BeoMaster 2300 Tuner/Amplifier

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Manufactured: 1983 - 1983
Designer: Jacob Jensen
Colours: Rosewood, Teak

Beomaster 2300 was the receiver heart of Beosystem 2300, released in 1983.

The unit was a superbly-engineered FM radio/amplifier and delivered 2 x 30 watts RMS stereo output. Its sleek design was not only beautiful, but was intelligent too. Instead of buttons, touch-sensitive dimples operated all primary functions and the user's instructions were confirmed on the read-out panel.

Five favourite FM radio programmes could be pre-set on individual tuning dials and the phase-locked loop decoder ensured excellent stereo separation, even in difficult reception conditions. The volume level could be pre-set at low, medium or high; each time Beomaster 2300 was switched on the music always started at the selected setting, however the volume control, was left the last time the receiver was used.

There were connections for two pairs of loudspeakers, headphones, record deck and cassette deck. The slim cabinet was finished in a choice of teak or rosewood and measured 62cm wide x 6cm high(13,5cm with the lid raised) x 25cm deep.

No remote control was included with the System; Beomaster 2300 in fact, was a direct descendant of Beomaster 1900, right down to the 'dimple' sensi-touch controls on the set top.

BeoMaster 2300 Tuner/Amplifier Product Specifications

Type no: 2905
Power output RMS: 2 x 40 W/4ohms, 2 x 30 W/8 ohms
Harmonic distortion -26dB: <0,07%
Harmonic distortion: <0,1%
Intermodulation: <0,15%
Frequency range +/- 1,5 dB: 20 - 30kHz
Damping factor: >60
Headphones output: Max 11V/200 ohms FM sensitivity 46dB: <30 microvolts/75 ohms
FM frequency range +/- 1,5dB: 20 - 15KHz
FM harmonic distortion: <0,4%
FM stereo separation: >35dB
Pilot suppression 19kHz/38kHz: >45dB/50dB
Power supply: 110-130-220-240v
Max power consumption: 185W
Dimensions WxHxD/weight: 62 x 6 x 25cm/7,6kg
Finishes: teak or rosewood

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Created: 30th November 2006
Modified: 3rd October 2012

Author Notes:

Beoworld says:

This was an interesting receiver. It would seem to have been sold almost exclusively in the UK and Dutch markets and acted as a stop gap between the 1900-2/2400-2 and the 2000 and 3000 that were to follow. The design was an amalgam of the 1900 and 2400 and, in this author's eyes, manages to end up looking a little awkward. It has the cut out for the remote control and the 7 pin DIN connection for the Beogram from the 2400 but uses neither. Of this range, the choice models have to be the 1900, as it was first, the 2400 as it is possibly the best design and the 3000 for a similar design but IR remote. The 3300 has the advantage of using Beolink 1000 remote codes but is wilfully ugly. The 4500 is outwardly similar but is in fact a totally different design using very different internals.

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