|Product :||BeoSound Ouverture / 4000||
|Produced from :||1994 - Oct 2003|
|Designed by :||David Lewis|
|Finish :||Black / Alumium|
Bringing the Beocenter 2500 right up to date with a larger aluminium clamper (from 2003 onwards) and updated software in order that it would function with the Beo4 remote control, the other obvious upgrade was that of a MasterLink connector allowing it to be linked with other compatible Bang & Olufsen products. Another difference between the BeoSound Ouverture and Beocenter 2500 was that the Ouverture did not feature two-way communication.
This product was born with two names: BeoSound Ouverture in Europe and BeoSound 4000 for the rest of the world.
The BeoSound Ouverture had a relatively long life, and during its nine years within the product range was further improved with software upgrades as well as a variety of CD mechanisms (the later ones read the compact disc in a straight line, rather than in a curved arc as had been the case with the earlier models).
When the Ouverture included MasterLink, Beosystem AV9000’s silmilarly-looking Master Panel was withdrawn from sale as this item became superfluous after the rest of that system had received its own software updates.
And with the use of cassettes falling out of favour, the BeoSound Ouverture was discontinued in 2003 and was replaced by the similar-looking digital-storage unit, BeoSound 3200.
BeoSound Ouverture types:
BeoSound 4000 types: