Beomaster 4500

(1989-1992) LW/MW/FM Stereo receiver, 2x40W, Datalink, Power Link

Type numbers: 2961, 2962, 2963, 2964, 2965

 

Picture by Neil Sears

Description

The Beomaster 4500 was to be the final version of a long line of models that started with the Beomaster 1900. Replacing the somewhat basic Beomaster 3300, the 4500 was rather more sophisticated and offered all the most up to date features. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

In simple terms, the Beomaster 4500 was all the relevant parts of the Beocenter 9500 put into a smaller cabinet. Thus it inherited the digital AM/FM tuning, two-way IR compatibility, a 40W amplifier, Power Link and the possibility of connection to a Beovision TV set for AV integration. Also from the Beocenter 9500 were the cabinet finishes: polished steel and black glass. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Keen observers would notice that the cabinet was now a slightly different shape at the front, though the overall size and style remained the same as before. The set could still be wall-mounted, and since both the Beocord 4500 cassette recorder and the Beogram CD 4500 CD player could also be hung on the wall, this final version of the system could be displayed in a most elegant manner. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

The use of two-way IR communication meant that the user had a choice of terminals, with the Beolink 1000 and the Beolink 5000 being the recommended choices. The IR transceiver in the set could also be used to switch LC 1 and LC 2 light controls on and off as required using the built-in programmable timer. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

The Beomaster 4500, along with the rest of the 4500 system, remained in the catalogue for some years, but the fall in popularity of LP records and new models such as the Beosystem 2500 and Beosound Century eventually spelt the end for separates systems, so when the end came it was not replaced. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Prices

1989£429 
1990£495 
1992£510 

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