Beogram 3400

Product : Beogram 3400

Produced from : 1975 - Nov 1979
Designed by : Jacob Jensen
Finish : Rosewood, Teak, White, Oak
Desirability : 5

At the time of Beogram 3400’s release, there was heavy interest in ’surround sound’ from black vinyl records using the various forms of quadraphonic systems that were around at the time.  A fad, perhaps… a little like 3D cinema, which rears its head every now and again only to go hide back in a cupboard a few years later. However, if a customer wished to foray into the world of quadraphonic, then the Beogram 3400 would have been a good choice as this particular record deck was able to play both stereophic as well as SQ-matrix quadraphonic recordings. The possibility of playing CD4 records was also an option.  For this, a supplemtrary CD4 decoder (the CD4 Demodulator) could be bought which automatically detected and played back CD4 records when set up with the turntable.

Beogram 3400 had a radial turntable which played back discs at both 33 and 45 rpm. It came with an MMC 5000 cartridge and matched well other Bang & Olufsen record decks of its day with its sleek good looks, choice of finish and automatic playback.

An interesting record deck for the Bang & Olufsen collector.

Beogram 3400

Beogram 3400

BeoGram 3400 types:

Market: Type: Intro. year: Last sold:
5703 1975 06-77
USA 5726 1978 11-79


Sound system CD - 4, stereo, matrix
Output 2 x 0.6 mV
Speeds 33 - 45 rpm
Tonearm Radial
Pick-up cartridge MMC 5000
Recommended stylus pressure 1 g
Stylus Shibita Diamond
Radius of curvature CD-4 quadro
Frequency range 20 - 15,000 Hz +/- 2 dB
20 - 45,000 Hz (CD-4)
Automatic pickup movement Yes
Automatic speed selection Yes
Wow and flutter DIN < +/- 0.07 %
Rumble DIN unweighted > 42 dB
Rumble DIN weighted > 62 dB
Speed deviation < 0.1 %
Speed control range > 3 %
Dial for speed Stroboscope 120 mm
Stylus pressure range 0 - 2.5 g
Tracking error < 0.126 / cm°
Lift system Mechanical
Antiskating Inclined channelling inside bearing
Motor Asynchronous
Drive system Idler wheel and belt
Turnable 30 cm 1 kg
Power supply 110 - 220 volts
Power consumption 10 W
Dimensions W x H x D 44 x 9 x 33 cm
Weight 6 kg
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