Bang & Olufsen Recreates Its '70s Beogram 4000c Turntable
Set to release on October 19 in limited units.
First introduced back in the ’70s, Bang & Olufsen is bringing back its iconic Beogram 4000c turntable. As part of its “Classics” initiative, the company aims to restore and reimagine its classic products to demonstrate its commitment to longevity and the timelessness of its models.
According to a press release, a total of 95 units of the Beogram 4000c were recovered and brought back to Struer, Denmark, where they were “disassembled and thoroughly inspected by a team of skilled engineers.” Each component of the device has been cleaned, while new parts have been added to ensure its lasting performance. “We have applied the same passion, precision and care to this restoration as you would to any masterpiece,” said B&O’s “Classic” initiative lead, Mads Kogsgaard Hansen. “Our goal is to reveal the essence of the original, while breathing new life into the product, allowing it to be enjoyed for decades to come.”
Arriving in a warm champagne hue, the vinyl player comes with a hand-crafted solid oak frame and a new dust lid that further accentuates the item. Unlike most turntables, the Beogram 4000c’s tonearm evenly moves toward the center and keeps the stylus in a consistent position parallel to the groove in the vinyl, which provides a more satisfying acoustic experience. Another standout feature is the RIAA phono pre-amplifier that allows the player to connect to speakers using a phono or a 3.5-millimeter line-level connection. Take a closer look at the piece in the gallery above.
B&O’s Beogram 4000c Recreated Limited Edition retails for £9,000 GBP (approximately $11,635 USD) and will be available in only 95 numbered units on October 19. The turntables will be on display at select B&O stores worldwide on October 12.