BeoGram 6500 Record Deck
Manufactured: 1989 – 1991
Designer: Jacob Jensen
Colours: Polished aluminium, All White
If you built up an LP Collection of good music to conjure up wonderful memories, you obviously would have wanted to enjoy it for many years to come. Which is why Bang & Olufsen put so much effort into Beogram 6500.
It was a superb, precision instrument that ensured perfect sound reproduction of your records. The electronically-controlled tangential arm played the record exactly as it was recorded.
The tone arm was suspended in a special Optimum Pivot Point system that prevented vibrations from reaching the MMC 2 cartridge which has a stylus pressure of only 1g for minimal friction. And Bang & Olufsen’s special chassis suspension prevented external vibrations from reaching the platter. And Beogram 6500 automatically registered the size of the record you were playing and adjusted the speed accordingly.
The BeoGram 6500 also contained an inbuilt RIAA pre-amplifier, which essentially means you can just “plug in and play” with any modern B&O system through an AUX or similar socket – making this a very desirable deck! Of course as part of the Beosystem 6500, it was part of the top of the line system comprising in addition, the BeoMaster 6500, BeoCord 6500, BeoGram CD6500 and MCP-6500.
The turntable for the Beosystem 6500 was based on the Beogram 5500, but was different in that the RIAA equalising amplifier was built into the turntable rather that into the Beomaster, meaning that the Beogram 6500 provided an equalised line-level output. This allowed cables up to 10 meters long to be used between the Beogram and the Beomaster, meaning that the two units could now be placed more flexibly. A wider range of standard colours and finishes were made available too, as was the case with the rest of Beosystem 6500. Beogram 6500 was replaced by Beogram 7000.