Sign in   |  Join   |  Help

B&O announces sale of the 20 years old ‘Gården’

rated by 0 users
This post has 51 Replies | 2 Followers

9 LEE
Top 10 Contributor
Eastbourne, UK
Posts 6,995
OFFLINE
Founder
Moderator
9 LEE replied on Tue, Jan 15 2019 10:28 PM

AdamS:

I’m sure I read a while back that there was a new ‘bigger and better’ Cube....

A Dodecahedron?!

Millemissen
Top 10 Contributor
Flensborg, Denmark
Posts 11,840
OFFLINE
Bronze Member

As you write - the ‘old’ cube is now part of Soundhub Denmark.

This cube is still heavily used by B&O - but not only.....along with the other testing facilities in the old R&D facilities there.

There is new ‘bigger and better’ Cube in the Innovation Lab (the old Fabrik 4) - but there are bigger and better listening rooms there.

 

For those, who want to learn about the Soundhub Denmark project - you could atart here:

https://soundhub.dk/test/

 

MM

 

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

Millemissen
Top 10 Contributor
Flensborg, Denmark
Posts 11,840
OFFLINE
Bronze Member

Sorry - should have been: ‘there is NO new ‘bigger and better’...

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

Jeff
Top 25 Contributor
USA
Posts 3,355
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Jeff replied on Tue, Jan 15 2019 11:28 PM

9 LEE:

AdamS:

I’m sure I read a while back that there was a new ‘bigger and better’ Cube....

A Dodecahedron?!

A tesseract. 

Jeff

I'm afraid I'm recovering from the BeoVirus. Sad

9 LEE
Top 10 Contributor
Eastbourne, UK
Posts 6,995
OFFLINE
Founder
Moderator
9 LEE replied on Wed, Jan 16 2019 12:41 AM

Jeff:

A tesseract. 

My Nan had two of those removed. She could see again afterwards!  

 

Millemissen
Top 10 Contributor
Flensborg, Denmark
Posts 11,840
OFFLINE
Bronze Member

Jeff:

9 LEE:

AdamS:

I’m sure I read a while back that there was a new ‘bigger and better’ Cube....

A Dodecahedron?!

A tesseract. 

http://marvelcinematicuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Tesseract

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

Tayne
Not Ranked
Posts 31
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Tayne replied on Wed, Jan 16 2019 10:31 AM

Soren:

9 LEE:

Millemissen:

@Lee

Yes, in danish we say Gården - since you ‘only english speaking’ guys can’t pronounce that, you have to call it the farm 😉

My apologies for being English speaking. Unless you say " å " with three tongues and your teeth in your pocket, I'm sure we could manage it?! I'm not saying I could get much further than that, though. Geeked

My confusion was purely that it has always been referred to as 'The Farm' in any and all communication, both verbal and written, in person and on the internet from staff and even the public.  I do respect that the Danes have their own word for it, but sadly I was unaware.

The Farm (or correctly, Gården) to me is an iconic building. The design and construction is everything Bang & Olufsen stands for. It is SO Danish, so B&O, and it wows visitors. B&O needs the 'wow factor' - it's what the company was built on, wasn't it?

Whilst it was purely a business decision, and I understand that, I think it's taken away yet another unique element away from the brand. The Head Office is the Mother-Ship, the place you build from. Now it's some nondescript sheds and 90's looking office space. Not really something to be proud of...

Not sure who will buy the Gården, though. Struer isn't exactly rocking when it comes to business hubs, and there's so much land out there if you do want to build anything.

 

 

think it’s always been referred as “Gården” in the Danish catalogues, and “The Farm” internationally.

The letter “Å”  is only used in the Scandinavian contries Denmark, Sweden and Norway.....

you don’t need three  tongues to pronounce it, but you are in great risk of damaging the one you have😉

“Gård” means Farm!!

 “En Gård” means A Farm!! 

