|Product :||Beogram TX2||
|Produced from :||1985 - May 1991|
|Designed by :||Jacob Jensen|
Like the Beogram TX , Beogram TX2 was sold as a basic turntable. The record deck was a nice-looking item nevertheless and was bought by individuals who wanted more of a choice as to what they were offered. Beogram TX2 could thus be purchased with any of the MMC1 - MMC5 range of cartridges, dependant on personal choice, as the deck was sold without one.
The record deck was based upon the Beogram 5005 and was withdrawn for sale after a five-year period, which was a good life span for any product in a constantly changing world of technology.
Beogram TX2 (Type 5913) was manufactured specifically for the North American market when it was fitted with a 110V built-in transformer (but no switching for any other electrical voltages).
Bang & Olufsen UK Ltd., Eastbrook Road, Gloucester GL4 7DE have announced both a linear-tracking and a radial tonearm turntable designed specially to match hi-fi systems of other brands. The Beogram TX2 turntable (£199 without cartridge) has a short linear-tracking (tangential) tonearm, a servo-driven turntable and a search function which operates either forwards or backwards. One-touch operation includes automatic record size and playing speed recognition. To make the unit of ‘universal’ application, it has standard phono-plug connectors and is sold without a cartridge. Suitable cartridges from the B&O MMC range are priced from £20 upwards. The Beogram RX2 (£110) has a conventional lightweight pivotted arm with built-in anti-skating and a tacho-controlled DC motor.
Taken from ‘Gramophone’ magazine - May 1985 (page 108)
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