BEO.ZONE

BeoGram 1500 (1967)

BeoGram Record Decks

Production: 1967 - 12/1973

Designer: Jacob Jensen

Documents: Service Manual

Built around the Beogram 1000 record deck and equipped with a 2 x 8W stereo amplifier, Beogram 1500 was a very solid (and heavy) combined stereo record deck. Because of its size and overall good looks, the deck was a popular and fashionable piece of equipment to own.  It was advertised heavily and this promotion paid dividends in that it became a very popular and much-respected piece of Bang & Olufsen kit.

It was usually delivered with the SP14A combined cartridge on its beautifully sleek pickup arm and there were sockets ready for connecting to a reel-to-reel tape recorder (such as Beocord 1500) as well as a radio tuner when external speakers (such as Beovox 800 or 1000) could be used.

BeoGram 1500 (1967) technical specifications

Types: 
5208 (1967 - Dec 1973) 
5230 (1967 - Dec 1973) 

Speeds: 
78 - 45 - 33,3 rpm 
Rumble Better than 55 dB 
Wow and flutter +/- 0.15 % peak value 

Power output: 2 x 8 W continuous 
Frequency Response 20 - 20,000 Hz +/- 2 dB 
Distortion Lower than 1 % at 5 W 
Signal-to-noise ratio 60 dB linear 
Channel separation 40 dB at 1000 Hz 
Tone control Bass control range: +/- 10 dB at 50 Hz 
Treble control range: +/- 10 dB at 10,000 Hz Pickup arm: ST/L - 15° 
Pickup: SP 14 A 
Stylus pressure: 1.5 - 2.5 g 
Voltage: 110 - 130 - 220 - 240 V AC 
Power consumption 15 - 50 W 

Dimensions W x H x D: 47.4 x 15.2 x 34.9cm 
Weight 13 kg 

External connection: 
Inputs Radio: 150 k ohms - 4,5 mV /1000 Hz 
Tape recorder: 50 ohms - 50 mV /1000 Hz 
Outputs Speakers, left and right channels, 3-8 ohms 
Tape recorder: 22 k ohms - 100 mV /1000 Hz