BeoGram 1102 Record Deck

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Manufactured: 1974 - 1979
Designer: Jacob Jensen
Colours: Rosewood, Teak,White

Beogram 1102 was a fully automatic, hi-fi stereo record player with electronic servo-drive and high specification level. Operation was easy and straightforward. All functions were controlled by pressing the rectangular operating panel and if dissatisfied with the pitch of the record, speed could be adjusted by depressing the panel and rotating the little thumbwheel.

The pickup was an MMC 3000 with a spherical diamond. It tracked records at a stylus pressure of 1,2 grams. In order to fully exploit the pickup's outstanding qualities, B&O constructed an extremely light magnesium pickup arm which, together with its unique suspension, ensured low inertia and thereby good conditions for correct contact between stylus and both walls of the record groove - at all times. Even warped records could be played satisfactorily.

Despite high specification levels, Beogram 1102 and 1902 automatic record-players are extremely easy to operate. All the technicalities are hidden under the surface.

Bang & Olufsen's Electronic Servo Drive ensures that the rotatory speed of the Beogram 1102 and 1902 was always correct despite variations in the mains current supply. This is so because the system has a special feedback circuit which effects automatic corrections to compensate for these inherent variations

Beogram 1102 could be made up as part of the Beosystem 1100, together with other compatible Bang & Olufsen products

Beogram 1102 UK price in 1978: £97.00

These decks are beautifully made and offer super sound quality for almost no money. Much easier to maintain than the tangential decks simply because they are very simple! Excellent isolation from external vibrations - strongly recommended - and they were when new by Hi-Fi Choice! Simpler than the earlier 1100 - and better for that! A DC motor replaced the AC motor fitted to the 1100 and was electronically regulated with speed adjustment done through a potentiometer as opposed to the complicated measures used in earlier decks. This method would roll out across the range of Beograms.

Mounting Options

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

Wall Bracket / Shelf for BeoGram

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 1102 Record Deck Product Specifications

5715 (1977 - Jan 1979)
5717 (1977 - Sept 1978)
Sound system Stereo, matrix
Output DIN 8.5 mV /47 kohms
Speeds 33 - 45 rpm
Tonearm: radial
Stylus pressure range 0 - 2 g
Pickup MMC 3000, Stylus spherical diamond
Automatic record-size: Yes, 17 and 30cm
Automatic pickup movement Yes
Automatic speed selection Yes

Wow and flutter, DIN: < +/- 0.09 %
Rumble DIN unweighted > 42 dB
Rumble DIN weighted > 62 dB
Speed deviation < 0.05 %
Speed control range > +/- 3 %

Tracking error: 0.126°
Lift system: mechanical
Antiskating: Yes, automatic

Motor: Servo controlled DC
Drive system Flat belt

Turnable: 30cm / 500g

Power supply: 220 (110 - 130 - 240) V
Power consumption 8 W

Dimensions: 44 x 8.5 x 33cm
Weight: 6 kg

Pickup: MMC 3000
Recommended stylus pressure: 1.2 g
Stylus: Diamond Spherical
Radius of curvature 15 µm

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Created: 29th November 2006
Modified: 19th September 2012

Author Notes:

Beoworld says: Superb deck - a real bargain. Good sound and suspension and modern clean styling. Highly recommended.

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