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My very own Beomaster 900 M

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chartz Posted: Sat, May 20 2017 4:25 PM

Hello everyone!

 

At last, after a few years' wait, my time-warp Beomaster 900 sans speakers is finally here, thanks to a fellow member on another vintage hi-fi forum! Wink

 

Underneath : I swear everything is original here. Oh yes, the rubber feet are not really rubber any more. These will be replaced of course.                            

 

 

Rear view, no oxydation, nothing. The FM dipole is still here too.

 

 

Front view : near-mint condition. The woodwork looks almost new. No dent, nothing. Will the inside be as lovely?

 

 

Oh yes!

 

 

Nothing looks to have aged in here... incredible.

 

 

Even the electrolytics look like new, just amazing really.

 

 

Now, will the thing actually work? Unsure

 

I do have the little enveloppe Smile but now I will have to find the original manual, as always. This alone can take a few months' search...

Jacques

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chartz replied on Sat, May 20 2017 5:03 PM
Don't look at the mess Stick out tongue

The thing does work...

Jacques

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CB replied on Sat, May 20 2017 5:07 PM

Félicitations Jacques Drinks

It's a beautiful model you've found.

And welcome to the Beomaster 900 owners club!

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chartz replied on Sat, May 20 2017 5:10 PM

CB:

Félicitations Jacques Drinks

It's a beautiful model you've found.

And welcome to the Beomaster 900 owners club!

Thank you!

 

Jacques

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Peter replied on Sat, May 20 2017 5:35 PM

Very beautiful - I love the deep rosewood.

Peter

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tournedos replied on Sat, May 20 2017 5:49 PM

Nice! Even the stereo decoder seems to be in there?

l have two K's and one M, but none of them have the black fascia.

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chartz replied on Sat, May 20 2017 6:18 PM
Yes the decoder is there and its schematics inside the envelope!

It is labeled type 0001 and is also used for the Beomaster 1000.

Jacques

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Congrats Jacques, beautiful piece

Collecting Vintage B&O is not a hobby, its a lifestyle.

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chartz replied on Sat, May 20 2017 9:28 PM

Thanks everyone!

This beautiful receiver was impressively well made. 

This example was so well-preserved by his owner. Pity it didn't come along with the correct speakers. I've never seen any Beovox 500 for sale anywhere. 

Jacques

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Congrats Jacques, really beautiful vintage piece! Very nice find Yes - thumbs up

Beovox 500 would be a good choice but if you come across of Beovox 2200 I can warmly recommend them. Those are my favorite B&O bookshelf speakers. Only little bit bigger but with more depth which make them perfect proportioned!

If space is an issue, the wall mounted Beovox 800/1600 would be also a good match.

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Piaf replied on Mon, May 22 2017 4:50 PM

Jacques,

Mess? what mess? All I see is beautiful treasures! Enjoy my friend!

Jeff

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chartz replied on Mon, May 22 2017 9:56 PM

Thanks Jeff. Post edited, you can now click on the pictures to enlarge the views. Beoworld iOS app mess.

Jacques

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valve1 replied on Tue, May 23 2017 7:18 AM

Nice piece of kit Jaques, when are you buying the new houses to put it all ?Big Smile

What speaker's are you considering ?

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chartz replied on Tue, May 23 2017 8:54 AM

 

Hi Eddie,

I am looking for the correct Beovox 500 or 600 but I am not holding my breath. 'Never seen any so far.

Jacques

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Rich replied on Wed, May 24 2017 1:10 AM
That's a beautiful piece, Jacques. Based on the model number I assume it predates the 1000 series. Was there a matching turntable?

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chartz replied on Wed, May 24 2017 12:47 PM
Hi Rich!

Rich:
That's a beautiful piece, Jacques. Based on the model number I assume it predates the 1000 series. Was there a matching turntable?

Yes the Beogram 42V or 1000 with the RIAA module. There is indeed no Beogram 900 Stick out tongue

By the way I think I might still have some MMC4 of yours Rich...

Jacques

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Ben_S replied on Wed, May 24 2017 5:36 PM
Very nice Jacques! Wink

Here is mine, with early BG1000 (4 speed) with RIAA and Type B speakers.

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chartz replied on Wed, May 24 2017 9:08 PM

A superb setup!

Tell me though, the Cubes seem to serve no purpose here. Mmm... 

Jacques

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Rich replied on Thu, May 25 2017 1:52 AM
chartz:

By the way I think I might still have some MMC4 of yours Rich... Jacques

You do but I still don't need it. No worries.

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Ben_S replied on Thu, May 25 2017 5:45 PM
chartz:

A superb setup!

Tell me though, the Cubes seem to serve no purpose here. Mmm...

Jacques

Correct, non functional at the moment. Need sending to Frede but need to save up for that first.
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chartz replied on Fri, May 26 2017 12:36 PM

Your speakers are very nice too. Never seen any pairs round here, unfortunately.

Jacques

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Ben_S replied on Mon, Jun 12 2017 9:48 PM

Also, Martin kindly provided me with some replacement rubber feet for my Beomaster 900 so worth asking him for those!

Ben

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chartz replied on Sat, Jun 24 2017 9:45 AM

Ben_S:

Also, Martin kindly provided me with some replacement rubber feet for my Beomaster 900 so worth asking him for those!

Ben

Next time I order something from him (probably a tachodisc) I'll ask him.

 

 

Jacques

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Piaf replied on Sun, Jun 25 2017 7:49 AM

Hi Jacques,

I just posted that I had not seen this thread, but that was incorrect, I have, but I was seduced by your Beovox 5000 speakers, so much so that I missed entirely your new BM 900.

I responded to the ad because I really admired the"look" of the BM 900, however it is perfectly possible after having seen your thread previously; coupled with your  boundless enthusiasm; that you might have managed to "influence" my judgment vis-a-vis the BM 900.

Whatever the case the seller claims to be a highly successful dealer in vintage electronics, who doesn't accept credit cards or PayPal and his BM 900 is actually from his "private collection, and he is in no hurry to sell it."

Patience is a virtue, and the above has given me reason to exercise this virtue.

I really enjoyed rereading this BM 900 thread, now with an entirely difference perspective to draw from.

Jeff

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