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Beogram 5000 Tone arm touchdown adjustment

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Oleros
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Oleros posted on Thu, Jul 9 2020 12:44 PM

The tone arm on my Beogram 5000 hits the record a few mm to far out, i.e on the blank part of the record.

The manual simply says:
"Adjust the eccentric N until correct 30 cm touch down point."

"Adjust with arm P until correct 17 cm touch down point the eccentric N until correct 30 cm touch down point."

  • Is eccentric N the small screw behind the tone arm? See picture
  • Are these two settings fully separate? So since I won't be playing 17cm records I can just leave it as it? is?

 

 

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ProGram
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No, it's not that area on the first picture (That's for hight of the needle to the record). You find the adjustments on the lever (1606 etc) which moves the tonearm. You have to open the cabinet to get access. But more often, I have seen a broken tonearm hinge, which is the culprit.

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Oleros replied on Fri, Jul 10 2020 10:09 AM

Ok, would be a broken tonearm hinge be easily visible? See pictures. Also, if I have to open the cabinet, how do I do that? There are some screws on the backside, can't see any other. 

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ProGram replied on Fri, Jul 10 2020 10:33 AM
Oh! That’s looking bad! The silver and the black part should look aligned and sit a little lower. You mentioned the service manual. There you find disassembling instructions on page 7-1.
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Oleros replied on Fri, Jul 10 2020 1:54 PM

OK..not exactly the answer I was hoping for.. By the silver and black part do you mean on the front of the arm just behind the pickup? Is something broken and needs a spare part or can it be adjusted if I open the panel?  

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You will have to disassemble the hinge and therefore you have to lift off the top plate and desolder the very thin wires of the tonearm. I have no Beogram 5000, but a similar one with a slightly different appearance. I mean it should look like this.

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