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Ben_S replied on Wed, Mar 29 2017 7:03 PM

Dug my BC7000 out of the box. Forgot how incredible these machines are. Works flawlessly on all sources.
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Piaf replied on Wed, Mar 29 2017 7:59 PM

Very handsome indeed, & aren't you glad you kept the box? Enjoy!

Jeff

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Ben_S replied on Wed, Mar 29 2017 8:04 PM
Piaf:

Very handsome indeed, & aren't you glad you kept the box? Enjoy!

Jeff

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Very glad! In fact it has inspired me to get a few more bits out of storage. I always worry when I haven't used things in a while how they will perform!

I've tried the BC7000, 6000 4ch, BG1800 and 42VF this evening and amazingly the only casualty is the battery for the 6000 commander!

Will have to find one of those...

Ben
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Piaf replied on Thu, Mar 30 2017 1:04 AM

Hi Ben,

The battery for your 6000 Commander is available, not unlike the truly weird fat little battery for the Beomaster 2400.2 remote control. Every time I have replaced this battery the specialty shop owner gives me a "deep" look and asks, "What is this for?"

Like you I worry about my equipment that isn't getting a lot of use. My Beogram 4000 being a prime example as well as the Beocord 9000, both are in a really tight media room that is hard to get around. Still, both jump to life when given their chance.

I really admire your BC 7000, you can tell it has been taken care of!

Jeff

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Kromer replied on Mon, Apr 3 2017 11:54 PM

My setup for the bl/bm5000 is slowly coming together. I have decided not to keep the beovox 5000 and instead try a set of m100 with it. So it's not going to be an 'original' setup, and therefore i thought that I might aswell try to find a beogram 4000 instead of a 3000. I just like it better and the 4000 was of course the first with the tangential arm.

And this weekend I found a good one :-) it is in good working order, the veener is very good aswell, the aluminium has a few scratches and the lid quite a lot. It is clear that it has been used but also well looked after. 

And acouple of pics 

And it came with, errm some sort of acceessory set, which I'll have to read the manual to figure out how to use...

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Nice deck, congrats, the wood frame: Sand until clean,boiled linseed oil, ler dry, lightly sand, oil, let dry, polish

With the deck open, clean and lubricate where needed

Collecting Vintage B&O is not a hobby, its a lifestyle.

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davidr replied on Tue, Apr 4 2017 12:25 AM

Uh oh.. something that arrives via pallet must be serious business...

Yes you bet..

Pretty nice upgrade from BL8000 in my opinion.

Though not as impressive looking as the stately 8000s they definitely deliver on the most important aspect, sound. Yes that's a custom "beovision" OLED. heheDevil Spent pretty much all the week end listening to probably too much.

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Not B&O but FANTASTIC in every other way.

This was the absolute flagship for JVC and is a near professional editing S-VHS recorder. The seller paid $3,300 for this model in 1991 and sold it to me Sunday with original box, 3 manuals, the full set of cables, remote, and a sealed blank S-VHS tape, for (are you ready?) $50.

I have a good many S-VHS tapes that are meaningful to me and our inexpensive DVD/VCR can not play S-VHS tapes. Problem solved, and beautifully.

This VCR is stunning and can do sound over sound and a host of professional editing that I will never use, but still, I now can view my collection of memories. Big Smile

VCR's basically can not be repaired as what normally fails is the heads which wear out and there are NO replacements anywhere. This model was used to convert S-VHS to Hi8 and was put in storage after the transfer.

Inside it looks new. (Outside too) Cleaned and lubricated it and what a machine! One broken part which was repaired easily with super glue.

I am just bouncing off the walls with delight!

Jeff


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Kromer replied on Tue, Apr 4 2017 9:57 PM

Søren Mexico:

Nice deck, congrats, the wood frame: Sand until clean,boiled linseed oil, ler dry, lightly sand, oil, let dry, polish

With the deck open, clean and lubricate where needed

Thanks :-) I will sand if it is needed, but first i'm going to try to revive it using a mix of genuine turpentine, linseed oil and vaseline oil and 00 grade steel wool. Hopefully this will bring back some colour and life to the rosewood veneer without turning it deep dark which can easily happen when sanding rosewood. Then boiled linseed oil and finish with beeswax. 

 

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Kromer replied on Tue, Apr 4 2017 10:10 PM

Piaf:

Not B&O but FANTASTIC in every other way.

