BEO.ZONE

BeoGram 6000 (1974)

Production: 1974 - 02/1978

Designer: Jacob Jensen

Documents: Service Manual, Schematic

Beogram 6000 was another tangential, quadraphonic-enabled record deck which was designed to playback CD4-encoded discs. It had a built-in decoder (the CD4 Demodulator) which signaled this fact in red by way of an illuminated ‘CD4′ indicator display situated between the two-speed dials. To do this, it used an exceptional MMC 6000 cartridge to assist decode the discs upon playback.  However, the discrete 4-channel facility could be switched off if desired with standard stereo being played instead.

It was identical to Beogram 6002 in looks, and two versions were manufactured: one with AC motor and another later model fitted with DC motor.

Beogram 6000 had a built-in RIAA pre-amplifier. The record deck was included within New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Design Collection in 1975.

A whole host of awards was given to the record deck including the Italian Gold Sim in 1975.

 

BeoGram 6000 (1974) technical specifications

Sound system CD - 4, stereo, matrix 
Output 4 x 200 mV / 470 komhs 
Speeds 33 - 45 rpm. 

Tonearm
Tangential 

Automatic record-size
Yes 
Automatic pickup movement Yes 
Automatic speed selection Yes 

Wow and flutter DIN
< +/- 0.05 % 
Rumble DIN unweighted > 45 dB 
Rumble DIN weighted > 65 dB 
Speed deviation < 0.02 % 
Speed control range > 6 % 
Dial for speed 2 pointers 
Stylus pressure range 0 - 1.5 gram 

Tangential tracking
< 0.04° 
Lift system Electronic 
Antiskating Parallel tracking, error angle 

Motor
Servo controlled DC 
Drive system Belt 
Turntable 30 cm 1.3 kg 

Power supply
110 - 130 - 220 - 240 volts 
Power consumption 30 watts 
Dimensions W x H x D 49 x 10 x 38 cm 
Weight 11 kg 

Pickup
MMC 6000 
Stylus Pramanik diamond 
Radius of curvature (CD-4 quadro) 
Frequency range 20 - 15,000 Hz +/- 1.5 dB 
Recommended stylus pressure 1 gram