Bang & Olufsen returns six-disc CD player for $55,000

Only 200 of the Beosystem 9000 players brought back by Bang & Olufsen will be available for sale.

Bang & Olufsen has announced the launch of the Beosystem 9000c music system. The new sound system consists of a re-created Beosound 9000 CD player, which first appeared in 1990, and Beolab 28 speakers.

The sound system is priced at $55,000.

This isn't the first device in the "recreated classic series," with the Beogram 4000c turntable resurrected in 2020. The brand claims that it’s committed to "creating products that can stand the test of time."

"We want to demonstrate that a second-life product can be just as attractive as a new product and that a high-quality item such as the Beosound 9000 doesn't need to have an end-date," said Mads Kogsgaard Hansen, head of product circularity & portfolio planning at Bang & Olufsen.

Bang & Olufsen Beosound 9000
Image by Bang & Olufsen

Bang & Olufsen revealed that it is "keeping listening choices alive" during this period. However, the maker is likely trying to capitalize on growing user interest in vinyl and CD players.

CD sales in the US have been slightly increasing since 2021, after 20 years of decline. The reason being that more well-known artists are choosing to release CD versions of their albums.

The Beosound 9000 CD player was first created in 1996 in collaboration with industrial designer David Lewis. Its production ended in 2011.

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