With the trend for vintage so strong, it should probably come as no surprise that Bang & Olufsen have delved into their archives. The new Classics initiative sees the luxury Danish company re-issuing some of its iconic pieces. The first, just launched, is the Beogram 4000c Recreated Limited Edition, a stylish turntable that was originally manufactured in the early 1970s.
‘The Classics initiative was born out of Bang & Olufsen’s commitment to longevity, which ensures relevance for our customers many years after buying our products,’ says Mads Kogsgaard Hansen from Bang & Olufsen. ‘In a world of consumer electronics, most products are regarded as disposable commodities. At Bang & Olufsen, our products are built to stand the test of time. That is what differentiates us as a brand, what the Beogram 4000c so beautifully embodies and what we want to build on in the future’.
Just ninety-five turntables were brought to the original factory where they were disassembled and inspected before every part was carefully cleaned and new parts added where necessary. The finished products were then fine-tuned to make sure they met B&O’s 21st century standards.
The original aluminium of the turntable has been polished but in the new version, it has also been anodised to give a warmer tone and a subtle glow. The frame is of hand-crafted oak and each of limited editions has a new dust lid to protect it when not in use.
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