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Beolover SyncDrive: DC Platter Motor Replacement for Beogram 4002 and 4004 (Type 551x and 552x)

Late Beogram 4002 and the 4004 (Types 551x and 552x), which have DC platter motors instead of the earlier synchronous AC motors usually suff...

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Beogram 4002/4004: Speed Selector Circuit and Replacement of Its Incandescent Light Bulbs with LEDs

The last incandescent light bulbs are now gone in my Beogram 4002. I decided to completely replace all light bulbs since I like the longterm stability of LEDs. Furthermore, with red-green LEDs one can achieve a very authentic incandescent feel (much better than with single-color yellow or amber LEDs). I made a video about the process. The video also explores the speed selector circuit and it shows the relevant circuit diagram sections. Here it is:

Here are a few pictures of the LEDs after installation, and the look of the scales with LED illumination (for comparison - the insert in the video title shows an amber LED, which did not produce a satisfactory outcome - more in the video):

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