BeoGram 1700 Record Deck

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Manufactured: 1980 - 1983
Designer: Jacob Jensen
Colours: Rosewood, Teak, White

Beogram 1700 combined ease of operation and advanced technology in a simple, matter-of-fact way. To play a record, all you had to do was press '33' or '45' and let the Beogram do the rest. At the end of play the pickup arm returned to its resting position and the motor switched off.

The anti-skating device worked automatically. Another advantage of the simple, integrated design was immunity to external shock and vibrations. The electronic servo drive system ensured correct rotary speed at all time.

The low mass, low inertia pick-up arm with its plug-in MMC 20S cartridge made it virtually impossible to scratch records.

Beogram 1700 could be made up as part of the Beosystem 1700 or Beosystem 2600, when linked together with other compatible Bang & Olufsen products.

This is quite possibly the best value Beogram made. It has excellent sound and vibration isolation, a very simple and lightweight arm, easy to use and understand controls and is elegant both in looks and operation.

Blindfold, the sound quality is quite frankly indistinguishable from the higher models and it is far more likely to work. Weak spots are few but record support would probably be the main issue. A felt mat suitably cut could well improve record support qualities.

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 1700 Record Deck Product Specifications

5731 (1980 - Aug 1983)
5733 (1980 - April 1983)

Speeds/control range 33 - 45 rpm
Wow and flutter DIN < +/- 0.09 %
Rumble weighted > 62 dB
Rumble unweighted > 42 dB
Motor Servo controlled DC
Drive system Belt
Tonearm Radial, low mass

Recommended tracking force MMC 20 S/E 15 mN / 1.5 g
Tracking force range: 0 - 20 mN / 2 g
Tracking error 0.11° /cm

Power supply (50 - 60 Hz)/ 180-265 V / 8 W
Dimensions W x H x D 44 x 8.5 x 33cm
Weight 6 kg

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

Author Notes:

Beoworld says: This is the Beogram bargain! Buy one today! Fitted with a MMC20EN or CL, you will be hard pressed to distinguish this from any of the top of the range Beograms.

My BeoWorld

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