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9 LEE Posted: Mon, Mar 13 2017 9:57 AM

Just to let you know you'll be having one of my long, boring and uninteresting reviews to skim over soon! Don't worry, you can delete it. Stick out tongue

BeoWorld has been invited to an event in just over weeks time to preview 'two new products which are destined to shape the future of sound'

All sounds very exciting - but as I'll have to sign NDA's and risk being marched into the field with the sheep in and beaten to death with a BeoLink 1000 I won't be able to launch my reviews until I'm allowed.... Not sure when that is, either.

As I'm representing BeoWorld I promise I'll be on my best behaviour.  I will also try and ask the odd question on my travels, so if you have any please let me know!

 

 


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Yay

They're not boring 🙋🏼‍♂️
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9 LEE replied on Mon, Mar 13 2017 10:07 AM

I'm wondering if the little graphics on the invite are relevant... Cool

Lee

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Henrik replied on Mon, Mar 13 2017 10:11 AM

9 LEE:

I'm wondering if the little graphics on the invite are relevant... Cool

Just kicking of the guessing here: The bottom one is the outline of a new speaker, viewed from above. The Beolab 90's rumored little brother? The top one is... uhm... eh... something hanging on a wall, viewed from the side. Another speaker? A new sound system?

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9 LEE:

I'm wondering if the little graphics on the invite are relevant... Cool

Lee

Another bluetooth speaker Stick out tongue

I think the illustration bottom left is a top view outline... they've done something similar with the invite of the BL5 years ago

Very curious to see what they're launching as BL90's little brother/sister...

Karel.

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tournedos replied on Mon, Mar 13 2017 10:49 AM

Yay, another suprise launch! It won't take long until some dealer ruins it by leaking the pictures... Unsure

--mika

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For sure products from the Bang & Olufsen line (and not B&O Play).

Orherweise they would not be launched in Struer.

These guys keep surpricing us (at least I hope so).

Only 10 days to go ;-)

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I guess the right way to spell that word is: 'surprising'.

Oh, well - we will learn about the 'price' soon enough.

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Anything fitting the description here?


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Sandyb replied on Mon, Mar 13 2017 1:05 PM
Beolab 45s... is their name I believe
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Peter Pan replied on Mon, Mar 13 2017 4:11 PM

Hallo 9 LEE

Why does the picture not?

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linder replied on Mon, Mar 13 2017 4:24 PM

Peter Pan:

Hallo 9 LEE

Why does the picture not?

Great idea.  I love it  This would really get noticed.

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BAND'OH! replied on Mon, Mar 13 2017 11:49 PM

Bottom one looks very similar to the BL19. Top one seems very interesting to me and if it is a diamond shaped speaker that "sounds" most intriguing.

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I reckon it's the BL3 replacement
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BAND'OH!:

Top one seems very interesting to me and if it is a diamond shaped speaker that "sounds" most intriguing.

Would really prefer an audio player / hub-centre. A top-end Moment in a design language similar to BL90 and a performance to match?

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Andrew replied on Tue, Mar 14 2017 9:23 AM

The top graphic, to me, looks like a speaker on test in the cube or testing room at struer - seem to remember seeing a photo that looked similar - so a speaker up there and maybe the graphic to the left is a sound system?

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TWG replied on Tue, Mar 14 2017 9:26 AM

I guess you'll see and hear the successor of Beolab 5 and 3.

Just enjoy it, Lee!

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AdamS replied on Tue, Mar 14 2017 1:11 PM

You're all wrong. The bottom left line drawing is clearly an aerial sketch of the new Beogram 90 turntable and the top one is a representation of the stylus profile on the new MMC90 that will go with it.

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Hiort replied on Tue, Mar 14 2017 1:42 PM

Exciting! I also bet on BL3 / BL5 successors. Interesting with the NDA. Assume then that a wider launch will follow quite soon, unless the NDA have people to keep quite for e.g another year or so. That would be boring Smile

 

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jowus replied on Tue, Mar 14 2017 4:18 PM
We need a stand alone BeoSystem and BeoSound that works well with the HW and SW!
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BAND'OH! replied on Tue, Mar 14 2017 11:28 PM

Mr 10Percent:

BAND'OH!:

Top one seems very interesting to me and if it is a diamond shaped speaker that "sounds" most intriguing.

 

Would really prefer an audio player / hub-centre. A top-end Moment in a design language similar to BL90 and a performance to match?

