The original iconic turntable which set the standard for all record players that came after – reimagined for contemporary use.
Beogram 4000c - Recreated Limited Edition A Classic. Reborn.
An Icon. Reimagined.
Launched in the 1970s, the Beogram 4000 series turntables defined the aesthetic of an era: becoming a classic with music lovers, collected by art museums and included in design history books. Its influence can still be seen and heard today.
We wanted to revisit the Beogram to celebrate how – even as music and technology continue developing – there are unchanging values which make a product beautiful and unique. Values that have held true at Bang & Olufsen since 1925.
Bang & Olufsen’s Beogram 4000c Recreated Limited Edition sources 95 original units of this most iconic of turntables – marking our 95th year of creating remarkable experiences – restoring them for contemporary sound systems, while maintaining the timeless spirit at their core.
A Turntable. Recreated.
Each original Beogram has been worked on by a dedicated team of skilled engineers, technicians and craftspeople at our facilities in Struer, Denmark. Our experts clean, refurbish, update and fine-tune every single element of the record players by hand.
Restoring the Beogram takes the same precision, care and passion as restoring any masterpiece: you want to reveal the true essence of the original creation, and renew the product to be experienced now and for decades to come.
Disassembly and inspection
The Beogram 4000 series reimagining process begins by bringing the selected turntables back home to Struer, Denmark – the same facilities where they were created. Every Beogram is disassembled manually then thoroughly inspected to assess each unit’s needs.
Refurbishment and restoration
Every single component of each Beogram is painstakingly cleaned. New parts are added – from the smallest screw and ball bearing to the drive belt – ensuring perfect functionality. Once this process is complete, each Beogram is individually tested then fine-tuned until we know it will achieve the precision performance we demand from all of our products.
Recreation and upgrade
We then create new design elements – from the hand-crafted wooden frame to an updated finish on the minimalistic and intuitive control pad – to enhance the original beauty of the Beogram. Our final step is to upgrade the technology – installing a preamplifier and adding a new pickup cartridge – to make the Beogram easily integrate with contemporary home speaker setups.
With the Beogram 4000 series, we wanted to create the perfect record player, with perfect playback.
Original Beogram Engineer
LongevityMade to last forever
“Timelessness is about having the courage to do something that is not conventional…” Mads Kogsgaard Hansen, Head of Beogram 4000c Recreated Limited Edition
Using Beogram today
The original design team created the Beogram 4000 series back in the 1970s to be as obsolescence-proof as possible, leaving space in the internal product architecture for future technology upgrades.
Skip to the present, and the team reimagining the Beogram 4000c has taken advantage of that future-thinking by building in an RIAA pre-amplifier, meaning the turntable can easily be integrated with all home speaker setups using a wired, line-level signal on two RCA phono plugs or 3.5mm line signal wired connection.