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markiedee replied on Fri, Apr 18 2014 11:16 AM

Hotknife you have such a nice setup and i really like the all black 8000s, watching movies and listening to music must be an amazing experience.

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Old stuff meets new...


BeoVision Eclipse 55"...BeoLab 5 FRONT....BeoLab 4000 as REAR....BV5 HD....Beoplay V1-40....BV10-32....BC6-26....Beosound 9000....Beosound 1 New York edt....Beosound Stage....Beoplay S3....BeoRemote One BT....Beo6....Beo4....Beo4 Cinema....BeoLink 7000....Serene....H9i Rimowa....6 x H6....Form 1....U70...

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mr_5F00_anders_5F00_son:

Old stuff meets new...

BeoVision 11-55....BeoLab 14 4.1....BV8-32....BV6-22....Beo4....Beo4 Cinema....Beo6....Serene....BeoSound Ouverture....BeoGram 5500....H6....Form 1....U70....BeoLit 600...

Nice!
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Mark replied on Sat, Apr 19 2014 2:01 PM
mr_5F00_anders_5F00_son:

Old stuff meets new...

BeoVision 11-55....BeoLab 14 4.1....BV8-32....BV6-22....Beo4....Beo4 Cinema....Beo6....Serene....BeoSound Ouverture....BeoGram 5500....H6....Form 1....U70....BeoLit 600...

I like your headphone stand

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Mark:
mr_5F00_anders_5F00_son:

Old stuff meets new...

I like your headphone stand

Maybe I ask my dealer whether he has a spare headset stand for me ...

Peter the biker

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Just got my hands on that old pic of my 90's installation.

B & O's at it's best !

Sorry for the lack of quality, but I think you imagine well the products.


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BeoGreg:

Just got my hands on that old pic of my 90's installation.

B & O's at it's best !

Sorry for the lack of quality, but I think you imagine well the products.

Is that a contact sheet from a developing lab? I'm a film shooter myself, but have started scanning negatives myself. Lower cost and I can digitize the home developed black & white negatives with no problems or extra cost.

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BeoGreg replied on Wed, May 7 2014 7:30 PM
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Is that a contact sheet from a developing lab?

Yes, I found it in my office. Took a picture of it with my iphone and modified it. That's why the quality is poor.

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beocool replied on Wed, May 7 2014 8:16 PM

Søren Hammer:

BeoGreg:

Just got my hands on that old pic of my 90's installation.

B & O's at it's best !

Sorry for the lack of quality, but I think you imagine well the products.

Is that a contact sheet from a developing lab? I'm a film shooter myself, but have started scanning negatives myself. Lower cost and I can digitize the home developed black & white negatives with no problems or extra cost.

Wonderful shots. Quite like the Bimmers too Smile

 

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BeoGreg:
Hammer93:

Is that a contact sheet from a developing lab?

Yes, I found it in my office. Took a picture of it with my iphone and modified it. That's why the quality is poor.

It's decent for what it is Smile

beocool:

Søren Hammer:

Is that a contact sheet from a developing lab? I'm a film shooter myself, but have started scanning negatives myself. Lower cost and I can digitize the home developed black & white negatives with no problems or extra cost.

Wonderful shots. Quite like the Bimmers too Smile

Thank you! I like the grainy look, makes the picture raw and unpolished in a nice way. The MS150.2's will arrive here with my parents next tuesday, and a shelf will be put up over the beosystem 8000 to accommodate one of my Beogram 4000s and a Revox B77 open-reel tape deck. 
My friend captured that one down at the BMW museum in Munich - he'll be glad when I tell him that people like it Wink
Night shots with colour negative film is one of my pastimes when not doing audio related stuff, Kodak's newer films rock!

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This will be off-topics, but I am curious about your experience scanning negatives. I have hundreds (probably thousands) of negatives from the 70ies and 80ies and am tempted to scan them. Are their professionals who could do that for me? How tough is it to do it myslf and what equipment would I need?

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Jeff replied on Fri, May 9 2014 4:12 AM

steve1977:

This will be off-topics, but I am curious about your experience scanning negatives. I have hundreds (probably thousands) of negatives from the 70ies and 80ies and am tempted to scan them. Are their professionals who could do that for me? How tough is it to do it myslf and what equipment would I need?

