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valve1 replied on Wed, Mar 28 2012 7:44 AM

ablaumeise:
Definitely worth saving!

Great work

ablaumeise:
The owner actually paid me to take it off his hands, but thats another story. Big Smile

Extra respect !

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My BeoHibernation nearly over... I finally replaced the power board caps in my BL7000, last mentioned HERE.

After ~18 months, the old girl has risen (pun intended) from the ashes.

  • One B&o bottle opener
  • One fancy gun
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Evan replied on Thu, Mar 29 2012 5:16 AM

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My BeoHibernation nearly over...

He's back! Err.. Almost.

Yes - thumbs up

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Leslie replied on Mon, Apr 9 2012 5:31 PM

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Leslie replied on Mon, Apr 9 2012 7:21 PM

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Jeff replied on Mon, Apr 9 2012 8:07 PM

What are the acrylic covers for? What part are you replacing?

Jeff

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Leslie replied on Mon, Apr 9 2012 8:23 PM

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Leslie replied on Mon, Apr 9 2012 9:36 PM

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Steffen replied on Mon, Apr 9 2012 10:05 PM

WOW - amazing, Leslie...

As always -a perfect job Yes - thumbs up

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Leslie replied on Mon, Apr 9 2012 10:34 PM

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Orava replied on Tue, Apr 10 2012 4:48 PM

I guess there is not anymore need for scan of Beogram 1200 manual as in threat ?

Anyway, I just got my copy today.

 

Yes, there was player attached also.Big Smile

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valve1 replied on Tue, Apr 10 2012 5:23 PM

Nice work Leslie ! (as always)

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Jeff replied on Tue, Apr 10 2012 6:19 PM

Beautiful job Leslie! I have to say, you do very, very nice work, it's good to see such professionalism and perfectionism.

BTW, the covers arrived yesterday, undamaged from the looks (I'm not going to pull the protective wrap until after they're on though). No dents, well packed, many thanks!

It's rewarding to see the folks here who care so much about B&O doing such wonderful restorations. To all who are doing this, my hat's off to you all.

Jeff

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Leslie replied on Tue, Apr 10 2012 8:21 PM

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Since I still haven't managed to source a B&O Dirigent, I got the next best thing. Matches the Beogram 42 just as well.

Got this one some months ago. Advertised as a hopeless cause for spares. So I obviously had to save it.  Wink Fixed the burnt left amplifier, the switches, the lights, and renovated the complete exterior (which was the hardest part). It turned out to be a pretty decent amplifier and I really like the design.

Worked great for about 2 months when out of nowhere an annoying high-frequency humming appeared on both channels. I couldn't trace the humming, since I only had a 10MHz Oscilloscope - and that just didn't show it. Narrowed it down to the pre-amp and then to the stabilized power supply for the pre-amp. And then I gave up after hours of replacing basically everything. Everything measured fine, no faults to be found nowhere. That was weeks ago, today I was finally fed up with using my iMac speakers instead of the Beovox 3702. So I completely disassembled the power supply and the pre-amp. Desoldered every single component. In the end it turned out to be a cracked insulation piece between a transistor and the heat sink. Super Angry Stupidest fault in a long time.

Still, there a way worse projects to be working on. Speaking from experience, of course. Wink

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SAAB 900s are always worth working on!

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Leslie replied on Fri, Apr 13 2012 9:09 PM

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elephant replied on Sat, Apr 14 2012 2:29 AM

Leslie:

Oh, forgot this one, legs on my Beovox 3000 with Beovox 2500/5000 to complete my system 5000

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Leslie replied on Sat, Apr 14 2012 6:34 AM

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Ricardo replied on Sat, Apr 14 2012 2:59 PM

Looking at your Beomaster 1200 restoration fills me with envy. to seek the unobtainable keeps the beovirus alive and well

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Ricardo replied on Sat, Apr 14 2012 2:59 PM


My first Beo purchase in quite some time and it arrived as described from the seller

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120886617044?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

A quick look  inside revealed what appears to be a broken shield wire. Dont know yet if reconnecting will fix the problem or not. but I will be finding out shortly.

 

purchased because ... "one must complete the set".

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elephant replied on Sun, Apr 15 2012 12:32 PM

Leslie:

Any space left in your suitcase on your way back?Big Smile

Truth be know one pair of BeoLab 4s travelled that way, as did a set of BeoLab 3s - separate trips mind you !

But we could not fit the Avant in the overhead ........ so we gave it to some good friends :-)

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eugene1960:
purchased because ... "one must complete the set".

As you stopped smoking, its already paid for, and fresh food for the BeoVirus.

You are waking my Virus, I have some sets to complete, BTW my cheapest buy ever was a BM 901, USD 20.00

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

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Rich replied on Sun, Apr 15 2012 4:21 PM

Søren Mexico:

eugene1960:
purchased because ... "one must complete the set".

As you stopped smoking, its already paid for, and fresh food for the BeoVirus.

