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This is the first Archived Forum which was active between 17th April 2007 and 1st March February 2012


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  • 05-25-2010 8:38 AM

    • js
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    Books: which one?

    Dear all, could you please let me know what the contents/concept differences are between the two books: From Spark to Icon and Crowood Collectors Series? Thanks, js

  • 05-25-2010 9:17 AM In reply to

    Re: Books: which one?

    Completely different in almost every way!

    Spark to Icon, and the earlier version Sound and Vision, are produced by B&O and are lavishly produced very large books full of wonderful photos and a commentary of the company from its inception to modern day. Not much detail on the individual products but gorgeous. A few inaccuracies but highly recommended.

    The Crowood Collectors Bang & Olufsen was written and produced by the Jarman brothers who run the excellent Beocentral site. (I should declare at this point that they are friends of mine and hence I cannot be described as unbiased). This book canters through the early products and then concentrates on the products since the 60s till about 2000. It describes a lot of the products in good detail with excellent pictures and has chapters on maintaining, restoring and building a collection. Excellent book but both volumes serve a different purpose. Essentially you need both!! Big Smile

  • 05-25-2010 9:19 AM In reply to

    • Daniel
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    Re: Books: which one?

    From Spark To Icon is written by B&O as a chronologie over the company. Not so detailed about the products.

    Crowood is written by enthusiasts as a guide to collectors, with focus on the 70's, 80's and 90's. A little bit more critical then the first one. Very detailed about the products.

    Edit: Peter, you beat me (probably due to my slow English typing). Big Smile

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  • 05-25-2010 11:50 AM In reply to

    Re: Books: which one?

    Peter :

    Essentially you need both!! Big Smile

    True! Big Smile

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