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Beolab 5 & 3 The final Editions

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vikinger
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vikinger Posted: Tue, Feb 21 2017 1:16 PM

Just received a B&O email announcing the final editions of the BL 5 and 3.

 

Graham

 

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Steph replied on Tue, Feb 21 2017 1:41 PM

Me too,

I have a pair of BeoLab 3 and i love it ! :-)

Outstanding sound for their size ! Yes - thumbs up

The queen is dead, long live the (new) queen ! Wink

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Sal replied on Tue, Feb 21 2017 3:06 PM

Whether it is the BL90s, or their smaller child coming later in 2017, or these final editions of the venerable BL5, or the punchy BL3, there seems to be an increase in the number of second life BL5's on the market (at least here in the states, if eBay is any indication). I wish I had room for them.

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moxxey replied on Tue, Feb 21 2017 8:23 PM

Steph:

I have a pair of BeoLab 3 and i love it ! :-)

Outstanding sound for their size ! Yes - thumbs up

Completely agree with this. I have mine connected to my BV12-65. Great size, value and sound!

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Sandyb replied on Tue, Feb 21 2017 8:33 PM

ditto that, same set up, throw in a pair of BL18s and its dreamy.....wish i had space for some BL5s too........wonder whether the BL3's are going to be replaced with something new by B&O....

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StKong replied on Wed, Feb 22 2017 9:13 AM
vikinger:

Just received a B&O email announcing the final editions of the BL 5 and 3.

Graham

Graham, are there any details and pictures?
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vikinger replied on Wed, Feb 22 2017 9:54 AM

StKong:
vikinger:

Just received a B&O email announcing the final editions of the BL 5 and 3.

 

Graham

Graham, are there any details and pictures?

Hopefully this link will work.

Graham

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carlito replied on Wed, Feb 22 2017 10:51 AM
Posted this including pictures already end of January http://forum.beoworld.org/forums/t/23219.aspx
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StKong replied on Wed, Feb 22 2017 2:24 PM
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Posted this including pictures already end of January http://forum.beoworld.org/forums/t/23219.aspx

Yes, Carlito, we remember!

I was hoping for more elaborate information and specs, possibly even a price. I've learnt that there is both a polished aluminum and a black one now. !

I was hoping for more elaborate information and specs, possibly even a price.

From Graham's link it would seem that jn addition to the picture of the polished aluminium acoustic lens that you posted, there is also a black version of the lens.

I wonder about available cabinet colours.
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oli replied on Wed, Feb 22 2017 4:27 PM

Same specs, same price; the glossy disks is the only difference, and last order possible for any Beolab5 will be mid may before end of life.

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Stevegee replied on Wed, Feb 22 2017 6:23 PM
StKong - there are pics of the black lab3s on the website - I was sent an email from my dealer about it.

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Duels replied on Wed, Feb 22 2017 6:47 PM
Stevegee:

StKong - there are pics of the black lab3s on the website - I was sent an email from my dealer about it.

It appears as though the extra black bits on these are the acoustic lenses other than the top cap which is natural aluminium.
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Stevegee replied on Wed, Feb 22 2017 6:51 PM
Top and bottom by the looks of it

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Duels replied on Wed, Feb 22 2017 9:18 PM
Stevegee:

Top and bottom by the looks of it

Ah yes. Good spot.
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looks gorgeous in gloss black aluminium 

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Duels replied on Wed, Feb 22 2017 11:10 PM
Cardinalsong:

looks gorgeous in gloss black aluminium

To be fair, that bit of the BL3 is plastic. But it does look good.
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Oh so it is! Of course.

I love seeing different variations of colour choice in B&O equipment. The walnut finish is what made me purchase the Beoplay 18s in the end!

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*Beolab(!)

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L1NO replied on Thu, Feb 23 2017 7:10 AM

I'm not sure this is new ; a white indicator light?

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Duels replied on Thu, Feb 23 2017 9:09 AM
Cardinalsong:

Oh so it is! Of course.

I love seeing different variations of colour choice in B&O equipment. The walnut finish is what made me purchase the Beoplay 18s in the end!

Yes. The walnut is fabulous on the BL18.
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I finally received the e-mail from B&O advertising the Final Edition to their iconic products.  

The Final Edition is a truly good way of sending off the speakers to End Of Life.

 

 

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John replied on Sat, Feb 25 2017 6:48 AM

Aussie Michael:

I finally received the e-mail from B&O advertising the Final Edition to their iconic products.  

The Final Edition is a truly good way of sending off the speakers to End Of Life.

 

 

 

Ditto.  I sincerely hope they replace the Beolab 3 with an updated version - WISA for example.

Hugely underrated speakers the Lab 3's - coupled with a sub they can easily rival many passive full range speakers from mainstream audiophile brands - B&W for example - in their floor standing ranges.

I also much prefer acoustic suspension or passive bass radiators to reflex ports when it comes to sound quality.  That the Lab 3 used passive radiators to achieve a balanced bass output, rather than a port resonator, in such a small speaker was a masterpiece of audio engineering.

The Lab 3 was also arguably an affordable entry into the B&O audio world of quality loudspeakers and with the most definite technological advantage of the acoustic lenses.

They will be missed - here's to the replacement being even better... :-)

Cheers

 

John

 

 

 

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I agree with you there John.

I would love the BL3 with WISA.  

Even though they are entry level, I remember when purchasing them, wow, $6000 is a heck of a lot of money.  I would love to have 2 black to match my 2 white, but i prefer the WISA. 

I hope someone buys them and we can see what they are like 

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Stevegee:
Top and bottom by the looks of it

 

 

 

 

even the white ones have the black lens 

woot woot :-) 

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