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Evan Posted: Thu, Apr 12 2012 2:54 AM

Until I got one! My first BeoGram!!!

A pristine, teak 1202. Not only is it fully working and 100% complete, but it has an SP12 cartridge! Very exciting.

Only two hiccups - the arm drops just outside the record. Testing revealed bad cables but those will be replaced in short order. 

Cool

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Evan:

Only two hiccups - the arm drops just outside the record. Testing revealed bad cables but those will be replaced in short order. 

Cool

Congrats Evan, very nice TT the arm drop is an adjustment, check the manual.

 

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Evan replied on Thu, Apr 12 2012 3:39 AM

Thanks Søren. Yes I'm very VERY happy with it - a dream come true.

I can't wait to sit down and fine tune it once I get some spare time.

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Stunning record player! Congrats Evan!

Too long to list.... 

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Evan replied on Thu, Apr 12 2012 5:42 AM

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Stunning record player! Congrats Evan!

Thanks Andreas! Yes, quite a looker, isn't she?!

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Jeff replied on Thu, Apr 12 2012 6:40 PM

Beautiful, and great condition! Such a modern, simple, classic design too.

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Step1 replied on Thu, Apr 12 2012 7:40 PM

Oh Nice one Evan, lovely turntable I think they look superb. The 3000 IMO sounds great, but doesn't have this models looks!

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tournedos replied on Thu, Apr 12 2012 7:45 PM

Well done Evan, that's a beauty to start with! You will now have to buy a couple of records

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The BeoVirus is acting up again, seeing this nice looking BG, I came to think of my BM 901, they will go so nice together, but then I'm forced to find a pair of P 30s and my long wished reel to reel, will it ever end, I'm lost.

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Leslie replied on Thu, Apr 12 2012 8:26 PM

Where's the hood? Same condition?

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Evan replied on Thu, Apr 12 2012 8:30 PM

Jeff, Step - With comments like those, clearly it is undeniable how incredible these decks look! Big Smile I found myself just watching it spin on manual 33 without any record on! Simply beautiful.

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Evan replied on Thu, Apr 12 2012 8:35 PM

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Well done Evan, that's a beauty to start with! You will now have to buy a couple of records

Thanks mate! I have been buying vinyl here and there on ebay and just about every chance I get between classes here on campus. In fact, I have three new purchases in my book-bag now! Also, today I was gifted a collection of records from a friend, now all I do is have to truck it home! Today I also stopped in my local hi-fi shop and bought a record brush and cartridge force gauge. A pretty good start I think!

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Evan replied on Thu, Apr 12 2012 8:37 PM

Søren Mexico:
The BeoVirus is acting up again

You can say that again! My eBay trolling has definitely increased Smile

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Evan replied on Thu, Apr 12 2012 8:44 PM

Leslie:

Where's the hood? Same condition?

I have the hood, I just don't like looking at it! Laughing I would say it is in great condition but not on the same level as the deck itself. It is cloudy with scratches and marks but is fully complete with the logo at top dead center.

I'll get you a picture soon.

 

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Leslie replied on Thu, Apr 12 2012 9:12 PM

These covers can be made quite easily and not that expensive. Did that for my Beogram 6000 and Beolab amps (flatpanels).

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Evan replied on Fri, Apr 13 2012 4:48 AM

Leslie:

These covers can be made quite easily and not that expensive. Did that for my Beogram 6000 and Beolab amps (flatpanels).

Yes, I saw those that you made - they look great! I forgot to say earlier that I do like the character and would probably choose not to replace it. I'm going to leave it as is.

BUT! My BeoLab 5000s could use some new amp covers....

 

EDIT: BTW, I love your new avatar! Stick out tongue

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DMacri replied on Fri, Apr 13 2012 11:56 AM
Good luck with it Evan - it is a beauty and the SP12 is a great cartridge. I have one on my BC3500 and I'm constantly amazed by the quality.

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Leslie replied on Fri, Apr 13 2012 1:16 PM

Evan:

BUT! My BeoLab 5000s could use some new amp covers....

