This player has extremely low vibration and rumble - a necessary feature for playback of stereophonic records introduced in the 1960s, due to the fact that the stylus must be sensitive to vibrations in all directions.

The heavy turntable platter has an integral stroboscope disc for accurate tracking. There is a built-in hydraulically damped pickup cueing lever. The deck can play 45 and 33.3 rpm records (and 78rpm with a special stylus) and there is a built-in centre insert for US specification 45 rpm records.

The turntable has antimicrophonic suspension that absorbs acoustic and mechanical vibrations from the surroundings. B&O suggested that people walking or dancing in front of the Beogram 1000 could not make the stylus jump in the groove - obviously they hadn’t been to one of our parties!

This turntable has a DIN output plug, rather than more conventional phono leads. It needs to be teamed with suitable amplification and speakers - we have a Beomaster 1000 receiver (amplifier and FM tuner) which outputs to Beovox 1000 speakers making a rather punchy setup for a 40 year old system.

This teak bodied example was bought on eBay for parts to repair a similar, rosewood, model.

full specs:

Speeds: 45 and 33 rpm 

Rumble: Better than 55 dB (DIN B) 

Wow and flutter: +/- 0.15 % peak value Pickup arm: ST/L 15° 

Cueing device: built-in 

Pickup: SP 14A 

Recommended tracking force: 1.5 - 2.5g 

Weight: 6 kg

Dimensions: W35.8 x D13.5cm (approx. 16cm with dust cover) x H30.8cm