Beocenter 9500

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The BeoCenter 9500 is an integrated home music system by Bang & Olufsen. It consists of an AM/FM receiver, CD player and cassette recorder. Its award winning design features a mirrored exterior of polished aluminium and smoked glass. The BeoCenter 9500 has no buttons: it is controlled by touching the glass with one’s fingertip.

BeoCenter9500

History[edit]

The BeoCenter 9500 was introduced in 1989 as the successor to the BeoCenter 9000 and sold until 1994 when it was replaced by its successor the BeoCenter 9300.

Controls[edit]

The BeoCenter 9500 featured B&O's unique sensi-touch control which works through a condenser effect. A graphite area is printed on the underside of the glass panel, and charged with a high frequency current. The proximity of a finger will invoke the control. The controls are illuminated by LEDs. Only the controls which have a function to the current activity are lit up. The CD and cassette are hidden behind polished aluminium lids. A light touch on the display panel makes the lids glide to the side giving immediate access to disc or cassette.

Award[edit]

Its designer David Lewis was awarded the iF product design award in 1990 for the BeoCenter 9500 [1] although the original design (The BeoCenter 9000) was penned by his predecessor Jacob Jensen.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ iF Design Award

External links[edit]

  • Bang & Olufsen – Manufacturer's company website
  • BeoWorld – A collector's website with photos of B&O products throughout the decades
  • BeoCentral – A reference site containing descriptions and photos of B&O equipment