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leosgonewild
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leosgonewild posted on Sun, Sep 7 2014 4:36 PM

Hi everybody,

 

I have a pair of Penta´s in my living room.

I would like to add a subwoofer.

Is my only option the Beoab 2, or will a Beolab 11 add some extra punch to my setup?

 

My dealer is offering me a demo-used Beolab 11 for my Beogram 9500 and My Beogram 6500 with a MMC2.

Is this a good or bad offer?

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olvisab
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Hi

The deal seems to be good. However I really wonder if the bl11 is powerfull enough for adding extra Bass with a pair of penta. If your pentas works perfectly, I don't think it worth to choose a bl11

Do you plan to use them for surround sound and movies ?

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I am planning on using it for both music and movies.

I have another pair of Penta´s that I had as rear speakers for movies, but I removed them as there is almost no bass reproduction from the back. I put a pair of Beolab 4000 in the rear instead.

My only consideration is that with the Penta´s in the front, there are already 8 x 5" woofers. Will the 2 x 6,5" in the Beolab 11 really make a difference? I know that they are in a closed box, and that the pent´s have reflex tubes, but still..

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olvisab:

Hi

The deal seems to be good. However I really wonder if the bl11 is powerfull enough for adding extra Bass with a pair of penta. If your pentas works perfectly, I don't think it worth to choose a bl11

Do you plan to use them for surround sound and movies ? beosound 5/BM5 , beosystème 4500 , beolab 1, beolab 5000, beolab 14, beolab 3500, beovision av 9000, IWS 2000, beotime, MLGW

I've tried this, as well as using a larger, no BnO sub, and found it unsatisfactory.

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I would be surprised if the bl11 made any difference to pentas, but do try before you buy/swop.

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Someone with a pair of pentas with a beolab 2 will probably give you his opinion.

For stereo forget it but for movies, maybe it is an option. I had pentas and beolab 2 but not at the same time. I remenber that my house didn't tolerate them at all. Too much boomy bass.

But in the right environment the combination could do miracles.

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I´ll ask my dealer if I can try it.

Doubt he will let me try it home, he knows I am getting my B&O the cheapest possible way.

Anyone using Beolab 2 with their pent´s?

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Lol, buying cheapest as possible doesn't mean you will steale it.

He should be proud that you would accept to buy a new or recent product.

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Don't know if it's still relevant.

I once tried BL 11 with my Penta, connected to BV 10 with BL 6000 as rears.

Horrible experience, sound was dramatically worse with that combo, both music and video.

I have no experience with BL2, but at least for music I would not expect improved sound quality
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DMacri replied on Wed, Mar 13 2019 12:05 AM
Does anyone have a final verdict of a good subwoofer (B&O or not) that will work well with Beolab Pentas? I would want something to provide support from 20Hz to around 40Hz or so.

Dom

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I would use a Beolab 2, but would run the Pentas from the source, not from the Beolab 2.
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Beofile7 replied on Wed, Mar 13 2019 10:55 AM

I had just that. Beolab 2 with Pentalab 2's. there was a marked bass increase but I really don't like subs at all so it didn't last long with me. If you like loads of boomy bass for movies it could work but for music it was just too much. A Beolab 11 will be useless.

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DMacri replied on Wed, Mar 13 2019 12:46 PM
I just want to fill in the extreme lows for music, not movie effects. It doesn’t have to be B&O if there is a good performer - new or used - that could do the job without breaking the bank. Anyone had success with a pairing?

Dom

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Has anyone tried to combine the Pentas with a cona subwoofer?

leosgonewild
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I have. It doesn’t do anything good. 

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