BeoCenter 2300

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Manufactured: 1991 - 2000
Designer: David Lewis
Colours: Aluminium

Beocenter 2300 was dedicated to the CD enthusiast who, for example, like to store the titles of favourite CDs, or permanently skip unwanted tracks. It was known as Beosystem 2300 when connected to the BeoLab 2500 active speakers. It was eventually surpassed by BeoSound 3000 when it included more features and received a facelift in 2001.

Beocenter 2300 was developed from the idea of a flexible music system that could compete with the sound quality of heavy music systems. Thanks to the advent of active speakers, this was a possibility with both Beocenter 2300 and its similarly-equipped sibling (which also had cassette tape recording and playback) the Beocenter 2500. With active speakers, each of the powerful bass and treble units were equipped with their own separate amplifiers. In addition, the electronic cross-over network ensured full bass reproduction.

The loudspeakers were located on both sides of a centre console, where two clear glass covers automatically glided to the side when a hand was passed in front of them. Behind the glass covers there was access to the operating panel, receiver, CD player and a cassette recorder.

The receiver allowed the option of presetting 2 x 20 FM/AM radio stations. The cassette recorder featured Auto Reverse, Automatic Recording level, search function and Bang & Olufsen's HX-PRO recording system, a system which ensures that the sensitive treble range is captured in recording. The memory in Beocenter 2300's CD player allowed you to edit up to 100 CDs.

Both systems could be operated via their operating panel or a Beolink 1000 or Beolink 5000 remote control. There were sockets for headphones and connection to additional sound sources; extra loudspeakers can also be connected.

Beocenter 2300 was available with loudspeaker panels in cobalt grey, black, white, cerise or jade and could be made up to the Beosystem 2300 when incorporated with the BeoLab 2500 active loudspeakers.

Mounting Options

This classic design was reincarnated over a 21 year period with various mounts and stands. Floor stands were available with a pole stand or CD and tape storage, wall mount solutions allowed for the Hi-Fi only, or with BeoLab2500 speakers until these were discontinued

Bang & Olufsen's preferred supplier for brackets and stands, STBbrackets, have made a range of direct replacements and accessories for wall mounts 2052 and 2087. Distributed throughout the World by the Bang & Olufsen store network, the STB solutions add to the diversity of mounting options and positions available.

»Mounting Solutions

Replacement wall bracket for BeoSound 3200

Bracket 2052 mounts the Hi-Fi to the wall without speakers. Compatibility: BeoSound Ouverture, BeoCenter 2300, BeoCenter 2500, BeoSound 3000, BeoSound 3200, BeoSound 4000

System Bracket for Ouverture

This replacement for Bang & Olufsen System Bracket 2087, has been engineered to meet a growing demand from customers who wish to mount BeoCenter2500 and later models, with BeoLab2500 speakers.

Compatibility: BeoSound Ouverture with BeoLab 2500, BeoCenter 2300 with BeoLab 2500, BeoCenter 2500 with BeoLab 2500, BeoSound 3000 with BeoLab 2500, BeoSound 4000 with BeoLab 2500, BeoSound 3200 with BeoLab 2500

Wall bracket BeoLab 2500 (Speakers Only)

Mount BeoLab 2500 active speakers directly to the wall with BL2500 Wall Bracket. Sold as a pair of brackets, this solution allows you to independently mount the BeoLab2500 separately from the BeoCenter / BeoSound hifi.

Wall Plate ONLY for 2500/3000/Ouverture series HiFi with BeoLab2500

This replacement Wall Plate is designed to allow Bang & Olufsen System Bracket 2087 for BeoCenter 2500 and later variants, with BeoLab 2500 speakers to be attached to the wall.

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BeoCenter 2300 Product Specifications

EU 2611 (1994 - June 2000)
EU 2616 (Two-way) (1991 - June 2000)
GB 2617 (Two-way) (1991 - June 2000)
GB 2612 (1994 - June 2000)
USA 2618 (1994 - June 2000)
J 2619 (1994 - June 2000)
AUS 2620 (1994 - June 2000)
KOR 2615 (1994 - June 2000)
TWN 2626 (1996 - June 2000)
Type no. 2611 EU FM-AM RDS 230V
2612 GB FM-AM-RDS 230V
2515 KOR FM-AM 220V
2616 EU FM-AM 230V
2617 GB FM-AM 230V
2618 USA-CDN FM-AM 110V (BeoSound 2300)
2619 J FM-AM 100V
2620 AUS FM-AM 240V
2626 TWN FM-AM 120V

Tuner: Built-in
Pre-tuned radio programs 2 x 20 FM or AM
Radio ranges FM 87.5 - 108 MHz; 76 - 90 MHz (Japan)
LW 150 - 350 kHz
MW 520 - 1610 kHz
Compact disc: built-in
Disc size 12 cm, 8 cm
Frequency range 20 - 20,000 Hz +/- 1 dB
Signal-to-noise-ratio Typical 101 dB, A-weighted
D/A converting Bitstream, Analogue filtration
Features Programming, Scan, Random, Edit, Naming
Remote control: Beo4

Connections: Power Link 2, AUX 1
FM aerial 75 ohm 1
AM aerial (Dedicated) 1
Headphone/Mini-Jack 1

Link compatibility: Master Link (via Beolink® Converter)
Master Control Link (via ML/MCL converter)

Dimensions W x H x D 32 x 36 x 16cm
Weight: 6.9 kg
Power consumption: typical 23 W/stand-by 5.5 W

Optional RDS kit
Wall bracket system 2201 2087
Wall bracket, center 2052
Stand 2051 Aluminium, Black, Blue, Green, Red

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Created: 2nd December 2006
Modified: 19th September 2012

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