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Which is the most beautiful B&O product ever?

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Steve at Sounds Heavenly Posted: Fri, Nov 27 2020 10:43 AM

Hi Beoworlders,

Is the item in my video the most beautiful product that B&O ever made? Or can you persuade me that I'm wrong..... Please have a look and see if you are willing to take up the challenge! https://youtu.be/jz-xXUohvmE

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Dillen replied on Fri, Nov 27 2020 11:07 AM

I agree that your pick is a nice one. And one we rarely hear about for reasons unknown to me.
However, my favourite would be Master 40S. This console model is simply one of the most beautiful and stylish radios ever produced.

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Thanks Martin,

Please email me a photo of your system that best shows off its good looks and I will be pleased to feature this in my next video ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Dillen replied on Fri, Nov 27 2020 12:16 PM

Sorry, I can't do that.
I own two of them and both are packed down in storage. Sad

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No problem Martin!

Hope you get the chance to enjoy them again soon....

Kind regards, Steve.

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DStefan replied on Fri, Nov 27 2020 4:09 PM
Beolink 7000
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Beosystem 9300 or 9500
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CB replied on Fri, Nov 27 2020 5:29 PM
Difficult task indeed !

I would say Beo1 remote (wrote by mistake Beoremote 1 in the mail I sent you Steve)

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And not far away, Beoremote Halo and Beotime (the flute one, not the clock), Beogram 3000 Record Deck Type 59xx also, and so many more...
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Beomic 2000.

This product is so beautiful, it directly inspired the design of the BeoSound 2 (the conical speaker).

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CB:

Difficult task indeed !

I would say Beo1 remote (wrote by mistake Beoremote 1 in the mail I sent you)

And not far away, Beoremote Halo and Beotime (the flute one, not the clock), Beogram 3000 Record Deck Type 59xx also, and so many more...

Beautiful, CB. And always good for raising a titter from a maiden aunt. I still canโ€™t believe that made it into production. ๐Ÿ˜„

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matador43 replied on Fri, Nov 27 2020 8:16 PM

I would say, as a recent follower of the brand, that there is no straight simple answer. 

Beside old history, i (re)discovered the brand througt the Beovision Horizon and 14 which I found the most beautiful TVs in the world, and thus B&O product ever. Then I got a desirable Ouverture, that I use to find cheesy in the past and now urgently needed, swearing in that time that the BV6 was so ugly, but I now own one and love it.

When I looked after a turntable, I thought the 400X was so overstated against a fine sleek beautiful 120X, but now I'm chasing a 400X!

The Beosystems 5X00, 6500? "They touched me one without making the other move" (sorry). Now I'm struggling to complete a BS5000 because I like it.

Etc, Etc, Etc. So I would never say again (apart for the Harmony) I don't like the design.

And I rather say the most beautifull B&O product is the next you're interrested in. And maybe the BS9000 because it's unique.

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I'd say the Beosystem 6000 – quadraphonic Beogram 6000, Beomaster 6000 4channel and Beocord 5000 – is unbeatable. The scrapped reel-to-reel version of the Beocord 5000 was a stunner too.

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Beoplay A9 is so sculptural. Smile I think I could have it in my room even if it would never play any music. <3

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Mikipidia replied on Fri, Nov 27 2020 9:17 PM
Beolab 12-3โ€™s for me

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Thanks guys!

Please feel free to email me your own B&O photos at steve@soundsheavenly.com

I will be starting to feature the best photos on my Instagram channel @steveatsoundsheavenly over the weekend, to see which are the most popular...

Kind regards, Steve.

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Tough choice indeed but another vote here for the BeoLink 7000. It doesn’t get anymore innovative than that, especially at the time. This was the product that I first saw as a young boy through a B&O dealer that introduced me to Bang and Olufsen, who have intrigued me ever since. Simon.

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Beosound 9000

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Present: BL90, Core, BL6000, CD7000, Beogram 7000, Essence Remote.

Past: BL1, BL2, BL8000, BS9000, BL5, BC2, BS5, BV5, BV4-50, Beosystem 3, BL3, DVD1, Beoremote 4, Moment.

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Silou replied on Sat, Nov 28 2020 3:57 PM

Ouverture, BS9000, TV Avant CRT 

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Silou replied on Sat, Nov 28 2020 3:59 PM

and BEO4

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Dillen replied on Sat, Nov 28 2020 4:41 PM

One thing that can be said for sure, is that B&O definitely changed their view on design over the years.
Here the oldest and newest item in my collection side by side for comparison.

And Beotime isn't the worst looking product they've come up with.
There's nothing like it. 

Martin 

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The Beosound 9000 for me as well, followed by the Beolab 5s.

