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Stereomensch
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Stereomensch posted on Tue, Jul 18 2017 3:56 PM

Hi there,

 

I have a pair of redline 7000 and they're waiting for some refurbishment ;)

 

May I ask you, does anyone of you know this speaker?

What are your feelings and thoughts about this speaker?

Has this speaker a good reputation?

appreciate your comments :)

Best regards

Chris

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AdamS
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AdamS replied on Wed, Jul 19 2017 1:18 PM

I may be a lone voice here but the only half decent RLs I have ever heard are Tim Jarman's RL140s, but he's changed quite a few bits inside them, so I'm not really sure they can be called RLs any more!

In my opinion, they were one of B&O's low points and they made many far better speakers. Consequently, I personally would not waste any time or money on refurbishing a pair  - sorry!

On the upside, they do look nice, though...Big Smile

 

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Beold replied on Wed, Jul 19 2017 10:02 PM

Hi Chris,

I have a pair of RL 7000 in white, playing in the living room. I use a Beomaster 7000 to drive them.

I had all 4 bass units refoamed.

They play wonderfull with great detail. I do hovewer use a sub to ensure the lowest octaves.

I have them on the original stands.

Office: Beomaster 3000-2 with Beovox P45 (all in white)

Living room: Beomaster 7000 and Beogram 7000 with Beovox RL 7000 (all in white)

Kitchen: Beocenter 2300 with Beovox 4500 (not available in white :-(

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Scott replied on Wed, Jul 19 2017 11:25 PM

Hi Chris,

Your RL7000's are the updated model of the RL140s Adam mentioned - well worth restoring and should sound great if you have a receiver powerful enough to make the most of them.

I own a pair of RL6000's (update of 60.2's) which sound excellent to me and previous threads on here show that there are many other fans out there.

The distinctive design of the speakers is probably a bit subjective and obviously they are large compared with the active speakers which repaced them. I find mine to be a good match for my Beocenter 8500 and while i sometimes think about swapping for newer Beolab 4000's i think i would lose out on the deeper bass of the redlines.

In the Redine range i think the ones to avoid would be the RL35/RL1000's which were the smallest and cheapest in the range and possibly the RL45 and RL60 before the .2 updates to remove the ABR. I believe the earlier speakers suffered from foam rot to the 'auxiliary bass radiator' inside the cabinet which was replaced with a port on the later versions (x.2 models and x000 models).

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I have some Beomaster 5000 and Beomaster 6500 receivers. Are these receivers are a good choice to run the Redline 7000 speakers?

May be a little weak? On the other hand, sensitivity 1 W 93 dB is very effiecent, isn't it?

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I used to feed the pre amp out of my Beocenter 9000 through a QUAD405  power amp to run my RL140's and they really came to life big time!

Your 6500 may do a decent job of powering the 7000's

Regards Graham

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Beold replied on Fri, Jul 21 2017 10:58 PM

I have used and use Beomaster 6500 and 7000 to drive my RL 7000 with good results.

Office: Beomaster 3000-2 with Beovox P45 (all in white)

Living room: Beomaster 7000 and Beogram 7000 with Beovox RL 7000 (all in white)

Kitchen: Beocenter 2300 with Beovox 4500 (not available in white :-(

Stereomensch
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AdamS:

I may be a lone voice here but the only half decent RLs I have ever heard are Tim Jarman's RL140s, but he's changed quite a few bits inside them...

Are there any useful improvements? I'm very interested in this topic as long as it's not about stuff like Mundorf capacitors with beeswax are far better for voices than .... ;)

What did Tim change?

Any tipps for the positioning of the speakers?

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