastText, 6 languages, memory 

TV tunes/monitor/video: 
Tuner range VHF, S, Hyper, UHF 
89 channels 
NICAM + A2 

Video Tape functions: 
Video playing time, E-240 SP 4 hours, LP 8 hours 
Audio playing time, E-240 LP 8 hours 

Fast forward/rewind: < than 5 minutes 
Slow motion: 1/7 x normal speed 
Still picture: noiseless 
Cue: 2 x and 7 x normal speed 
Recording system: HQ 
Sound system: Hi-Fi stereo, video/audio 
Stereo decoders: NICAM + A2 
Playback: NTSC AV 
Timer record programming: 8, 1 year, TV, SAT, FM, AM 
VPS system: built-in 
Centre speaker: sound pressure level 97 dB (mono) 

Frequency range: +4 dB - 8 dB 60 - 20,000 Hz 
Cabinet principle/Net volume: bass reflex/2.4 litre 
Woofer: 11.5cm 
Tweeter: 1.8 cm 
Crossover frequency: 3200 Hz 

Market: CTV system 
7970 Europe B/G/L 
7971 France B/G/L/L 
7972 GB B/G/L/I 
7974 Italy B/G/L 
7975 AUS B/G 
7976 East Europe B/G/D/K 
Specifications: Dimensions W x H x D: 70.5 x 108 x 60 cm 
Weight AV 9000 monitor: 46.5 kg 
Control Centre with VCR: 45 kg 
Cabinet finish: black 

Connections: Video:- Tape 2/decoder AV 2, 21-pin AV Link 
Camcorder / Auxiliary 3 x phono sockets 
Camera pause: mini jack 
S-VHS Y-C playback: 4-pin socket 
Audio: 1 x Master Link 

Link compatibility: Master Link 

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