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Martynka posted on Wed, Dec 25 2019 4:30 PM

Hi,

I bought set of BeoLab 5000 and Beomaster 5000. All working and all in not bad condition.

Can you give me some advices to this ?? What I should check first, what I should replace ?? 

 

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Frede Kristensen (Classic audio here on forum) is master in Beosystem 5000, he has a lot of info on his site:

http://beolab.dk/teknik/bm-typer.pdf

http://beolab.dk/teknik/qty.pdf

I send my beolab 5000 to him for restoration (superior satisfaction), you will finde here in forum a lot about him and his work.

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Thanks Peter. 

I'm glad that my Beomaster is from 1967. They start from 15445 and I have 15569, it means that my have number 124 :) It is in very good visual condition, much better than my Beolab.

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I connected it to my Beovox M70 ( now brown textile looks awesome with this set ) and sound... o fu*k I'm in heaven !!!

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Very nice!

Both Beosystems 5000,  next to each other.

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It's looks better than half year ago:

 

 

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It sounds awesome... and the first question, I set the volume levels on Beolab inputs. The tuner input is at a minimum and the switch is at LOW. However, the tuner sounds very loud compared to the AUX and Phono inputs (I know that the TUNER adjusts in the opposite direction than PHONO). Is it normal ?? or I do something wrong ?? 

Loud means that I listening radio normaly on LEVEL 2, over 6 I think that is not loud but over-steering. 

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Martynka:

Thanks Peter. 

I'm glad that my Beomaster is from 1967. They start from 15445 and I have 15569, it means that my have number 124 :) It is in very good visual condition, much better than my Beolab.

You can't tell it like that, because serial numbers are given across the product line.
15445 apparently is a Beomaster 5000,
15446 could also be a Beomaster 5000 but it could just as well be a Beomaster 1000, a TV or a tape recorder or something else.

- But I suppose that only puts your Beomaster closer to the production start.

Martin

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Ooooo Big Smile It's nice news. 

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Martynka:

It sounds awesome... and the first question, I set the volume levels on Beolab inputs. The tuner input is at a minimum and the switch is at LOW. However, the tuner sounds very loud compared to the AUX and Phono inputs (I know that the TUNER adjusts in the opposite direction than PHONO). Is it normal ?? or I do something wrong ?? 

Loud means that I listening radio normaly on LEVEL 2, over 6 I think that is not loud but over-steering. 

 

I have it, In Beomaster is 6 stage output level. Now is ok.

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Due to Beolab 5000 manual should imput for Beomaster 5000 be at High level.

See page 8.

http://www.beolab.dk/book/bl5000-uk.html#page/10

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Thanks, I read it few times but I don't saw it :) I changed it to HIGH,

 

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I pluged Beogram 5000 with Shibata MMC1 to My Beolab. Sounds good but not looks good. I can take Beogram 3000 ( 5228, 5231 ) with SP12 or Beogram 1800 with SP10 ( 5213 ). It looks better with Beolab but does it sound good?

 

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Peter replied on Fri, Jan 10 2020 9:06 PM

There are variety of decks that go well with the set up. For style, though not completely the right period, a Beogram 4000 has the same devil may care attitude to economics and dedication to engineering. A very good sounding deck with very good vibration resistance. The two decks designed for the job though are the Beogram 3000 types 5210 and 5211. I have owned both and the 5210 is the pinnacle. It is a Thorens TD124 MkII with a B&O ST/L arm and SP9 cartridge. Or you can go the whole hog and get the ST/P arm ( 12") and in my case a bespoke SP cartridge.

Another ST/P conversion by Frede Kristensen, this time with the deck finished in blue. (picture by Peter McEvedy)

These decks seem to have a far more extended and rich bass and are also wonderfully engineered. The blue colour on this one was applied by Frede and there are others in black or red in the hands of collectors.

The 5211 is not as well known but sounds good but was a UK and Netherlands model, I believe for marketing reasons.

Picture by Peter McEvedy

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Thanks Peter. I know about Beogram 3000 (Thorens TD 124) and maybe next X-mas :)

I ask about Beogram 3000 (5228, 5231, 5241) or 1800 because I can have it allmost for free but I don't know does it sound good with SP12 

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