Manufactured: 1960 - 1976
Designer: Bang & Olufsen team
Bang & Olufsen: "world champion of record players"
The tone arm was introduced in 1958 and included integrated stylus/cartridge SP1. Since 1933 the pickup had developed from being a heavy 'record cutter' with a steel needle to a feather-light micro-magnetic unit with a sapphire stylus. In 1956 Erik Rørbæk Madsen returned from the US with a stereo test record.
However, the record could not be played on any conventional equipment as the special pickup that it required was a manufacturing secret. Madsen therefore had no choice other than to have to develop his own version. The resulting SP1 turned out to be one of the most advanced pickups in audio history. the pickup was combined into the Stereo Gramophone of 1960 which marked the beginning of a new era and whose fundamental principles were to gain the company a reputation as the 'world champion of record players'.
Stereo Gramophone won the iF Design Award in 1967.
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.
Stereo Gramophone Product Specifications
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Created: 22nd January 2007
Modified: 19th September 2012