This was the absolute flagship for JVC and is a near professional editing S-VHS recorder. The seller paid $3,300 for this model in 1991 and sold it to me Sunday with original box, 3 manuals, the full set of cables, remote, and a sealed blank S-VHS tape, for (are you ready?) $50.

I have a good many S-VHS tapes that are meaningful to me and our inexpensive DVD/VCR can not play S-VHS tapes. Problem solved, and beautifully.

This VCR is stunning and can do sound over sound and a host of professional editing that I will never use, but still, I now can view my collection of memories. Big Smile

VCR's basically can not be repaired as what normally fails is the heads which wear out and there are NO replacements anywhere. This model was used to convert S-VHS to Hi8 and was put in storage after the transfer.

Inside it looks new. (Outside too) Cleaned and lubricated it and what a machine! One broken part which was repaired easily with super glue.

I am just bouncing off the walls with delight!

Jeff

 

Congrats on that lovely machine Jeff, i understand your excitement. Oh, that feeling of using a quality vintage machine that works like it has just been unboxed Big Smile

 

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Piaf replied on Wed, Apr 5 2017 1:09 AM

Kromer:
Congrats on that lovely machine Jeff, i understand your excitement. Oh, that feeling of using a quality vintage machine that works like it has just been unboxed Big Smile

Why thank you kindly!

It took me the entire day to read the instruction manual Volume 1 (there are 3) and OMG there isn't much this machine doesn't do. There must be 50+ switches that allow for manual everything. For instance you can record in S-VHS or VHS, listen to the left channel or the right, or (better still) stereo. It can play in Hi-Fi or regular.... or "read" both. It even erases at 7 times normal speed.

I honestly can say I understand why JVC charged $3,300 for this deck. In addition this deck can be set-up in tandem with a second deck and both controlled by the single remote.

So far the only thing wrong of ANY kind that I have found is a fuzzy bit fell off a tape tensioner and that was easy to glue back in place.

This HR-S10000U is nothing like a "standard" S-VHS and much more than I will actually ever use. The editing features take up an entire booklet, but whatever, I am impressed.

When I researched this VCR I found it is a "collector's MUST have" and they go for in and around $1,000 today. I keep pinching myself that I got it with everything included for $50, because I would have hated to miss out of this find, but I'd never have paid $1,000. Dumb luck, I didn't have to.

Thanks for the kind words. I find it beautiful as well as unbelievable functional.

Jeff

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Ben_S replied on Sun, Apr 30 2017 12:01 PM
A few recent vintage additions!

Beovision 600

Beogram 300 (5211) Acoustical, this needs a bit of work!

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elephant replied on Sun, Apr 30 2017 12:27 PM
davidr:

Yes that's a custom "beovision" OLED

Which custom system is it ?

How did you connect the BL9s ?

What happened to the 8000s ?

Are they multi-room ?

How did you get that to work with the custom OLED ?

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lausvi replied on Sat, May 6 2017 6:22 PM

Today I got three boxed pieces of these:

You have to love the late-80's design that the box has! And only in small text on the bottom side it actually says it's a light controller, one could easily think otherwise... or have no clue at all! Laughing

Advertised as 3 non-working units, but at least the one I opened worked, so this could be fun.

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Would you please post a picture of the rear of the tv? I would like to see the bracket you have made for it.
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chartz replied on Fri, Jun 16 2017 4:23 PM
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elephant:
Ahhh QUAD - always liked their style

Brings back memories of the Sixties !

And boy do they sound marvelous when partnered with their natural siblings, namely the QUAD ESL speakers.

Sorry but no B&O can rival here, and you know my profound love for the Danish marque.

Just for the sake of it, I've just tried QUAD ESL 57s driven by the Beomaster 8000 receiver. It just proves that the 8000 is a truly great amplifier. It drives the ESL perfectly and the sound is just beautiful, with great imaging. It is only too good for B&O speakers!

Jacques

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chartz:

Just for the sake of it, I've just tried QUAD ESL 57s driven by the Beomaster 8000 receiver. It just proves that the 8000 is a truly great amplifier. It drives the ESL perfectly and the sound is just beautiful, with great imaging. It is only too good for B&O speakers!

Jacques

Jacques,

I'm really pleased to read of your positive experience with the Beomaster 8000 driving the ESL57s. I was always very tempted to try the combination when I had an 8000 having owned a pair of ESL57s many years ago. My ideal would be a white 8000 teamed with Dieter Rams's version of the ESL - the one shown in my avatar.

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chartz replied on Fri, Jun 16 2017 8:12 PM
Oh yes that'd be a superb combination, visually of course, but also sonically then!

