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Icon: Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 1900 by Jacob Jensen

The Beomaster 1900 arrived in 1977 as the most stylish Hi-Fi amp/tuner on the planet. This remains an outstanding design of the period. It is a masterpiece of design with its brushed aluminium, detailled illuminated front indicators and of course the mysterious touch sensitive pads.
Jacob Jensen succeeded in a further coup. Not only did he resist the temptation to follow the general trend and stack individual components on top of each other to form a so-called “hi-fi tower”, but he also demonstrated how to counter Japanese firms, who had long since dominated the market with uninspired metal boxes full of buttons and dials.

Beomaster 1900, by Jacob Jensen, for Bang & Olufsen


Thursday, October 2nd, 2008


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4 Responses to
“Icon: Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 1900 by Jacob Jensen”

  1. chris littlewood Says:

    beautoful. still meets with todays standards!

  2. Brandon Hartford Says:

    This was the very first model of B&O that I ever saw. It was this BeoMaster 1900 model that started my love affair with Bang & Olufsen. 30 years later, I still have my 1900 and 4 other B&O systems have enjoyed their stay with me over these many years. The 1900 is indeed a classic in design and technology and laid the foundation for many wonderful B&O products that came afterwards.

  3. Kevin Says:

    I purchased my Beomaster 1900 in February of 1977. For 31 years it worked as beautifully as it looked (until one channel ceased to function).

    Perhaps it’s time I took it in for repairs.

    Thanks B&O.

  4. Lynnette Says:

    I have the receiver and turn table in mint mint condition. Do you know what it is worth?

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