BeoGram 5500

If you wanted to treasure your record collection, you couldn’t do it better than with Beogram 5500.

The electronically-controlled tangential arm played the record at the exact angle that the original master was cut. This allowed the ultra-sensitive MMC 4 pick-up to give the most precise possible reading of the signals in the groove. And with a stylus pressure of only 1,2g, this extraordinarily gentle touch added years to the life of your precious records.

Beogram 5500 was a tough customer though; dancing feet wouldn’t shake it up, courtesy of the special chassis suspension and short, rigid tone arm. You also could enjoy features such as the automatic registration of record size and speed; plus full track search and record repeat facilities, via the Master Control Panel.

Beogram 5500 was aesthetically balanced to match the rest of the components within Beosystem 5500 and could be controlled with the rest of the system through Master Control Panel 5500.

The 5500 was essentially exactly the same as the 5005 but re-badged to match the Beosystem 5500. As befitted what was regarded at this time as the midrange system, it sported an MMC4 cartridge.

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 5500 Product Details

Type Numbers

5941 (1986 – Aug 1990)
5945 (AUS) (1986 – Aug 1989)
5944 (J) (1986 – Oct 1989)
5943 (USA) (1986 – March 1990)



1986 – 1990

Colour Options

Aluminium, White

BeoGram 5500 Product Specification

Tonearm Tangential Optimum Pivot Point
Motor Servo-controlled DC

MMC 4 cartridge
Recommended tracking force 12 mN /1.2 g
Wow and flutter, DIN: < +/- 0.06 %
Wow and flutter, WRMS: < +/- 0.03 %

Rumble DIN weighted: > 80 dB
Rumble DIN unweighted: > 55 dB

Speeds: 33 – 45 rpm
Speed deviation: < +/- 0.2 %

Power supply:
5941: 190 – 265 V
5944: 90 – 130 V
5945: 190 – 265 V
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

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