Agreed, that would be something special. I am waiting for a sound system more interesting (to me) than the Moment or Essence, which don't 'wow' me.

I wonder if the light effect behind the wording "Future" or the bottom of the diamond shaped speaker - depending how you see it - symbolises anything in the new product(s)?

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Hiort:

Exciting! I also bet on BL3 / BL5 successors. Interesting with the NDA. Assume then that a wider launch will follow quite soon, unless the NDA have people to keep quite for e.g another year or so. That would be boring Smile

I wanna sign an NDA so i can be one of the first to see it :-( 

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jowus:

We need a stand alone BeoSystem and BeoSound that works well with the HW and SW!

Something like this....

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beolit39 replied on Wed, Mar 15 2017 9:49 AM

 

Exactly. That would be really great !!!

 

- but with datalink support please ... :-))) 

 

 

mauro

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Chris Townsend:

Something like this....

 

Just drop by at Lego in Billund - sure they will have one for you there.

MM

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Sal replied on Wed, Mar 15 2017 1:52 PM

Chris Townsend:
jowus:

 

We need a stand alone BeoSystem and BeoSound that works well with the HW and SW!

 

 

 

Something like this....

 

 

 

 

 

An updated BS9000 (with NL and DLNA functionality out of the box???) Sign me up.

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Jeff replied on Wed, Mar 15 2017 2:31 PM

Chris Townsend:
jowus:

 

We need a stand alone BeoSystem and BeoSound that works well with the HW and SW!

 

 

 

Something like this....

 

 

 

 

One bad thing about the BS9000 is that if you're sloppy in how you align your discs, it will preserve it for all eternity unless you straighten them out yourself!

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I'm really impressed at how soon B&O are releasing another speaker or two after the BL90. They seem to be on a roll, knuckling down to refreshing their portfolio. Very exciting times.
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jowus replied on Thu, Mar 16 2017 11:07 PM
I think, there are too many BeoLabs around than the Systems and BeoSound Systems that works Flawlessly. I mean, anybody spending on BeoLab 5 or BeoLab 90, needs to get the Best Sound System that goes with it. We haven't seen anything interesting since BeoSound 9000! BeoSound Moment = BeoLab 18.

Therefore BeoLab 90 = ?. B&O solve the Equation!
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seethroughyou:
I'm really impressed at how soon B&O are releasing another speaker or two after the BL90. They seem to be on a roll, knuckling down to refreshing their portfolio. Very exciting times.

Think they need to get the full software package for the BL90s first before they release any trickle-down speakers based on the 90's

 

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Mr 10Percent:

Think they need to get the full software package for the BL90s first before they release any trickle-down speakers based on the 90's

It's only been a year and a quarter!

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Mr 10Percent:

It's only been a year and a quarter!

Fairly, fleshing out the complete software package for the BL90s is like The Powers of Ten...or Powers of 100!
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What do you miss?

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Are they releasing new products on 22-23 March or is this a secret dealer only event where people sign a NDA but the products are actually released a few months later?
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9 LEE replied on Sat, Mar 18 2017 2:31 PM

seethroughyou:
Are they releasing new products on 22-23 March or is this a secret dealer only event where people sign a NDA but the products are actually released a few months later?

This is a "Press Event" so to speak, so I doubt any dealers will be there.  It'll be the likes of "Stuff", "What Hi-Fi" etc I think.  When I reviewed the BeoLab 90's it was all Dealers, but this time it's for the magazines and media to review.

I'm not sure on timing, but I don't think it'll be too long after this event that the products are launched....

Lee

 

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Mark-N replied on Sat, Mar 18 2017 4:27 PM

I'm looking forward to seeing the BeoLab 4 successor!  I wonder if that is what is presented in the 2nd announcement posted by Peter Pan! Smile

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You sure mean,  the BL5.

That pic is just a fantasy made in Paint - as usual from Peter Pan.

PS. I would not wish for a speaker like that in my listening room - look at how the tweeters are pointed downwards.

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Where are these pics ?

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Millemissen:

You sure mean,  the BL5.

That pic is just a fantasy made in Paint - as usual from Peter Pan.

PS. I would not wish for a speaker like that in my listening room - look at how the tweeters are pointed downwards.

MM

 

Cut and paste from Avalon Acoustics Tesseract $300k concept

 


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Quite big lumps of lacquered plywood apparently

 


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