This advanced CD player was straight from tomorrow's world - but it would still marry up happily with any Bang & Olufsen system created over the previous decade. It was as simple to use as a tape recorder. The track search system was invaluable for finding your way quickly around the disc. A display indicated the number of the track you're on.
The recording was just as straightforward. And you could time recordings to the second - just press the sense-touch panel and you could find out how much time was left on a particular track or on the whole disc.
This replacement for the former Beogram CDX used at that time, new 16-bit technology and an all-new optical system. The player itself though was derived from the Philips CD150 machine; the same as that in the Beocenter 9000. After one year the machine was discontinued and replaced by the Beogram CD 3300 - a similar sense-touch CD player - as part of Beosystem 3300.
Types: 5161 (1988 - March 1990), GB 5162 (1988 - May 1989)
Frequency range: 3 - 20,000 Hz +/- 0.3 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio: > 96 dB / 100 dB A-weighted
Dynamic range: > 96 dB
Harmonic distortion incl. noise: < 0.003% at 0 dB; < 0.03 at -20 dB
Channel separation: > 94 dB
Channel difference: < 0.5 dB
Converter system: 2 x 16 bit, 4 x oversampling 176.4 kHz
Low pass filter: Digital + Bessel/elliptical analogue
Damping: > 20,000 Hz > 50 dB
Phase error between L and R 0 degree at 20 - 20,000 Hz
Output analogue: 2 V RMS at 0 dB
Output, signal: for digital equipment
Power consumption 30 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 42 x 7.5 x 31cm
Weight 4.9 kg