Currently I use a Canon Canoscan 9000f flatbed scanner. It's a couple of years old and has undoubtedly been replaced with a different model but it is representative of what's out there. It connects to your computer via USB, and does a very good job on prints and negatives. It came with a plastic negative carrier which will hold 35mm film, 35mm slides in their little cardboard mounts, amd medium format film. Scanning is very easy, the included s/w let's you control a lot of options. 

For manipulating, cleaning up, etc. of the images after I scan them I use Adobe Photoshop Elements, less expensive and easier to use than the full Photoshop, but still very powerful. I can clean up scratches and dust, adjust color, contrast, etc. All sorts of filters, manual and automatic.

Look at either Canon or Epson scanners, read some online reviews of the current models and go from there. 

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Thanks for your quick reply. This is very helpful. Is there a way to automate the scanning process? Given I will have 1,000+ negatives, this sounds like a lot of work just to scan them in. I am less concerned about the post-processing with PS. I may even like that they look a bit "old", but I would like to make sure that I have the very-best, excellent quality in place to scan them in (plus eventually any needs to clean the negatives before scanning). In other words, I want the perfect scan for now, which gives me time to take care of PS anytime between now and 2020 ;-)

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Jeff replied on Fri, May 9 2014 4:58 AM

Well, there's a limit to how much you can automate it, as you still have to load the negatives or slides no matter how you do it. And it can be a bit time consuming, especially as for best results you should remove as much dust from the negatives and such before scanning, rather than having to clean it up digitally, that works however the cleaner they are to start with the better. The scanner I have will hold about four to six negatives or slides at a time though. 

The only easier way is to pay someone else to do it but I generally find no one takes as much care with it as I do. You want to scan as high a resolution as you can, even though that's more time consuming and takes more digital storage space, but storage space, hard drives, are cheap now. You are right in the approach to get them into digital scans and worry about individual editing later, get them in now before they degrade. We just scanned a lot of my wife's parents slides, and time had not been kind to many of them. So you want them as well scanned, as high a resolution as you can now. And don't forget to make a backup copy on a different disk, you don't want to do all this work and have a disk fail and lose it all! Mega bummer! 

For cleaning negatives I use one of those darkroom brushes that contains a little bit of radioactive material in it, that scatters charged particles to the negative which helps eliminate static and keeps them from attracting more dust. 

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I also use a Canon 9000F, very similar mkII model. 

The maximum resolution has been tested to be 4 megapixels on a 35 mm negative, but it's still fine for small prints and web display. 

It lacks a little sharpness with colour negs and slides, but it is completely acceptable considering that a better scanner would cost at least three times more. The 4800 dpi setting is the best one as the higher settings doesn't yield any better resolution. 

The software is decent and is good at correcting the colour mask of colour negs, but I prefer to do exposure adjustments in Lightroom after scanning.

I have successfully scanned about 800 images within the first month of possession,  it is not that bad once you're used to it.

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How long did it take you to scan 800 photos? If you scan several negatives at once, do you need to manually cut them or does this happen automatically? Anyone with experience having an external vendor do it?

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Orava replied on Fri, May 9 2014 11:16 AM

Actually I was searching S75's, but now I have to say: Luckily I did not find them, and find instead these, M75's.

Doesnt S45-2's look small now Surprise ?

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Congrats to your M75
Have them as my main speaker in my living room, and I am in love with the sound of them after the recap.
The four elements are incredible flat and perfect aligned in the filter.
The sound is so phase liniaer that the 3 dimensionaly, stereo perspective is AMAZING, and the unusal flat frequence respone makes it possible to play music very loud without hearing any nasty frequences stick out.
The closed box makes the bass so lovevly dry, that even a double bass playes with unusal details.

My M75s are almost like a religios addiction for me. ;)

C

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Orava replied on Fri, May 9 2014 12:52 PM

Yes. So easy, balanced, enjoyable... Just great! and recapped. Yes - thumbs up

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valve1 replied on Fri, May 9 2014 1:03 PM

i have a Nikon Coolscan and it will take a long time to scan 800 @ even low res jpeg. perhaps you should do a hard edit on what you really need to keep. I could not see it being any way cheap to get it done by a third party.

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Hereford replied on Sun, May 11 2014 12:40 AM

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markiedee replied on Sun, May 11 2014 12:44 AM

Loving the beolab 9s in that shot Hereford, what sources do you have them connected to and are you also using them to provide audio through your tv too?

