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Beolab 20 unleashes full armageddon!

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jc posted on Wed, Oct 19 2016 6:30 AM

So every morning my Beosound 3000 is programmed to play some easy classical music in the living room at 6:45am. But this morning that didn't happen...

Instead, I woke up to a noise I never heard before. It was - litterally - like the whole US Army invaded my living room with tanks and Apaches. So I rushed down the stairs to see what the heck was happening (did the new fridge explode? Was the house collapsing? Did the dog go ballistic?!), to find out the left of my two BL20's was producing some kind of white noise/static sound (rythmic, though) at a volume that on a scale of 1 to 100 would come in at 200+...

I think (!) the other BL20 did not do this and was playing easy classical music at the programmed 32 level, because the sound seemed to come from the left, but in all honesty: I couldn't even hear the other BL20.

After turning off the system and turning it on again, it's playing lovely like nothing ever happened...

Of course I'll call my dealer straight away this morning (the BL20 is only about 6 months old), but I'm really curious if someone else has ever experienced this? Seems like some kind of fault in the electrical circuit?

Best regards,

(a now almost deaf) Joeri

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CB:

elephant:
I am still nervous at times

If it's able to make an elephant nervous, imagine for a cat...

Devil

 

haha,

Ok, thanks for the quick responses. That makes me feel better.

Oddly, I'm so curious about this Armageddon noise... and its curiosity that killed the cat.

 

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I’ve had my BL20s now for about 2 months soon and have had no issues. Connected over WISA. Will try powerlink as soon as I get my BL9s sold.
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Jeff replied on Fri, Nov 2 2018 4:41 PM

You know, if your cat was sleeping next to it and the speaker did go all Armageddon that would probably make for one of the most popular videos on YouTube for the year. Laughing

Jeff

I'm afraid I'm recovering from the BeoVirus. Sad

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Jeff:

You know, if your cat was sleeping next to it and the speaker did go all Armageddon that would probably make for one of the most popular videos on YouTube for the year.

Jeff

Beovirus victim, it's gotten to be too much to list!

Cats gone wild
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TWG replied on Sat, Nov 3 2018 9:30 AM

Jeff:

You know, if your cat was sleeping next to it and the speaker did go all Armageddon that would probably make for one of the most popular videos on YouTube for the year. Laughing



I bet it will. Additionaly it will cause more damage to the Bang & Olufsen brand than they can probably imagine in Struer... Sad

 

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Do you reckon it’s wise to buy a pair of 20s now given all of this ?
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Similar to Michael, I’ve had mine for a couple of months now and no issues......
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jc replied on Sun, Nov 4 2018 2:46 PM

Aussie Michael:
Do you reckon it’s wise to buy a pair of 20s now given all of this ?

FWIW: I would buy them again in an instant. Since they got fixed I haven't had any problems with them. I'm totally in love with both sound and looks (and the lighted B&O logo!). So would it be wise? I guess so.

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Gary replied on Thu, Jul 11 2019 4:13 PM

I have recently had a similar problem with my Beolab 20's (especially the left speaker) that are connected to a 2014 B&O Avant television. For a period of time, all will be fine when I turn on a source with the Beoremote 1. Then without any warning, I can suddenly activate a source on the tv with the Beoremote 1 after being in the stand-by position, and BOOM! - There is a loud crackiling sound that will blast until I turn the television off. The speakers are less than 6 months old, so I am assuming that it can not possibly be the speakers and has to be the Avant which connects through a cable to the Beolab 20's. If the scary noise continues, I will try the WISA connection to the Avant with the Beolab 20's. I am reluctant to do this for fear that the quality of sound will not be as good as when directly connected to the Avant. - 

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B&O have stated that the WISA signal quality is just as good as the cable - that’s the benefit of WISA.

Report back and let us know how you go

Cheers

M
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jc replied on Sat, Jul 13 2019 4:29 PM

Gary:

I have recently had a similar problem with my Beolab 20's (especially the left speaker) that are connected to a 2014 B&O Avant television. For a period of time, all will be fine when I turn on a source with the Beoremote 1. Then without any warning, I can suddenly activate a source on the tv with the Beoremote 1 after being in the stand-by position, and BOOM! - There is a loud crackiling sound that will blast until I turn the television off. The speakers are less than 6 months old, so I am assuming that it can not possibly be the speakers

Well, it can be: in my situation it definitely were the speakers - and they were very new as well. It was repaired under warranty (most of the inner stuff was replaced). And FYI: my situation was the same as yours. The speakers were turned on by the source (in my case, a BS3000 connected through PowerLink) and all hell would break loose, until I turned of the source.

I'd have them inspected by your dealer. They're too expensive to have to except killing your dog's ears once in a while.

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