BeoGram 1902 Record Deck

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Manufactured: 1977 - 1978
Designer: Jacob Jensen
Colours: Rosewood, Teak, White, Oak

Beogram 1902 was a newly developed (1979/80) fully automatic, hi-fi stereo record player with Electronic Servo Drive (ESD) which meant that you never had to adjust speed. The Beogram 1902 did that automatically. It was resistant to variations in the mains current.

All functions were chosen via the single rectangular operating panel; Beogram 1902 did the rest. It was resistant to vibrations and shock because it rotatory mechanism and pickup arm had an efficient spring suspension. The pickup was so light that even warped records could be tracked. In fact, the arm was so light and the pickup's diamond stylus so highly polished that it would not audibly damage your record even if the arm was thrown against the grooves.

The cartridge was the MMC 4000 which had a naked elliptical stylus. Recommended stylus pressure was 1,0g and frequency range was 20 - 25000 Hz.

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.

UK Price in 1978: £117.00

BeoGram 1902 Record Deck Product Specifications

5711 (1977 - Dec 1978), F 5718 (1977 - Sept 1978)
Sound system Stereo, matrix
Output DIN 8.5 mV /47 kohms
Speeds 33 - 45

Tonearm: radial
Stylus pressure range 0 - 2 g

Automatic record-size: Yes, 17 and 30 cm
Automatic pickup movement Yes
Automatic speed selection Yes

Pickup: MMC 4000
Recommended stylus pressure: 1 g
Stylus: elliptical naked diamond
Radius of curvature: 5 x 17 µm

Wow and flutter, DIN: < +/- 0.06 %
Rumble DIN unweighted: > 43 dB
Rumble DIN weighted: > 63 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

Turntable: 30 cm / 0.8 kg

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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