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  • Splashy treble and a little rumble - Beogram 5005, re-tipped MMC4

    Dear Beoists, I was just banging out the Pixies' Surfa Rosa when I noticed the 's' sound from the vocalists sounded a bit splashy and between tracks I could hear a bit of 'rumble'. I've noticed the splashy 's' sound before on singers' vocals but often put it down to the age of the record I was playing. However my Pixies album is new. The same effect is noticeable on In Rainbows by Radiohead. I'm playing records on a Beogram 5005 through a Beomaster 5500 with
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by pepps on Sat, Aug 4 2012
    Filed under: beogram, beogram 5005, MMC4
  • Re: Splashy treble and a little rumble - Beogram 5005, re-tipped MMC4

    Thanks Martin. I contacted you a while ago about belts for a Beocord 5500. I'm keen to go ahead soon - apologies for being so quiet. When I'm ready to order I'll request a belt for my Beogram 5005 too - it slips a bit when I use a brush on the vinyl prior to playing. I'll PM you soon.
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by pepps on Tue, Aug 7 2012
  • Re: Splashy treble and a little rumble - Beogram 5005, re-tipped MMC4

    Dear all, thanks for the advice but altering the weight from 1.2g to 1.5g doesn't appear to make any noticeable difference to the 'splashy' esses in vocals. I did notice the platter was slightly slanted (too low on the left hand side) which I've corrected. I'm curious about my Beomaster too. It might be linked. I'll check other threads first but may post afresh.
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by pepps on Tue, Aug 7 2012
  • Re: Splashy treble and a little rumble - Beogram 5005, re-tipped MMC4

    Thanks for all your replies - very useful, especially about lubricating and belt replacement. I have another concern though: I noticed that the stylus protrudes beyond the swing if the stylus shield! This means the shield will not drop down to the correct position to protect the stylus itself. I'm wondering if record playback has literally dragged the stylus a mm or so out of the cartridge? Could this affect the connection and have a negative impact on sound quality? I can upload a pic soon if
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by pepps on Fri, Aug 10 2012
  • Thanks to Dillen

    General shout out to Dillen for supplying belts for my Beogram 5005 and Beocord 5500 - both fixed up a treat in about an hour. Full instructions provided (a double-up of instructions for Beocenter 9500 and Beocord 6500 but in the end it worked out sweet!). The Beocord 5500 is such an easy deck to work on compared to the 3500 which I've fixed up before. Sooooo much more simple. During the repair I noticed the disc clamp for the slider belt was loose - the nut which holds it in place had unscrewed
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by pepps on Tue, Sep 4 2012
    Filed under: Repairs, beogram 5005, happy, Beocord 5500, Dillen, belts
  • Re: Beosystem 5500 - which speakers/remote?

    I run a pair of Beovox 3702s with my BM5500. They're on stands approx 45cm tall. Bass is warm and punchy at mid-level. Treble becomes harsh once volume goes up to "36" and beyond. For loud playback, say 50 Cent at vol "44" I turn the treble to -6. Bass at 00 and loudness off. The soundstage is vast! Vocal cascade into the room and the bass thumps good and tight. The 3702s shine with detail and seperation - if only my neighbours would go out for longer than they do :) Oh. Blues
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by pepps on Thu, Sep 20 2012
  • Re: Old Beovox vibrating front.

    You could try: Carefully remove the front baffle and clean off the old glue (from the cabinet and the inside of the baffle). Check the woofers are not rotten - if they are there are pointers on Beoworld covering re-foaming - then re-apply glue to baffle and cabinet and re-attach.
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by pepps on Thu, Oct 31 2013
  • Re: Beolab Penta 2 type 6622 power issue

    [quote user="Beobuddy"] Ok, just read your latest experience... Leaves the task to service the amplifiers. [/quote] Yeah Beobuddy, the amplifiers still need some love - but these columns sound so damn good as they are I'm going to chill out for a few weeks Seriously, in the past I've had 1702s, 2702s, 3702, Beovox RL3500, Beovox 3000 (flat panel) and even (Celestion) Ditton 44s but these Pentas wired straight with no power amps are just superb! The music is literally floating and
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by pepps on Tue, Mar 25 2014
  • Re: Beolab Penta 2 type 6622 power issue

    Update: I hate to admit this, but when I connected directly to the binding posts hidden away under the Penta amplifier wound the collar onto the plastic sheath of the speaker wire by mistake. DOH!!! Having spotted this as I was attempting to get to the crossovers I've corrected my stupid mistake and am now relishing to some Radiohead in STEREO! Damn these speakers sound so good even without the amplifiers! I'm going to enjoy them like this for a while before I work out how to get the amplifiers
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by pepps on Tue, Mar 25 2014
  • Re: Beolab Penta 2 type 6622 power issue

    [quote user="Johan"] [quote user="pepps"] Just doing a little research to find out how to do just that. I presume the crossover is behind the mid-range drivers... [/quote] No, in the bottom. You need to open it where the binding posts are. Then pull out the boards, noting where the wires connect. / Johan [/quote] I was too impatient I found out there's nothing behind those midrange drivers but a nice piece of padding. Damn these things are so beautifully made! OK I'll
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by pepps on Tue, Mar 25 2014
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