Hopefully I will finish mine this weekend, still looking for a green transparent foil for the display. Will post pictures...

 

Evan:

EDIT: BTW, I love your new avatar! Whistle

Do you?Stick out tongue

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Rich replied on Fri, Apr 13 2012 6:04 PM

Welly, welly, welly, well!

Gorgeousness and gorgeousity has finally come to chez Evan!

Congratulations.  She looks a beaut!


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Jeff replied on Sat, Apr 14 2012 12:31 AM

Rich:

Welly, welly, welly, well!

Gorgeousness and gorgeousity has finally come to chez Evan!

Congratulations.  She looks a beaut!

Real horrorshow it is!Big Smile

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Steffen replied on Sat, Apr 14 2012 1:13 AM

Søren Mexico:
The BeoVirus is acting up again, seeing this nice looking BG, I came to think of my BM 901, they will go so nice together

 

You're so right..! Actually my first B&O was a BM 901 with a BG 1203. Cool

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Steffen replied on Sat, Apr 14 2012 1:21 AM

Leslie:

Hopefully I will finish mine this weekend, still looking for a green transparent foil for the display. Will post pictures...

Green foil...Huh? But the 5000 displays are orange...Confused Please explain...

But if you find some green transparent foil -please tell where. I've wondered how my BeoCenter 2300 would look with green light on the CD instead of the dull white light...Hmm

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Evan replied on Sat, Apr 14 2012 2:34 AM

Leslie:

Evan:

BUT! My BeoLab 5000s could use some new amp covers....

 

Hopefully I will finish mine this weekend, still looking for a green transparent foil for the display. Will post pictures...

 

Evan:

EDIT: BTW, I love your new avatar! Whistle

Do you?Stick out tongue

Well slightly less now... But yes the last one was awesome LOL

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Evan replied on Sat, Apr 14 2012 2:38 AM

Rich:

Welly, welly, welly, well!

Gorgeousness and gorgeousity has finally come to chez Evan!

Congratulations.  She looks a beaut!

Finally! I was waiting for you to come along!!! Big Smile

Did you ever think the day would come?! Lol

Thanks, Rich! Yes - drop dead gorgeous.

 

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Rich replied on Sat, Apr 14 2012 2:55 AM

Evan:

Rich:

Welly, welly, welly, well!

Gorgeousness and gorgeousity has finally come to chez Evan!

Congratulations.  She looks a beaut!

Finally! I was waiting for you to come along!!! Big Smile

Did you ever think the day would come?! Lol

Thanks, Rich! Yes - drop dead gorgeous.

Can't wait to see a photograph of the BG integrated in a system and spinning an LP!

Please PM me your address again - I've got a few duplicates I've been waiting to mail you.


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Evan replied on Sat, Apr 14 2012 3:10 AM

Steffen:

Søren Mexico:
The BeoVirus is acting up again, seeing this nice looking BG, I came to think of my BM 901, they will go so nice together

 

You're so right..! Actually my first B&O was a BM 901 with a BG 1203. Cool

Now you're talking!

 

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Evan replied on Sat, Apr 14 2012 3:24 AM

Rich:

Evan:

Rich:

Welly, welly, welly, well!

Gorgeousness and gorgeousity has finally come to chez Evan!

Congratulations.  She looks a beaut!

Finally! I was waiting for you to come along!!! Big Smile

Did you ever think the day would come?! Lol

Thanks, Rich! Yes - drop dead gorgeous.

Can't wait to see a photograph of the BG integrated in a system and spinning an LP!

Please PM me your address again - I've got a few duplicates I've been waiting to mail you.

Right away, sir!

Regarding the complete set up - Me too! Right now I'm in the middle of building the stand solution all of this will sit on. Will be trying to make progress on that this weekend.

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Rich:
Please PM me your address again - I've got a few duplicates I've been waiting to mail you.

As Rich I like to get you started, so address please.