Not sure anyone had dared it before, this could be a first!

My own ESLs being black and rosewood, they are a good match in spite of the 20 year age difference, if I may say so Stick out tongue

Jacques

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davidr replied on Fri, Jun 16 2017 8:50 PM

elephant:

 

Which custom system is it ?

 

How did you connect the BL9s ?

 

What happened to the 8000s ?

 

Are they multi-room ?

 

How did you get that to work with the custom OLED ?

I had a BV 7-32 stand custom made from STBbrackets to fit my LG Oled tele - also for whatever reason LG also doesn't utilise standard VESA mounting patterns. This is probably the only OLED on a floor stand that I am aware of and yes the picture is incredible! Set up is quite simple all hidden by use of another STbbrackets pole mount behind:

LG OLED HDMI >> AppleTV >> optical >> S8 Hub >> PL BL9 >> BL9.

There's a Beoplay S8 connection hub on the rear with an Apple TV which connects as a 'system' of sorts until Beosound Core gets released Wink

I've upgraded from BL2 & 8000s to BL9, would have gone for BL5 but they're physically quite large. No multiroom though Airplay from my Mac is Multiroom, Airplay2 will be basically multiroom then if not before Beosound Core gets released.

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Piaf replied on Sat, Jun 17 2017 7:36 PM

chartz:
My own ESLs being black and rosewood, they are a good match in spite of the 20 year age difference, if I may say so Stick out tongue

Oh good grief Jacques, you have exquisite taste and you certainly MUST know that! A true Renaissance man with a gift for electronics. Damn, that's a mighty fine combination.

Salute!

Jeff

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Piaf replied on Sat, Jun 17 2017 8:00 PM

Hi Jacques,

I read with great interest your post on QUAD ESL 57 speakers. Interesting.

I too have a new addi(c)tion perhaps not in the same league, but special to me none the less..... in part due to the massive aggravation associated with them.

Picture this, I find a pair of M75 speakers with stands in Vancouver for $200. Fantastic, only the ferry ride from Vancouver Island is now $190. As such I was not about to make that trip just for those speakers of unknown quality. Fortunately, I was scheduled to go to the All British Car Show in 2 weeks and held my breath that no one in a city the size of Vancouver would scoop in and snatch my "find."

The speakers are immaculate so I bought them, went to the car show, which was wonderful, and brought the speakers home. A little TLC and they proved to be MUCH better than expected. Smile

Next day tried them out and one was dead. Crestfallen with the usual BeoWorld BeoHelp (this includes you, Martin, Soren.....etc.) I got inside and decided it was the over-load protection circuit.

Skip forward (boring detail unneeded) the pounding restored the dead speaker to life and yesterday I picked up the woofers and mid-ranges with new foam surrounds. Beautiful job, by the way.

Got one speaker back together and noticed the other woofer had its wire"broken." Back to the shop.

FINALLY after waiting 3 weeks for the surrounds to arrive, and the damaged wire, showtime.

Very impressive at first then the one speaker went crackle, crackle and died. Unexpected. A good smack to the speaker top would restore the sound but only for 30 seconds and more of the crackle, crackle, and silence.

Last night we had company over for dinner from Calgary, Alberta and I managed to sneak away and try the M75's...... they were fine.

Today I figured what have I got to lose? So I tried playing them and crackle, crackle... so I turned up the volume. The crackle stopped for 3 hours and playing at VERY high volume all I can say is Martin was right, these speakers are in a different league as compared to the S75's.

On fact, I can never look with the same love and admiration at the S75's again, not after hearing these M75's.

So will they keep working? Gosh, I don't know. Maybe they just needed to be played, or maybe the one speaker will crap oput again, and if so, I';; have to get inside and find out what is really wrong.

But in the mean time I am going to REALLY enjoy these superb speakers! Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

I thank everyone involved (even if not mentioned specifically by name) for your help and encouragement to buy these wonderful sounding speakers. They are also incredibly beautiful in that the veneers are bookmarked, which I find remarkable.

Jeff

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chartz replied on Sun, Jun 18 2017 9:20 AM

Hi Jeff,

To me the problem remains to be solved and clearly points at a bad relay contact or a bad solder. I'd investigate further. Of course you can keep using the speaker safely.

Jacques

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vikinger replied on Sun, Jun 18 2017 10:04 AM

Piaf:

Hi Jacques,

I read with great interest your post on QUAD ESL 57 speakers. Interesting.

I too have a new addi(c)tion perhaps not in the same league, but special to me none the less..... in part due to the massive aggravation associated with them.

