BeoCenter 2

(2004-2012)

Type numbers: 2801, 2802, 2811, 2812, 2813, 2814, 2815, 2816, 2817, 2818, 2819, 2820, 2821, 2822, 2823, 2824, 2825, 2826, 2827, 2828, 2829, 2830, 2831, 2832, 2833, 2834, 2835, 2836, 2837, 2838

Picture by Peter McEvedy

Description

A change of design style for B&O as well as a change of parts supplier, the BeoCenter 2 ushered in the new era of curves to the B&O range of audio units as had previously been seen in the loudspeaker range. The Philips DVD/CD player previously seen in the Avant and DVD 1 had been replaced by a Pioneer sourced drive and also gone was the Philips on screen menu replaced by a far more user friendly design. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Soft touch plastics and touch sensitive aluminium now dominated and a perception of quality was given only slightly dented by the inevitable cheap plastic around the actual disc area. Operation was either via the keypad or the optional Beo 4 remote. All connections to the video system and speakers took place away from the master control unit by means of a separate socket unit which was surprisingly large and was designed to take a module for Digital radio which was not released at the initial launch. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

A welcome quality addition to the B&O range. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Designer

David Lewis

Finishes/ colours

 200420052006200720082009201020112012
Aluminium/black
Steel/black   

Prices

2004£2650 
2005£2850 
2006£2850 
2007£2900 
2008£2900 
2009£3250 
2010£3120 
2011£3580 

Type numbers

2801, 2802, 2811, 2812, 2813, 2814, 2815, 2816, 2817, 2818, 2819, 2820, 2821, 2822, 2823, 2824, 2825, 2826, 2827, 2828, 2829, 2830, 2831, 2832, 2833, 2834, 2835, 2836, 2837, 2838

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