BeoGram 1500 Record Deck (Type 57xx)

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Manufactured: 1978 - 1980
Designer: Jacob Jensen
Colours: Rosewood, Teak, White, Oak

Beogram 1500 combined ease of operation and advanced technology in a simple, straightforward way. All its operations were controlled via a single button.

Another advantage of this totally integrated design was its immunity to external shock and vibrations. The electronic servo drive system ensured correct turntable speed at all times. The low-mass arm had built-in bias compensation, and the MMC 20S pickup tracked at only 1,5 grams.

The unique pendulum spring suspension helped make the Beogram range of record players immune to the external shock and vibrations which would cause most other record decks to mistrack and damage the record groove.

Beogram 1500 could be made up as part of the Beosystem 1500, when linked together with other compatible Bang & Olufsen products.

This deck was the basic model of its time but the inherent design of this deck meant that the performance was extremely similar to the top of the range radial decks. Very easy to set up and simple to use, a true bargain buy in later years.

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 1500 Record Deck (Type 57xx) Product Specifications

5714 (1978 - July 1980)
F 5716 (1978 - Nov 1979)
Sound system Stereo, matrix
Output DIN 8.5 mV /47 kohms
Speeds: 33 - 45 rpm.

Tonearm: radial
Stylus pressure range 0 - 2 g

Automatic record-size: Yes, 17 and 30 cm
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

Pickup: MMC 3000 or MMC20S
Recommended stylus pressure: 1.2 g
Stylus: diamond spherical
Radius of curvature:15 µm

Motor: Servo controlled DC
Drive system: Flat belt

Turntable: 30cm / 500g

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

Dimensions: 44 x 8.5 x 33cm
Weight 6 kg

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

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