Picture this, I find a pair of M75 speakers with stands in Vancouver for $200. Fantastic, only the ferry ride from Vancouver Island is now $190. As such I was not about to make that trip just for those speakers of unknown quality. Fortunately, I was scheduled to go to the All British Car Show in 2 weeks and held my breath that no one in a city the size of Vancouver would scoop in and snatch my "find."

The speakers are immaculate so I bought them, went to the car show, which was wonderful, and brought the speakers home. A little TLC and they proved to be MUCH better than expected. Smile

Next day tried them out and one was dead. Crestfallen with the usual BeoWorld BeoHelp (this includes you, Martin, Soren.....etc.) I got inside and decided it was the over-load protection circuit.

Skip forward (boring detail unneeded) the pounding restored the dead speaker to life and yesterday I picked up the woofers and mid-ranges with new foam surrounds. Beautiful job, by the way.

Got one speaker back together and noticed the other woofer had its wire"broken." Back to the shop.

FINALLY after waiting 3 weeks for the surrounds to arrive, and the damaged wire, showtime.

Very impressive at first then the one speaker went crackle, crackle and died. Unexpected. A good smack to the speaker top would restore the sound but only for 30 seconds and more of the crackle, crackle, and silence.

Last night we had company over for dinner from Calgary, Alberta and I managed to sneak away and try the M75's...... they were fine.

Today I figured what have I got to lose? So I tried playing them and crackle, crackle... so I turned up the volume. The crackle stopped for 3 hours and playing at VERY high volume all I can say is Martin was right, these speakers are in a different league as compared to the S75's.

On fact, I can never look with the same love and admiration at the S75's again, not after hearing these M75's.

So will they keep working? Gosh, I don't know. Maybe they just needed to be played, or maybe the one speaker will crap oput again, and if so, I';; have to get inside and find out what is really wrong.

But in the mean time I am going to REALLY enjoy these superb speakers! Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

I thank everyone involved (even if not mentioned specifically by name) for your help and encouragement to buy these wonderful sounding speakers. They are also incredibly beautiful in that the veneers are bookmarked, which I find remarkable.

Jeff

 

Those were the days! (Just wait for a response from Paul W about "Pipe & Slippers" (or lack thereof!))

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Piaf replied on Sun, Jun 18 2017 4:38 PM

chartz:
To me the problem remains to be solved and clearly points at a bad relay contact or a bad solder. I'd investigate further. Of course you can keep using the speaker safely.

Hi Jacques,

I have no illusion that the "problem" is fixed, however a "hard" failure is easier to spot than an intermittent one.

I too had thought of a bad contact (somewhere) and/or a bad solder point, BUT driving the speaker HARD should have had a bad solder point constantly going in and out of failure. Or so I think. Ditto the over-load relay.

As you said, playing the speakers can do no damage and in the mean time I am all but mesmerized by them and their sound quality.

Jeff

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chartz replied on Sun, Jun 18 2017 7:49 PM

I think the pressure inside the cabinet, along with the vibrations when you push the speaker a bit, can cause exactly what you have observed. To me, it all seems logical.

Jacques

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Piaf replied on Mon, Jun 19 2017 12:21 AM

Hi Jacques,

I am not entirely certain I follow you, but if what YOU understand causes this speaker to function properly, I will just smile and hope it continues.

Jeff

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Guys,

With all my talk about the M75 speakers another little project has gone undeservedly overshadowed. If the speakers required patience, my Beomaster 1600 required the patience of Job, torture from inauspicious beginning to qualified successful end.

Purchased on eBay, the seller said everything worked properly. Not so, the left channel was out and the LED's didn't light on the left side. A quick inspection discovered a cap broken in half as well as other problems.

Off to Benny in Georgia, but the USPS lost it, for almost 10 days. Not a good beginning. Sad

Benny couldn't get the control buttons to function with the front aluminum panel in place and shipped it to me (mostly) repaired. The BM 1600 arrived but after a single use, the LED's went out on the left side, as it was when it first arrived.

5 months of on and off repair attempts to extend the reach of the control buttons produced uneven results: fix 1 and the next 1 stops working. Frustrating. In any case NEVER ever got the on/off switch to work, so the 1600 sat here useless. Angry

The last unsuccessful attempt to get the buttons to actually do what they were designed to do required a slight adjustment on the left side circuit board and mother of Jefferson Davis, all the LED's lit up on the left side. I spent HOURS looking for that bad solder point and didn't  find it. Now I have a very good idea where it is and when/if the LED's go out again, my soldering iron is standing ready.

