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Bang & Olufsen reveals the Beosystem 72-22, a limited-edition tribute to the Beogram 4000

The Beosystem 72-22 is Bang & Olufsen's latest limited edition record player. (Image source: Bang & Olufsen)
The Beosystem 72-22 is Bang & Olufsen's latest limited edition record player. (Image source: Bang & Olufsen)
Bang & Olufsen has showcased the Beosystem 72-22, a system that features the Beogram 4000c, a pair of Beolab 18 stereo speakers and a Beoremote Halo remote control. The Beosystem 72-22 marks the Beogram 4000's 50th anniversary and will be limited to 30 units globally.

Last month, Bang & Olufsen released a new version of the Beoplay Portal, a pair of over-ear headphones that retail for US$499. Now, the company has returned to its roots with the Beosystem 72-22, a limited edition unit that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Beogram 4000. For reference, Bang & Olufsen has chosen the name '72-22' in a nod to it re-releasing in the device in 2022 that it made in 1972.

According to Bang & Olufsen, the Beosystem 72-22 contains a recreated Beogram 4000c record player, which it has customised by hand in 'pearl-blasted titanium tone aluminium and solid walnut wood'. Additionally, the Beosystem 72-22 includes matching Beolab 18 stereo speakers and a Beoremote Halo remote control. While the company does not state this on its website, the speakers are active and wireless, hence the lack of an accompanying amplifier.

(Image source: Bang & Olufsen)
(Image source: Bang & Olufsen)

Moreover, the Beogram 4000c and Beoremote Halo remote control sit atop a walnut box in which Bang & Olufsen hopes people will store records. Incidentally, the company has included four records released in 1972 to get people started - Eat a Peach by The Allman Brothers Band; Carly Simon's No Secrets; David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and Paul Simon's eponymous debut.

Bang & Olufsen will only produce 30 sets of the Beosystem 72-22, making it even rarer than the Beogram 4000c Recreated Limited Edition, which ran to 95 units. Also, the company will only sell the Beosystem 72-22 in North America, where it will retail for US$45,000 and CAD$60,000. Bang & Olufsen has yet to confirm when it will begin selling the Beosystem 72-22, though.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-03- 1 (Update: 2022-03- 1)