|Product :||Beogram 5005||
|Produced from :||1985 - May 1987|
|Designed by :||Jacob Jensen|
With individuals’ interest in black vinyl gradually fading, Beogram 5005 would be both one of the last turntables to appear in the Bang & Olufsen product line-up, and also one which was of a new design. Designed as a replacement for Beogram 5000, the obvious change was that it now used a simple form of tangential tracking in place of the previous deck’s radial tracking. It thus retained Beogram 5000’s good looks and matched perfectly the other Beosystem 5000 components.
However, Beogram 5005 unfortunately lost the useful light that Beogram 5000 possessed although it did retain a smaller and less useful spotlight which highlighted the pickup region. Inside, though, major changes had taken place in that in place of true tangential drive being utilised, a belt drive system was used. A DC servo was fitted too, in order to keep down costs.
A unique tone arm suspension system was fitted to the unit as well as Optimum Pivot Point (OPP), designed by the company to give as faithful a possible sound reproduction as was practicable. External shocks and vibrations were isolated by the turntable’s pendulum suspension system ensuring that the sentive stylus was not impaired. The deck was fitted with the the MMC4 cartridge and although the deck was a cut-down version of what it could have been (following on in the Beogram 8000 fashion) its styling and technology was embraced on the Beogram 5500 when Beosystem 5500 took over from Beosystem 5000 some two years after it was introduced.
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