(1988-1996) Stereo power amplifier for Beolink system, 2x30W

Type numbers: 1741, 1742, 1743, 1745


This useful unit was an invisible part of the B&O range, often bought and installed without the owner ever seeing it. Its function was to work with the MCL 2 A/V to provide a more advanced link-room installation without the expense or complication of buying a full-size “main product” (Beomaster, Beovision etc). Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

In simple terms, the MCL 2 P was an amplifier of the type that was also fitted to the Beomaster 3300 and Beocenter 9000, installed in a small cast aluminium box that could be hidden away. It took the line level input from the MCL 2 A/V and boosted it up to up to 30W to drive a pair of loudspeakers, for example the Beovox CX 50. No volume controls or source selectors were built in, this was simply a power amplifier, though it was fitted with a DC outlet to power the MCL 2 A/V. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

In the case of later versions, the signal input was altered to become a Powerlink socket. While this did not alter the original purpose, it did offer an extra possibility. The new MCL 2 P could now be used as an amplifier for the Beocenter 2300 and 2500, so that passive loudspeakers could be used with this model. Oddly, this possibility was not publicised by B&O, who would presumably prefer that people bought a pair of expensive active loudspeakers instead. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Finishes/ colours

  • Black



Type numbers

1741, 1742, 1743, 1745

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