B&O in my life ๐Ÿ˜Š: 

 

  • Beolab 8002 + Beolab 2 + Beosound Core with Essence Remote (Office)
  • Beolab 6000 + Beolab 11 + Beosound Core with Essence Remote (Bedroom)
  • Beoplay A9 Mk2 (Living Room)
  • Beosound 1 with wireless dock (Portable)
  • Beosound Balance (Dining)
  • Beoplay H95 (Focused listening, travel)
  • Beoplay H9 (3rd gen) (retired)
  • Beoplay P6 (Portable)
  • Beotime wall clock (hallway entrance)
  • BMW X5 50i with B&O Audio Package (Commute/drive)

 

 

 

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moxxey replied on Sat, Nov 28 2020 4:59 PM

Also, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Remember, said with respect, a lot of B&O users tend to have a bit of an 80s/90s design appreciation.

When I look at some of those older objects, particularly anything with shiny chrome, it just looks incredibly dated now, so has lost its 'beauty'.

For me, the Eclipse is actually quite a stunning object with the frame smoke oak grille. The BV14 was similarly stunning with an oak fret. You don't get anything like this in the industry, which is why we should appreciate the design.

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flatwhite replied on Sat, Nov 28 2020 6:57 PM

A9

Beolab 18

Bv14-55

 

 

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flatwhite replied on Sat, Nov 28 2020 6:57 PM

A9

Beolab 18

Bv14-55

 

 

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beojeff replied on Sat, Nov 28 2020 8:05 PM

How can we possibly not in include the BeoCom 2? It's like having a Brancusi sculpture in the room.

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Iโ€™ve always been intrigued by the looks of the BeoVision AV5. It was behind on technology when released (CDi and 3:2 picture tube) but damn what a fantastic design!
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Dillen:

One thing that can be said for sure, is that B&O definitely changed their view on design over the years.
Here the oldest and newest item in my collection side by side for comparison.

And Beotime isn't the worst looking product they've come up with.
There's nothing like it. 

Martin 

Thanks Martin,

That is a very striking picture!  Please may I share this and include it with the photos to feature on my channel?

Kind regards, Steve.

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Dillen replied on Sun, Nov 29 2020 11:31 AM

Of course, Steve.

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Thanks Martin!

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I have a silly one for you. Clearly items like the Beomaster 2400 , Beocenter 9500 and Beolab 8000 are all worthy contenders, buy one product that really showed me the way B&O felt about their products was the one I am going to suggest. The SP8 cartridge was a pretty standard SP cartridge although it was designed for the Beogram 3000 Thorens, a superb though not that beautiful a deck. What makes it stand out however is the box thait came in. A cardboard outer contained a beautifully made rosewood box. This was completely over the top and was lovingly made with properly jointed corners and a perfect fit. The slightly sad thing a dealer told me was that these were notrmally thrown out by the dealer after fitting the cartridge! I have had a couple - I gave one away but still have one and although the contained cartridge is useless to me as my 3000 has a different arm and bespoke cartidge, trhe box remains by my desk as a reminder of the craftsman who worked for B&O and their suppliers.


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Here is the open box. The eagle eyed amongst you will notice the cartridge is an SP12 - rest assured the SP8 is back in it now but is in not quite a good condition!!


Peter

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Carsten replied on Sun, Nov 29 2020 11:00 PM

My pick would be the Beolab 6000. Timeless, simplistic and elegant in one package that could fit in in any home.

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Thanks guys,

These are some great products.  Peter, I was inspired by your choice and the reasons behind it - I will be looking at my B&O products in a different way now that I can see how much care has gone into some of them (would you be willing to email the SP12 photo to me please, so that I can share this?)

Kind regards, Steve.

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beocool replied on Mon, Nov 30 2020 2:35 PM

Peter:

I have a silly one for you. Clearly items like the Beomaster 2400 , Beocenter 9500 and Beolab 8000 are all worthy contenders, buy one product that really showed me the way B&O felt about their products was the one I am going to suggest. The SP8 cartridge was a pretty standard SP cartridge although it was designed for the Beogram 3000 Thorens, a superb though not that beautiful a deck. What makes it stand out however is the box thait came in. A cardboard outer contained a beautifully made rosewood box. This was completely over the top and was lovingly made with properly jointed corners and a perfect fit. The slightly sad thing a dealer told me was that these were notrmally thrown out by the dealer after fitting the cartridge! I have had a couple - I gave one away but still have one and although the contained cartridge is useless to me as my 3000 has a different arm and bespoke cartidge, trhe box remains by my desk as a reminder of the craftsman who worked for B&O and their suppliers.

I love these. Saw one for sale once, but I missed the opportunity. Never saw them again for sale.

 

Vähintään yhdeksänkymmentä prosenttia suomalainen! 

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Hi Beoworlders,

Thanks to everyone who sent in their photos for the most photogenic B&O product ever, please come and check out the results!

https://youtu.be/0Hhhe02PHBI

Kind regards, Steve.

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