Regular followers of my blog will know that I love music and I also love really good sound systems such as the awesome products made by Bang & Olufsen. I am lucky enough to own a few of these products – not all bought brand new as I am sadly not that rich.
I had been considering make another very small purchase but it would have again been one of the newer, reasonably priced models such as the BeoPlay A2 until one evening Greg showed me a for sale ad on Facebook and I went into some kind of hysterical musical overdrive.
I used to work for the company as a Sales & Marketing Executive (fancy title but I mostly just dusted the products) in Aberdeen and one of the most popular systems back then was something called BeoSound 3000 with a pair of BeoLab 6000 speakers. This was in 2003 and the total price of the system cost over £3500!
If you wanted a stand with it then that was £300 and the remote control was £150 so can you imagine me having to be picked up off the floor when I saw the price tag for all these items on Facebook was…£450.
It sounded too good to be true but after a few messages exchanged we went to pick it up from quite a pricey house in a posh area of town – somewhat clarifying to me that it wasn’t stolen. I’m still not entirely sure why the lady was selling it so cheap when even she told me how much of a bargain I was getting and that it almost broke her heart to sell the system so cheap. I got the hell out of there with my new Bang & Olufsen before either her heart broke or her mind changed!
It now takes pride of place in my living room…
I knew, of course, that the sound quality would be awesome but I have found myself listening to songs I have heard hundreds of times and hearing instruments on parts of the song that I have never heard before. It is truly outstanding and as if there is a live orchestra in the room.
For example, when I listen to “Chandelier” by Sia I could swear she is actually in the room with me singing the song…
What about you? What’s your music listening devices of choice? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @SteveSays2014
I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) but I do create the best playlists ever and pump them out constantly.
Everyday is a Eurovision day with me and I'm still stuck in the 80s sometimes!
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