You are waking my Virus, I have some sets to complete, BTW my cheapest buy ever was a BM 901, USD 20.00

I have the BC1900 and the BC2400, and they are actually great decks for playback.  I have the BC1900 in the main system (as well as a BC4500) and I'm always surprised at the fidelity one can get from a 20+ year old prerecorded cassette.  And to think I used to snub my nose at prerecorded cassettes.

So - I hope you decide it was a better purchase than to just complete the set.

My cheapest buy ever was also $20 - a fully working BG RX 2 advertised as not working but just needed the transport screws released!  (Best value ever was probably fully working BM1900 for $50 where the seller threw in CX 50s that needed a refoam.)


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Leslie replied on Mon, Apr 16 2012 10:37 PM

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Leslie replied on Sat, Apr 21 2012 2:54 PM

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Evan replied on Sun, Apr 22 2012 5:23 AM

Just closed up my new 1202 after adding a ground cable and admiring the innards.

Discovered that my the date of manufacture is 17 OKT. 1972 - the first year.

Also, the original supplied wiring diagram is still in its envelope Smile

 

Wow Leslie, you are making some outrageous progress! Really curious on how you changed your 2500/Overture display to read 'IPOD' as a source!!! Surprise

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Evan:
Just closed up my new 1202 after adding a ground cable and admiring the innards.

Without pics it didn't happenLaughing

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

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Leslie replied on Sun, Apr 22 2012 6:45 AM

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Leslie replied on Sun, Apr 22 2012 6:59 AM

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valve1 replied on Sun, Apr 22 2012 12:23 PM

Leslie:
hmmmm, think I'm gonna try this on my Beosystem 4500 to let Beolab 3000 flatpanel read Ipod and change the text on my glasspanel with IpodBig Smile

Sounds like a a great hardware upgrade !

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Evan replied on Sun, Apr 22 2012 4:09 PM

Søren Mexico:

Evan:
Just closed up my new 1202 after adding a ground cable and admiring the innards.

Without pics it didn't happenLaughing

Well it will happen again, so look out for pics then! Big Smile

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chartz replied on Sun, Apr 22 2012 5:50 PM

Hi everyone,

I have the opportunity to buy (locally) a boxed 1979 Beocenter 4000 which doesn't power up. It does look lovely though. It shouldn't be too difficult to fix I guess.

The usual voltage selector or fuse or the odd power transistor failure causing the mains fuse to blow.

Is this model worth having at all? 

Jacques

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tournedos replied on Sun, Apr 22 2012 6:01 PM

chartz:

I have the opportunity to buy (locally) a boxed 1979 Beocenter 4000 which doesn't power up. It does look lovely though. It shouldn't be too difficult to fix I guess.

The usual voltage selector or fuse or the odd power transistor failure causing the mains fuse to blow.

Is this model worth having at all? 

The amplifier should be excellent, with similar circuit principles than the old plank style Beomaster 2000. I have no idea whether the cassette part is any good though or just a waste of desk space nowadays.

--mika

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Orava replied on Wed, Apr 25 2012 11:24 AM

I almost made a pair of Beolab CX50. But I didn't dare, so I activate a pair Little Paradigms with 20+20W T-amp. These are for my work computer:

If I have had a spare backplate for CXs, picture above may show Beolabs...

BTW It pays to be suspicious, just inspect my Beosystem 4500, hanging on the wall. Glasspanels were just about fall off! So work ahead there.

I haven ever seen (or heard) panels fall off from 5000 to 7000 series. Do they use different kind of glue there?

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tournedos replied on Wed, Apr 25 2012 11:44 AM

Orava:
I haven ever seen (or heard) panels fall off from 5000 to 7000 series. Do they use different kind of glue there?

They are plastic and attached properly to be an integral part of the whole front panel. No double sided tape there!

Nice idea with the speakers.Some small D/T class amp module would indeed be suitable to be built in a CX50 Big Smile

--mika

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Leslie replied on Wed, Apr 25 2012 9:08 PM

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This arrived today. Condition is better than expected.  Even the (always missing) badge turned up! Jammed between presets 4 & 5. No idea how it is even possible to get that there.

The "tip" of the antenna is missing. Wasn't there a source for these? I suppose it is the same as for the Beolit 1000. I'm sure there was a link on the old forum, but I can't seem to find it.

Anyway: Complete disassembly, fixed the pushbutton module (the release was completely stuck, rusted in place). Tested the speaker, works fine (blew out a big dustcloud on switching on). Changed some leaking caps.

Reassembled, connected a 9V power source, switched on…nothing except constant ticking from the speaker. Same with the tape input. I guess it wants  some more attention...

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Leslie replied on Wed, Apr 25 2012 9:44 PM

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Dillen replied on Wed, Apr 25 2012 10:18 PM

Very nice Beolit project !
If it has AF126 transistors for the IF amps they should be fine but if it has the dreadful AF116 or AF117,
I suggest you replace them on sight. They will short internally sooner or later and they can cause lack of sensitivity
or even leave the set completely dead on reception.

Martin

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