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BeoGram 1500 (1978)

BeoGram Record Decks

Production: 1978 - 07/1980

Designer: Jacob Jensen

 

Beogram 1500 was a radial turntable and designed to be one of the more affordable, basic machines on the Bang & Olufsen product list. Superficially very little different from its more expensive brothers - Beogram 1900 and 1902 - this turntable was a good buy, especially as it came delivered with an MMC 3000 cartridge fitted as standard.

BeoGram 1500 (1978) technical specifications

Types: 
5714 (1978 - July 1980) 
F 5716 (1978 - Nov 1979) 
Sound system Stereo, matrix 
Output DIN 8.5 mV /47 kohms 
Speeds: 33 - 45 rpm. 

Tonearm: radial 
Stylus pressure range 0 - 2 g 

Automatic record-size: Yes, 17 and 30 cm 
Automatic pickup movement Yes 
Automatic speed selection Yes 

Wow and flutter, DIN: < +/- 0.09 % 
Rumble DIN unweighted: > 42 dB 
Rumble DIN weighted: > 62 dB 
Speed deviation: < 0.05 % 
Speed control range: > +/- 3 % 

Tracking error: 0.126° 
Lift system: Mechanical 
Anti-skating: Yes, automatic 

Pickup: MMC 3000 or MMC20S 
Recommended stylus pressure: 1.2 g 
Stylus: diamond spherical 
Radius of curvature:15 µm 

Motor: Servo controlled DC 
Drive system: Flat belt 

Turntable: 30cm / 500g 

Power supply: 220 (110 - 130 - 240) V 
Power consumption: 8 W 

Dimensions: 44 x 8.5 x 33cm 
Weight 6 kg