I’ve been in need of an outlet to break up the days of working on startups and programming. As such, I’ve taken up the hobby of restoring vintage Bang and Olufsen stereos. It actually started out of necessity since one of my B&O stereos broke. Instead of sending it in for repair, I took it apart and fixed it. So began my latest hobby.
I’ve always loved the Beovox 4500 and Beolab 4500 speakers. They are one of the finest minimal designs which remind me of the paintings of Piet Mondrian. I found a pair in need of some serious restoration. Here are some pictures from the restoration project.
Here is a picture of one prior to restoration:
Stainless steel panel removed for measurements:
Speaker grille stripped:
New stainless steel panels fabricated:
Closeup of the new panel installed:
Finished restoration (prior to mounting on the wall):