Sign in   |  Join   |  Help

A6 Unboxing and first impression

rated by 0 users
This post has 70 Replies | 3 Followers

Hiort
Top 50 Contributor
Sweden
Posts 2,885
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Hiort Posted: Thu, Oct 22 2015 8:00 PM
Traditional cardboard box Smile

And inside: another box! Big Smile

Finally a glimpse of the A6 wrapping

Upside down to plug in he power cord.

This is not the final position, but will do for now.

Setup:

Easy. Pops up in your iPhone as wireless speaker and connects to the WiFi.

Adding logins to all services through the Beosetup app.

Sound:

Awesome. Detailed. Good separation. Punchy bass. Beats my BL3500 with margin. Easily fills a room.

Handling:

It's not heavy. Easy to move to another room if you want.

One touch on one spot and you jump between sources. One touch at another place, and you switch between channels or songs.

Very happy so far. Will play around more and report back.

 

 

 

 

Livingroom: BL3, BL11, BV11-46 Kitchen: Beosound 1 GVA, Beocom 2 Bathroom: M3 Homeoffice: M3, Beocom 2  Library: Beosound Emerge, Beocom 6000 Bedroom: M5, Essence remote  Travel: Beoplay E8 2.0, Beoplay EQ, Beoplay Earset

Alen
Top 500 Contributor
Ljubljana Slovenia
Posts 86
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Alen replied on Thu, Oct 22 2015 8:54 PM

Congratulations. A good choice!

BS A1 2nd gen, BS 1, Beo 1, BL 2, BeoCom 2, 2x LC 2, Form 2, BS 2, Beosound 2, Beplay M3, 2x BS 3, BS 4, 2x Beo 4, BS 5 + CD rip, BM 5, BL 5, BL 6000, Beo 6, BS 6, H6, BL 8000, 2x A8, BV 8-40, H9, 3x A9 Keyring, BL 12 - 3, Serenata, BeoTime, BeoTalk 400, B&O Bottle Opener, BV Eclipse 55  My LEGO 

benoit
Top 150 Contributor
France
Posts 646
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
benoit replied on Thu, Oct 22 2015 9:03 PM

From the beginning I like it very much as well. It does match perfectly with your decoration! Congratulations.

It looks darker than on Beoplay's site... I find it even more beautiful in this condition. Is it the light in your room?

Hiort
Top 50 Contributor
Sweden
Posts 2,885
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Hiort replied on Thu, Oct 22 2015 9:36 PM

benoit:

From the beginning I like it very much as well. It does match perfectly with your decoration! Congratulations.

It looks darker than on Beoplay's site... I find it even more beautiful in this condition. Is it the light in your room?

Thanks,

It´s the evening light and the iPhone 6 Smile

Its light grey

 

 

 

 

Livingroom: BL3, BL11, BV11-46 Kitchen: Beosound 1 GVA, Beocom 2 Bathroom: M3 Homeoffice: M3, Beocom 2  Library: Beosound Emerge, Beocom 6000 Bedroom: M5, Essence remote  Travel: Beoplay E8 2.0, Beoplay EQ, Beoplay Earset

Millemissen
Top 10 Contributor
Flensborg, Denmark
Posts 14,599
OFFLINE
Bronze Member

Nice - congrats :-)

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

Duels
Top 50 Contributor
England
Posts 2,552
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Duels replied on Thu, Oct 22 2015 10:01 PM
Excellent. It looks good. Please tell us more when you have enjoyed it for a few days. Big Smile
Steve_torque
Top 500 Contributor
Dorset, UK
Posts 145
OFFLINE
Bronze Member

Thanks for posting, it looks great. I will also be interested in further thoughts on it and how well the multi room works. Thinking of adding one to my set up in the new year, or whenever it is I can get my hands on one in the UK. 

mjmedlo
Top 100 Contributor
Posts 922
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
mjmedlo replied on Thu, Oct 22 2015 11:04 PM
Does it show up in beomusic app just like the essence mk2?
Aussie Michael
Top 25 Contributor
Melbourne, AU
Posts 3,711
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Congrats. It looks great

Very nice first impressions too
Esax
Top 500 Contributor
Posts 321
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Esax replied on Thu, Oct 22 2015 11:40 PM
I would like to know how it is in comparison with the A9.

