BeoCenter 2

(2004->)

Type numbers: 2801, 2802, 2811, 2812, 2813, 2814, 2815, 2816, 2817, 2818, 2819, 2820, 2821, 2822, 2823, 2824, 2825, 2826, 2827, 2828, 2829, 2830, 2831, 2832, 2833, 2834, 2835, 2836, 2837, 2838

 

Picture by Peter McEvedy

Description

A change of design style for B&O as well as a change of parts supplier, the BeoCenter 2 ushered in the new era of curves to the B&O range of audio units as had previously been seen in the loudspeaker range. The Philips DVD/CD player previously seen in the Avant and DVD 1 had been replaced by a Pioneer sourced drive and also gone was the Philips on screen menu replaced by a far more user friendly design. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Soft touch plastics and touch sensitive aluminium now dominated and a perception of quality was given only slightly dented by the inevitable cheap plastic around the actual disc area. Operation was either via the keypad or the optional Beo 4 remote. All connections to the video system and speakers took place away from the master control unit by means of a separate socket unit which was surprisingly large and was designed to take a module for Digital radio which was not released at the initial launch. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

A welcome quality addition to the B&O range. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Finishes/colours

 2004200520062007200820092010201120122013
Aluminium/black
Steel/black   
 2014201520162017
Aluminium/black
Steel/black

Prices

2004£2650 
2005£2850 
2006£2850 
2007£2900 
2008£2900 
2009£3250 
2010£3120 

Further Reading