And  Gården means The Farm😊

That’s a little lesson in the strange Danish language🤔😀

Søren

 

I'm English, not Danish, - And have been studying Danish on & off for a couple of years now and am still perplexed by the complexity of the Danish language on almost a daily basis! - And when coupled with the rather short/quick spoken word by the natives, I'm quite surprised how anyone outside of Scandinavia can come anywhere close to fluency!

A VERY basic small example leading on from the above...

'Bil' is the Danish word for 'Car'. It's a common noun so it adopts 'en' rather than 'et'. So e.g. 'en bil' means 'a car'.

Nothing changes when adding descriptive words, its constructed like an English sentence. So 'en gul bil' means 'a yellow car'. So far so good.

When wanting to refer to specifics (i.e.'the car'), one would take 'en' or 'et' and simply add it to the end of the noun. So 'Bilen' would be 'the car'.

HOWEVER, if one wishes to describe a specific car, the 'en' on the end of the original noun is then detached, changed to 'den' and then placed before the descriptive word & noun!!!! - So 'Den gul bil' would be 'the yellow car'.

so...

gård = farm

gården = the farm

den dejlige gård = the nice farm


And people say English is difficult......

 

AdamS
Top 500 Contributor
Posts 239
OFFLINE
Gold Member
AdamS replied on Wed, Jan 16 2019 12:59 PM

Back on the Cube, I'm relieved to find I'm not going mad (well, not completely anyway...). Here is what I read:

"Other interesting discoveries on this very brief trip? The acoustics department at B&O is on the move, from its current location – home of the celebrated ‘Cube’ measurement chamber – to new, purpose-built facilities in what was the Factory 4 assembly area. Already bigger, better listening facilities are taking shape, along with a new anechoic chamber, and I was assured a ‘new Cube’ was in the planning"

Taken from a report on a visit to B&O on the launch of the Beolab 50, from my reviewing colleague at Hi-Fi News; Andrew Everard:

https://andreweverard.com/2017/08/09/bang-olufsen-launches-a-conventional-loudspeaker-well-almost/

Millemissen
Top 10 Contributor
Flensborg, Denmark
Posts 11,840
OFFLINE
Bronze Member

I saw no ‘new cube’ when I was there in September last year.

The ‘old cube’ is now shared with other companies.

Maybe this guy talk about the playground of Neo Kaplanis

https://www.audioxpress.com/news/bang-olufsen-chooses-genelec-for-its-virtual-reality-laboratory

(Note: it is not Neo on the photo)

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

SHEFFIELD
Top 500 Contributor
Posts 253
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
SHEFFIELD replied on Fri, Jan 18 2019 8:17 PM

9 LEE:

AdamS:

I’m sure I read a while back that there was a new ‘bigger and better’ Cube....

A Dodecahedron?!

See what you did there Lee #BeoLab 19🙂

Ferdinand
Top 150 Contributor
Malmö, Sweden
Posts 426
OFFLINE
Gold Member
Ferdinand replied on Wed, Apr 24 2019 2:10 PM

The Farm (Gården) is now listed for sale.

https://finans.dk/erhverv/ECE11335946/bo-har-sat-en-salgspris-paa-sit-ikoniske-hovedsaede/?ctxref=ext

https://www.poulerikbech.dk/edc-erhverv-poul-erik-bech-skal-saelge-bos-ikoniske-hovedkontor-i-struer/

''B & O requires DKK 26.5 million. DKK for the building, which was completed in 1998, and which cost about 70 million. DKK on construction.''

Peter Pan
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 1,525
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Peter Pan replied on Wed, Apr 24 2019 2:34 PM

Yes and then Millemissen buys enough, there is a lot to save. Big Smile

https://www.bt.dk/erhverv/bo-saelger-ikonisk-hovedsaede-og-staar-til-at-tabe-millioner-paa-det

Page 2 of 2 (52 items) < Previous 1 2 | RSS
Beoworld Security Certificate

SSL