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The new Beoplay S8... Not sure what to say.

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Rob - Danish AV
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Rob - Danish AV posted on Thu, Aug 21 2014 9:36 AM

So I have just seen on Facebook via the Beoplay page.. The new S8 speaker system...

 

it it looks like a Beolab 14 with 2 speakers and a sub!

 

http://www.beoplay.com/products/beoplays8

 

i'll let everyone give their thoughts on this but I don't really know what to say about it!

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http://www.freshnessmag.com/2014/08/21/bang-olufsen-beoplay-s8-wireless-speaker-system/

Funny how they call it a wireless system... Maybe because there are no cables on any of the pictures!

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B&O write: "take your streaming experiences to the next level".

Nowadays all journalists seem to have nothing but 'streaming' in their heads.

No wonder they get a set of active speakers mixed up with the streaming devices that float the tech-world today.

MM

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rob08 replied on Sat, Aug 23 2014 6:14 PM
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Australian price AUD 1,799.00

Can anyone confirm ?

And no price change on his bigger brother ... so far ? The Essence of B&O is discretion in design and life

On the Beoplay webbisar the price is 10990 SEK.

Heard from my dealer that the Beolab 14 2.1 is end of life and the 4.1 and 5.1 will get a 20% discount
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I don't get it, how can you use this in addition to your 3.0 system and use the S8 as rears?

I saw on the manual it looks like you could ideally set it up to be more than 2.1 if you had more speakers?

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As long as the S8 has seperate PL-in's for the sub and the satelites, it doesn't matter to the satelites whether they are fronts or surround speakers.

It is just a matter of configuring the PL-port in the Avant - to which they are connected.

And you would have to place them in the back of your room - of course Stick out tongue

With the configuration of the internal speakers as front-left/center/front-right you would then have a 5.1 system.

MM

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Yendys replied on Mon, Aug 25 2014 11:28 AM
Millemissen:

As long as the S8 has seperate PL-in's for the sub and the satelites, it doesn't matter to the satelites whether they are fronts or surround speakers.

It is just a matter of configuring the PL-port in the Avant - to which they are connected.

And you would have to place them in the back of your room - of course

With the configuration of the internal speakers as front-left/center/front-right you would then have a 5.1 system.

If this is actually the case I'll be placing an order for the S8 and moving my BL2 to another room along with my existing surrounds
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Might be a good idea.

But I am not sure it would be an upgrade - depending on what you use now as surround speakers....

....and what you are expecting from your 5.1 system.

MM

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Hiort replied on Mon, Aug 25 2014 12:22 PM

Millemissen:

As long as the S8 has seperate PL-in's for the sub and the satelites, it doesn't matter to the satelites whether they are fronts or surround speakers.

It is just a matter of configuring the PL-port in the Avant - to which they are connected.

And you would have to place them in the back of your room - of course Stick out tongue

With the configuration of the internal speakers as front-left/center/front-right you would then have a 5.1 system.

MM

My dealer tells me there are no PL - in on the S8, only RCA.

Anyone that can confirm this? 

 

 

 

 

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Please refer to the user guide (pic posted on the first page of this theead) - that is what I do!

Your dealer should take a closer look too.

MM

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On the tech specs on the beoplay website, it says 

Input
Line in (3.5mm Jack / RCA plugs)

Power Link

Output
2 x speakers

In the Box 

 

 

So its got PL

1 Subwoofer with cover, 2 Satellites with covers, Mains cable, RJ45 - RCA cable, RCA - 3.5mm Jack cable, 2 speaker cables, 2 table stands, 2 wall brackets, Quick guide

 

 

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Hiort replied on Mon, Aug 25 2014 2:29 PM

Aussie Michael:

 

On the tech specs on the beoplay website, it says 

Input
Line in (3.5mm Jack / RCA plugs)

Power Link

Output
2 x speakers

In the Box 

 

 

So its got PL

1 Subwoofer with cover, 2 Satellites with covers, Mains cable, RJ45 - RCA cable, RCA - 3.5mm Jack cable, 2 speaker cables, 2 table stands, 2 wall brackets, Quick guide

 

 

Alright,

Dealer mentioned he had B&O prod responsible in the store the other day, and he said there was no PL.

