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Brian replied on Mon, Feb 12 2018 5:45 PM

Interesting that you should mention 18s and house extension.. I thought about a pair of 18s in our dining room when our refurbishment is finally finished sometime this summer.. the new more contemporary roof went on last week.. but never mind bricks and mortar, more importantly I’ve been busy stocking up on additional B&O ready for installation - so far it’s amounted to a set of Beolab 5s to compliment my Beolab 3 rear speakers, a BV11-55, a Beogram 5500 (to hook up with my Beocenter 2),  2 x Beosound 35s, an M3 for the en-suite bathroom and a variety of Beoplay products such as an A9 for the garage wall, 3 x S3, 3 x Beolit 12, 2 x A2, a P2 and a set of H8 earphones. It’s either some 18s on the dining room wall or a duo of Beosound 1 & 2; the 2 on the sideboard and the 1 on the kitchen island... hmm.. choices choices.

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Mikipidia replied on Tue, Feb 13 2018 1:44 AM
Bloody hell, you really aren’t taking half measures Stick out tongue

New: Beolab 50's, Beolab 18's, Beovision eclipse.

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Old: Beolab 1's, beolab 2, beovision 10-46, overture 2300, beolab 8000's, beolab 4000's, beovision avant 32" etc. etc.

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elephant replied on Tue, Feb 13 2018 7:30 AM
Brian:

never mind bricks and mortar, more importantly I’ve been busy stocking up on additional B&O ready for installation - so far it’s amounted to a set of Beolab 5s to compliment my Beolab 3 rear speakers, a BV11-55, a Beogram 5500 (to hook up with my Beocenter 2),  2 x Beosound 35s, an M3 for the en-suite bathroom and a variety of Beoplay products such as an A9 for the garage wall, 3 x S3, 3 x Beolit 12, 2 x A2, a P2 and a set of H8 earphones.

I see yours and raise mine !

(Just kidding, no kompetition... just that I had assembled some of my collection for tests)

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Brian replied on Tue, Feb 13 2018 9:31 AM

Nice collection elephant - ignore my wife’s comments about penguins.. I actually rather like them!

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Peter Pan replied on Wed, Feb 14 2018 8:05 AM

That the speaker on Eclipse SoundCenter is broader than the panel, Mrs. Pan does not like it.
Of course, it should also be possible to choose the BeoVision Eclipse version FP. Yes - thumbs up

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Fidse replied on Wed, Feb 14 2018 8:20 AM
Brian:

Interesting that you should mention 18s and house extension.. I thought about a pair of 18s in our dining room when our refurbishment is finally finished sometime this summer.. the new more contemporary roof went on last week.. but never mind bricks and mortar, more importantly I’ve been busy stocking up on additional B&O ready for installation - so far it’s amounted to a set of Beolab 5s to compliment my Beolab 3 rear speakers, a BV11-55, a Beogram 5500 (to hook up with my Beocenter 2), 2 x Beosound 35s, an M3 for the en-suite bathroom and a variety of Beoplay products such as an A9 for the garage wall, 3 x S3, 3 x Beolit 12, 2 x A2, a P2 and a set of H8 earphones. It’s either some 18s on the dining room wall or a duo of Beosound 1 & 2; the 2 on the sideboard and the 1 on the kitchen island... hmm.. choices choices.

Holy cow! We won’t get enough m2’s for that, even after the remodelling 🤣

The plan is the surround setup for the living room, a Horizon in the bedroom (i think the Horizon is possibly the best looking tv, after the 14, ever!) and an A6 or BP1 for the kitchen. And then i have my BP2 for the terrace.

On another note i just talked to my salesman Yesterday and placed an order for the wooden grill, it should arrive at the end of feb. or the beginning of march, was what he said. I’m looking SO much forward to it, i think it will look excellent next to the pile of (also oak) firewood and the burning stove!
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Brian replied on Wed, Feb 14 2018 4:12 PM

Agree, the eclipse wood panel will look awesome in your placement.. 18s with identical wooden lamellas in due course then I presume Fidse?

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Fidse replied on Wed, Feb 14 2018 4:49 PM
Of course! The 18’s are some time away though. If all goes as planned, we will expand the house in the fall of ‘19, but it could might not be untill spring of ‘20, and i will not buy them while i don’t have the space for them. I have 20cm on each side of the tv though Whistle
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BeoGreg replied on Wed, Feb 14 2018 4:50 PM
Peter Pan, you forgot to photoshop the shade of the speaker on the wall !
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Brian replied on Wed, Feb 14 2018 5:16 PM

A while yet for your extension then. Meanwhile, stack the wood for the brændeovn neatly underneath the Eclipse in some kind of sleek, low wood store case/cupboard, then you can move the protective metal rail for the wood burner further to the right, then slide the eclipse slightly to the right and voila’ - space for wall mounted 18s on either side :-)

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Earle replied on Wed, Feb 14 2018 8:15 PM

Watch that wooden surface with the Homepod.... apparently it leaves marks on wood after a few minutes of play.

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Duels replied on Wed, Feb 14 2018 8:34 PM
Earle:

Watch that wooden surface with the Homepod.... apparently it leaves marks on wood after a few minutes of play.

