In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beogram 4000 Series turntables — originally created by pioneering Danish designer Jacob Jensen in 1972 — Bang & Olufsen has just announced a series of 30 limited-edition music systems sold exclusively in Canadian and US stores. Bang & Olufsen’s new Beosystem 72-22, which includes a recreated version of the Beogram 4000 Series turntable, is a revolutionary music system connecting the year 1972 to the present.
This new and exclusive system is part of B&O’s mission to reconsider long-lasting luxury through hand-crafted, circular manufacturing of historic design pieces, known as their “Recreated Classics Initiative” which they started back in 2020.
Their new fully integrated music system which includes a revamped Beogram 4000 Series turntable (the turntable that truly set the standard for all record players that came after it) comes with matching Beolab 18 stereo speakers and a Beoremote Halo remote control. Each element is connected through a central hub within the solid wood walnut gift box or “collector’s cabinet” that the system arrives in — a gorgeous piece of furniture which can be used as a turntable stand and/or a storage cabinet for your additional wires, controls, and of course, records.
Entitled “The Beosystem 72-22,” it pays tribute to the turntable’s year of origin as well as the year of its remaking. The system confirms the fact that B&O’s capabilities in the sound and tech worlds are timeless — and exceptional. By blending the old with the new, they are paying homage to a 50-year-old design but making it current with cutting-edge technology and modern features like wireless connectivity. Between the sound, design, and pure craftsmanship, The Beosystem 72-22 — in walnut and titanium tone ($60,000) — is the perfect marriage of classic and contemporary.
“Bang & Olufsen has always focused its product innovation efforts on creating magical moments through the unique combination of sound performance, design, and craftsmanship. The Beosystem 72-22 is a great example of this and the longevity of our products,” says Rick Costanzo, Vice President of Bang & Olufsen Americas, in a press release. “The system’s creation is the result of almost a century of active customer engagement that has allowed Bang & Olufsen’s products to be passed down from one generation to the next, as the technology, engineering, and design are simultaneously updated and improved across product categories.”
In addition to its classic and iconic features, timeless design, and superior sound capabilities, the system can also be controlled by the Halo remote or any personal smart device. When the turntable isn’t actively playing records, content can be streamed wirelessly to the Beolab 18 stereo speakers — reinforcing its modernity and versatility.