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StUrrock
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StUrrock Posted: Wed, Feb 27 2013 9:51 PM
My son (aged 14) has been getting into vinyl big time. Has saved all his pocket money to buy LPs and a rather ordinary turntable.

Well today one my customers, thank you Mr B, gave me his old BeoGram RX2 to give to my son.

We set it up tonight and let me tell you fellow BeoWorlders, you have never seen such big grins as on father and sons face as the music came to life!

Beautiful styling, elegant operation, sublime sound. B&O when you do it right, YOU DO IT RIGHT :)
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Puncher replied on Wed, Feb 27 2013 10:07 PM

Way to go!

I remember, when swotting for my college exams, the B&O guy came to install my 5000 system and RL60's..............I was blown away for days on end, just listening to DETAIL. Of course there was much better to be had, but not better looking and all unbeknown to me and beyond my budget anyways!

I'm looking at it as I type this! - maybe, for your son's benefit, you can explain when It was new and the fact that I still have it and it's in regular use (although I've given up vinyl)Embarrassed

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Gave my son a BM 1900 and a pair of P45, all from Martin 2011 Xmas, and offered him a BG from here, but he does not go into vinyl, not even CDs, running his friggin fruit company player through it. Well one day, one day.

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

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Sounds great!

 

I missed the vinyl train, and never had the energy to catch it. Would be a fun hobby though I'm sure. Yes - thumbs up

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beocool replied on Thu, Feb 28 2013 7:35 AM

bayerische:

Sounds great!

 

I missed the vinyl train, and never had the energy to catch it. Would be a fun hobby though I'm sure. Yes - thumbs up

I bought two 7000 systems and one record. Sold one of the 7000 systems and put the other one in storage. No I have to figure out what to do with that record. Stick out tongue

 

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moxxey replied on Thu, Feb 28 2013 8:27 AM

StUrrock:
My son (aged 14) has been getting into vinyl big time. Has saved all his pocket money to buy LPs and a rather ordinary turntable.

Funny you should mention that. One of our new employees who is in his early 20s recently asked if I can source him a B&O turntable. I thought he was pulling my leg. He asked again the other day. He is serious. He says that some of the LP versions of classic albums are warmer and he wants a turntable to play them.

Maybe there's hope yet :)

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jkhamler replied on Thu, Feb 28 2013 11:08 AM

I'm in my later 20s and recently bought a nice old BeoGram 3500. I do love the analogue warmth and commitment to listening to an album properly without flicking from track to track on a computer screen. It's sourcing the vinyl that is a bit of a chore!

Jonathan

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StUrrock replied on Thu, Feb 28 2013 11:49 AM

All this enthusiasm is giving me such a happy warm feeling!

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jkhamler:

I'm in my later 20s and recently bought a nice old BeoGram 3500. I do love the analogue warmth and commitment to listening to an album properly without flicking from track to track on a computer screen. It's sourcing the vinyl that is a bit of a chore!

Jonathan

Pffft, a Beogram 3500 isn't "old" - My two Beogram 4000's from 1972 and '73 are Wink

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badgersurf replied on Thu, Feb 28 2013 12:47 PM

I recently hooked up my BG3300 with a new cartridge and am redesovering my old recold collection.

As someone recently said in another post its the vinyl ceromony which adds pleasure to the listening experence. Another bonus is that a number of new releases on vinyl come with a download code so you can have them on your computer system as well.

 

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Opman replied on Thu, Feb 28 2013 2:15 PM

I have a BeoGram9500 connected to my BeoSound3000 but all my albums are in the loft and have been for years. I now can't wait to get home from work and bring a selection down. My son is home from uni for the weekend, we can spend my day off tomorrow listening to my youth :-)

Thank you for the inspiration

Opman

 

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stefan replied on Thu, Feb 28 2013 2:34 PM

My son - 18 years old - was on a three day skating tour with friends some time ago.

When he came back home, he had an exciting looking bag. It was filled with four or five records he bought in a second life shop.

They have lived in an apartment that had in the livingroom a whole wall filled with records from floor to ceiling, and they have listened the whole night to music from the seventies. That let him buy some records the next day. 

Back home a record player was missing. He got one of my Beograms - a BG3300 that he connected to his BM3300.

Now his record collection is growing every week...:)

Thanks to Dillen - tak Martin - my son could add a nice pair of M75s.

Stefan

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A very nice story Stefan

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Opman:

I have a BeoGram9500 connected to my BeoSound3000 but all my albums are in the loft and have been for years. I now can't wait to get home from work and bring a selection down. My son is home from uni for the weekend, we can spend my day off tomorrow listening to my youth :-)

Thank you for the inspiration

Opman

 

I hope you have a preamp between the two!

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stefan:
My son - 18 years old - was on a three day skating tour with friends some time ago.

stefan:
Thanks to Dillen - tak Martin - my son could add a nice pair of M75s.

He skated right into the BeoVirus, and Martin is secured job for one more generationBig Smile

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Opman replied on Thu, Feb 28 2013 10:55 PM

Sorry for my typo, its a BeoGram 6500 which has built in pre-amp. Works very nicely Smile

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Opman:

Sorry for my typo, its a BeoGram 6500 which has built in pre-amp. Works very nicely

What I would give for a BeoGram 6500 :)

BTW what other decks had built in pre-amps?

Listening to a Kate Bush album on the RX2, haven't heard that LP for over 20 years!

Then I'm going to really treat myself and play my Art of Denis Brain Box set. Anybody know of him?

Oh dear I forgot this is my son's BeoGram ;)
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Steffen replied on Sat, Mar 2 2013 1:02 AM

5 years ago, my nephew (then at the age of 21) asked me to find him a turntable. Offcourse I agreed to find one - and offcourse it should be a B&O Big Smile
I found a nice Beogram 2404 for him, which he is still using...
And now he has asked me to find a nice Beovision MX 4000 for him Yes - thumbs up  He is a student, and don't have lots of Money - but he knows how to appreciate quality and good design.
No cheap LCD  flatscreens - no watching tv on his computer - Just a well designed B&O tv Yes - thumbs up And maybe later when he starts to earn good Money, he will buy a new B&O tv. There is still hope for the new generations...

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StUrrock:

Then I'm going to really treat myself and play my Art of Denis Brain Box set. Anybody know of him?

Wonderful horn player and his 1953 recordings with Karajan and the Philharmonia Orchestra of the Mozart Concertos is a classic and I don't think has ever been out of the catalogue.

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Cleviebaby:

Wonderful horn player and his 1953 recordings with Karajan and the Philharmonia Orchestra of the Mozart Concertos is a classic and I don't think has ever been out of the catalogue.

Cleve

Cleve,

If you like his recordings of the Mozart Concertos, try his versions of the Richard Strauss horn concertos 1 & 2

Think Benjamin Britten wrote his serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings for Denis Brain .

regards

Andy
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StUrrock:

Cleve,

Think Benjamin Britten wrote his serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings for Denis Brain .

regards

Andy

Indeed he did, and whilst the sound quality of the original recording shows its age, it probably is the most emotionally involving recording of them all. Now available as a budget Regis issue.

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