Classic B&O Beogram 1000 turntable w/ rosewood base. Mint condition with the exception of the clear acrilyc dust cover which has normal swirls/light scratches. Purchased 14 years ago from the origonal owner who had recently installed a new belt. used for several years then placed into storage. The following description is from the Beoworld website
BeoGram 1000 Record Deck
Manfactured: 1965 - 1973
Colours: Rosewood, Teak
Beogram 1000: superbly designed, tastefully styled
The turntable and overall design was by Jacob Jensen; the tonearm and MMC cartridge principle was by Erik Rørbæk Madsen. Beogram 1000 was the recommended turntable for Beomaster 1000.
The First Beogram?
Beogram 1000 was the very first Bang & Olufsen turntable to be designated with the suffix 'Beogram'. Before its introduction, earlier decks did not, strictly speaking, hold this product name.
This player has extremely low vibration and rumble - a decisive feature for playback of stereo gramophone records, due to the fact that the stylus must be sensitive to vibrations in all directions.
The Beogram 1000 has antimicrophonic suspension that takes up acoustic and mechanical vibrations from the support and prevents the stylus from leaving the groove. In practice, this means that mechanical vibrations from the support or from persons walking or dancing in front of the Beogram 1000 cannot make the stylus jump in the groove. Such vibrations will be absorbed in the antimicrophonic suspension and will not reach the turntable or the pickup.
Equipped with the world-famous B&O ST/L-15 pickup unit; heavy turntable designed as a stroboscope disc; built-in hydraulically damped pickup lift operating y means of a rocker button. Specially engineered speed selector (78, 45 and 33.3 rpm); built-in special centre insert for 45 rpm records. The Beogram 1000 is available in two versions: Beogram 1000V (for 240/110 volts AC) and Beogram 1000VF (for 240/110 volts AC with built-in preamplifier.
Choice of teak or Brazilian rosewood finish and with a practical transparent acrylic dust cover.