Bang & Olufsen Has Withstood
The Tests of Time and Created
Trends For Many Decades
A retro word evoking nostalgia and experiences in people. Combining state-of-the-art technology with traditional and classic retro products is the path that more and more companies are taking. These time capsules thus acquire the status of a classic, when they can stand the test of time and are sought after even after many years. In the world of high-fidelity electronics, very few Golden Age of Audio products stand out as examples of great industrial design and have performance attributes that make them competitive with current equipment.
Rare examples include early tube components from Marantz and McIntosh, speakers from Quad and JBL, and Dieter Rams designs for Braun, Germany, which even decades later inspired Apple designs. Bang & Olufsen, a Danish electronics manufacturer, many of whom you know and adorn your home, was founded in 1925 and has since become a kind of embodiment of the perfect, beautiful and unique shape that has determined and continues to shape the visual trend of electronics.
Probably no piece of B&O is as sought-after and collectible as the Jensen landmark Beogram 4000, which was launched in 1972. The new tangential tonearm was one of the first successful implementations of the technology facing today's challenges for engineers. It eliminates tracking errors and distortion, and the pencil-sized wand moves toward the center of the spindle at right angles to the recording grooves in the same way as the head that cuts the wax head. The suspension absorbs shocks and vibrations and eliminates the feedback common to the turntable designs of the time. Its plinth and brushed aluminum plate, unpainted teak paneling, and elegant dust cover expressed the modern aesthetics of years before it.
The suspension absorbs shocks and vibrations and eliminates the feedback common to turntable designs at the time. Its plinth and brushed aluminum plate, unpainted teak paneling, and elegant dust cover reflect the modern aesthetics of its time. Thanks to its appearance, performance, and rarity, Beogram 4000 has been sought after by collectors for decades since the last unit left the line in 1974. The challenge for them was the unavailability of repair parts and an exclusive phono cassette. to the arm, which is only available from one cartridge manufacturer, Soundsmith of New York.
Recognizing the collector nature of its early classics, Bang & Olufsen has re-launched the Beogram 4000 as a Beogram 4000c Recreated Limited Edition turntable. It is the first in a new Classics initiative and is limited to 95 examples in recognition of the company's 95th anniversary. Mads Kogagaard Hansen, who is at the forefront of the company's initiative, acknowledges what distinguishes B&O from the brand, saying: "In the world of consumer electronics, most products are considered disposable commodities. . . our products are made to stand the test of time. "