BeoGram 3000 Record Deck Type 5210

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Manufactured: 1967 - 1968
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Colours: Rosewood, Teak, White, Oak

In 1967, B&O found themselves with a world leading Hi-Fi system in the Beolab 5000 but no suitable source for the reproduction of LPs. In a move now commonplace, they simply outsourced and used the motor unit of the Thorens TD124 Mk II - probably the best available to them at this time. They added their own ST/L arm and re-christened it the Beogram 3000.

This deck was sold in those areas allowed by Thorens which initially did not include the UK. A different model was supplied there.Highly sought after by collectors now despite really having little to do with B&O! Some even dispensed with the B&O arm and use an SME tone-arm.

These days the Beogram 3000 Thorens is a sought after model, offering probably the best performance of any Beogram. Because it is basically a Thorens deck, parts are readily available in re manufactured form.

The standard arm was the ST/L but a few were fitted with the rare ST/P arm. This was a 12" arm but used the earlier SP2 cartridge rather than the SP8 which was fitted to the ST/L when used in the Beogram 3000.

The lid fitted was a lift off device and was high to clear the lift mechanism of the arm.

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BeoGram 3000 Record Deck Type 5210 Product Specifications

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Created: 29th November 2006
Modified: 3rd March 2019

Author Notes:

This is a rebadged Thorens TD124 Mk2. As such, it is probably the best record player labelled as a Beogram. It lacks the dance proof suspension of later Beograms but relies on mass instead. This is probably the most valuable Beogram and certainly the best performer. This deck was not sold in the UK so has to be sourced in most cases from the continent.

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