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Jeff replied on Sun, May 11 2014 2:37 AM

Not the best photo (cell phone) but will have to do until I take more. The changing of the guard...The old Beolab 8000s in back are moving into my dining/sun room area, the new Beolab 9s will be moving back into where the 8000s are. You can see the BS9000, my Beogram 3000, and a Beocord 2000 I'm working on, plus the transmitter for my Beolink Wireless setup.

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Hereford replied on Sun, May 11 2014 10:09 AM

markiedee:

Loving the beolab 9s in that shot Hereford, what sources do you have them connected to and are you also using them to provide audio through your tv too?

 

They are connected to a Playmaker. The TV outputs optical out, going to a DAC which then forwards to the Playmaker's line-in.

It works really well. When the TV is turned off the Playmaker somehow notices that it isn't receiving anything from the DAC and turns off the speakers.

The TV does receiver duty collecting all the audio signals from Playstation, Apple TV etc. and forwarding whichever one is relevant.

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elephant replied on Sun, May 11 2014 10:39 AM

Hereford:

markiedee:

Loving the beolab 9s in that shot Hereford, what sources do you have them connected to and are you also using them to provide audio through your tv too?

They are connected to a Playmaker. The TV outputs optical out, going to a DAC which then forwards to the Playmaker's line-in.

It works really well. When the TV is turned off the Playmaker somehow notices that it isn't receiving anything from the DAC and turns off the speakers.

The TV does receiver duty collecting all the audio signals from Playstation, Apple TV etc. and forwarding whichever one is relevant.

Very nice set-up - looks great

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markiedee replied on Sun, May 11 2014 1:15 PM

Thanks for the explanation Hereford, I'm looking at getting either the beolab 14 2.1 but more than likely the beolab 17 which really did amaze me the other day when I heard them such a deep bass from bookshelf sized speakers.

I know loewe tvs don't go down well here but with b&0 including line in sockets to there new speakers it enables me to hook them up to the pre out section of my tv enabling me to select the active speaker option on the loewe, which will allow me to set speaker distances frequency range and output volume and the ability for me to control the speakers using the tvs remote.

 

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Hereford replied on Sun, May 11 2014 9:53 PM

markiedee:

Thanks for the explanation Hereford, I'm looking at getting either the beolab 14 2.1 but more than likely the beolab 17 which really did amaze me the other day when I heard them such a deep bass from bookshelf sized speakers.

Go for the Beolab 17 :) A good set of active bookshelf speakers are good today, and can be incorporated in all your future needs as well. Maybe they'll one day serve as rear speakers in a surround setup, or music for an office, and so on. A fixed sub+sattelite system is very limited and you are bound to one day want better sound than such tiny satellites can provide.

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markiedee replied on Sun, May 11 2014 10:17 PM

I think i will go for the beolab 17s, since my demo i can't get them out of my head. I also heard the beolab 20s and they sound incredible but there way, way out of my price range.

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Peter Pan replied on Thu, May 29 2014 3:28 PM

BeoVision Avant 55”- with superior sound. 

 

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Hello all!

This is my first posting to this forum - what a great resource to B&O owners and enthusiasts!

Here's my set up: Beovision 11-46, Beolab 9s fronts and Beolab 3s backs - and of course the "jewel of the crown", a Beogram 8002!


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markiedee replied on Wed, Jun 18 2014 8:10 PM

Absolutely beautiful setup you have.

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talfaia replied on Thu, Jun 19 2014 2:06 AM

Thank you!

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elephant replied on Thu, Jun 19 2014 4:42 AM
markiedee:

Absolutely beautiful setup you have.

I agree - and great views tooSmile

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BeoGreg replied on Thu, Jun 19 2014 8:13 AM
Huge installation in the kitchen.
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BeoGreg replied on Thu, Jun 19 2014 8:14 AM
Forgot the pic Unsure.

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BeoGreg replied on Thu, Jun 19 2014 8:21 AM
Before, before, now...

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Chris replied on Thu, Jun 19 2014 8:36 AM

I'm speechless, old and new.... a beautiful integration ! 

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Mark replied on Thu, Jun 19 2014 9:01 AM

can I be sad and say fantastic parquet flooring (great set up too Smile)

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The plant on the left did not like the changes Unsure

But the BL8000 will endure any kind of change  Smile

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When you see such pictures, you understand why B&O always use colours as part of the design.

Looks great, imo!

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Michael replied on Thu, Jun 19 2014 10:10 AM

I just wonder... what happened to the plant? Surprise

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