WOW can't believe it there is a tread 4 active speakers. That's kl.. I started a tread bout active and passive some time back, remembering not a lot of people on here new how good active speakers can perform. Glade to see.
Although actives have been the norm in studios ages they seem to have finally started gaining popularity for home hifi use over the last couple of years.
It would be interesting to see some numbers on this. It's still very difficult to find active speakers in any high street shop at the moment which boils down to the market and if they are needed. Unless your lucky enough to live near a stockist [Bartletts springs to mind and they are over an hour from me] you nead to do some travelling around to get some demo's.
I think the more we talk about it the more normal it becomes but raising public awareness is really whats neaded.
hi everyone at Active speaker club,
have to say very good forum, my system is a full 5.1 b&o system, beolab 8000, 6000, 4000, and 2. farther bought the system in 1994, checked the reciept to see what he paid for them and to my astonishment it was £6000, that was alot of money in them days especially for home cinema stuff. well we still have the gorgeous speakers and they still sound absolutely awesome, for a system that old, to me thay outperform many speaker systems that i have heard, i have heard my fair share from b&w's, wilson audio, ADM's, bose (pure rubbish), in pure movie terms thay are astonishing you can crank the volume to +10Db and they still sound crisp without any hint of distortion, many of the other systems i have heard once you get to -5DB they start to distort and they sound as if they will blow, lolz.
imo to have a proper home cinema system you need to at least spend £5000-8000 for the amp, speakers ets, and still people slate b&o for being overpriced, more style over substance etc. To my ears they are brill and i will never replace these speakers until they die on me, these speakers are built to last.
btw i aint no B&O geek i just love quality products and people who slate b&o are just haters, go audition them you will be astonished. these speakers are still fetching £1200-1700 in the second hand market and brand new they cost £2500 in 1994 so very in the resale market whereas many speakers wouldnt even fetch £100.
PS:sorry lads for the rant
Panasonic TXP50G30B, Panasonic BD 310, Yamaha RXV3067 (AMP), B&O beolab 8000 (front), beolab 6000 (rears), beolab 4000 (centre), beolab 2 (Sub)
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Hi Haleem. I've found it difficult to find much comment on B&O in audio terms, which I think is probably because of their cost new, but as you say the second hand market makes them more reasonable.
I was interested that you had also listened to other active speakers. Could you expand a bit on your listening experiences with them compared with the B&Os? I mean in terms of audio, rather than home cinema.
It's always good to get these things right!
As we can see from this thread... '' That Power does corrupt''.
Hi FATS 2828 sorry now alchemist 1
I see that your power is coming back
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