View Full Version : B and O's sound pretty good


stereofisher
06-23-2013, 03:18 PM
Got a Beogram 3400 from a customer. Seen these around a long time but never had a chance to work on one. Hooked it to my bench amp,currently a Pioneer SX 850 with a pr of JBL 100s. Played a junk test lp and it sounded pretty good. Put on Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 3. The speed was dead on. Was only going to listen a few minutes and ran the whole 1st moment. These turntables sound really good. Never had the opportunity to play with one. Even though it old it did not need a thing. To bad carts are hard to come by. If I see one in decent shape I would definitely take a lookc.:thmbsp:

Eric

mhardy6647
06-23-2013, 03:44 PM
I like my TX-2. At the moment, it's my daily driver (as much as I 'drive' LPs...)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/mhardy6647/surplus/DSC_6214_zps80a204ec.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mhardy6647/media/surplus/DSC_6214_zps80a204ec.jpg.html)

stereofisher
06-23-2013, 04:32 PM
I like my TX-2. At the moment, it's my daily driver (as much as I 'drive' LPs...)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/mhardy6647/surplus/DSC_6214_zps80a204ec.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/mhardy6647/media/surplus/DSC_6214_zps80a204ec.jpg.html)

It was very pleasing how good the Beograms sound. I am listening to the same LP I had on it earlier on my Marantz Dual combo in the living room. They are close. The B and O is much slimmer than my big 1229! They really had a nice style. Did not know that B and O did a linear track model. Betcha it sounds good!

Eric

mhardy6647
06-23-2013, 04:53 PM
b&o is famous first and foremost for their (early) tangential-tracking tts. One of them, the Beogram 4004* (if memory serves) was - and perhaps still is - in the NYC Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) collection.

... well... MoMA says it's a Beogram 6000 - the purpose-built CD-4 quadraphonic version; who am I to say?
http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=2161

* ok, according to www.beoworld.org the 4000 was the world's first electronically-controlled tangential tracking arm/tt. The 4002 was the one I remember best of that era (a simplified version of the 4000, apparently) and the 4004 was a 4002 variant with a remote control. Again, I know just a teeny bit about these earlier b&o tangentials.

iLUVanalog
06-23-2013, 07:13 PM
Just a quick add here........I'm a former Beogram 8000 owner. That was their TOTL linear tracker.

HypnoToad
06-23-2013, 07:30 PM
B & O made good looking, good sounding gear that is plug and play, anyone could use it.

They were more expensive than their Japanese counterparts, but you can pick it up cheap now.

HarmanKardon
06-24-2013, 01:33 AM
I love them - my bunch:

Beogram 1500, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2202, 2402, 4004, 6000.


:thmbsp:


mhardy6647 the 4002 was not a simplified but a modified version.

Beobloke
06-24-2013, 06:39 AM
In case my username doesn't give it away enough, I'm a fan too! Currently have:

Beogram 5000 with MMC4
Beogram 8002 with MMC4
Beogram 6000 with MMC6000 (awaiting repair - it was used for a magazine article and the courier broke it on its return to me :tears:)
Beogram 1800 with SP12 (a recent present to myself!)