BeoGram 1000 Record Deck
Manufactured: 1965 - 1973
Colours: Rosewood, Teak
Beogram 1000: superbly designed, tastefully styled
The turntable and overall design was by Jacob Jensen; the tonearm and MMC cartridge principle was by Erik Rørbæk Madsen. Beogram 1000 was the recommended turntable for Beomaster 1000.
The First Beogram?
Beogram 1000 was the very first Bang & Olufsen turntable to be designated with the suffix 'Beogram'. Before its introduction, earlier decks did not, strictly speaking, hold this product name.
This player has extremely low vibration and rumble - a decisive feature for playback of stereo gramophone records, due to the fact that the stylus must be sensitive to vibrations in all directions.
The Beogram 1000 has antimicrophonic suspension that takes up acoustic and mechanical vibrations from the support and prevents the stylus from leaving the groove. In practice, this means that mechanical vibrations from the support or from persons walking or dancing in front of the Beogram 1000 cannot make the stylus jump in the groove. Such vibrations will be absorbed in the antimicrophonic suspension and will not reach the turntable or the pickup.
Equipped with the world-famous B&O ST/L-15 pickup unit; heavy turntable designed as a stroboscope disc; built-in hydraulically damped pickup lift operating y means of a rocker button. Specially engineered speed selector (78, 45 and 33.3 rpm); built-in special centre insert for 45 rpm records. The Beogram 1000 is available in two versions: Beogram 1000V (for 240/110 volts AC) and Beogram 1000VF (for 240/110 volts AC with built-in preamplifier.
Choice of teak or Brazilian rosewood finish and with a practical transparent acrylic dust cover.
And so ends the brochure speak! The Beogram 1000 was heavily based on earlier decks and, despite what B&O said, was not that resistant to external forces. It also was not able to be played with the lid on and indeed the lid had a cut out at the back to allow the pick arm to protrude. It allowed reasonable play back and was reliable but performance led to B&O looking elsewhere for a turntable for the Beolab 5000 system.
Bang & Olufsen's preferred supplier for brackets and stands, STBbrackets, have made a wall mount solution as a general option for Bang & Olufsen Turntables. Distributed throughout the World by the Bang & Olufsen store network, the STB option adds to the diversity of mounting options and positions available.
»Wall Mounting Bracket
A universal shelf that will support all Bang & Olufsen turntables from the past 30 years. Including three cable entry points to allow you to bring cables from below the shelf or through the wall.
BeoGram 1000 Record Deck Product Specifications
5202 (1965 - Dec 1971)
5203 (1965 - Dec 1973)
5229 (1965 - Dec 1973)
GB 5212 (1965 - Dec 1973)
V 5223 (1965 - Dec 1972)
Voltage: 110 - 220 V AC
Power consumption 10 W
Speeds: 45 and 33 rpm
Rumble Better than 55 dB (DIN B)
Wow and flutter +/- 0.15 % peak value Pickup arm: ST/L 15°
Cueing device: built-in
Pickup SP 14A
Recommended tracking force 1.5 - 2.5 kg
Specifications: Dimensions W x H x D: 35.8 x 13.5cm (approx. 16cm with dust cover) x 30.8cm
Weight 6 kg
RIAA amplifier could be built-in
Created: 28th November 2006
Modified: 19th September 2012
Beoworld says: Basic manual deck with up to 3 speeds. However you cannot play records with the lid on, there is no effective suspension and most will require the motor servicing now.