Master Panel AV 9000
(1991-1993) AM/FM Stereo/CD/Dolby cassette music centre for use with AV 9000 system only via Masterlink
Type numbers: 2621, 2622, 2623, 2624
The function of this unit was to provide audio sources for the AV 9000 audio/video system. It provided a stereo output which could be further decoded in the Control Center beneath the TV monitor to provide Dolby surround sound from suitable recordings. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
The basic structure and appearance of the machine was very similar to that of the Beocenter 2500, though in detail there were many differences. For example, there was no volume or tone control circuitry included, and the microcomputer unit was much simplified, since most of the work was done by the Control Center. Some of the keys on the front panel were reassigned too, with functions such as V.Tape and Light appearing. Connection to the Control Center was by a single multi-way Masterlink connector, and the unit would not function if it was not connected to the AV 9000 Control Center. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
The Master Panel AV 9000 was discontinued, along with the Beocenter 2500, when the BeoSound Ouverture was introduced. Because this had both Masterlink and Powerlink connections, it effectively replaced both models. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
- Jarman, T; Jarman, N (2008), Crowood Collectors' Series: Bang & Olufsen: 161, 169