Bang & Olufsen Unveils $55,000 CD Changer

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The Beosystem 9000c, a recreated, replayed, and reborn version of the original CD changer from Bang & Olufsen that is said to feature all of the elegance and power of the original, but rebuilt from the ground up and paired with modern hardware, including Beolab 28 speakers, will be available exclusively at Bang & Olufsen stores in Europe, USA, and other select regions from April 24 for $55,000, the company has announced. Only 200 of these exist, according to the Danish consumer electronics company, which is largely known for its premium, high-end audio products.

Sound specs:

  • Number of CDs
    • 6 CDs
  • Recommended Room Size
    • 15-50 m²
    • 150-500 ft²
  • Speaker Configuration
    • Per Speaker:
      • 1 x 1″ tweeter
      • 3 x 3″ full range
      • 1 x 6.½” woofer
  • Amplifier
    • Per Speaker:
    • 1 x 100 watt, Class D, tweeter
    • 3 x 100 watt, Class D, full range
    • 1 x 225 watt, Class D, woofer
    • Total: 625 W
  • Frequency Range
    • 27 – 23.000 Hz
  • Maximum Sound Pressure Level @1m
    • Per Pair: 110 dB (SPL)
  • Bass Capability
    • Per Pair: 95 dB (SPL)
  • Advanced Sound Features
    • Active Room Compensation
    • Adaptive Bass Linearization
    • Beam Width Control
    • Thermal Protection
    • Customizable Sound EQ
      • Presets available and fully customisable through the Bang & Olufsen App

Contents include:

  • 1 x Beosound 9000c Recreated Classic Edition
  • 6 x carefully selected CDs
  • 2 x Beolab 28 Natural Aluminium/Cosmic Black
  • 1 x Beoremote One BT
  • 1 x Beoconnect Encore
  • 1 x Accessory box for Beosound 9000c
  • 1 x An exclusive wooden welcome box

A gallery of the revival process:

A promotional video:

Bang & Olufsen on how the original Beosound 9000 came to be:

According to legend, the idea came to Lewis when walking past a record store in London where six CDs were laid out in a row in the window. This inspired his concept of displaying album art linearly rather than hiding it away in a black box. The visible six CDs, the swift movement of the CD clamper, and the glass lid relate to the user, showcasing Bang & Olufsen’s tradition for mastering technology in an innovative way with a highly differentiated visual design and aesthetic expression.


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