Must be a misunderstanding.  After looking for specification himself he now confirm that PL indeed is there. Would be very odd othervise.

Case closed

 



 
 Subwoofer
 Satellite
DESIGNER
David Lewis Designers
David Lewis Designers
LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM
Subwoofer
One-way
MATERIAL(S)
Cabinet: Composite materials
Cabinet: Aluminium  and steel
COLOUR(S)
Black
Cabinet: Black/Black
Cover: Black
POWER CONSUMPTION
30W
-
OPERATING CONDITIONS
10-40° C, 50-104° F
10-40° C, 50-104° F
IMPEDANCE
4 ohm
8 ohm
POWER AMPLIFIER, BASS
280W into 4 ohm
 
POWER AMPLIFIER, MIDRANGE
-
140W into 8 ohm
EFFECTIVE FREQUENCY RANGE*
26 - 20,000 Hz
-
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY
120 Hz
-
SENSITIVITY**
88 dB SPL re 125 mVrms re 1m
-
BASS CAPABILITY
100 dB @ 10% distortion @ 50Hz
-
CABINET PRINCIPLE
Bass reflex
Sealed box
CABINET VOLUME
15 litre
0.5 litre
BASS DRIVER
1 x 8"
-
MIDRANGE DRIVER
-
1 x 2.5"
FEATURE(S)
Adaptive Bass Linearisation (ABL)
Thermal protection
Line sense - auto on/off
Thermal protection, via power estimation in Digital Sound Engine
CONNECTION(S)
Input:
2 x Power Link incl. 3 x Line by Power Link
1 x A/V multi connector
Output:
2 x speaker
1 x speaker
ACCESSORIES
2 x 6 m speaker cable (white)
Mini jack to RCA line adapter
RCA to RJ45 line adapter
Wall bracket (included)
Table stand, low (included)
Cover Black (included)
ROOM ADAPTATION
Variable

 

 

 

 

 

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kimchr replied on Mon, Aug 25 2014 5:33 PM

 

Millemissen:

As long as the S8 has seperate PL-in's for the sub and the satelites, it doesn't matter to the satelites whether they are fronts or surround speakers.

It is just a matter of configuring the PL-port in the Avant - to which they are connected.

And you would have to place them in the back of your room - of course Stick out tongue

With the configuration of the internal speakers as front-left/center/front-right you would then have a 5.1 system.

MM

Hi Millemissen

I think it is still very important to add to you point that if you have an Avant or Any Beosystem 4 based TV it does not matter if the S8 has one or two powerlinks. The Audio engine will route the low end from all channels to the most capable speakers in your setup. That will for sure be your S8 when used in combo with the Avant 3.0 speakers.

This fact is so important, it absolutely underlines the wonderful features of the audio engine and makes the S8 an incredible bargain as an upgrade to a stand-alone Avant.

/Kim

 

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Hi kimchr,

never doubted that function - in fact I never mentioned it, because it is obvious.

But if you have a LFE channel (the .1) from a Bluray/DVD or alike, you should really configure the port as a dedicated sub.

The important thing - by the BSys4-based engine - is that you can configure all ports just like you need them, and in case of the S8 use the satelites as surround speakers.

N.B. This configuration only make sense with the Avant, because the Avant has a center channel built in in addition to the right/left speakers.

Of course you could configure the built-in speakers as a center and add external fronts for 'better sound' - if you want/need that.

And of course you can use the S8 with any 5.1 enabled BV.

But my main point was, that you - with the help of the S8 - can create a 5.1 system with the Avant in a cheap and easy way. A system that would be sufficient for a lot of people.

MM

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Millemissen:

Hi kimchr,

never doubted that function - in fact I never mentioned it, because it is obvious.

Actually, I didn't know this , so thank you Kimchr, sometimes stating the obvious helps dummies like me

*bleep bleep*

 

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Sorry Michael - I should have added: .... If you have done some research on how the new audio engine works.

See also:

http://www.tonmeister.ca/wordpress/2013/12/13/bo-tech-what-are-subwoofers-really-for/

And - of course - The Technical Sound Guide here:

http://www.bang-olufsen.com/da/customer-service/product-support/picture/beovision-11

MM

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