Beogram 4001 Record Deck

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Manufactured: 1977 - 1980
Designer: Jacob Jensen
Colours: Black with Rosewood, Teak or White.

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The Beogram 4001 was the model designed to match the Beomaster 4401, the all black version of the Beomaster 4400. It was a modified Beogram 4002 and existed only in the later DC version. The platter was the same as that fitted to the late Beogram 4002 as the record detecting mechanism would have struggled with the fitting of a black platter. No production special cartridges were made for this deck so one either had to fit a matching but lowly specified MMC20E or MMC20S or have a silver MMC20CL or MMC20EN. These days, a Soundsmith SMMC20CL+ would of course match very well or one of the retipped models as seen on the model pictured.

As this was a prototype model like the Beomaster 4401, very few of these decks appear to have been made and the one pictured was discovered only recently. Its provenance cannot be completely proved as no labels remain.

Aside from the colour, the deck resembled the Beogram 4002 in all respects with no remote facility though the cut out for the CD4 switch was fitted. There was no LED on the front panel unlike the Beogram 4004.

Mounting Options

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Beogram 4001 Record Deck Product Specifications

GB 5534 (1977 - June 1980)
USA 5533 (1977 - April 1980)

Sound system Stereo, matrix
Output 2 x 0.6 mV
Speeds 33 - 45 rpm.

Tonearm: Tangential
Automatic record-size: Yes
Automatic pickup movement: Yes
Automatic speed selection: Yes

Wow and flutter DIN: < +/- 0.05 %
Rumble DIN unweighted: > 45 dB
Rumble DIN weighted: > 65 dB
Speed deviation: < 0.02 %
Speed control range: > 6 %
Dial for speed: 2 pointers
Stylus pressure range: 0 - 1.5 g

Tangential tracking: < 0.04°
Lift system: Electronic
Antiskating: Parallel tracking, error angle

Motor: Servo controlled DC
Drive system: Belt
Turntable 30cm / 1.3 kg

Power supply: 110 - 130 - 220 - 240 V
Power consumption: 20 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 49 x 10 x 38cm: Weight: 11 kg

Stylus: elliptical naked diamond
Radius of curvature: 5 x 17 µm
Frequency range: 20 - 25,000 Hz +/- 1.5 dB
Recommended stylus pressure: 1g

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Created: 21st August 2008
Modified: 19th September 2012

Author Notes:

Beoworld says: Looking at this deck, one could almost think that it had been converted after being made. The black arms do not stand out in the same way as the 4002 and one can see why this product would seem very rare. Same excellent performance though and a perfect match for the nearly as rare Beomaster 4401. The Beocord 2200 matches this perfectly of course.

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