BEO.ZONE

BeoGram 1800 (1984)

BeoGram Record Decks

Production: 1984 - 02/1986

Designer: Jacob Jensen

Documents: Owners Manual, Service Manual, Service Manual

The Beogram 1800 was slimmer and had a faster acting automatic mechanism than that which it replaced: the Beogram 1700.  Fitted with an MMC5 pickup, this two-speed radial deck was designed from the onset to be an ‘all-purpose’ record deck and for all uses.  For this reason, customers could buy the deck in the knowledge that it would fit in with any Bang & Olufsen system, old or new. It lacked the usual Datalink connections but gained a 5-pin DIN plug, so the record deck was effectively a ‘plug and play’ machine.

Losing weight, this svelte machine gained speed in that the internal mechanisms were further changed to focus more on the speed of use. These clever, ‘intelligent’ mechanisms led the way forward for many of Bang & Olufsen’s later decks, whose life by now was limited in the light of the popularity of optical-medium technologies.

BeoGram 1800 (1984) technical specifications

Types: 5811, 5813, 5814, 5815 
Bearing: Knife vertical, ball horizontal 
Tracking force range: 0-20 mN/2g 
Tracking error: 0.11 degrees/cm 
Antiskating: Integrated in tone arm system 
Arm friction vertical: 0.019 mN 
Arm friction horizontal: 0.19mN 
Arm length: 229mm 
Wow & flutter DIN: <+/- 0.09% 
Wow & flutter WRMS: <+/- 0.045% 
Speeds: 33 - 45 rpm Rumble weighted: >62 dB 
Rumble unweighted: >42 dB 
Speed deviation: <+/- 0.1% 
Drive system: electronic servo drive & belt 
Motor: DC Tacho 
Power supply: 180 - 265 (110) V 
Pickup: MMC5 
Power frequency: 60-60Hz 
Power consumption: 8 watts 
Dimensions WxHxD: 44 x 8,5 (37cm with lid raised) x 33cm 
Weight: 6kg 
Finish: Aluminium