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square4 replied on Sun, Mar 8 2020 4:02 PM

This weekend i was in Jutland to pick up a package

What could it be ?

 

A beogram 3000 in very nice condition,and it seemed to work properly,but it must have done a service.

I got it at a very very good price.

Henrik

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square4 replied on Sun, Mar 29 2020 6:49 AM

 

Yesterday i was lucky to find this ultra rare stereo width box mk.l

Here it is compared to my mk.ll

Henrik.

 

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chartz replied on Sun, Mar 29 2020 8:43 AM
Hi Henrik,

I am positively green.

I’ve been looking for a Stereo Width box (as well as a BG3000) for ages. Zero luck.

Well done 👍🏻👍🏻

Please publish inside views of both boxes. Noboby has ever seen the mk1 I think!

That’s the one I copied.

Jacques

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square4 replied on Sun, Mar 29 2020 11:11 AM

Hi chartz.

here are some pictures from the inside.

First mk.lll

And mk.l

Henrik.

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chartz replied on Sun, Mar 29 2020 11:22 AM
Thanks!

Here’s my clone:

Jacques

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lausvi replied on Sun, Mar 29 2020 12:05 PM

Henrik; wow, those are very nice pieces. I had never seen a MkI box, I have a MkII (which looks identical to yours).

Btw; as in your first MkII photo, there is a white piece between the high power resistors and the metal plate supporting the small transformer. I am not sure if your MkI has it too. That white piece *might* be asbestos, used as a heat insulation. Probably harmless if not disturbed, but something to keep in mind.

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square4 replied on Sun, Mar 29 2020 5:34 PM

Hi lausvi. 

The insulation is on the mk1, but you cant see it on the picture.

Henrik. 

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I am positively green.

I’ve been looking for a Stereo Width box (as well as a BG3000) for ages. Zero luck.Well done 👍🏻👍🏻

Same here Jacques, that BG 3000 has been on my list for years, not even sure if it will run on 60 Hz

Congrats Henrik, if possible I am more green than Jacques

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square4 replied on Mon, Mar 30 2020 1:33 AM

Thanks Søren 😊

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Kasse replied on Tue, Mar 31 2020 11:27 AM

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my new two keyrings from UltimateBeo Llewelyn. Thank you so much Smile

 

 


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CB replied on Tue, Oct 27 2020 6:28 PM
Awesome collection Smile
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Thank you Smile

 

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square4 replied on Sun, Jan 17 2021 12:08 PM

Some time ago i got this suitcase,it was full of tools ,but definitely not tools to repair televisions with Smile

 

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CB replied on Sun, Jan 17 2021 1:41 PM
And ????

Stop the teasing Laughing
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chartz replied on Sun, Jan 17 2021 8:14 PM
This. At last, after almost 6 years looking.

My Beolab 5000 is now complete. Smile

Jacques

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square4 replied on Mon, Jan 18 2021 3:07 PM

Hi cb.

There is absolutely no teasing,i only wanted to show my tv repairman suitcase Smile

HI chartz.

Congratulations on your stereo width box,where did you find it ?

If you do not live in Denmark they can be difficult to find

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chartz replied on Mon, Jan 18 2021 6:17 PM

I found it in the UK. I've never seen any in France. I think £ 100 was a fair price.

Jacques

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sonavor replied on Mon, Jan 18 2021 6:59 PM

Hi Jacques,

How does it sound and how does it connect to the Beolab?

-john

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chartz replied on Tue, Jan 19 2021 6:28 AM

Hi John,

It is connected to the SPK2 terminal, with the centre speaker connected to it. 

I have a custom box I built a few years ago, see here, because I couldn't find the real Mccoy!

It gives some depth to the soundstage. Frede has an article about it on his website, somewhere.

Jacques

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chartz replied on Fri, Jan 29 2021 6:57 PM
In real life at home!

Jacques

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Got this one yesterday. Serviced two weeks ago, and with a MMC20CL that looks and sounds very new Big Smile

The plastic around the hinges for the lid is broken of, so need some TLC.

But amazing found for me Big Smile

"You think we can slap some oak on this thing?"

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Steffen replied on Tue, Feb 23 2021 6:55 PM

I've just bought a pair of Beolab 1 for my Beobar. The price here in Denmark has for the last 7-8 years been quite consistent around 10-12.000 DKKr for a set.

I bought these for 8.000 DKKr (approx. 1.300 US $) because they had a few scratches on the backside.

They are really nice looking -and sounding. But I think they are a bit more "harsh" in the treble than the Beolab Pentas mk3 (which I am keeping). Has anybody else had the same experience?

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sonavor replied on Tue, Feb 23 2021 7:09 PM

I can't answer your question about the speakers but I love seeing photos of the Beobar. That is excellent.

-sonavor

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Steffen replied on Tue, Feb 23 2021 7:20 PM

sonavor:

I can't answer your question about the speakers but I love seeing photos of the Beobar. That is excellent.

