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Bang and Olufsen Beogram 1602

2-Speed Record Player

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Bang and Olufsen Beogram 1602


Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: <0.045% WRMS

Rumble: >62dB

Motor: servo controlled

Drive: belt drive

Dimensions: 17.5 x 3.5 x 13"

Weight: 13.2 lbs


instruction/owners manual  English

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B&O 1602 Antiskate Issue

I own (2) B&O 1602 Turntables with an assortment of high end B&O carts to match. The second table was put aside as a replacement in case of total failure. Here is the problem that is making me crazy.

Table one has been working perfectly for the last 30+ years. Yesterday I got it in my head to adjust the tracking pressure. This being done, I proceeded to play a record. The auto play function worked perfectly and proceeded to gently lower the arm onto the lead-in groove. To my horror, the arm jumped the groove and began swinging to the right, scraping the metal faceplate and coming to a stop in its normal position. Hitting the play/stop the arm rose to safety, stopping in its usual position with the usual motor shutdown. The cart at the time is a B&O 4000 and not the 20cl thank goodness.

I tried every combination imaginable of tracking pressure, manual lowering, etc. The only time that the arm would track was at a ridiculously high tracking pressure of 6+ grams.

I considered the first table ruined at my own hand and proceeded to set up the second 1602. Zeroed it out, set it to 1.5gm and and hit the play. THE SAME EXACT ISSUE HAPPENED WITH THE SECOND TABLE. The lack of a manual lift made the whole process nerve-shattering.

For starters, I imagine that the anti-skating function is working too well, pulling the arm across the LP aggressively to the right. What has me going is that the same exact thing is happening with both tables! A coincidence? That's what I need to find out.

Is there any way to manually adjust the anti-skating function? If so, this might solve the problem. If not, can anyone help me figure out what's going on? Ordinarily I would buy a new table--but I am sitting on (4) B&o carts-- (2) MMC-20CL, a MMC-20EN and a MMC 4000. That a thousand dollars worth of carts in need of a vinyl engine. HELP!!

RE: B&O 1602 Anti-Skate

leading Image -- did you ever resolve this issue? I just picked up a 1700 that has the exact same problem. This is my first Beogram and I'm baffled by this issue. Luckily, I own several other turntables, but I was looking forward to enjoying the 1700.

I own a B&O GR2400 turntable

I own a B&O GR2400 turntable similar to the 1602. After about 15 years of not using I have taken it out again. Unfortunately, the push button controller on the left hand side does not activate the player. After opening it up I found, which I think is a belt' about 3 inches in diameter that is rubber and cracked due to unuse. What is this belt for and where I could get a replacent?

Thank you.


2400 belt

I found a belt for my 1700 here:

Platter removal

I need to know how to remove the platter on the 1602, i cant figure it out.

i need the shématic diagram please

pleaase send me the shématic it woll help me