Bang & Olufsen BeoGram 2000 Record Deck
Manufactured: 1974 – 1976
Designer: Jacob Jensen
Colours: Rosewood, Teak, White, Oak
Beogram 2000 was an integrated two-speed (33rpm and 45 rpm) high-fidelity stereo record player with high specifications. But it was the simple, easy operation which was the most unique feature in Beogram 2000. A single master control executed all the essential functions.
All you need to do was to select the size of a record, 7″, 10″ or 12″ and press the button marked LIFT. Immediately, the turntable began to rotate at the correct speed (33 or 45 rpm) and the pick-up lowered into the first groove. At the end of the record, the pick-up arm returned to its resting position and the turntable switched off. Bang & Olufsen Beogram 2000 was fitted with its own pick-up cartridge, SP 10A. This had a spherical naked diamond stylus.
Recommended- stylus pressure was 2 g. Its frequency range was 20-25.000 Hz ±3 dB. Distortion was lower than 1%, wow and flutter lower than 0.12% and rumble better than 60dB. Thanks to the pendulum suspension of the turntable and its pick-up am Beogram 2000 was insensitive to vibrations. A transparent dust lid was fitted to Beogram 2000. It could be opened at any angle up to 60 degrees or you could slide it off with ease.
This deck finally gave the ‘peg platter’ decks a proper lid. Not quite as advanced as the 1202, it was in all ways apart from the lid, a Beogram 1203.