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    Guy
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      • Warwickshire, UK

      Some of you may have seen my thread about cleaning up an eBay purchase BL1000 and Video Terminal here: https://forum.beoworld.org/forums/topic/what-are-you-working-on-now/page/3/#post-20831

      As part of the same eBay ‘win’ came a few other bits and pieces:

      Firstly, what I now know (from Google) is a ‘Transcriptor Sweep Arm’ – read all about it here:  https://www.transcriptors.audio/accessories/

      I think mine has been modified so that it can either stand alone or slot into a space on a particular turntable.  I was quite surprised at the new price – and very surprised to read somewhere that the brush may be squirrel hair!

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      Secondly an unknown cable which I presume is an antenna of some kind – possibly B&O?  It has a single square connector on one end.

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      It’s always quite fun when you are not quite sure what you are buying and it turns out to be something of interest 😀

      #20863
      Guy
      Moderator
        • Warwickshire, UK

        Almost forgot – also included was this piece of paper that I have seen before but never really studied, showing differences between the Mk2 and Mk3 BL1000.

        I have photographed both sides of the guide to show the interesting thing (to me, anyway!) – that the BL1000 Mk2 was subtly different in the North American market.

        If you are still awake and remotely (😉) interested, I’ll let you spot the difference!

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        #20865
        Madskp
        GOLD Member
          • Denmark

          If you are still awake and remotely (😉) interested, I’ll let you spot the difference!

          ABC instead of TEXT? Whatever ABC is?

          #20869
          trackbeo
          BRONZE Member

            Differences, plural.  “ABC” is just some iconographer’s method of signifying text.  But also Euro “SAT” got turned into N.A. “MENU”.

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            #20870
            Guy
            Moderator
              • Warwickshire, UK

              ABC instead of TEXT? Whatever ABC is?

              Yes strange, and maps across to >> on the Mk3. So on the N.American Mk2 do both ABC and >> send the same command? It’s unusual for B&O to duplicate functions.

              Also the N.American one has a MENU button in lieu of SAT (as just mentioned by trackbeo!)

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              #20877
              trackbeo
              BRONZE Member

                So on the N.American Mk2 do both ABC and >> send the same command?

                Nope, at least not to a BeoCenter 9500: >> fast-forwards, and ABC does nothing. But SHIFT-ABC seems to do the same thing as the “Programming” touch control.  [Edit: ABC does send something. because the dot on a BeoMaster 7000 blinks.]

                P.S.  That “Transcriptor Sweep Arm” was a fancy substitute for the old Watts “Dust Bug”.  Supposedly one could hear the front nylon bristles of a Dust Bug scraping away (so the following velvet roller could pick up the dislodged crud better) — thru the stylus & cartridge!

                #20878
                Guy
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                  • Warwickshire, UK

                  Nope, at least not to a BeoCenter 9500: >> fast-forwards, and ABC does nothing. But SHIFT-ABC seems to do the same thing as the “Programming” touch control.

                  Thanks – so SHIFT ABC behaves differently to MENU (Shift TEXT being MENU on the non N.American one without a MENU button)?

                  That “Transcriptor Sweep Arm” was a fancy substitute for the old Watts “Dust Bug”.  Supposedly one could hear the front nylon bristles of a Dust Bug scraping away (so the following velvet roller could pick up the dislodged crud better) — thru the stylus & cartridge!

                  Thanks – these fancy turntable accessories are a whole new world of learning!

                  #20879
                  trackbeo
                  BRONZE Member

                    Sorry, you’re correct: SHIFT-ABC is the same as MENU (either activates the “Programming” touch control on the 9500).

                    #20881
                    Dillen
                    FOUNDER Member

                      The “lead” is what remains of an original indoor AM antenna.
                      In reality merely a plug with a 3m lead.

                      Here, most of the plug has gone missing, leaving only the lead and the pin.

                      Martin

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                      #20884
                      Guy
                      Moderator
                        • Warwickshire, UK

                        The “lead” is what remains of an original indoor AM antenna.
                        In reality merely a plug with a 3m lead.

                        Here, most of the plug has gone missing, leaving only yhe lead and the pin.

                        Thanks Martin – in that case I will put it in a box with my other AM antennas! 😀

                        EDIT: Thanks for the photo. I just went to said box (actually a tin) and found that exact antenna complete with plug, albeit not in a bag. So why do some of my other AM antennas (possibly not B&O) also have a wire connected to the second (earth?) pin?

                        EDIT 2: I think it may be because the others are actually FM antennas??

                        EDIT 3: I think this useful page answers most of my questions!  https://technical.beoworld.org/Aerial/default.asp

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                        #23858
                        Guy
                        Moderator
                          • Warwickshire, UK

                          An interesting ‘mash up’ of a BeoCenter 2000 from an eBay shop aptly named ‘all sorts’:

                          https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/235178702242

                          #23871
                          matador
                          Moderator
                            • Paris France

                            As a moderator I need to remove your post before Dillen sees it!

                            Apart from that, I find the look of it totally cool: So “James Bond”!

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