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What B&O speakers ?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by beowulf, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. beowulf

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    I'm getting a B&O tv system soon but what B&O speakers would you guys recommend ( if any ) .

    How about 8000 up front & 4000 at rears?

    The 1's do seem a bit big.

    This website is a stunner !
     
  2. Ian J

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    I have no personal experience of B&O speakers but the opinion here seems to be that they are grossly overpriced for what they offer and appeal mainly to the "Homes & Garden" brigade.

    Whatever your budget is for speakers there will be alternatives available that will outperform B&O for half the price.
     
  3. beowulf

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    A Big problem with B&O seems to be their use of din connections too and the wierd speaker connections.

    Are there any alternatives that look as nice , connect up but sound better ?
     
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    Beowolf,
    Any relation to Beo Lab, Beo Vision or Beo Sound ?
    Without damning your choice of television, I cannot think of anything positive to say about Bang and Olufsen loudspeakers.
    Fine, buy them if you like the styling, lots of folks do so, but if you are chasing serious music/AV reproduction, almost regardless of how much cheaper, you can do so much better.
    Personally, I don't even like the styling.
    I do like B&O telephones though.
     
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    :D No, No its B&W not B&O! ;) :D


    Taz.:cool:
     
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    Have to agree , guys.

    At the moment we've got AE 109's in the front room - covered with Ivy! - they look awful - apparrently. They sound pretty good though !

    Shame I cant take the guts out of a decent speaker and shove it in a nice box.

    Problem is the front room has to look 'nice'.... I'm sure everyone's heard the same old $£%&....eh?

    Only reason she chose the beovision is it looks nice and has no wires..( YES , thats obviously the MOST important thing about any TV ! ).

    Who cares about picture quality and value for money ?

    And my monickers beowulf - only cos no-one else used it first ( don't blame 'em) ... next time i'll try something a bit more 'cred?'..:p ha!
     
  7. Ian J

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    Don't worry about the connectors as even if you can't buy a ready made cable, someone can make one up for you.

    How much are these B&O speakers anyway.
     
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    Don't laugh.

    The beolab 8000's are £2150 and the 4000s £1400

    From Harrods.

    DAFT , eh ?

    I honestly can't bring myself to pay for such overpriced underperforming junk.
     
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    Try Sonus Faber, ProAc or Dynaudio (Contour Series) for some nice looking and good sounding speakers.
    Not design-speakers but some of them have very nice wood finishings.
     
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    If you want stylish speakers that actually sound good, have a look at the Celestion C series.
    They are a good match for B&O gear and sound bloody marvellous. Also as they have been around a while, you may be able to get them cheap. Have a look at celestions web site.
     
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    Cheers.

    I think all you guys are pretty darn amazing .
     
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    They are amazing, the are just incredible.

    Firstly I don't know where they get the time from to be on here to make thousands of posts. (boring day jobs?)

    Secondly, the knowledge they have is just frightening.

    Thirdly, they are just so helpful.
     

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