Bang & Olufsen Beogram CD-X CD player Specifications

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Description: Top-loading, programmable CD player. Maximum output level: 2V. Power consumption: 25W.
Dimensions: 16.5" W x 3" H x 12.25" D. Weight: 12.4 lbs.
Price: $699 (1986); no longer available (2016).
Manufacturer: Bang & Olufsen A/S, Peter Bangs Vej 15, DK-7600 Struer, Denmark. Tel: (45) 9684-1122. Web: US distributor: Bang & Olufsen, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 (1986). Bang & Olufsen America, Inc., 1751 Lake Cook Road, Suite 620, Deerfield, IL 60015 (2016).

Bang & Olufsen A/S
US distributor: Bang & Olufsen America, Inc.
1751 Lake Cook Road, Suite 620
Deerfield, IL 60015

volvic's picture

In the 80's was considering getting one of these or some other B&O cd player, yes they didn't sound great but no CD player sounded "great" then either. So....was about to take the plunge. When a technician who worked at an audio store (remember in store technicians?) told me in confidence that opening a B&O and comparing it to say a Revox was night and day. Sold! bought the Revox player, which I loved for many many years.

jmsent's picture

Philips assembled the entire player in their factory in the Netherlands. B & O designed the touch panel assembly, control computer board and the motorized lid system, along with the physical design. The mechanism and electronics were straight from Philips and very similar to what they were supplying on their own. This was a first generation player using 14bit 4x oversampling DAC's. It was built like a tank. The whole internal chassis was diecast, as was the CD mechanism: the CDM1. BTW, Revox used the same mechanism in their player.

volvic's picture

The B225 was 14 bit and used the same Philips mechanism, I opted for the B226 that was 16 bit. Great machine and a little quirky, even the tray was very noisy when loading. I swapped players many times before and after but always lusted after one of those B&O's, they just struck me more as lifestyle products rather than high end CD players. Still, great memories.