BeoGram 42V/VF Record Deck
Manufactured: 1963 - 1965
The B&O 4-speed record player is an important step on the road to full musical enjoyment, being designed specially with a view to vibrationless and rumbleless operation.
This feature is of great importance when playing stereo records as the pickup stylus must be sensitive to vibrations in all directions in order to be capable of "scanning" the record properly.
Understanding the numbering of these Beograms is really quite easy: the 'V' in '608V' means that it is powered with AC voltage and 'F' means that it has a built-in preamplifier. The designation 608, 609 and so on, indicates the year the product was marketed. There was also a 'U' version for both AC and DC voltages. Beogram 608 for example, was a turntable without a built-in RIAA preamplifier and was produced for the 1962 season (internally many were date-stamped e.g. September 1961 would indicate the year it left the factory).
Beogram 42 was basically the same as Beograms 6** but was fitted with a larger platter and longer tonearm. And the difference between the models 41xx and 42xx was that the 41xx had a small turntable and the 42xx model had a larger turntable.
The tonearm of the Beogram 42VF was usually the ST/M but the slightly longer ST/L version was also available for the turntable. The ST/P was an extra-long professional version
Special features: the turntable was designed as a stroboscopic disc for accurate speed checking and there was a special device for accurate adjustment of each of the four speeds. Housed in an elegantly styled teak or rosewood cabinet, the B&O 4-speed record player was available with different B&O tone arms and B&O pickup cartridges so that you were be in a position to play all existing types of records - stereo, long-playing and conventional 78 r.p.m. records - correctly
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 42V/VF Record Deck Product Specifications
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Created: 29th November 2006
Modified: 19th September 2012