Because of heat?
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Fidse replied on Wed, Feb 14 2018 8:48 PM
Earle:

Watch that wooden surface with the Homepod.... apparently it leaves marks on wood after a few minutes of play.

Homepod?
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Earle replied on Wed, Feb 14 2018 8:48 PM

Not sure, but maybe because of the woofer "bumping", and the material the base is made of?

Here's a link: https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/14/apple-s-homepod-may-leave-marks-on-wood-furniture/

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Fidse replied on Wed, Feb 14 2018 8:52 PM
But why would anyone on here, buy a homepod? It’s priced the same as an m5.
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Earle replied on Wed, Feb 14 2018 8:54 PM

Fidse:
But why would anyone on here, buy a homepod? It’s priced the same as an m5.

Hmm.... maybe a question for elephant?

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Duels replied on Wed, Feb 14 2018 9:17 PM
Earle:

Not sure, but maybe because of the woofer "bumping", and the material the base is made of?

Here's a link: https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/14/apple-s-homepod-may-leave-marks-on-wood-furniture/

That is absolutely shocking.
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Fidse replied on Wed, Feb 14 2018 9:23 PM
Earle:

Hmm.... maybe a question for elephant?

Probably Smile

My question remains though ;)
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beotex replied on Thu, Feb 15 2018 5:22 AM
Duels:

Lovely room and a great pic. Yes to a bL19 in that spot! Please post a pic when you have your new avant/eclipse. Personally think the eclipse screen may be a bit high to see over the fire place.

I went with the Avant NG 75...

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elephant replied on Thu, Feb 15 2018 10:32 AM
Fidse:

Earle:

Hmm.... maybe a question for elephant?

Probably

My question remains though ;)

1. Because I am perverse Big Smile

2. I wanted something really simple for the wife to use

3. I did not like the feel of the m5 in the store - but I would not have got it anyway because of #2

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elephant replied on Thu, Feb 15 2018 10:41 AM
beotex:

Duels:

Lovely room and a great pic. Yes to a bL19 in that spot! Please post a pic when you have your new avant/eclipse. Personally think the eclipse screen may be a bit high to see over the fire place.

BeoTex:

I went with the Avant NG 75...

Looks good BeoTex

I saw your list of kit on the North America question - that was a big step forward - I wish you many years of enjoyment.

Let us know how you go on integrating the older kit.

I am intrigued that the left hand bl18 appears more distant from the centre line of the BV ...does the BV adjust the left and right channel volumes accordingly ?

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Duels replied on Thu, Feb 15 2018 12:07 PM

beotex:

I went with the Avant NG 75...

Wow that looks fabulous Beotex.  The BL18s also match your floor and ceiling beams extremely well!

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Brian replied on Thu, Feb 15 2018 12:34 PM

+1 looks fantastic - what a great space!

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Brian -

Just noticed the Corona chair in your logo. You are to be complimented on your taste sir!

One of our favourite pieces - we have them in white with the foot-stool in our London place.

Belgian designer wasn't it - can't remember the name?

Alan

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Brian replied on Thu, Feb 15 2018 1:24 PM

Hi Alan,

Thank you kindly. It’s a danish designer - Paul Volther. I am Danish and my wife is Dutch but we live in the UK and both have a strong connection to Scandinavia so the majority of our interior design is Danish; Volther, Arne Jacobsen (the egg and swan chair, AJ lamps), Hans Wegner (ox chair, papa bear chair, Y chair) Georg Jensen, Kay Bojesen and of course B&O :-)

We are in the middle of remodelling our house, as you may have read on my post, and even the windows, doors, kitchen, bathrooms and the wood burner was imported from Denmark - you could say a very Danish house in the middle of the Essex countryside.

Well spotted BTW - you clearly are a man of taste ;-)

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beotex replied on Thu, Feb 15 2018 1:31 PM
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Looks good BeoTex

I saw your list of kit on the North America question - that was a big step forward - I wish you many years of enjoyment.

Let us know how you go on integrating the older kit.

I am intrigued that the left hand bl18 appears more distant from the centre line of the BV ...does the BV adjust the left and right channel volumes accordingly ? BeoNut since '75

Similar to the older equipment, you can adjust the speaker distances and the output levels. It says I can connect a microphone to have the TV for auto adjustments, but I haven’t tried it yet.
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beotex replied on Thu, Feb 15 2018 1:34 PM
Duels:

Wow that looks fabulous Beotex. The BL18s also match your floor and ceiling beams extremely well!

Thanks! That was part of the appeal - we have tried to minimize the various materials in the house and the speakers really fit well.
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beotex replied on Thu, Feb 15 2018 1:35 PM
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+1 looks fantastic - what a great space!

Thanks! Loving the new setup and a big leap into the netlink / multiroom world.
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Earle replied on Thu, Feb 15 2018 5:20 PM

Great setup and great environment.... but this brings up a general question... if you have a home theater setup, do people really not mind having L and R speakers not  equidistant from the center channel?

