With plenty of new products being released each year, Bang & Olufsen recently announced a slightly different initiative in the form of its new Classics project, which brings back timeless Bang & Olufsen products of the past. Instead of simply creating reissues, the team tracks down original units of classic products, restores and reimagines them in an effort to highlight both their timeless design and the longevity of a well-crafted product. First up from the initiative is the Beogram 4000c Recreated Limited Edition turntable.
Introduced in the early 1970s, the Beogram 4000 series set a new standard and defined the aesthetic that turntables should follow. For B&Os Classic initiative, 95 units of the original turntable were sourced and individually disassembled, inspected, and cleaned, before new parts were added for ensuring lasting performance. This process was made easier by the original design team from five decades ago having left space in the product’s internal architecture for future upgrades.
With an added RIAA phono pre-amplifier, the recreated model can now be connected to modern speakers using a phono or 3.5mm line-level connection. Appearance-wise, the Recreated Limited Edition’s aluminium case has been polished and shaded in a warm champagne tone, while the turntable has been given a new dust lid and a new hand-crafted solid oak frame.
The Beogram 4000c Recreated Limited Edition turntable is currently available in Europe only, but Bang & Olufsen has promised more to come soon.