Beocord 4500

(1989-1992) Stereo cassette deck, Dolby B NR, HX Pro, Datalink

Type numbers: 4961, 4962, 4963, 4964, 4965

Picture by Rob Aindow

Description

A re-designed form of the “basic” Beocord model intended for use with the Beomaster 4500. Replacing the Beocord 3300, this model featured auto-reverse, a motorised lid and a new finish of black glass and polished steel. The theme of simplicity was carried over from the previous model, and features such as Dolby C, automatic Dolby recognition, automatic level control and a tape counter were all lacking. Under the hinged cover, that was now power operated, were three manual controls, a record level slider and two switches, one for selecting the Dolby noise reduction (B type) and one for switching the auto reverse on and off. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Mechanically, the Beocord 4500 followed the practice of the other auto reverse machines in the range (the Beocord 6500 and Beocenter 9500) and was updated with a new type of mechanism during the production run. New software was required for this, but there were no obvious outward differences. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Designer

Jacob Jensen

Prices

1989£349 
1990£399 
1992£410 

Type numbers

4961, 4962, 4963, 4964, 4965

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