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chartz replied on Wed, Oct 24 2012 6:16 PM

Steffen:

Søren Hammer:

I am still surprised that tape could sound this good - even compared to the Beocord 9000, this is miles ahead!

 

Miles ahead? With all respect to the Revox...Maybe it's because your BC 9000 is not in top condition..?  Hmm (Afterall, it IS 30 years old)

I have a review from the well respected danish Hi-fi magazine 'High Fidelity' from back then.
In the review they wrote, that in a blindtest they would actually not be able to tell the difference between a record played on a good turntable with a good pickup, and the recording made on the 9000 using a good quality tape...

I'll be happy to mail you a copy of the review, if you want it.

Yes I've read that too. The review guy probably got a little carried away...

I'm right now listening to Kate Bush on my Beocord 9000 and yes it sounds superb. And the whole recording process, the real-time counter are a joy. And of course, next to a Beomaster 6000 or 8000... And it's a wonder that piano is so stable with such an ordinary (in appearance), simple capstan, belt-driven transport!

The Naks (another addiction of mine) are also nice machines, unfortunately uncompatible with the Beocord 9000. The 9000 tapes sound too bright on other machines. Tapes recorded on Naks invariably sound dull on the Beocord. 

But frankly, my ReVox machines do sound better, even if a little more hissy of course. Especially, the all-valve G36 is a stunner at full speed.

Nice B77 Søren!

 

Jacques

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Steffen replied on Wed, Oct 24 2012 11:11 PM

chartz:

The Naks (another addiction of mine) are also nice machines, unfortunately uncompatible with the Beocord 9000. The 9000 tapes sound too bright on other machines. Tapes recorded on Naks invariably sound dull on the Beocord. 

That was one of the problems with the cassette tapes. They sounded always best on the same tapedeck as they were recorded.
I guess that even if you took a tape from one Beocord 9000 and played it on another 9000 there would be a difference...

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Orava replied on Thu, Oct 25 2012 7:02 PM

My BM4000 arrived! In fact this is my first black metal B&O.

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Orava:

My BM4000 arrived! In fact this is my first black metal B&O.

Did the courier bring some pics tooBig Smile To compare here is mine

 

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Orava replied on Fri, Oct 26 2012 6:42 AM

Søren Mexico:

Orava:

My BM4000 arrived! In fact this is my first black metal B&O.

Did the courier bring some pics tooBig Smile To compare here is mine

 

 

Nop, I have to take them all by myself, on weekend.

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Orava replied on Fri, Oct 26 2012 4:38 PM

Søren Mexico:

Orava:

My BM4000 arrived! In fact this is my first black metal B&O.

Did the courier bring some pics tooBig Smile To compare here is mine

 

 

No doubt, it is same machine. My first impressions, YESLets have a Party !!!!

No major issues, all function seems to be ok, except signnal strenght meter(?) Obviously from a smoker, so little cleaning, at least, to be do. And as you can hear, no humming .

Hey, there is something missing on this side...

Got to put it on hold for a while with all others in a AAA-state(AddictedAdded waiting for Attention):
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Should do that BM5500, only speaker relay to change, now I have to use BM6500 witch is different color from rest of system...:

Lot of shining nice little knobs and nuts... Smile

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tamtapir replied on Fri, Oct 26 2012 4:59 PM

"Lot of shining nice little knobs and nuts..."

Indeed!

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Impressive collection, and good that the BM 4000 is working and looking good, If you intend to store it for a while, clean the wood wit Iso alc. and give it some oil, it looks dry on the pic, the oil will prevent the dryness getting worse. Thank you for the good picsBig Smile

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Just hung my BM 2400 and the Bvox 1600 on the wall, to my surprise, the BM 2400 has keyhole holes to hang it, so no mods was necessary. The cables are still hanging like monkey swings Laughing

 

 

 

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Orava replied on Sat, Oct 27 2012 9:23 AM

Søren Mexico:

Impressive collection, and good that the BM 4000 is working and looking good, If you intend to store it for a while, clean the wood wit Iso alc. and give it some oil, it looks dry on the pic, the oil will prevent the dryness getting worse. Thank you for the good picsBig Smile

I think it wont be too long on hold, cant wait to have a look inside it...

