BEO.ZONE

BeoGram 1203

BeoGram Record Decks

Production: 1974 - 08/1976

Designer: Jacob Jensen

Documents: Service Manual, Owners Manual

Released as a replacement for the Beogram 1202, Beogram 1203 looked very similar to both its predecessor and Beogram 1200, the first in this particular series of record decks. It sold as a cheaper version of that which had gone before it, and for most people, this mattered not one bit as the deck retained all of its charm and modern minimalist features.

Sold with an SP14A cartridge the deck was more than adequate for most people’s needs, although from the purists’ point of view it represented less than ideal. It was easy to operate is fully automatic in operation. Specifications were good and bridged a gap in the market very nicely.

BeoGram 1203 technical specifications

Types: 5239 (1974 - July 1975) 
5243 (1974 - Aug 1976) 
Speeds: 33 - 45 rpm. 
Pickup-arm System Ball bearing 
Cueing Control Mechanical 
Drive system Idler wheel and belt 
Motor Asynchronous 

Wow and flutter < +/- 0.15 % 
Rumble A: > 37 dB; B: > 58 dB 
Speed Control Range: > 6 % 
Recommended, Stylus Pressure 2 g 
Stylus Pressure Range 0 - 3.5 g 

Power supply:110 - 130 - 220 - 240 V 
50 Hz, 10 W 
Dimensions H x W x D 12 x 44 x 33cm 
Weight 7.2 kg