Beovision 7-55 MK1 red, Beolab 10 red. Beolab 50, all black. Beolab 17 broken ice. Beolab transmitter. Apple tv4 and apple express 2.

Sal
Top 75 Contributor
California, USA
Posts 1,197
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Sal replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 12:24 AM

mjmedlo:
Does it show up in beomusic app just like the essence mk2?

 

I'm thinking it would since it has multiroom capability.

 

elephant
Top 10 Contributor
AU
Posts 8,219
OFFLINE
Founder
elephant replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 5:23 AM
Great quick review Hiort.

Based on first impressions B&O have a hit.

I predict that by next year many of us will have one or two of these.

Thanks for sharing

BeoNut since '75

Hiort
Top 50 Contributor
Sweden
Posts 2,885
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Hiort replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 5:52 AM
mjmedlo:

Does it show up in beomusic app just like the essence mk2?

Yep

 

 

 

 

Livingroom: BL3, BL11, BV11-46 Kitchen: Beosound 1 GVA, Beocom 2 Bathroom: M3 Homeoffice: M3, Beocom 2  Library: Beosound Emerge, Beocom 6000 Bedroom: M5, Essence remote  Travel: Beoplay E8 2.0, Beoplay EQ, Beoplay Earset

elephant
Top 10 Contributor
AU
Posts 8,219
OFFLINE
Founder
elephant replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 6:14 AM
You need to name it ... boomerang Big Smile

BeoNut since '75

moxxey
Top 25 Contributor
South West, UK
Posts 5,355
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
moxxey replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 8:43 AM

Hiort:

Very happy so far. Will play around more and report back.

Great news, thanks Hiort. The A6 is very appealing. Much more moveable than the A9. Looking forward to the UK launch.

Aussie Michael
Top 25 Contributor
Melbourne, AU
Posts 3,711
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Hiort:

Yep

Hiort the app shows your TV. Big Smile

Why can't I see anything when I use the app? I have an avant.
Hiort
Top 50 Contributor
Sweden
Posts 2,885
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Hiort replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 9:59 AM

Aussie Michael:

Hiort the app shows your TV. Big Smile

Why can't I see anything when I use the app? I have an avant.

Yes, the TV is one source that I can choose to join, from the A6.

There should not be anything special with the Avant I believe. In my world all Netlink sources should show up. What other sources than the Avant do you have? If you only have an Avant I don't think it shows. 

 

 

 

 

 

Livingroom: BL3, BL11, BV11-46 Kitchen: Beosound 1 GVA, Beocom 2 Bathroom: M3 Homeoffice: M3, Beocom 2  Library: Beosound Emerge, Beocom 6000 Bedroom: M5, Essence remote  Travel: Beoplay E8 2.0, Beoplay EQ, Beoplay Earset

Aussie Michael
Top 25 Contributor
Melbourne, AU
Posts 3,711
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
The only source I have is avant and then wisa speakers, playmaker
davieav
Not Ranked
chester UK.
Posts 49
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
davieav replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 11:37 AM

excellent..

mine is arriving in december !

elephant
Top 10 Contributor
AU
Posts 8,219
OFFLINE
Founder
elephant replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 11:58 AM
Aussie Michael:

The only source I have is avant and then wisa speakers, playmaker

Therefore nothing to join ?

But that would hardly be the reason for not showing -- would it ?

BeoNut since '75

Carolpa
Top 75 Contributor
Posts 1,670
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Carolpa replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 12:21 PM

elephant:
Aussie Michael:

The only source I have is avant and then wisa speakers, playmaker

 

Therefore nothing to join ?

 

But that would hardly be the reason for not showing -- would it ?

 

One must have an Essence, Moment, A9, A6 to work with the Beomusic app. Then, but only then, a NL tv is also shown. You can Join the tv, change volume, switch presets (only very basics controls)

Aussie Michael
Top 25 Contributor
Melbourne, AU
Posts 3,711
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
elephant:

Therefore nothing to join ?

