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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Beogram 4002 (5523): Installation of Beolover RIAA Preamp and 4002 Commander Remote Control

I recently gave a Beogram 4002 (5523) the usual 'functional restoration' treatment, which concluded with the installation of gold plated RCA plugs. My customer subsequently decided on having my just completed internal BeoloverRIAA preamplifier installed along with the 4002 Commander remote control system that allows the control of all functions with a paired Apple remote.
So this is the first 4002 that is outfitted with both the Commander and the RIAA preamp. A truly 'back to the future' Beogram!
This shows the BeoloverRIAA board before installation:
and assembled with the 3D printed support:
and installed onto the output PCB (#8):
On to the 4002 Commander. This shows the board before installation. It plugs directly into the keypad connector on the main PCB:
This shows it installed:
Here is a view of both boards:
Time to celebrate this upgraded 4002!:
I selected "Sam' Suffy" by Marc Moulin. All his 'Placebo' records (1971-74) were recently reissued by Music on Vinyl on appropriately colored vinyl. Perfect for showcasing this ahead of its time Beogram 4002!

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