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This is what a $45,000 vinyl system looks like

Bang & Olufsen’s latest walnut wood-covered system resurrects the Beogram 4000 with a modern touch

  • Olivia Wycech
  • 1 March 2022
This is what a $45,000 vinyl system looks like

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Bang & Olufsen has just pulled back the curtains on its Beosystem 72-22, a luxurious walnut-covered music system that will set you back an eye-popping $45,000, perfect for those cashing in on the crypto craze.

Originally made in 1972 by Jacob Jensen, the fully integrated limited-edition system comes with a revamped Beogram 4000 Series turntable, a Beoremote Halo control and matching Beolab 18 stereo speakers. And by limited, we mean just 30 sets have been made.

As far as externals go, the casing is made from responsibly sourced walnut which is matched by a pearl-blasted Titanium Tone anodized aluminium finish, all done at the Struer factory where the original Beogram 4000 was built. Of course, it doubles as a turntable stand or storage cabinet for your growing vinyl collection.

Other magic touches? Aside from its wireless connectivity feature, the Beogram 4000 is also famously ‘dance-proof’. The turntable’s chassis is suspended on leaf springs that act as built-in shock absorbers and protect the needle and arm from external vibrations – meaning the record will never miss a beat.

And with every purchase, Bang & Olufsen is gifting four classic vinyl albums—all from 1972—that need to be heard on the system: David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars; Paul Simon’s eponymous debut; Eat a Peach by The Allman Brothers Band and Carly Simon’s No Secrets.

The project is part of Bang & Olufsen's initiative to restore and reimagine its older but iconic products. Call the Recreated Classics program, the recreations transcend time by bridging the gap between the classic look and feel of 1972 and the contemporary digital technology of 2022.

Just 30 Beosystem 72-22s have been made available & will be sold exclusively through Bang & Olufsen stores. Find more information here.

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