Beosound 9000 – wise in 2022?

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  • #5584
    roundhead
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    Beosound 9000 – wise in 2022?

    I’d be interested to hear from those that have a BS9000. I’m largely a classical music fan with a sprinkling of 70 and 80s pop, with hundreds of CDs. I’ve tried streaming but I lack the self discipline and keep jumping around after a I spot something else on the tablet that catches my eye.

    How many of you sold your BS9000 and why?

    How many still use a BS9000?

    Why do you still hold your BS9000 in an era of streaming?

    Has your use of the BS9000 changed over the years since streaming came more on the scene?

    Do you still love the looks of the BS9000 or has your appreciation faded in the era of mobile devices and does it look odd in a modern living room in post-CD era?

    #5585
    roundhead
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    #5592
    pepps
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    Hello there,

    I don’t own a BS9000 but for what it’s worth here’s my opinion.

    BS9000 is a show piece. Especially in low light. Its movement is fast and precise, like nothing else available to buy. It’s stunning.

    I think this system has a place in anyone’s life if they enjoy the B&O way.

    I record my favourite playlists from Spotify on to audio tape 😄 Just so I get the pleasure of using my Beocord 3500 to play the mix back. At night I just love the majestic lid movement and those fab LED lights dancing up and down.

    I would imagine BS9000 users rip their playlists to cd, load up their Beosystem and enjoy that glorious movement on a shuffle play setting.

    Is any cd player relevant today? Yes, if you love the act (and art, in this case) of playing a cd and taking the case back to your favourite listening chair to read the inlay card.

    And of course, when the router fails or the ISP has a breakdown, you still have access to your favourite music.

    #5596
    matador
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    To add to the perfect answer from Pepps:

    Beosound 9000 – wise in 2022?

    Always

    How many still use a BS9000?

    At least one, me and I know I’m not alone.

    Why do you still hold your BS9000 in an era of streaming?

    Because you have to stream to “something” and in my case, the Beosound 9000. And obviously because ut’s beautiful.

    Has your use of the BS9000 changed over the years since streaming came more on the scene?

    I got mine after the streaming came.

    Do you still love the looks of the BS9000 or has your appreciation faded in the era of mobile devices and does it look odd in a modern living room in post-CD era?

    Not at all, still beautiful piece that fit any tasty interior from classic to modern.

    I know it’s little bit of too much: Beosound plus Beolab plus Airplay receiver just to receive a simple stream and it is 80% of my use. But sometimes I’m happy to have a standalone music system for radio or CD. And listening to CD’s in random mode with the BS9000 is truly something.

    If you are after one, be sure to read all the threads on this system in the old forums: plenty of information you need to know to choose wisely.

    #5597
    matador
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    I would imagine BS9000 users rip their playlists to cd, load up their Beosystem and enjoy that glorious movement on a shuffle play setting.

    Yes, you’re right, with the bonus pleasure of custom disc art!

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    #5598
    TWG
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    Yes, I’m still using one, too. I don’t even think of the possibility to sell it.

    Keep in mind that the Beosound 9000 is a delicate piece of equipment! It’s like an oldtimer that needs care from time to time and there are no more spare parts available from B&O according to information of my dealer in 2020. So if you want one, you better buy a serviced one with warranty from a B&O dealer.

    I’ve just installed a Beosound 9000 onto a wall in our new house’s living room.
    It’s nice to touch and doesn’t feel cheap, it’s beautiful but not too flashy and yes, especially in the evening it looks some kind of calm and “technically cozy” when the lights are on and the disc is spinning.
    I guess that’s what the vinyl enjoy when they’re listening with their turntables watching the record spinning.

    If you listen to many CDs it’s not the most comfortable CD player as changing the discs is not as easy as on standard tray loaded or slot-in CD players (depending on the chosen mounting option of a BS 9000).

    Hundreds of CDs in the house and the BS 9000 plays music burned to CDs from online sources like Beatport, Soundcloud etc. where (unfortunately) pure digital downloads are dominating.
    The BS 9000 is not the main source of music in the house but one of the lovely ones I love to keep maintained and serviced.

    #5608
    roundhead
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    Thanks for the replies. Seems that no matter how old, the BS9000’s beauty and movement doesn’t diminish. Now I need to source an excellent  unit for Xmas.

    #5613
    Jraeven
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    Yep also have my BS9000, but use it only for radio and to connect a Beocore to my ML.

    Every once and a will my wife will listen to a CD. Problem is when it brakes down I do not know how to get internet radio and spotify on my ML bus.

     

    #5617
    Stan
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    I still have and use my BS9000.  Mostly listen to a streamer connected to it, but during the holiday season my wife loads it up with Christmas CDs.  Once in a while, I will break out a CD (or 6) and enjoy the show…

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