But that would hardly be the reason for not showing -- would it ? BeoNut since '75

Exactly. I just want to play music through the app,and have a play
Millemissen
Top 10 Contributor
Flensborg, Denmark
Posts 14,599
OFFLINE
Bronze Member

One Avant is 'singleroom', not 'multiroom' ;-)

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

Dave Farr
Top 50 Contributor
France
Posts 2,283
OFFLINE
Gold Member
Dave Farr replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 2:36 PM
Thanks @Hiort for the description and pictures. Though I wasn't originally impressed with the look of the A6 at first, having seen it in your setting and heard your impressions, it's started to grow on me. The mobility of it is a big plus when compared to the A9. Do you know how the sound compares to the A9?

Dave.
Dave Farr
Top 50 Contributor
France
Posts 2,283
OFFLINE
Gold Member
Dave Farr replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 2:38 PM
Millemissen:

One Avant is 'singleroom', not 'multiroom' ;-)

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

If the A6 is in a different room it's multi room. I know what you mean really!

Dave.
Hiort
Top 50 Contributor
Sweden
Posts 2,885
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Hiort replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 3:22 PM
Dave Farr:

Do you know how the sound compares to the A9?

I had my daughters A9 for a week a while ago and A9 is a more powerful beast and has in my ears a more "round sound" and makes a bigger impression design wise. A6 can be a bit sharp in the high midrange sometimes, but that is a matter of taste. For the room where I have the A6, this new fellow is more than sufficient. It a nobrainer if you want a casual link room speaker without the problems with masterlinkcables.

 

 

 

 

Livingroom: BL3, BL11, BV11-46 Kitchen: Beosound 1 GVA, Beocom 2 Bathroom: M3 Homeoffice: M3, Beocom 2  Library: Beosound Emerge, Beocom 6000 Bedroom: M5, Essence remote  Travel: Beoplay E8 2.0, Beoplay EQ, Beoplay Earset

Hiort
Top 50 Contributor
Sweden
Posts 2,885
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Hiort replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 3:50 PM
Multi room experience:

It's morning. One touch on Moment in my living room and Pattern Play give me my favorite radiostation. When moving into the kitchen area, I activate the BL2000. When done with breakfast, I walk upstairs to get dressed. One touch on A6 and it pickup what Moment plays.

When ready for work, one long touch on A6 is putting the whole system to standby.

Flawless.

If I start with playing on the A6 in my library, I can easily join from Moment in my livingroom.

This is what the TV show when I have joined:

If I have the tv news going and walk upstairs, I just touch A6 for the TV sound to play.

Superhappy.

 

 

 

 

Livingroom: BL3, BL11, BV11-46 Kitchen: Beosound 1 GVA, Beocom 2 Bathroom: M3 Homeoffice: M3, Beocom 2  Library: Beosound Emerge, Beocom 6000 Bedroom: M5, Essence remote  Travel: Beoplay E8 2.0, Beoplay EQ, Beoplay Earset

BeoGreg
Top 75 Contributor
South of France
Posts 1,417
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
BeoGreg replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 4:08 PM
Verrry nice, verrry interesting.
Sal
Top 75 Contributor
California, USA
Posts 1,197
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Sal replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 4:46 PM

Hiort:
Multi room experience:

It's morning. One touch on Moment in my living room and Pattern Play give me my favorite radiostation. When moving into the kitchen area, I activate the BL2000. When done with breakfast, I walk upstairs to get dressed. One touch on A6 and it pickup what Moment plays.

When ready for work, one long touch on A6 is putting the whole system to standby.

Flawless.

If I start with playing on the A6 in my library, I can easily join from Moment in my livingroom.

If I have the tv news going and walk upstairs, I just touch A6 for the TV sound to play.

Superhappy.

 

Seems as advertised, especially seamless noting that you've got an NL/ML converter in the mix. Congrats and thanks for your posts, Hiort! 

Razlaw
Top 25 Contributor
Posts 4,301
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Razlaw replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 4:54 PM

Thanks for the post about using the multiform. Have been considering an Essence and glad to hear about a system working as advertised.

Beolab 28s Beolab 9s Beolab 12-3s Beolab 1s Beolab 6000s 2 pairs Beolab 4000s Beovision 7-55 Beovision 10-40 Beoplay V1 32 inch Beovision Avant 32 inch Beosound 1 (CD player) Beosound 3000 Beosound 5 Core Essence MKII Beoplay M5

Steve_torque
Top 500 Contributor
Dorset, UK
Posts 145
OFFLINE
Bronze Member

That's great on the multi room use - thanks and glad you are happy with it. Looks very promising!

badgersurf
Top 150 Contributor
Posts 539
OFFLINE
Gold Member

Congratulations on a great set up

benoit
Top 150 Contributor
France
Posts 646
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
benoit replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 7:43 PM

There is a long review in youtube for the french speaking members.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6AduGZwucw

The reviewer  who owns a V1 tells that the sound has strong bass, impressively loud, good stereo for such a small device but too much treble (which are a bit metallic) and not perfect mediums (but he hopes an update will correct this).

