26 Apr 2024 By May Ng

Bang & Olufsen Unveils Its Second Recreated Classic – The Beosystem 9000c

The Danish luxury audio brand Bang & Olufsen today announces the revival of another product icon with the launch of the Beosystem 9000c music system. The new system features a fully restored and reimagined Beosound 9000 CD player from the 1990’s paired with Bang & Olufsen’s modern Beolab 28 speakers for a powerful listening experience.

Following the success of the Beogram 4000c recreated turntable in 2020, Beosystem 9000c is the second project in the recreated classics series that demonstrates Bang & Olufsen’s commitment to the brand’s longevity promise: “Creating products that can stand the test of time.”

Bang & Olufsen has sourced 200 units of the original Beosound 9000 CD player and returned them to the company’s factory in Struer, Denmark. The same place, where they were first created from 1996. The CD players are disassembled and thoroughly inspected by a team of skilled service technicians, including many of the same colleagues that worked on the Beosound 9000’s in the 1990s, using the original workshop tables. Every component is painstakingly cleaned and repaired, and once they have been inspected, each Beosound 9000 is individually tested and fine-tuned to meet Bang & Olufsen’s exacting specifications.

Re-imagined for contemporary living

Building on the original design of the CD player, Bang & Olufsen’s design team inverted the deep black and natural aluminium finishes of the original colourway of Beosound 9000. The perfectly matching Beolab 28’s are a world-first premier design featuring Natural Aluminium lamellas on the speakers with a Cosmic Black aluminium base that has turned surfaces of deep black, creating infinite depth and layers.

The Beosystem 9000c showcases Bang & Olufsen’s expertise in aluminium craftsmanship. To achieve the various finishes, the aluminium has been hairline brushed, etched and pearl-blasted in Bang & Olufsen’s Factory 5 in Struer, Denmark. All aluminium elements of Beosound 9000 are the original parts that have been re-machined and re-anodised to create unity between products despite being decades apart.

An Icon Revived: The Beosound 9000

The Beosound 9000 was first introduced in 1996 as a differentiated music system featuring a six-CD changer with built-in AM/FM radio which offered visual playback at the height of the music format’s popularity.

Magical moments using mechanical movement

Bang & Olufsen is renowned for creating magical moments, and the Beosound 9000 contains several mechanical movements that surprise and delight in multiple ways. The CD clamper’s linear movement is a complex construction allowing swift and soundless movement between the discs. It moves from the first to the sixth CD, holds it, registers the information, and starts playback within seconds. With Beosound 9000 the auto-positioning idea was not essential for the use of the product, but it added an element of magic so that users are always able to read the text on the CD.

The motorised glass lid of Beosound 9000 opens and closes in the same uniform movement whether it is lying down, standing up or hanging on the wall. Two optical sensors and a digital time control constantly monitor the door which opens and closes within the set time limit of 3.5 – 4.0 seconds.

Stream anything, anytime

When you switch on the Beosystem 9000c music system, the curtains on the Beolab 28 speakers magically slide aside and the speakers are ready to deliver powerful sound. The position of the curtains indicates whether the beam width is in narrow or wide mode, staging the listening experience where narrow mode minimizes wall reflections and wide mode widens the listening area by diffusing the sound around the room.

The music system comes with a Beoremote One that allows users to control their entire setup but can also be controlled via the Beolab 28 speakers as well as a smartphone.

Approaching the Beolab 28s, the physical interface on top of the speakers lights up, which makes it possible to playback, skip tracks and control the volume. With four favourite buttons, users are encouraged to add their preferred radio stations via B&O Radio or a playlist from their favourite music streaming service.  Wireless connectivity amounts to a choice of Airplay 2, Chromecast and Bluetooth 5.0.

The Beosystem 9000c showcases Bang & Olufsen’s continuous commitment to create timeless products with beautiful sound. The revival of Bang & Olufsen’s iconic Beosound 9000 coupled with the resurging interest in CDs provides cultural capital for design and music lovers everywhere. The combined power of nostalgia for both past products and physical music formats creates an emotional connection for future generations to enjoy Bang & Olufsen’s enduring legacy in the highest fidelity.

Limited to 200 units Worldwide

The Beosystem 9000c is limited to only 200 units globally, at a retail price of 425,000 HKD. From today, the product will be available for order at selected Bang & Olufsen stores worldwide, including Hong Kong.

In Hong Kong, the product will be exclusively showcased at brand events and for by-appointment experience. For the appointment arrangement, please contact Bang & Olufsen via email to hk.mkt@bang-olufsen.dk or call the store for details.