Interesting news from Denmark (re: b&o, not Greenland!)

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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 4,265
    So B&O is for sale, unlike Greenland. I suppose we could just invade Greenland and take it over though, as we do have an election approaching.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,093
    Why not the Russians do it.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,865
    B&O.... thought that was a railroad I could acquire on a certain board game.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,116
    B&O.... thought that was a railroad I could acquire on a certain board game.

    both had some pretty sexy rolling stock, so to speak.

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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,382
    edited September 2019
    Are they not already owned by Harmon? I cant find thier stocks on Robinhood. Them or Harmon.
  • KexKex Posts: 4,323
    Ahem... that’s Harman please... as in harman/kardon... now part of Samsung. ;)
    Alea jacta est!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,116
    Kex wrote: »
    Ahem... that’s Harman please... as in harman/kardon... now part of Somsing. ;)

    fixed that for you...

    B)
  • KexKex Posts: 4,323
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    fixed that for you...

    B)
    So true... I’ll never buy another Harman (or Harmon) product again... 😞 ... but then, I’d more or less decided that anyway, so... 🤔
    Alea jacta est!
  • verbverb Posts: 10,235
    I always loved the aesthetics of B&O gear! Never really heard them, components or speakers, although I do have a set of their headphones :)
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,116
    Their loudspeakers used Danish (SEAS or... whatever) and Philips drivers in the 1970s and were quite nice, actually. Their

    The tts are kind of flimsy but actually work and sound pretty good -- their moving iron ("Micro Moving Cross" -- MMC) cartridges were excellent. Excellent enough that Soundsmith rebooted them when b&o threw in the towel on the phono cartridge market not all that long ago (early 2000s). :)

    Like Apple products, the b&o tts illustrate the best and worst of a closed-architecture "ecosystem". :p The very low-mass, high-compliance b&o cartridges were optimized for their arms, and vice versa.

    I have a TX-2 with an MMC-4; it's a second stringer here but it is a very capable tt/cartridge (still).

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,116
    edited September 2019
    b&o's tape decks (reel and cassette) were pretty good sounding but not terribly robustly made; many/most of their electronic components didn't age (i.e., hold up) very well -- but when they were new, they were good. Expensive, but good.


    I am not sure there was ever a more elegant hifi product -- ever -- than the b&o
    Beomaster 1900 stereo receiver*. I couldn't really find a photo on line that does this elegant and very advanced product (for its time) justice! :/

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    These things were very slender (could even be wall mounted) and were chockablock with tightly-packed innards; they were pretty notoriously unpleasant to service or restore, I believe.


    Their tts and arms were quite good.

    David Hafler (Dynaco) imported and sold their arms, cartridges, record players and tape decks for a while during Dynaco's glory years.


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    * well, I guess the Museum of Modern Art (NYC) felt that the b&o tangential-tracking Beogram 4000 may have been the most elegant of all (as shown in my earlier post). :)
    The 4000 was way ahead of its time.


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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,382
    edited September 2019
    Omg, Harman is really owned by Samsung now? I love old JBL and this breaks my heart. First Harman now Samshit?

    Anyone know if all of the JBL line is owned by Harman/ Samsllhit? Even the Synthesis, Array and Everest lines? Seems like they are the only series that dont share drivers with Infinity.

    I always wanted to hear a pair of these from B&O.

    https://newatlas.com/new-audio-benchmark-2500w-speakers-from-bang-olufsen/1949/
  • verbverb Posts: 10,235
    Back when I was looking for wall speakers, I found these by B&O. Talk about style! :) I did end up getting some Polk in walls though!

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