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Beogram CD6500

BeoGram Compact Disk Players

Production: 1989 - 02/1992

Designer: Jacob Jensen

Documents: Service Manual, Owners Manual

As times changed, often so did the badges on the front of Bang & Olufsen products. The superlative Beogram CD5500 became the new Beogram CD6500 as if by magic, and once again, along with its other family members, Beosystem 6500 was born and became the flagship model, ruling the roost once more, taking over from where Beosystem 5500 had left off.

There was in fact a slight modification made to the CD drawer, but nothing significant took place other than a change of livery and a new name.  

Why change something that was almost perfect?

Beogram CD6500 technical specifications

Types: 
5136 (1989 - Feb 1992) 
AUS 5140 (1989 - Sept 1991) 
GB 5137 (1989 - Oct 1991) 
J 5139 (1989 - Oct 1991) 
USA 5138 (1989 - Dec 1991) 
Frequency range: 3 - 20,000 Hz +/- 0.3 dB 
Signal-to-noise ratio: > 100 dB / 110 dB A-weighted 
Dynamic range: > 96 dB 
Harmonic distortion incl. noise: < 0.0025% at 0 dB 
< 0.025% at -20 dB 
Channel separation: > 101 dB 
Channel difference: < 0.08 dB 

Converter system: 2 x 16 bit, 4 x oversampling 176.4 
Low pass filter: Digital + Bessel/elliptical analogue 
Damping: > 20,000 Hz > 50 dB 
Phase error between L & R 0 degree at 20 - 20,000 Hz 
Output analogue: 1.3 V RMS at 0 dB 
Output, signal: For digital equipment 
Power supply: 
5136: 220 V 
5137: 240 V 
5138: 100 V 
5139: 120 V 
5140: 240 V 
Power consumption 23 W 
Dimensions W x H x D: 42 x 7.5 x 32.5cm 
Weight 6.3 kg