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Which Beomaster 6000 - mid70ties or mid 80ties model ???

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ALF
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ALF posted on Sun, Jul 21 2013 3:38 AM

hi all,

I am looking for a Beomaster to partner my Beogram 4002 and thinking about choosing between

the two Beomaster 6000 models...........but, which would be the smartest choice ??? they are both

stunning pieces ?!

any thoughts, ideas or suggestions for me ??

 

cheers and thanks form ALF

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Søren Hammer
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Peter:

The Beocord 5000, though beautiful, is possibly the least reliable piece of kit that B&O have ever made! I would get a Beocord 2400 if I were you as it is an excellent performer!

Believe it or not, I have an untouched Beocord 5000 type 4705 (three head model) that still works flawlessly!

I would still recommend a Beocord 8002/8004 though.

Vinyl records, cassettes, open reel, valve amplifiers and film photography.

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Peter replied on Tue, Jul 23 2013 8:29 AM

Tim fixed my 5000 some years ago and it works fine 90% of the time. Put a valuable recording in it though and it will chew away to its heart content.

Peter

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chartz replied on Tue, Jul 23 2013 10:05 AM

Peter:

Tim fixed my 5000 some years ago and it works fine 90% of the time. Put a valuable recording in it though and it will chew away to its heart content.

I've still got two that work fine. But I always look at them suspiciously whenever I play a tape Laughing so far so good Erm..

Jacques

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Step1 replied on Tue, Jul 23 2013 10:15 AM

I have a 5000 on the side right now, just waiting for a go ahead or not. I love these decks! I wonder if we could look into an anti-chew mod? Will have a look at this...

Olly

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chartz replied on Tue, Jul 23 2013 10:18 AM

I've got Tim's instructions if you like Olly.

Jacques

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Step1 replied on Tue, Jul 23 2013 10:54 AM

chartz:

I've got Tim's instructions if you like Olly.

Thank you Jacques, but I have got a slightly different idea, check your mail :-)

Olly

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RaMaBo replied on Tue, Jul 23 2013 1:53 PM

Hi Olly, hi Jaques,

 

have a Beocord 5000 Type 4705 in a good working condition but i'm also a bit afraid of the dark cloud chewing tapes over this nice tapedeck. Lightning

I'm interested in both modifications. so would be pleased if you can you send me both proposals.

Ralph-Marcus

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Peter replied on Tue, Jul 23 2013 3:07 PM

One mod is to revert to single capstan drive as in the Beocenter 4000. Unfortunately, even in this guise, the cassette proves capable of destroying tapes at times! Big Smile

I think the 5000 is a wonderful looking deck but if you want the very best cassette player B&O made, chose from the 8004, 9000 or the newer Beocord 5000. The 8004 and 9000 certainly have a fair degree of wow factor. The problem will be the differing DIN and RCA standards for recording but the 8004 should be switchable.

Peter

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Step1 replied on Tue, Jul 23 2013 5:23 PM

How does the 5000 do that with a single capstan then? Takeup spool?

Olly

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