BeoGram 6500 Record Deck

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Manufactured: 1989 - 1991
Designer: Jacob Jensen
Colours: Polished aluminium, All White

If you built up an LP Collection of good music to conjure up wonderful memories, you obviously would have wanted to enjoy it for many years to come. Which is why Bang & Olufsen put so much effort into Beogram 6500.

It was a superb, precision instrument that ensured perfect sound reproduction of your records. The electronically-controlled tangential arm played the record exactly as it was recorded.

The tone arm was suspended in a special Optimum Pivot Point system that prevented vibrations from reaching the MMC2 cartridge which has a stylus pressure of only 1g for minimal friction. And Bang & Olufsen's special chassis suspension prevented external vibrations from reaching the platter. And Beogram 6500 automatically registered the size of the record you were playing and adjusted the speed accordingly.

The BeoGram 6500 also contained an inbuilt RIAA pre-amplifier, which essentially means you can just "plug in and play" with any modern B&O system through an AUX or similar socket - making this a very desirable deck! Of course as part of the Beosystem 6500, it was part of the top of the line system comprising in addition, the BeoMaster 6500, BeoCord 6500, BeoGram CD6500 and MCP-6500.

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 6500 Record Deck Product Specifications

5946 (1989 - Feb 1992)
AUS 5950 (1989 - Sept 1991)
J 5949 (1989 - Sept 1991)
USA 5948 (1989 - Dec 1991)
Speeds: 33 - 45 rpm
Speed deviation: < +/- 0.2 %

MMC2 cartridge
Wow and flutter, DIN: < +/- 0.06 %
Rumble DIN weighted: > 80 dB
Rumble DIN unweighted: > 55 dB

Power supply:
5946: 220V
5948: 120V
5949: 100V
5950: 240V
Power consumption < 10 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 42 x 7.5 x 32.5cm
Weight 5.3 kg

Link compatibility: Data Link

Related Products

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

Author Notes:

The next incarnation of the 5500 but now in a range topping system and hence supplied with the MMC2. The rest of the deck was unchanged except for the provision of a RIAA which now lived in the Beogram rather than the Beomaster. This allowed the fitting of a longer DIN lead and more flexibility in the positioning of the Beogram. Many thanks to Martin Olsen for the Images of his White 6500!

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