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.



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.


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.


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.

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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