Dave Farr
Top 50 Contributor
France
Posts 2,283
OFFLINE
Gold Member
Dave Farr replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 8:46 PM
@Hiort, is it placement dependant for sound or is it similar no matter where you place it?

Dave.
Hiort
Top 50 Contributor
Sweden
Posts 2,885
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Hiort replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 9:22 PM
Dave Farr:

@Hiort, is it placement dependant for sound or is it similar no matter where you place it?

Dave.

I have not tried different positions really. It has a switch corner/wall/free to compensate.

Right now it's in my bookshelf in my librarySmile

 

 

 

 

Livingroom: BL3, BL11, BV11-46 Kitchen: Beosound 1 GVA, Beocom 2 Bathroom: M3 Homeoffice: M3, Beocom 2  Library: Beosound Emerge, Beocom 6000 Bedroom: M5, Essence remote  Travel: Beoplay E8 2.0, Beoplay EQ, Beoplay Earset

BeoBoy68
Top 75 Contributor
Alsace 🇨🇵
Posts 1,247
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
BeoBoy68 replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 10:09 PM

Where is aluminium ?!! Angry

Where is the beauty ?!!Unsure

I don't find them in the BeoPlay A6 Cool

Hiort
Top 50 Contributor
Sweden
Posts 2,885
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Hiort replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 10:13 PM

BeoBoy68:

Where is aluminium ?!! Angry

Where is the beauty ?!!Unsure

I don't find them in the BeoPlay A6 Cool

Its a Beoplay product and it has a moderate price. Thats why.

Think the little Beoplay badge on it is aluminium, actually Smile

Beauty is a matter of taste.

 

 

 

 

 

Livingroom: BL3, BL11, BV11-46 Kitchen: Beosound 1 GVA, Beocom 2 Bathroom: M3 Homeoffice: M3, Beocom 2  Library: Beosound Emerge, Beocom 6000 Bedroom: M5, Essence remote  Travel: Beoplay E8 2.0, Beoplay EQ, Beoplay Earset

Aussie Michael
Top 25 Contributor
Melbourne, AU
Posts 3,711
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
BeoBoy68:

Where is aluminium ?!!

Where is the beauty ?!!

I don't find them in the BeoPlay A6

It doesnt need aluminium to be beautiful . They make coke cans from aluminium you know :-)
moxxey
Top 25 Contributor
South West, UK
Posts 5,355
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
moxxey replied on Fri, Oct 23 2015 10:28 PM

BeoBoy68:

I don't find them in the BeoPlay A6 Cool

Then don't buy it. That's fine. But the number of (UK) pre-orders suggest it's already a hit.

Personally think it's one of the best B&O products for a while. Although I love my A9, it's not something you can move around very easily. This will be close to the A9 in terms of audio quality, but far more transportable. Ideal. And more cost-effective.

Normann
Top 500 Contributor
Posts 277
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
Normann replied on Sat, Oct 24 2015 12:17 AM

Hiort:
Multi room experience:

 

 

It's morning. One touch on Moment in my living room and Pattern Play give me my favorite radiostation. When moving into the kitchen area, I activate the BL2000. When done with breakfast, I walk upstairs to get dressed. One touch on A6 and it pickup what Moment plays.

 

When ready for work, one long touch on A6 is putting the whole system to standby.

 

Flawless.

 

 

If I start with playing on the A6 in my library, I can easily join from Moment in my livingroom.

 

 

 

This is what the TV show when I have joined:

 

 

 

 

 

 

If I have the tv news going and walk upstairs, I just touch A6 for the TV sound to play.

 

 

Superhappy.

 

Hi. You do have a BLC connected in your system? And your Moment is showing the link in the display? I can not get this to work.. What have you done? Sorry for asking...

Page 1 of 2 (71 items) 1 2 Next > | RSS
Beoworld Security Certificate

SSL