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This is the first Archived Forum which was active between 17th April 2007 and 1st March February 2012


Latest post 12-09-2007 3:24 PM by Medogsfat. 2 replies.
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  • 12-07-2007 6:23 PM

    • pinkert7
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    What needles/ cartridge can be used with Beogram 4002 turntable?

    Hi this is my first post and looking forward to learning about linear turntables and the beautiful vintage line from B&O. Now here is my situation. I need to know what what other cartridge/ stylus other than the MMC20EN will be a direct plugin for a 4002 beogram? So far from my searchin the web that all I can figure. I hope there is more compatibility with later styles for example mmc-4? Reason being I believe my wife bought me a used 4002 for chrismas from a music store that we visited a couple weeks ago. I had never seen a B&O in person and probably seemed excited to my wife when I started inquiring about it to the sells person. I was astonished how heavy it was and really wasn't to interested in buying it for $250.00. I buy turntables online and Im pretty particular about what I choose. I recently in the past six months got into the whole vinyl thing and started paying attention to auctions on ebay On B&O turntables. So now my wife has given me some clues to make me believe that she has bought this 4002 that might need a new stylus. I hope she jewed em down on the price? Anyway I will be very greatful even if she overpaid for it. Please give me some info on the interchangeability of the cartridges? Thanks
  • 12-08-2007 3:26 PM In reply to

    • 9 LEE
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    Re: What needles/ cartridge can be used with Beogram 4002 turntable?

    We have a section in the FAQ's about this!




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  • 12-09-2007 3:24 PM In reply to

    • Medogsfat
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    Re: What needles/ cartridge can be used with Beogram 4002 turntable?

    Frankly I wouldn't even think about trying to buy a used or even "new old stock" B&O original cartridge as they are now so old that suspension decay is a more than likely problem and you will have no guarantee of the condition or longevity. A far better bet would be a brand new soundsmith mmc20E or even better mmc20EN item which come with full warranty and are better than the B&O originals. Not quite as refined as the original B&O ones though I have to admit.

    Several Beoworld members (including myself) have bought from here and everyone agrees they are excellent.


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