Beomaster 2000

(1985-1986) FM stereo/MW/LW receiver, 2x30W, Datalink

Type numbers: 2911, 2912, 2913, 2915, 2917, 2919


Picture by Nick Jarman


A replacement model for the Beomaster 2300. Various changes include new flush touch-sensitive controls, cleaned up detailing and grey side panels. Inside, the 30 watt amplifier was based around a hybrid module, unusual for a Beomaster, which up until this point had always been fitted with discreet transistor output stages. The radio section was available in many versions, though for the British market, most had both AM and FM coverage. 4 preset FM stations could be stored, using thumbwheel controls, in addition to the normal tuning dial (under the top cover), which covered all wavebands. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

The most important change though was the inclusion of the Datalink system. This enabled the Beomaster to send and receive control signals to and from a suitable Beogram turntable and Beocord cassette recorder, so that the complete system was much easier to use. Complex functions could be executed with only one touch, such as stopping a record and starting the tape playing, and selecting the correct input of the amplifier, were all done automatically just by touching the “TP” control. Datalink codes were standardised across the B&O range, so components from the 5000, 6000 or 8000 ranges could be used, though Beocord 2000 and Beogram 2000 were introduced for use with Beomaster 2000, with carefully matched styling. The Beocord in particular matched the Beomaster very well in both height and profile, unlike some of the earlier models!



Further Reading