Beocenter 9500

(1989-1993) AM/FM Stereo/Dolby B,C cassette/compact disc music centre, 2x40W, Power Link, Multiroom

Type numbers: 2506, 2507, 2508, 2509, 2510

 

Picture by Nick Jarman

Description

The Beocenter 9500 was a replacement for the Beocenter 9000. The obvious visual difference was that the centre aluminium sections were now brightly polished steel, which looked striking but would prove difficult to keep clean. Most of the other revisions were of a technical nature, designed to keep the Beocenter 9500 fully compatible with the latest other equipment. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Of greatest importance was that two-way infra red communication was fitted. This was so that the new Beolink 5000 terminal could be fully utilised, not only directly but also in any additional linked rooms. Almost as significant was that Power Link connectors were also provided, for the direct connection of active loudspeakers. Around this time the range of active loudspeakers was growing, but users of the more traditional Beovox models were not forgotten either, as the power of the internal amplifier was raised by 10W to 40W. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Other changes took place during production. The CD player was slightly modified, though still retained the radial-tracking arm, and the cassette mechanism was changed from a type with three motors to one where only a single motor was needed. The same mechanism was used in the Beocenter 2500/2300, so from an industrial point of view this rationalisation was desirable. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

A matching turntable, the Beogram 9500, was offered, and finished in bright polished metal to match the Beocenter. In a similar way in which the Beocenter 7000 had been used as the basis for simpler, cheaper models (such as the Beocenter 5000), two simpler, lower priced versions were offered, the Beocenter 8500 and 8000. The Beocenter 9500 was replaced by the BeoCenter 9300. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Prices

1990£1695 
1992£1645 
1993£1850 

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