Bang & Olufsen FAQ
Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen had a shared dream; to make radios and become independent. Backed by family investments and a borrowed attic at the Olufsen family residence, Quistrup in Struer, they founded the Bang & Olufsen on 17 November 1925. Their fathers were the first major shareholders, and the families owned all shares until 1977 when Bang & Olufsen was listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. Today, the ownership of Bang & Olufsen is spread across institutional and retail investors, which span internationally. All investor and stakeholder information is available on Bang & Olufsen’s investor website.
Bang & Olufsen audio centres around authenticity. As a listener, you should be able to hear all that's in the recording. The overall ambition is to make the listeners, wherever they are seated, the centre of the experience.
We do not try to remove or add to the experience, e.g. a booming bass, unless the artist intended this. You should be able to hear everything from the lowest to the highest notes and all the nuances in between.
You should be able to listen to the music – not the speaker - for a long time without getting tired. Bang & Olufsen wants to recreate not only the precision but also the spaciousness and envelopment in a recording.
As a customer, you should experience a sound recording precisely as the artist intended – nothing more and nothing less. This requires mastering sound processing from the source to the ear. You have to challenge the limits of technology to do this constantly.
In Bang & Olufsen audio designs, you will experience solutions in different materials and sizes as people have different needs and preferences. It is not about one size fits all. Bang & Olufsen believes that all customers want something unique, and we strive to provide this service.
After the success of the re-engineered Beogram 4002 celebrating Bang & Olufsen's 95th birthday, Bang & Olufsen continued to help Bang & Olufsen enthusiasts. Many have had their classic Bang & Olufsen turntables, radios, speakers etc., for many years. Over the years, Bang & Olufsen has had many requests to help recreate these classic products. Bang & Olufsen formalised the solution that caters to this group of customers. Bang & Olufsen set up a carefully selected group of highly specialised repair specialists in different locations worldwide. You find these specialists in the Classic Service Alliance. Here Bang & Olufsen enthusiasts can get their Bang & Olufsen turntables and classical products evaluated for the services and solutions we are able to offer to the product or complete setup. When possible, products are repaired, broken spare parts are replaced and aluminium or wooden surfaces are cleaned by certified specialists. To know if restoration of your product is possible, and ensure your product works once refurbished, you can find our Classic Service Alliance partners in the store finder.