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Christian Leicht
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Christian Leicht posted on Tue, Aug 21 2018 9:15 AM

Quick question.

I just bought a BeoGram 6000 Quad. The dustcover says BeoGram 6000, it has the CH4-lamp and the Quad-switch on the right side and quad is working.

But it says BeoGram 4002 on the back, where the red circle is, instead of BeoGram 6000, like it should on the pictures i can find online.

Is this because it is a variant of the 4002 and they reused the cabinet or did i buy a pig in a poke?

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Christian Leicht

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Answered (Verified) Dillen replied on Wed, Aug 22 2018 10:23 AM
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The serialnumber label counts.

Replacing the dustcover doesnt make it a 6000

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Dillen replied on Tue, Aug 21 2018 4:38 PM

What does it say on the serialnumber label inside, near the transformer?
And on the operating panel? 

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Here's some pictures of the actual BeoGram.

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Peter replied on Tue, Aug 21 2018 6:20 PM

5501 is a 4002 type number - the 6000 would be a 5502. However 4002s could be supplied with the CD4 electronics and were otherwise identical. I suppose either this left the factory like this or someone had a 6000 and cannibalised it along with a 4002 - would seem quite a lot of work to go to - though I did turn a 6000 into a 4001!

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Ok, thats definitetly not as it should be. Probably in the past somebody swap the parts and created "Frankenstein- Beogram6000"...

But basically the BG6000 is the same device as 4002 with CD4 PCB build in from factory as only diference. So if it works well, no reason to worry... Wink

 

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Dillen replied on Tue, Aug 21 2018 7:47 PM

I agree.
It's a Frankengram.
This was originally a Beogram 4002, and at some point it had the dustcover and operating panel from a Beogram 6000 fitted.

Martin 

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But what about the internal RIAA and the switch on the side?

It seems like an awful lot of work. The hole for the CD4 switch doesn't look handmade at all. 

The only difference i can find from a 'real' BG6000 is the text on the back and inside.

Could it be an early release?

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Dillen replied on Tue, Aug 21 2018 8:49 PM

The hole for the CD4 switch is found on most Beogram 4002s.
Some holes are covered with a black paper-label.
Others have the switch fitted to fill the hole - but nothing connected to it.
Others again have the quad decoder and everything else needed to play 4CD.
The latter ones are identical to Beogram 6000 - apart from the lettering on the Beogram.

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Dillen:

The hole for the CD4 switch is found on most Beogram 4002s.
Some holes are covered with a black paper-label.
Others have the switch fitted to fill the hole - but nothing connected to it.
Others again have the quad decoder and everything else needed to play 4CD.
The latter ones are identical to Beogram 6000 - apart from the lettering on the Beogram.

Martin

I see. Thank you for the clarification. Well, at least it was cheap!

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Dillen replied on Tue, Aug 21 2018 9:04 PM

Yes, perhaps a bit odd, but It doesn't make it a bad performer.

Martin

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Peter replied on Tue, Aug 21 2018 10:17 PM

It will surely sound identical as the only difference between a CD4 fitted 5501 and the 5502 was the lid and writing on the panel. Unfortunately you will find that the real limiting factor is finding records that have not been wrecked by playing on a normal record player with a cartridge tracking at a heavier weight. Had quite a few and gave up after a while and rehomed the Beomaster 6000. I preferred stereo and B&O made better amplifiers than the 6000. Not sure they made anything quite as beautiful for its time though!

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Well thank you for your answers.

Will this be categorized as a BeoGram 6000 or a 4002? I am quite a beolover (unfortunately) and i would love to have a "real" BeoGram 6000 and not a modified 4002.

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Answered (Verified) Dillen replied on Wed, Aug 22 2018 10:23 AM
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The serialnumber label counts.

Replacing the dustcover doesnt make it a 6000

Martin

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I imagine that this was an expedient move by a Dealer back in the day?He probably needed to meet an order for a '6000 but couldn't get one for some reason,so he ordered the '6000 parts needed to convert an in stock '4002,and closed his order.

It seems to be in super condition,and the work has been done properly too,so what's not to like?

Enjoy!

Nick

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AdamS replied on Thu, Aug 23 2018 1:07 PM

Well, I thought I was the only one with one of these,as I also own a Beogram 4002 that appears to be a Beogram 6000 and has all the relevant 4 channel circuitry and buttons fitted!

The explanation for mine is that it came from Tim Jarman, who found himself with a Beogram 4002 and a Beogram 6000, both of which were individually beyond saving, and so made one good deck out of the two.

Given that it's effectivley halfway between the two, I tend to think of it as a Beogram 5001...

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