Bang & Olufsen Revives a Legend: The Beosystem 9000c

Bang & Olufsen Revives a Legend: The Beosystem 9000c

By: CE Critic

Danish luxury audio brand Bang & Olufsen (B&O) pays homage to its design heritage and the resurgence of physical media with the Beosystem 9000c. This stunning reimagining of the iconic 1990s Beosound 9000 CD player pairs cutting-edge technology with meticulous restoration.

The Heart of the System: Refurbished Beosound 9000

At the core of the Beosystem 9000c lies a beautifully refurbished Beosound 9000 CD player, a testament to B&O's commitment to longevity. Originally designed by David Lewis in 1996, a limited number of these players were meticulously sourced and restored by B&O's skilled engineers in Denmark.

Design: A Modern Twist on a Classic

The Beosystem 9000c boasts a striking Cosmic Black finish on its aluminum backplate, offset by a Natural Aluminum control panel. This inversion of the original color scheme enhances the CD display, making each disc a visual highlight. The updated design maintains the integrity of Lewis's vision while adding a contemporary touch.

Specs: Where Heritage Meets Innovation

  • CD Player: Refurbished Beosound 9000 with modern connectivity (AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Bluetooth 5.0, Dolby Atmos)
  • Speakers: Paired with Beolab 28 wireless speakers featuring Natural Aluminium lamellas and Cosmic Black base
  • Craftsmanship: Each Beosystem 9000c showcases B&O's aluminum expertise, with elements artfully treated at their Factory 5 in Denmark

Sound Experience: Powerful and Immersive

The powerful Beolab 28 speakers and the meticulously restored Beosound 9000 create an immersive sonic experience. Dolby Atmos integration caters to modern listeners, while CD support celebrates the enduring appeal of physical media formats.

Celebration of Design and Circularity

The Beosystem 9000c stands as an example of B&O's commitment to both design excellence and responsible consumption. This project demonstrates how high-end, well-maintained electronics can be given a second life, minimizing waste and extending product lifespans.

Pricing and Availability

The Beosystem 9000c Recreated Classic is limited to 200 units globally and retails for £45,000 (€50,000 / $55,000).

Beyond the Specs: A Timeless Appeal

The Beosystem 9000c is more than just a technological marvel. It taps into nostalgia for the golden age of CDs while celebrating B&O's enduring design language. It's a testament to the power of thoughtful restoration and a bold assertion about the ongoing relevance of carefully selected and enjoyed physical media.