|Product :||Beomaster 4500||
|Produced from :||1988 - May 1994|
|Designed by :||Jacob Jensen & David Lewis|
|Finish :||Black / White, Polished Aluminium|
The desirable Beosystem 4500 - with Beomaster 4500 at its heart - was the final inception of a long line of Beomaster 1900-family members which had been first drawn up by the pen of Jacob Jensen way back in the mid-1970s. Always very popular because of its sleek, modern looks, Beomaster 4500 used the latest techologies, linking it with its Beogram 4500 record deck, Beocord 4500 cassette deck and Beogram CD4500 through Datalink to form the Beosystem 4500. Both an internal 40W per channel amplifier was incorporated as well as the necessary Power Link connectors to drive the latest BeoLab amplified speakers.
Based upon a close cousin - the Beocenter 9500 - Beomaster 4500 incorporated all the necessary elements of that design (sans CD player and cassette deck) brought together into a neater package.
The whole of the Beosystem 4500 could be mounted on a wall where it lokoed very elegant and sophisticated with its darkened touch-sensor panels and brightly polished aluminium casing.
This receiver was the last of a long line. As new sound sources took over from the (very) tried and trusted LP record, there was no need for manufacturers to incorporate a record deck. Music systems could therefore become more integrated and smaller. Beomaster 4500 was not replaced as such, as the new Beocenter 2300 / 2500 took over offering a different feel and outlook.
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