I have only used this product because it comes fully installed in the house we have been renting for a few months.
It does look expensive though - so I agree with the express review on this subject, but I have no honest idea how much it would cost. I believe it is in keeping with this property because it is a period building with a lot of high-end finishes where possible, and other area are listed so cannot be amended much.
The 6-CD changer is ideal in this property too because due to the size, there is a full surround sound system whereby the TV, Office, Den, Dining Room, Kitchen and Master Bedroom are all linked to this system and the music can be played all around the house, with CD's easily changed or the radio put on.
Even so, it is difficult to get used to the controls with most of the B&O equipment in this house, and the CD System is no different. We still can't figure out how to change the other 5 CDs on the rack (we have only figured out how to change the main one!) and even so, we don't really use the system very much around the house.
It is impressive to look at and use from time to time, but I can't justify purchasing it when we move back home - or even missing it either to be honest!!
All in all though - it looks attractive with a dialer display which matches the other display units, works well when we do use it, and is impressive - but while it is evident that it must be expensive, it does suit the property - just not me or my family so much!!
The list of the ingenious solutions and practical details in BeoSound 9000 just goes on. Photoelectric sensors protect curious fingers from the accelerating clamper. The CDs come to rest the way you loaded them, so the text is never upside down, using patented Bang & Olufsen technology. And the hidden buttons and the display can be adjusted according to how you choose to hang or stand the system, so they are never upside down either.