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Beomaster 6500 with integrated RIAA preamp

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DirkBerlin
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DirkBerlin posted on Tue, Aug 10 2021 6:19 PM

Hi, everyone,

I have the following question: I own a Beomaster 6500 with an integrated RIAA preamplifier. So I can connect a turntable to the phono input without a preamplifier built into the turntable. But where do I connect a turntable with an integrated preamplifier like the Beogram 6500? I could connect the Beogram 6500 to the AUX input. But can the Beogram also be remotely controlled via a Beolink 7000 or an MCP 5500?

 

Thanks in advance for your help,

Dirk

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Answered (Verified) beojeff replied on Tue, Aug 17 2021 10:56 AM
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I believe you could connect the Beogram 6500 turntable to the CD input. The CD source sends out the same datalink controls as the PHONO source. For example, I have two turntables connected to my BeoMaster 5500: one beogram is connected to PHONO and the other is connected to CD. I have full remote control of both turntables.

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Mark replied on Mon, Aug 16 2021 11:17 PM

You would use any of the Aux, TV, CD or Tape inputs.

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Guy replied on Tue, Aug 17 2021 1:18 AM

Mark:

You would use any of the Aux, TV, CD or Tape inputs.

But you will not be able to use remote control. 

Your Beomaster 6500 must be fitted with the rare RIAA module which was an optional extra. Perhaps you could get it removed, as this would enable you to connect your BG to the phono input and use the remote.  

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Hello Guy, thank you very much for your answer. I had already thought that I would then no longer be able to control the Beogram remotely.

Greetings from Berlin, Dirk

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Guy replied on Tue, Aug 17 2021 10:08 AM

It would be quite simply to get the RIAA module removed from the BM6500.  There's a thread here that shows the module: https://forum.beoworld.org/forums/p/7576/67190.aspx

But you would also have to re-connect the disconnected links on the pre-amp board -  according to the service manual there are three cuts that would need bridging (L/R channel and datalink pin 7).

I think this would be worthwhile to allow remote control - you could even then sell the removed RIAA module!

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Answered (Verified) beojeff replied on Tue, Aug 17 2021 10:56 AM
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I believe you could connect the Beogram 6500 turntable to the CD input. The CD source sends out the same datalink controls as the PHONO source. For example, I have two turntables connected to my BeoMaster 5500: one beogram is connected to PHONO and the other is connected to CD. I have full remote control of both turntables.

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Carolpa replied on Tue, Aug 17 2021 10:57 AM

Guy:
I think this would be worthwhile to allow remote control - you could even then sell the removed RIAA module!
this is not a average BM6500 so I would leave it "as is".

And be fair how often does one actually use a remote to start a record? I never leave my vinyl on the record player, so I have to place the record anyway. And that just for datalink?

 

Beojeff's response is even more promising!

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Guy replied on Tue, Aug 17 2021 12:06 PM

beojeff:

I believe you could connect the Beogram 6500 turntable to the CD input. 

Great idea and should indeed work - it's also covered in Steve's video here (it will start from 7 mins 30): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWGir5kAVsE&t=450s

(Unless of course the CD socket is already in use!)

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Guy replied on Tue, Aug 17 2021 12:19 PM

Carolpa:
And be fair how often does one actually use a remote to start a record?

All the time!  I only have one record, so it stays on the Beogram!  Smile

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Carolpa replied on Tue, Aug 17 2021 12:30 PM

Guy:

Carolpa:
And be fair how often does one actually use a remote to start a record?

All the time!  I only have one record, so it stays on the Beogram!  Smile

And one sided only I may presume??Erm..

 

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Thanks everyone for the tips and information. I now know what to do.Smile

Sincerely, Dirk

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