Manufactured: 1992 – 1995
Designer: Jacob Jensen
Colours: polished aluminium, black or white
Beosystem 7000 was the flagship among Bang & Olufsen’s music systems. In terms of both performance and design, the system represented a power reserve that could satisfy even the most demanding hi-fi enthusiast. Each of the four units was controlled by the same remote control: Beolink 7000.
Beomaster 7000 was a combined amplifier and tuner. Among its functions were the pre-setting of up to 24 AM/FM programmes. If is is transmitted in RDS (Radio Data System) the name o the programme chosen was shown in the display on the Blink 7000 remote control.
The CD player, Beogram CD7000, was distinctive because of its authentic sound reproduction as well as its large dynamic range. It was equally suitable for symphonic music and rock. Its many functions allowed you to pre-programme tracks for playback in any desired order.
The order of the tracks could also be changed on the cassette recorder, Beocord 7000 and the system could also find a specific track on a tape. Other functions included Auto Reverse, Auto Record levels, Dolby B and C as well as Bang & Olufsen’s recording system HX-PRO, which ensures that the sensitive treble range is captured in recording.
Like all Bang & Olufsen turntables, Beogram 7000 was designed with a tangential arm, which ensured optimal playing of the record. It also came equipped with the patented OPP system (Optimal Pivot Point), so that the pick-up (MMC2) is not disturbed by vibrations.
Beosystem 7000 had access to ordinary, passive loudspeakers as well as Power Link connections for active loudspeakers. BeoLab Penta were recommended. There were connections for headphones, a microphone and extra cassette recorders. It could also be part of a larger AV setup, and via Beolink®, the system could serve several rooms with sound.
Beosystem 7000 Main Features:
Beosystem 7000 was the last modular Bang & Olufsen system that could be shaped to the user’s liking – in form and function. The system’s many combination and extension facilities made it an ideal choice for the discriminating user, to whom the combination of sophisticated technology, extensive operation facilities and superior design was a natural thing.
Beosystem 7000 was operated via the remote contro Beolink 7000. The many features and functions in a Beosystem 7000 was closely reflected in its unique two-way interactive terminal, the key to all functions available in both Beosystem 7000 and throughout the (then current) Bang & Olufsen product range. The interactive principle of operation left nothing hidden and gave access to even the most complex operation in a convenient way. You were guided safely through the operation options in a dialogue with the Beolink 7000. It displayed only the information you needed – and all the information you needed – to make a choice and to proceed to the next operation step, until the goal of the operation was reached.
Beolink 7000 kept you informed and updated on all functions automatically and constantly, by means of an intensive infrared exchange of data with the system you were operating. Beolink 7000 was both a remote control panel and an operating guide with a superior human interface. A unique information displayed on Beolink 7000 within Beosystem 7000 was Radio Data System (RDS) information on FM radio stations. Both RDS information and a name programmed by the user was available to each radio station. The naming function applied to all radio stations, both AM and FM.
Beosystem 7000 was a very flexible system. You could combine the placement of the modules in different ways, you could select between two different coloured surfaces and you could purchase the sources of your choice. The basic system, with its four source modules, could be extended in numerous way. By connecting Beosystem 7000 to a Bang & Olufsen video system you could create a fully-fledged AV system: a Beolink system. The second Beolink feature, the ability of audio and AV distribution to other rooms in the home, was also available in Beosystem 7000 and the Beolink 7000 operated all functions in Beolink setups without restrictions, both with regard to a central AV room and in the local rooms.