This seems to be a recurring theme for several posts on this thread, which would imply that one speaker is always slightly louder than the other. I guess it doesn't matter if you're always sitting in the same place, but the symmetry would always bug me... not just visually, but audibly as well.

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beotex replied on Thu, Feb 15 2018 5:45 PM
Earle:

Great setup and great environment.... but this brings up a general question... if you have a home theater setup, do people really not mind having L and R speakers not equidistant from the center channel?

This seems to be a recurring theme for several posts on this thread, which would imply that one speaker is always slightly louder than the other. I guess it doesn't matter if you're always sitting in the same place, but the symmetry would always bug me... not just visually, but audibly as well.

My OCD doesn’t like the uneven distances, but the sound is much fuller with separation. I tried putting them next to the fireplace and it lacked depth for a large room. Luckily you can adjust speaker differences and output levels to even out things out.

I’ve got rear speakers in the ceiling as well, so that helps, too.
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beotex:

My OCD doesn’t like the uneven distances, but the sound is much fuller with separation. I tried putting them next to the fireplace and it lacked depth for a large room. Luckily you can adjust speaker differences and output levels to even out things out.

I’ve got rear speakers in the ceiling as well, so that helps, too.

Mine are uneven too but the B&O set up compensates for this when you allow the speaker distances

If you feel that the speakers are louder than the other, then you can change the dB accordingly.

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Aussie Michael:

Mine are uneven too but the B&O set up compensates for this when you allow the speaker distances

If you feel that the speakers are louder than the other, then you can change the dB accordingly.

There is more to it....

http://www.tonmeister.ca/wordpress/2017/09/20/bo-tech-distance-tweaking/

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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Earle replied on Fri, Feb 16 2018 7:52 PM

I admit, I skimmed the article, but it seemed to be more about correcting the delay of the further speaker in order to achieve the desired phantom central image. However, that doesn't really also address the need for the further speaker to be somewhat louder based on level calibration.

On that thought, my L and R speakers are facing directly forward (looks more aesthetic to me), but should I really be pointing them at the central listening position? I notice people do both ways in the pictures posted. 

Anyway, that's the last of my thought, since this might be a topic for a different thread. 

Let's get back to more pics!

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elephant replied on Sat, Feb 17 2018 2:07 AM
Earle:

On that thought, my L and R speakers are facing directly forward (looks more aesthetic to me), but should I really be pointing them at the central listening position? I notice people do both ways in the pictures posted.

I like to toe my speakers in it is purely a personal thing.

The acoustic lens is meant to obviate the need to do this.

Although I imagine if you have a very acute angle on the left speaker it would be useful to do a toe in.

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Fidse replied on Sat, Feb 17 2018 9:23 PM
Brian:

A while yet for your extension then. Meanwhile, stack the wood for the brændeovn neatly underneath the Eclipse in some kind of sleek, low wood store case/cupboard, then you can move the protective metal rail for the wood burner further to the right, then slide the eclipse slightly to the right and voila’ - space for wall mounted 18s on either side :-)

Aaaarh you..... Big Smile
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Fidse replied on Sat, Feb 17 2018 9:31 PM
beotex:

I went with the Avant NG 75...

Looks great Beotex, very stylish! Even though i never understood the whole tv-over-fireplace-thing, don’t you hurt your neck?

But that leads me to a more serious question; what kind of “oven” is that? I’ve never seen those “balls?” before.

Best regards
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beotex replied on Sat, Feb 17 2018 10:36 PM
Fidse:

Looks great Beotex, very stylish! Even though i never understood the whole tv-over-fireplace-thing, don’t you hurt your neck?

But that leads me to a more serious question; what kind of “oven” is that? I’ve never seen those “balls?” before.

Best regards

Thanks - the placement was really out of necessity, and with our seating it actually works pretty well. It’s a little higher up than I would like, but it’s nice when I’m in the kitchen and can see it :)

The fireplace is an Isokern 72” with fireballs - they are ceramic “cannonballs” that flames come up through. Here’s a link to the site:

http://rasmussengaslogs.com/fireballs-vented/

In other news, I think I figured out the NL/ML converter and have sound distributed to our Beovision 7 in the bedroom!
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elephant replied on Sun, Feb 18 2018 8:10 PM
Another “... in the wild”

I was early for an appointment so I did some browsing

Admiring art work ... subconsciously aware of music

Then I focused on the music

Sounds great

Where was it coming from ?

What speakers ?

Looked at the ceiling and then cornices - - nope

OK must be book shelves - - - nope

Where are those speakers ?!?!?

Then by accident out the corner of my eye

Voila - amazing !

Mystery solved !

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Ah yes - the B&O mirror - I used to have one of these - they gave excellent reflected sound.

Additionally I noticed a picture of a P30 (45?) has been stuck on said mirror - Quelle coïncidence!  ;-)

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elephant replied on Mon, Feb 19 2018 12:21 AM
Fnabdog:

Ah yes - the B&O mirror - I used to have one of these - they gave excellent reflected sound.

Additionally I noticed a picture of a P30 (45?) has been stuck on said mirror - Quelle coïncidence ! ;-)

No I mean the A6 on the floor !

I’ll have to return (as planned) to see what was being reflected from the other wall !

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