-sonavor

Thank you Smile

 

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Orava replied on Fri, Mar 5 2021 7:21 AM

Something new for a long time

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square4 replied on Sat, Mar 6 2021 12:21 PM

Hi Orava

It looks great and you also have the user guide Smile

Congratulations.

Henrik.

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square4 replied on Sat, Mar 6 2021 12:57 PM

 

Yesterday i received a package

What could it be?

it`s almost the same size as a can of beer

This is what they look like after a little polishing

Henrik.

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chartz replied on Sat, Mar 6 2021 6:06 PM

Nice, rare tweeters!

You will tell us how they sound when compared to the Cubes!

Jacques

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Dennis replied on Mon, Mar 8 2021 6:01 PM

Those Rondstralers cleaned up nicely, Henrik! Yes - thumbs up

Yesterday I added this beauty to my collection! 

Only part that is cracked is one of the knobs, so that's pretty good for an 80 year old bakelite radio I think. 

I can't quite figure out if I should leave it as is or bring the cabinet back to its original, glossy finish. It has a brown kind of varnish on most of the cabinet, which gives it a pretty nice patina, and I kind of like the story this totally unrestored look tells, but I'm also a sucker for the original, glossy look.

After I took the photos, I cleaned 2 spots on the rear corners of the cabinet where there wasn't any varnish, and that made the beautiful, glossy, speckled brown bakelite visible again. Any advise on the best way to clean and treat bakelite to bring it back to its former glory is very welcome. 

But for now I will enjoy it as it is - cleaning and polishing is always an option. Smile

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square4 replied on Sun, Apr 18 2021 2:31 PM

Congratulations on that Dennis,it`s a really good find.

My wife has for a long time wanted my beolab 5000 set up from the basement and up in the dinning room,

she has even bought a new piece of furniture for it and today i finally had time to do it. 

 

Henrik.

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Dillen replied on Sun, Apr 18 2021 3:48 PM

Dennis:

I can't quite figure out if I should leave it as is or bring the cabinet back to its original, glossy finish.

It's a common misunderstanding, that it was glossy from factory.
It wasn't.
It had more of a silky shine to it.

What a nice setup, Henrik.
Looking forward to bringing both of those brass tweeters back to original and make them play again. Wink

Martin 

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Very nice setup Henrik, congrats

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Dennis replied on Mon, Apr 19 2021 9:36 PM

Dillen:
It's a common misunderstanding, that it was glossy from factory.
It wasn't.
It had more of a silky shine to it.

Sorry, I wasn't around back then to have known... Big Smile 

I only have these photos for reference, where it looks very glossy to me, but maybe the Beolit 40 was different from the 39?

Nevertheless, there looks to have been put some kind of varnish on it at some point, so judging by the photos above, a glossy finish will at least look a lot more original than the state it is in now.

I've done a bit of research, and bakelite shouldn't be cleaned with anything alkali or cleaners that contain ammonia like window cleaner.
I did try cleaning the varnish off carefully with window cleaner before finding that information though, but it didn't do much and probably won't have removed more from the surface than a polish would. 

I'm thinking of buying a less valueable bakelite Beolit from the same era and try out different polishing methods on that before working more on this one. Definetely not a job to rush. 

Beautiful system you have put together, Henrik! Enjoy - and make sure to hold on to that woman, I've heard they're few and far in between! Laughing

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Dillen replied on Mon, Apr 19 2021 9:53 PM

Shiny things look good in ads.

You can treat bakelite much like you would metal.
You can use f.e. Brasso for polishing.

Martin

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Steffen replied on Fri, May 14 2021 7:52 PM

As some of you might have seen earlier in this thread, I bought a pair of Beolab1's for my bar. As I wrote, I think it lacks a bit of bass, compared to the Penta's.

So now I have just bought this beautiful Beolab 11 sub in red. 

People here on Beoworld have discussed, if a BL 11sub would add anything to the BL 1 speakers - or only a BL 2 (or 19) would.

To answer the question: Does a BL 11 add anything to the BL 1's? Yes, it does.  Does the BL 11 add anything to the Penta's? No.

And now it's time for a beer and some good music Smile

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The BL11 is still such a great little subwoofer with design and elegance.  Happy listening. 

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Dennis replied on Thu, May 27 2021 10:02 PM

Finally managed to assemble my odd Beosystem 4000/5000. Picked up a 'Beocord 4000' last week. I already have a Beocord 5000 with rosewood trim, that says Beocord 4000 on the red label at the back, but it is nice to have finally found one with the matching model number printed on the front.

From the top; Beogram 5005, Beogram CD 50, Beomaster 4000 and Beocord 4000. 

Hope to find a Beogram 5000 with rosewood trim like the one at Struer Museum one day, but for now this will have to do. Wink

/Dennis

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chartz replied on Fri, May 28 2021 12:30 PM

Consider me jealous! Nice 👍🏻 

Jacques

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Nice system, Dennis. I’ve never seen a Beogram 5005 with a Beogram 3000 lid (with the buttons). Nor was I aware of the BM4000/BC4000. Thanks for sharing.
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