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Bang & Olufsen's gorgeous Golden Collection celebrates 95 years

Bang & Olufsen's gorgeous Golden Collection celebrates 95 years
(Image credit: Bang & Olufsen)

Bang & Olufsen is celebrating 95 years in the business by launching some of its “most popular and enduring products” in a new gold colourway.

The Danish audio firm started life in 1925 when Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen began making radios in the attic of Olufsen’s family home. To celebrate, B&O is treating nine classic products to a new gold finish, combining golden-hued aluminium, earth-toned textile, genuine lambskin, solid oak and Carrara marble into this new Golden Collection.

The following B&O products are getting the treatment: the Beolab 50 and flagship Beolab 90 speakers; Beosound Balance, Beosound 2, Beoplay A9 and Beosound A1 2nd Generation wireless speakers; the Beoplay H95 headphones and Beoplay E8 3rd Generation earbuds; and Beovision Harmony TV. And breathe.

Bang & Olufsen

(Image credit: Bang & Olufsen)

For example, the Beovision Harmony TV features a golden-hued aluminium sound centre with a matching floor stand, complete with a Beoremote One control that’s made out of a single piece of gold tone aluminium. 

The Beoplay H95 marries sand-coloured lambskin earpads with a golden aluminium user interface on the earcups, while the Beolab 50 and Beolab 90 boast golden-hued aluminium detailing, sand-coloured textile and hand-crafted light oak accents.

This all-new Golden Collection will be available from Bang & Olufsen and third-party retailers from 17th November, the company’s official birthday.

Bang & Olufsen

(Image credit: Bang & Olufsen)

Pricing, which is unsurprisingly at a premium compared to existing finishes, is as follows: Beosound Balance (£1750, $2250); Beoplay A9 (£2250, $3000), Beosound 2 (£2250, $2250); Beovision Harmony (£12900, $19400); Beolab 50 (£26,000, $40,000); Beolab 90 (£61,000, $85,000); Beosound A1 2nd Generation (£200, $250); Beoplay H95 (£700, $800); Beoplay E8 3rd generation (£300, $350). Australian pricing and availability is yet to be announced.

Now that's how you celebrate a birthday...

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Becky is the Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, Australia, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her eight years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.