Bang & Olufsen is a Danish company founded in 1925 by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen. The company is known for producing high-end audio products with a focus on design and innovation.
In the early years, Bang & Olufsen primarily produced radios and phonographs, but as technology advanced, they expanded into television and eventually audio products for the home. In the 1950s, Bang & Olufsen introduced its first portable radio, the Beolit 39, which was a hit with consumers.
In the 1960s, Bang & Olufsen released its first speakers, the Beovox S45, which were known for their high-quality sound and sleek design. The company also released its first portable cassette player, the Beocord VX 5000, in this decade.
In the 1970s, Bang & Olufsen released its first portable music system, the Beocord 2000, which was a portable cassette player with built-in speakers. The company also released its first headphones, the BeoCom 2000, which were designed to be used with the Beocord 2000.
In the 1980s, Bang & Olufsen released its first CD player, the Beocenter 9500, which was a hit with audiophiles. The company also released its first portable CD player, the Beocord CD 5000, and its first portable cassette player with a built-in CD player, the Beocord 5000.
In the 1990s, Bang & Olufsen released its first home theater system, the BeoVision Avant, which featured a built-in TV and surround sound speakers. The company also released its first portable MP3 player, the BeoSound 1, in this decade.
Today, Bang & Olufsen continues to produce high-end audio products for the home, including speakers, headphones, and home theater systems. The company is known for its commitment to innovation and its focus on design, making its products popular with audiophiles and design enthusiasts alike.