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roblongdesign
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roblongdesign posted on Fri, Dec 28 2012 5:24 PM

Hi Guys I've been holding out for a Beogram for a Long time now. I am a giant fan of Arne Jacobsen. i'm prepared to spend a bit of cash for a good model that's in MINT condition and wanted some opinions on this one: 

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BANG-OLUFSEN-VINTAGE-TANGENCIAL-TURNTABLE-MODEL-BEOGRAM-9500-MMC2-/181048990865?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Turntables&hash=item2a275c5c91

 

What do you all think? Is the model correct? is the price right for the condition? Etc?

Rob

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bayerische
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I can't help but think that's a bit expensive...

Too long to list.... 

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Peter replied on Fri, Dec 28 2012 6:10 PM

Someone has butchered the DIN plug. Not mint - too expensive.

Peter

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Dillen replied on Fri, Dec 28 2012 6:11 PM

Welcome to Beoworld !

Seeing as you are a huge fan of Arne Jacobsen, I'm sure you already know that he never did any designs for Bang & Olufsen.
The Beogram 9500 was designed by Jacob Jensen.
Just to set it straight. Laughing

The price ? Well, someone seems willing to pay it but I'm really not the one to advice.

Martin

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stefan replied on Fri, Dec 28 2012 6:22 PM

Good Beograms in mint condition are expensive...

I wonder, why this one wasn`t used all the years, and if so, is it mechanically (motor, belt, cartridge...) in well working condition?

To what system do you want to connect it? BG9500 was made for BC9500 - as the number tells us...:)

It can be controlled by remote (BL1000, BL5000,BL7000, Beo4) via Datalink from your Beomaster and connected linkrooms.

Even Timerplay is possibe - depends on your system.

Beware BG9500 got NO built in RIAA preamp.

If everything is as described price around 500 - 700 GBP should be ok.

BTW: I`m also a fan of Arne Jacobsen. He made a lot of furniture like the Oxford chair, Serie 7 chair, LouisPoulsen lamps, a lot of things for Stelton...

but the designer of B&Os Beogram is Jacob Jensen.

Hope this helps

Stefan

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stefan replied on Fri, Dec 28 2012 6:25 PM

Peter:

Someone has butchered the DIN plug. Not mint - too expensive.

Didn`t notice that, sorry - so no "mint" condition...

Stefan

roblongdesign
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Jacob Jensen! Ooops, boy is my face red ! 

So too expensive is the consensus. That's what I thought. What other forums, auction sites, or online shops are good for old Beograms? 

 

 

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Peter:

Someone has butchered the DIN plug. Not mint - too expensive.

Sorry Peter, I beg to differ!

Mint examples of this deck are as rare as rocking horse droppings and would likely make in excess of £1000.

The lid alone is worth well past £500 (it will also fit the Beogram 4500) as is the unused MMC2. They are not making any more!

The DIN plug could be replaced at minimal cost but most non B&O users will require the Phono connections (I hope there is a ground connection or it will surely hum).

I think it is "worth" the best part of £1000 as it stands. If it sells for less then the buyer has got a bargain. 

Regards Graham

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Leslie replied on Sat, Dec 29 2012 1:31 PM

Graham is right, check prices for new MMC2's. It has the original packing and it looks mint. Buy a 7p DIN for a few cents and you have bargain! 

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Wow, didn't know these sets go for that much. Beer

Too long to list.... 

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bayerische:

Wow, didn't know these sets go for that much. Beer

Those good buddies at Lifestyle AV have just sold a much less desireable, marked,  Beogram 8500 for £350 without a cartridge!

Add £450 for a brand new MMC2 and you can see why the near mint Beogram 9500 with MMC2 might be "worth" near £1000.

Used B&O prices are at their lowest at the moment so it will be interesting to see what it ends at.

Of course, I would not pay £500+ for a turntable, if I could not collect it and verify the description as accurate, before I parted with my £'s

Regards Graham

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Dennis replied on Sat, Dec 29 2012 10:22 PM

I still think it's quite expensive...

I got about 220£ for a BG3500 with a MMC4, both in good condition, about two years ago, and it took quite some time to sell it! 

I would never pay 450£ for a 20 year old pickup - even if brand new! It's still 20 years old, and brand new doesn't mean, that the rubber suspension hasn't dried out! You would be way better of with a refurbished pickup for under half of the 450£...

I think an almost mint BG9500 would be worth 250-350£ without pickup here in Denmark. 

- Dennis

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Yes, prices can be thought as crazy by some (like me who isn't a turntable guy).

 

I've seen BG9500 for sale for about 800 euro over here, but no takers I'm afraid. 

Too long to list.... 

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Leslie replied on Sat, Dec 29 2012 11:36 PM

I sold my BG9500 incl. MMC4 to a Beoworld member for 350 euro

Brengen & Ophalen

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Too expensive!

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