A design icon in excellent condition *Complete with original remote control*
Manufactured: 1983 – 1986
Designer: Jacob Jensen
Long, medium and FM wavebands were featured on this high-technology 2 x 55 watts receiver that served as the heart of Beosystem 5000 introduced in 1983.
A frequency-synthesized tuner with automatic fine tuning and two-speed manual drive all contributed to fast, accurate location of radio programmes and superb reception quality. Nine station frequencies (on any combination of wavebands) could be stored in the Beomaster’s microcomputer memory for instant recall.
The low-distortion stereo amplifier included a very advanced feature, unique to Bang & Olufsen: Automatic Power Handling Control. This special circuit continuously monitored the dynamic range and power of the signal and instructed the microcomputer to decrease volume if the combined effects of these two parameters threatened to cause amplifier “clipping” or damage to the speakers. This type of overload became increasingly common since the introduction of the Compact Disc, which can produce signals of enormous dynamic range, but it could not occur in Beomaster 5000.