Danish electronics brand Bang & Olufsen has released its latest product and, rather than being a new speaker, it allows users to repurpose older models. All of the company’s classic models from the 1970s and 1980s are only compatible with CDs and cassettes, so Bang & Olufsen created a DIY toolkit to enable streaming functions on these vintage speakers.
Named the Beocreate 4 Channel Amplifier, the toolkit is made using open-source technology, meaning that anyone can rework it to add other customized features. Additionally, despite being a Bang & Olufsen system, the kit is compatible with speakers from any brand. Explaining the decision to launch the new device, Anders Buchmann, who led the project, said it was created because “some people love the design we did in the ’80s more than anything else, so why not empower them to bring that back to life and give them the same experience we offer off the shelf?” You can watch a short video about the project above, and head over to HiFi Berry for more information.
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