Manufactured: 2000 – 2006
Designer: David Lewis
Colours: Black, Silver
” BeoSound 3000: the design may be a Bang & Olufsen classic, but BeoSound 3000 and BeoSound Ouverture refuse to rest on their laurels. Access to new musical sources and fresh loudspeaker options ensure that the concept remains an open invitation to make something special out of your music.
With BeoSound 3000 everything is upright and out in the open so that you can see how it works and understand how it reacts when you press its buttons. Even the simple act of placing a CD has been made part of the overall experience and enjoyment. It combines radio with an advanced CD player, and – as something new – lets you access your digital music files directly from your own PC. As well as offering radio and CD, the BeoSound Ouverture also has an intelligent tape function ” (B&O catalogue 2001 – 2002)
Both products can be put together with any BeoLab loudspeaker – which gives you the option of an impressive set up on matching stands with two BeoLab 4000 speakers, or a more compact solution between newly redesigned BeoLab 2500 speakers.
With a design that’s undoubtedly becoming a Bang & Olufsen classic, BeoSound 3000 and BeoSound Ouverture are an open invitation to make something special out of your music. BeoSound 3000 is the former Beocenter 2300 (first introduced in 199) but with a whole host of new electronics, features and look including a larger metal CD ‘cover’ and N.MUSIC. The new styling was released to the UK market in September, 2001.
With BeoSound 3000, everything is upright and out in the open, so that you can see how it works and understand how it reacts when you press its buttons. Even the simple act of placing a CD has been made a part of the overall experience and enjoyment.
It combines radio with an intelligent CD player that can name your favourite 200 discs, store your own preferred track sequences for them or skip unwanted ones permanently. With the latest Beolink® PC2 software application, you can also access your digital music collection directly from the BeoSound 3000.
Bring new life to old CDs by changing their track sequence with the Random Play function. Or program it to skip over any unwanted tracks and to play the ones you want, in the order you prefer. Name your favourite 200 CDs and store your own track preferences for them in the extended memory and the BeoSound 3000 will remember it the next time you play one of the CDs. With the CD function of the BeoSound 3000 you’re also able repeat a desired passage of a CD, whether it is within the same track or stretching over a number of tracks.
There’s room for up to 60 pre-set stations on the BeoSound 3000’s intelligent AM/FM radio. You can also name each individual radio station, to give you a complete overview of your radio listening. With the BeoSound 3000 you can wake up to your favourite piece of music. The BeoSound 3000 can be programmed for the entire week and will automatically turn itself off again after playing for any length of time you choose.
Just raise a hand and watch as the glass doors glide silently aside. It’s the BeoSound 3000’s way of saying “welcome” and reveals that a special experience is about to begin. Of course, a simple on/off button would do, but then what would be so special about that? Beocenter 3000’s unassuming rubber key pad hides a contact foil, which, in turn, covers a matrix of vertical and horizontal cords. When a control is pressed, the cords connect and the microprocessor is activated.
BeoSound 3000 CD/Tuner Product Specifications
Dimension W x H x D / Weight:
32 x 36 x 16 cm / 7 kg
Cabinet finish: Black/aluminium
Power consumption: Typical 23 watts/standby < 3 watts
Pre-tuned radio programmes: 60 FM or AM
Radio ranges: FM-LW-MW
Compact disc: Built-in
Disc sizes: 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
Programming, Edit , Random , Repeat
Power Link (two)
FM aerial, 75 ohm
AM aerial (Dedicated)
Master Link (ML)
Beolink®: Master Link (ML)
Remote control: Beo4
Stand: Aluminium, Black, Blue, Green, Red
Center wall bracket, Black
System wall bracket, Black
Floor Center stand, Aluminium