BeoGram 5000 Record Deck

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Manufactured: 1983 - 1986
Designer: Jacob Jensen
Colours: Aluminium

Beogram 5000's radial-tracking record deck was the perfect match for Beomaster 5000. Operation was entirely automatic. One touch on the PLAY control started the motor and activated the deck's logic circuits which assessed the size and correct speed of the record and instructed the arm to lower the stylus into the run-in groove.

This was a very fast-acting yet highly accurate control system which gave you music within about 8 seconds - far more quickly and gently than the human hand could guarantee. This system was also error-proof; for example, it was impossible to lower the stylus unless there was a record on the turntable, so expensive mistakes and accidents just couldn't happen.

At the end of the record the motor automatically switched itself off and the arm returned to its rest position. If you wished, you could hear the same record over and over again automatically; it was necessary to just press PLAY once for each repeat required. Up to 7 consecutive performances could be pre-programmed in this way.

Beogram 5000's sound quality was everything you would expect from so sophisticated a unit. The ultra-lightweight arm had built-in anti-skating and tracking weight adjustment. It carried the MMC 4 pickup with a framed elliptical diamond stylus that tracked the record groove accurately and with minimum wear.

As a final grace note there was also an interior light that switched itself on automatically when the lid was opened and stayed alight while the unit was in play.

When connected to Beomaster 5000, Beogram 5000 offered the added convenience of full infra-red remote control. The record deck could also be used as part of the Beosystem 5000.

Finish: brushed aluminium, dark grey translucent dust cover

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 5000 Record Deck Product Specifications

5803 (1983 - Dec 1986)
AUS 5805 (1983 - Aug 1984)
J 5806 (1983 - June 1984)
USA 5804 (1983 - May 1986)
Speeds: 33 - 45 rpm
Speed deviation < +/- 0.2 %

MMC 4 cartridge recommended tracking force: 12 mN /1.2 g
Stylus Elliptical diamond 6 x 17 µm

Wow and flutter, DIN: < +/- 0.07 %
Wow and flutter, WRMS: < +/- 0.035 %
Rumble DIN weighted: > 75 dB
Rumble DIN unweighted: > 55 dB

Power supply
5803: 220V
5804: 120V
5805: 240V
5806: 100V
Power consumption: < 10 W
Dimensions W x H x D: 42 x 7.5 x 32.4cm

Link compatibility: Data Link

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

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