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BeoGram 5005

BeoGram Record Decks

Production: 1985 - 1987

Designer: Jacob Jensen

Documents: Service Manual, Schematic, Owners Manual

This good-looking tangential record player had a unique tonearm suspension system among its many outstanding features. Optimum Pivot Point (OPP) was designed by Bang & Olufsen to give you the most faithful possible sound reproduction. The pendulum suspension isolated all vibration at the back of the tonearm so that the sensitive stylus tip was completely unaffected. It also had electronic Servo-drive and was fitted with the MMC 4 cartridge. The stylus pressure was 1,2g.

This was the first of the lightweight tangential decks which were to become the mainstay of the Beogram range. The expensive tangential drive system of the 8000 was dropped and even the tangential arm mechanism was considerably simplified. They did, however, look the part and allowed far more control using a remote than the earlier radial 5000. Many owners of Beomaster 5000s 'upgraded' their systems with this deck but would miss the overhead light built into the lid of the 5000 and, dare one say it, possibly lose some sound quality.

 

BeoGram 5005 technical specifications

Types: 
5921 1985 - May 1987) 
AUS 5925 (1985 - Sept 1985) 
J 5924 (1985 - Feb 1987) 
USA 5923 (1985 - Jan 1987) 
Pickup: MMC 4 
Tracking force: 12 mN / 1.2 g 
Wow and flutter: DIN < 0.06 % 
Rumble DIN weighted: > 80 dB 
Rumble DIN unweighted: > 55 dB 
Speeds: 33 - 45 rpm 
Speed deviation: < +/- 0.2 % 

Patented Pendulum suspension 
Anti-static platter 
Repeat and search functions 
Automatic registration of record size and speed 
Power supply: 
5921: 220V 
5923: 120V 
5924: 100V 
5925: 240V 
Power consumption < 10 W 
Dimensions W x H x D: 42 x 7.5 x 32.5cm 
Weight 5.3 kg