Beogram 1700

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  • #11004
    Baz1972
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    Hi all,

    I have the chance to buy a Beogram 1700 in very good condition but the seller says that when a record is played the arm is just basically gliding across the record to the spindle. I know these turntables have the anti skate set at the factory but is there anyway to adjust this myself. Any information will be gladly welcome

    cheers

    baz

    #11006
    Dillen
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    Wrong tracking force setting?
    Bad stylus?

    Beogram 1700 is a wonderful deck.

    Matin

    #11012
    Baz1972
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    Not sure on the stylus as I don’t have the turntable yet, can the anti skate be adjusted on a Beogram 1700? Cheers baz

    #11014
    Dillen
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    Yes, but it’s neither particularly easy nor apparent how, and not something owners typically mess with.
    It’s far more likely to be one of the reasons I listed above.

    Martin

    #11018
    Baz1972
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    Ok I will investigate both when I pick it up on Saturday. Cheers

    #11026
    matador
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    Beogram 1700 is a wonderful deck.

    Hi Martin, could you please elaborate on what “academically” makes a deck wonderful and why the 1700 is part of them?

    Thanks.

    #11030
    Dillen
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    Well.. they just always seem to be great performers.
    Of the type 57xx family, Beogram 1700 was the newest of the “squares”.
    It has the DC-servo controlled motor, it has the slimline tonearm with the round counterweight (read: easier adjustable tracking force) but still carries the good MMC20-series cartridge.
    Good platter, and it doesn’t have the operation panel with the somewhat flimsy buttons found on the sloping models.

    All in all it’s just a stabile and solid build causing few problems.

    Only thing you could argue is that it doesn’t have datalink.

    Martin

    #11198
    Saint Beogrowler
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    I’ve alexia’s liked these. The brass

    thing that raises and lowers the arm

    gets gummed up with old lubricants on

    these. A good cleaning and new lubricants

    helps, and setting appropriate tracking force

    will probably fix all

    #11199
    Saint Beogrowler
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    I’ve always liked these. The brass thing that raises and lowers the arm gets gummed up with old lubricants on these. A good cleaning and new lubricants helps, and setting appropriate tracking force will probably fix all

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