Oh, I just noticed "Ambio" knob. Just as an sidenote,  there is under BM/BL5000 a Salora 3001 Ortoperspecta combo (with Thorens TD160Yes - thumbs up). Inventor of Ortoperspecta Mr Tapio Köykkä has a law case against B&O in seventies claiming that B&Oś ambio is breaking his patent in Finland, and if I remember he win the case.

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Orava replied on Sat, Oct 27 2012 9:24 AM

tamtapir:

"Lot of shining nice little knobs and nuts..."

Indeed!

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Can there be too many? Big Smile

 

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Dennis replied on Sat, Oct 27 2012 4:45 PM

Søren Mexico:
to my surprise, the BM 2400 has keyhole holes to hang it, so no mods was necessary.

A stone just fell from my heart! Laughing

 

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Orava replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 5:44 PM

Am I nuts or nots? I allready have two of these waiting on my self, and one 9300...
Well, allmost mint...

 

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Leslie replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 7:43 PM

That's all? 2x 8500, 5x 9000, 2x 9300, 3x 9500 Whistle

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Leslie replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 7:47 PM

Next one? Who's got a phone collection/addiction?

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Dennis replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 8:49 PM

Nice BeoCenter Orava! And even with the original box! I'm looking for a 9500 - I've actually never owned a BeoCenter from that series... Shame on me!

 

Hmmm.... BeoComs.... 3, 600, 1401, 1600, 2500, 6000, 9000 GSM, 9500 GSM... (No chargers for the mobile phones though) but I guess that's peanuts in comparison to what you've got Leslie? Big Smile

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chartz replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 9:09 PM

My in-laws have got a mirror Beocenter 9500 and I have always wanted one...

Jacques

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Leslie replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 9:47 PM

Dennis:

Hmmm.... BeoComs.... 3, 600, 1401, 1600, 2500, 6000, 9000 GSM, 9500 GSM... (No chargers for the mobile phones though) but I guess that's peanuts in comparison to what you've got Leslie? Big Smile

Mwah, besides the ones on the pictures? Serene's, Serenata's, Beocoms 5, Beocoms 4, Beocoms 5000, 6000's (qty approx. 40) Beotalks etc.

Show-off hah, just call me crazy....

Watch the Champaign Stopper at the lower right corner. That's what I've got from Peter (moderator) long time ago. I treasure that pieceLeft Hug

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Leslie replied on Wed, Nov 7 2012 9:48 PM

chartz:

My in-laws have got a mirror Beocenter 9500 and I have always wanted one...

Really? Smile

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Orava replied on Thu, Nov 8 2012 6:56 AM

Leslie:

That's all? 2x 8500, 5x 9000, 2x 9300, 3x 9500 Whistle

I'm trying hard to avoid that situationBig Smile

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chartz replied on Thu, Nov 8 2012 8:20 AM

Leslie:

chartz:

My in-laws have got a mirror Beocenter 9500 and I have always wanted one...

 

Really? Smile

Yes Leslie. Definitely. Angry 

 

Jacques

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Leslie replied on Thu, Nov 8 2012 7:27 PM

Leslie:
9000 GSM, 9500 GSM... (No chargers for the mobile phones though)

I have a charger left, new in the box Dennis.

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Dillen replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 3:13 PM

Found a couple of things today.
Here a Beomaster 1400K with aluminum pushbuttons (no serial number label and never had one):

Waiting for restoration.

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?

are these buttons original?

if yes, I think it is really the rarity!

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Dillen replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 3:42 PM

The buttons look and feel original to me. Correct surface structure, correct lettering and symbols.
A prototype would be my guess.

Martin

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Dennis replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 6:39 PM

Leslie:

I have a charger left, new in the box Dennis.

Hi Leslie

Thanks for your offer, but I think I'm gonna decline, as it's not a "got to have" item and I probably wont be using it - I have enough things lying around that aren't being used. Embarrassed

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The fact that I didn't have a BeoCenter from the 9000 series must have triggered something... Stick out tongue

Not vintage, but yesterday I bought a BeoCenter 9300, BeoLab 6000 (Pair) and a Beo4 + cables - All from 1997 according to the SN. The BC is in good condition, the BL's have a few scratches, 2-3 holes in the frets and the drivers need to be refoamed (Although they are made out of rubber... ConfusedStick out tongue), but the Beo4 probably hasn't been used more than a couple of times, I only found two small marks on the edges after looking at it for a few minutes, otherwise it's mint! It has probably been unused for quite a few years as the porous foam on the inside of the battery cover still was intact!

