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Clare Newsome wrote:

I'm with JMac on B&O Beolab 5s being my dream speakers...

Wish more people would overcome silly prejudices re B&O* - a truly innovative company, with real R&D chops – and just have a listen Smile

 

*About any brand they only have 'received wisdom' on, come to think of it....

 

Very true and they've done much to progress Class D amplification with their ICEpower division, bringing it to a level where it's now accepted by the Hi-Fi industry rather than ridiculed as it used to be! All our active Pro products use them and they've been virtually bomb-proof.

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Yes I always thought B&O was more about looks.

 

I see B&O have a dealer near me. I can't see any prices for their gear, what would a good place to start Beolab 2? How much are they?

 

I think Beolab 5s are around £18,000?

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Clare Newsome wrote:

I'm with JMac on B&O Beolab 5s being my dream speakers...

Wish more people would overcome silly prejudices re B&O* - a truly innovative company, with real R&D chops – and just have a listen Smile

 

*About any brand they only have 'received wisdom' on, come to think of it....

I've actually visited the B&O facility in Denmark - very impressive. And yes they take their design, quality and sound very seriously.

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Covenanter wrote:

So what you are saying is that you don't want to hear music as it was recorded but some "Coloured" version of it.  Why?  And if so why spend a lot of money to do that?  Buy a Brixton briefcase.

Chris

I like my music to sound like the real thing......as in a classical concert......with the passion in the music coming across through the interpretation of the musicians. In other words, I look for cues like authenticity, believability, intensity and refinement.

You are into classical music, so I would hope that you would at least understand what I'm trying to get at, even if you don't necessarily agree with it.

Well yes but I couldn't reconcile that with the post that I quoted.

Chris

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Singslinger wrote:
I've actually visited the B&O facility in Denmark

Me too

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Andrew Everard wrote:

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I've actually visited the B&O facility in Denmark

Me too

 

No wonder the products are so expensive considering you have to factor in the price of extraneous sheep. I wonder how much they're on!?

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No wonder the products are so expensive considering you have to factor in the price of extraneous sheep. I wonder how much they're on!?

Far from being extraneous, I gather they pay their own way: it's run as a working farm, they keep the grass short, and presumably are reduced to the usual ovine by-products in the fulness of time...

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Andrew Everard wrote:

BenLaw wrote:
No wonder the products are so expensive considering you have to factor in the price of extraneous sheep. I wonder how much they're on!?

Far from being extraneous, I gather they pay their own way: it's run as a working farm, they keep the grass short, and presumably are reduced to the usual ovine by-products in the fulness of time...

A good supply of acoustic wadding?  :grin:

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

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Andrew Everard wrote:

BenLaw wrote:
No wonder the products are so expensive considering you have to factor in the price of extraneous sheep. I wonder how much they're on!?

Far from being extraneous, I gather they pay their own way: it's run as a working farm, they keep the grass short, and presumably are reduced to the usual ovine by-products in the fulness of time...

 

Right, in which case we should start a petition demanding that ALL speaker manufacturers have sheep and other farmyard animals as part of their factories, in order to ameliorate the rising cost of materials. 

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BenLaw wrote:

Andrew Everard wrote:

BenLaw wrote:
No wonder the products are so expensive considering you have to factor in the price of extraneous sheep. I wonder how much they're on!?

Far from being extraneous, I gather they pay their own way: it's run as a working farm, they keep the grass short, and presumably are reduced to the usual ovine by-products in the fulness of time...

 

Right, in which case we should start a petition demanding that ALL speaker manufacturers have sheep and other farmyard animals as part of their factories, in order to ameliorate the rising cost of materials. 

 

   Even if they haven't got any grass , like wot B&O have ?

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shropshire lad wrote:

BenLaw wrote:

Andrew Everard wrote:

BenLaw wrote:
No wonder the products are so expensive considering you have to factor in the price of extraneous sheep. I wonder how much they're on!?

Far from being extraneous, I gather they pay their own way: it's run as a working farm, they keep the grass short, and presumably are reduced to the usual ovine by-products in the fulness of time...

 

Right, in which case we should start a petition demanding that ALL speaker manufacturers have sheep and other farmyard animals as part of their factories, in order to ameliorate the rising cost of materials. 

 

   Even if they haven't got any grass , like wot B&O have ?

 

Especially then. 

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BigH wrote:

I see B&O have a dealer near me. I can't see any prices for their gear, what would a good place to start Beolab 2? How much are they?

The BeoLab 2 costs some £3000. It's a subwoofer.

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