MCL 2 A/V
(1987-1990) Volume control and local source selector for Beolink system.
Type number: 2020
The MCL 2 A/V was used in link room installations were a more sophisticated level of control was required than the MCL 2 A could offer. Put simply, this unit combined a source selector and pre-amplifier similar to that which could be found in a Beomaster or Beocenter of the day with a Master Control Link (MCL) controller. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
By combining this unit with the MCL 2 P amplifier, it was possible to alter the volume and tone of the sound in the link room without affecting the main system. Additionally, it was possible to connect “local sources” to the MCL 2 A/V, such as a tape deck or compact disc player, which then could be played through the link room loudspeakers and controlled using a suitable remote control (e.g. Beolink 1000) without the expense of an additional Beomaster. If, for example, a Beogram CD 3300 was connected directly to the MCL 2 A/V and the main system (e.g. a Beosystem 5500) also had a compact disc player, pressing “CD” would select the CD 3300 and pressing “Link”, “CD” would select to compact disc player of the 5500 system. It really was that simple. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
The introduction of products like the MCL 2 A/V really did expand the usefulness and versatility of B&O’s multiroom systems when compared to earlier versions such as Link 82 and Link 30. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.