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Leslie replied on Sat, Apr 14 2012 6:39 AM

Steffen:

Green foil...Huh? But the 5000 displays are orange...Confused Please explain...

Was expecting that remarkSmile  Will explain later this day in this thread as soon as they are finished!

It's just an ordinary green transparent glossy plastic foil (2 euro).

Steffen:
I've wondered how my BeoCenter 2300 would look with green light on the CD instead of the dull white light...Hmm

 

Shall I?Big Smile

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It had to be something that has been played for sure, before, on this type TT, It had to be music that Evan for sure will listen to, it had to be something that fits the year of production of this TT, It had to be something that I listened to during these years and are listening to today.

After a lot of listening and selections, it came to a final between The Rolling Stones, Exile On Main Street and Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced.

It came down to this one, after Purple Haze toned out. On the way, enjoy

 

 


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Steffen replied on Sun, Apr 15 2012 12:46 AM

Leslie:

Was expecting that remarkSmile  Will explain later this day in this thread as soon as they are finished!

It's just an ordinary green transparent glossy plastic foil (2 euro).

OK - but I was looking for some self-adhesive transparent green foil (which I haven't found yet).  
But offcourse I could just buy some ordinary plastic foil and fiddle with some double sided tape, like you did....Smile

By the way - I'm still waiting for your explanation about the 5000's and green foil...Wink Whistle

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Evan replied on Sun, Apr 15 2012 4:13 AM
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It had to be something that has been played for sure, before, on this type TT, It had to be music that Evan for sure will listen to, it had to be something that fits the year of production of this TT, It had to be something that I listened to during these years and are listening to today.

After a lot of listening and selections, it came to a final between The Rolling Stones, Exile On Main Street and Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced.

It came down to this one, after Purple Haze toned out. On the way, enjoy

I'm so ready for this!!! I was just thinking earlier today about how I should to get some Hendrix - you read my mind!!!

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Leslie replied on Sun, Apr 15 2012 10:23 PM

Steffen:

By the way - I'm still waiting for your explanation about the 5000's and green foil...Wink Whistle

Can you imagine, got so many stuff that I can't find a proper pair of powerlink cables for my Beolab 3000 just to show the result of my covers.

As told before Steffen, I bought a pair of Beolab 3000 amps (sticker shows that on the back) with surprisingly green displays. The original cover however has a small window that does not  entirely show the first and last digit of the display. The window from a, as you probably know, Beolab 4500 (green display) differs in size comparing to the 3000 and 5000 Beolabs with orange display.

Hopefully I will find the cables tomorrow!

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Evan replied on Mon, Apr 16 2012 12:35 AM

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Hey Bro! "Telling me about it by phone just didn't do it JUSTICE"!!! I See why You're Thrilled!!! Nice Catch EvmanWink I hope too hear it soon!

Yes, words are not enough to describe this deck! I can't wait for you to come listen and look at it either, it will be a ton of fun!

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Evan replied on Tue, Apr 17 2012 9:50 PM

Søren Mexico:

It had to be something that has been played for sure, before, on this type TT, It had to be music that Evan for sure will listen to, it had to be something that fits the year of production of this TT, It had to be something that I listened to during these years and are listening to today.

After a lot of listening and selections, it came to a final between The Rolling Stones, Exile On Main Street and Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced.

It came down to this one, after Purple Haze toned out. On the way, enjoy

Well well well, what's this?!

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Evan replied on Tue, Apr 17 2012 9:57 PM

Just like Søren said! Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced.

It sure is nice of Søren to give me a piece of his very own vinyl coll... Wait a second! This is BRAND NEW!!!!!! Surprise

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Evan replied on Tue, Apr 17 2012 10:04 PM

A close up reveals an informative sticker - 

Wow, this record is set up for success - I'm about to get my mind blown!

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Evan replied on Tue, Apr 17 2012 10:05 PM

Gearing up now, side one ready to go!

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Evan replied on Tue, Apr 17 2012 10:20 PM

She's winding up now!

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