When Danish designer Jacob Jensen created the Beogram 4000 Series turntable for Bang & Olufsen in 1972, he was looking ahead. Empty space was designed into the product architecture in anticipation of future technological upgrades that hadn’t even been dreamt up at the time of its launch. Fast forward to 2020 and the Beogram 4000 was recreated as a limited edition, and now Bang & Olufsen is taking it even further for its 50th anniversary with the Beosystem 72-22.
For this re-release, the Beogram 4000c turntable is hand crafted in pearl-blasted titanium tone aluminium and solid walnut wood. In addition to the turntable, the Beosystem 72-22 fully integrated music system also includes matching Beolab 18 stereo speakers and a Beoremote Halo remote control. The Beosystem 72-22 is delivered with a solid wood walnut gift box, which can be repurposed as a record cabinet, turntable stand, Halo charging station and wireless connectivity hub. The system connects the vinyl player to the Beolab 18 stereo speakers via the Halo remote control or other smart devices. Other content can be streamed wirelessly to the speakers too when the turntable is not in use.
Bang & Olufsen has also selected four classic albums released in 1972 to be included in each Beosystem 72-22 delivered. The stunning music system is priced at US$ 45,000, only 30 sets are available exclusively at Bang & Olufsen stores in the US and Canada.