Pictures or it didn't happen? - Will come, it's too dark now. Smile

And congratz with your 1400K, Martin! Think I have one myself somewhere - Standard though. I think it's great when one of us BeoWorlders get hold of the collectibles - We share information about some, maybe even unknown, rarities with each other and it furthermore gives some kind of guarantee for, that the item probably and hopefully will be taken good care of. 

 

- Dennis

 

 

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Leslie replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 8:01 PM

Orava:

I'm trying hard to avoid that situationBig Smile

Sure, a 9300 now! Where does it end Big Smile

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Dennis:
Pictures or it didn't happen? - Will come, it's too dark now. Smile

Maybe you should invest in a Camera with Flash (Digital and not vintage), before you buy more BC.Devil

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Dillen:
Here a Beomaster 1400K with aluminum pushbuttons (no serial number label and never had one):

It will be interesting to see what you find inside.

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Dennis replied on Tue, Nov 13 2012 9:34 PM

Søren Mexico:

Dennis:
Pictures or it didn't happen? - Will come, it's too dark now. Smile

Maybe you should invest in a Camera with Flash (Digital and not vintage), before you buy more BC.Devil

I have a Canon EOS 450D. The built in flash can light up the whole living room, but pictures taken with flash always look like cr*p IMO! I'll rather wait and give you some proper pictures to look at. Wink

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tamtapir replied on Wed, Nov 14 2012 8:41 AM

Nice piece, Martin Looks like it´s in good shape.

Yesterday, when I still had issues in Stockholm, I took the opportunity to make a deal on a "portable" Beovision MX3500. On the phone the seller told me that he also had some other B&O-stuff if I was interested...

It shoved to be a Beocord V6000, Beogram 3000 with MMC4-pickup and Beomaster 7000 with a Beogram CD 7000. All in very good condition and with all original documents intact. Thank you Urban!

By the way, missing that fat remote control, the Beolink 7000, is it still possible to adjust the preset volume on the Beomaster 7000? For example with a Beo4? 

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trio fantastico completed! Lets have a Party !!!

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Ohhh, I almost forgot the most important rule here: Pictures or it didn't happen!

so...


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Orava replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 6:16 PM


Maybe I should, why not, add these knobs here, thought

I have had them years and years, I dont even know where they come from... But only today I learn, they are B&O's, thanks Leslie!Big Smile

Now I got to find gear they fitsConfused

maybe not...

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Leslie replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 9:38 PM

the_o_master:

Ohhh, I almost forgot the most important rule here: Pictures or it didn't happen!

so...

That's the Minette you were talking about "the_o_master"?Yes - thumbs up

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Leslie replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 9:42 PM

@Orava, keep it. I can be usefull for later if you find for example a Beo 610Smile

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Yes, it is indeed. The nice old rare Minette 609K. Not the nicest one but working good with the Beolab 608.

But I am looking forward for a matching rosewood Minette...

And I think the BEO 610 matches this duo perfectly on this Billy shelf. Thx ;-)

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very cool solution orava Wink

we can add this proposal to our Workbench Forum Smile

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Step1 replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 11:02 AM

Certainly wouldn't be the worst mod I'd seen Big Smile

 

Orava:


Maybe I should, why not, add these knobs here, thought

I have had them years and years, I dont even know where they come from... But only today I learn, they are B&O's, thanks Leslie!Big Smile

Now I got to find gear they fitsConfused

maybe not...

 

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beaker replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 12:23 PM

Hey o_master, theres something missing from my set up compared to yours! Did you find a power source for your Beo? Mine had one fitted in period. See here for details. http://archivedforum.beoworld.org/forums/p/41033/340964.aspx#340964

Does any one know if there was ever a tuner offered in black for the 610 amp. Ive never seen or heard of one.

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