I know when I am licked so after 5 long arduous months, I surrendered and removed the front panel, and as a result ALL buttons function correctly including the all important on/off switch.

With the stunning M75's mated with the Beomaster 2400.2 freed-up a pair of S75 speakers, now connected to the former display piece, now fully functioning receiver.

The Beomaster 1600 is a striking and handsome esthetic piece with horrendous mechanicals, but now fully functioning adds a good bit of class to the dining room.

Success at last! Big Smile This only took 5 months, but like all challenges, from THIS vantage point, it was worth the effort.

Jeff


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Here is a better shot of the Beomaster 1600 along with an unrestored but functioning Beomaster 2400, I received as a gift.

I wanted to post this photo in the first place, but it needed resizing. Here it is.

Jeff


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Peter Pan replied on Thu, Jun 22 2017 9:22 PM

Now it's a test and it works ok.

Regards Peter Pan

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Kromer replied on Tue, Jul 4 2017 9:49 PM

I spotted my latest addition it in this picture when I was browsing through the classifieds. When I saw it I half panicked, thinking is it really a..?! It had to be... I contacted the seller immediately and with a little too much enthusiasm which isn't the best starting point for bargaining. But he agreed to sell it to me so I was happy Big Smile

So while I wait for it to arrive in the mail, what have I bought? no, it's not the beolab 5000

 

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Piaf replied on Wed, Jul 5 2017 12:20 AM

Kromer:
So while I wait for it to arrive in the mail, what have I bought? no, it's not the beolab 5000

Huh? What do you mean its not the Beolab 5000? Please relax because it IS the fabled Beolab 5000, no question. You even have the proper antenna.

Congratulations!It looks in truly wonderful condition.

You are gonna LOVE it. The sound quality is amazing.

Jeff

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Kromer:
So while I wait for it to arrive in the mail, what have I bought? no, it's not the beolab 5000

You bought a chair ?

Collecting Vintage B&O is not a hobby, its a lifestyle.

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Piaf replied on Wed, Jul 5 2017 3:46 AM

A chair? Why didn't I think of that.

Oh God, I hope it is Stickley! Laughing

Jeff

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Kromer replied on Wed, Jul 5 2017 5:46 AM

Though I do have a soft spot for chairs, then no it's not a chair. ;-)

Hint: It's the little black thing on top of the beolab... 

 

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Piaf replied on Wed, Jul 5 2017 6:20 AM

OK, I'LL bite, what is the little black box?

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Kromer:

Though I do have a soft spot for chairs, then no it's not a chair. ;-)

Hint: It's the little black thing on top of the beolab... 

Stereo Width Box for Beolab 5000?

One virtual beer please Whistle

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Weebyx replied on Wed, Jul 5 2017 7:43 AM

Kromer:

I spotted my latest addition it in this picture when I was browsing through the classifieds. When I saw it I half panicked, thinking is it really a..?! It had to be... I contacted the seller immediately and with a little too much enthusiasm which isn't the best starting point for bargaining. But he agreed to sell it to me so I was happy Big Smile

So while I wait for it to arrive in the mail, what have I bought? no, it's not the beolab 5000

 

There is also a complete set of BM5000/BL5000/BG1800/BC1800/MD8 Microphone/Beovox 4000 and Beovox 600 for sale here in DK ;)

/Jacob 

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Kromer replied on Wed, Jul 5 2017 8:12 AM

the_o_master:

Stereo Width Box for Beolab 5000?

One virtual beer please Whistle

Beer

 

Exactly Yes - thumbs up

 

Glad I'm not the only nerd Beer

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Kromer replied on Wed, Jul 5 2017 8:16 AM

Weebyx:

There is also a complete set of BM5000/BL5000/BG1800/BC1800/MD8 Microphone/Beovox 4000 and Beovox 600 for sale here in DK ;)

/Jacob 

There has actually been quite a few nice sets lately and the best seem to sell fast. 

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Kromer replied on Tue, Jul 11 2017 9:58 PM

Just a quick picture of the stereo width box. It seems to be well looked after, the black writing is a little faded, but not too much. As a bonus it came with the original manual Big Smile It's in three languages, so if anyone would like a copy, let me know Thumbs Up

I'm currently using beovox m100s with my bl5000, and though the beovox 3000 is perhaps the obvious choice for the center speaker I'ld like to know your thoughts?

I have a very lovely pair of 1500s (6209) that i think I'll try out but at only 15w I don't know...

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