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Beovision 10 speaker upgrade -> Beolab 4, Beolab 4000 or Beolab 14 4.1?

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Aabo
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Aabo posted on Thu, Jan 18 2018 8:46 PM

Hi, 
I want to upgrade my BV10 to a more decent stereo setup (potentially surround) but I'm not sure what compact speaker to choose.

Sound sources will mainly be: spotify through chromecast, SACD through my NAS, and vinyls through my Rega p9

My choices are these:

BL 4000: A true classic compact speaker

BL 4: Are these good without sub? - or best for a rear speaker?

BL 14 - Im not sure about the design, sorry I think they look a bit cheap

Happy to get your input, most important for me is the sound, I would love to avoid a subwoofer

Thanks

Kristoffer

 

 

 

 

 

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kallasr
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Beolab 4000, s/n >1433xxxx to avoid issues with foam inside.

Great value for money and lots of option for wall mounting/table/stands.

Ralf

Living Room: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-6 (Center), Beolab 8000 (Fronts and Rears) and Beolab 2. Screen: Panasonic TX-P65STW60
Home Cinema: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-2 (Center), Beolab Penta 2 (Fronts), Beolab 4000 (Rears) and Beolab 2. Projector: Sony VPL-HW55
Home Office: Beovision 10-40 on STB Bracket wall mount masterlinked to Beosound 9000 MK3 on horizontal wall bracket driving Beolab 5000 Speakers
Bedroom: Loewe TV with Beolab 6002 and Beolab 11 (all White)
In storage: Beolab 5000/Beomaster 5000 (1960s). 

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Aabo,

I have a bv 7 40 with 4 beolab 4's and a linn sub...(5.1) no issues great speakers and compactSmile

What they are like without a sub unsure.......

Beovision 7 40 mk 5 ,beovision 6x3,   beosound 3000, beogram 3300 , 2 x lc2, 2 x beocom 1401, beocom 6000 x 2,  5 x beo4, 

, 4 x beolab 4's, form 2, h2, a2,a1 and a beolab 2 😀😀

 

 

 

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Aabo replied on Thu, Jan 18 2018 9:19 PM

Thanks! - does the SN refer to MK2?

Kristoffer

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No, just the foam.

Living Room: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-6 (Center), Beolab 8000 (Fronts and Rears) and Beolab 2. Screen: Panasonic TX-P65STW60
Home Cinema: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-2 (Center), Beolab Penta 2 (Fronts), Beolab 4000 (Rears) and Beolab 2. Projector: Sony VPL-HW55
Home Office: Beovision 10-40 on STB Bracket wall mount masterlinked to Beosound 9000 MK3 on horizontal wall bracket driving Beolab 5000 Speakers
Bedroom: Loewe TV with Beolab 6002 and Beolab 11 (all White)
In storage: Beolab 5000/Beomaster 5000 (1960s). 

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marexy replied on Fri, Jan 19 2018 11:03 AM

Beolab 4000 any day ... top spekar for the money.

 

 

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Aabo replied on Fri, Jan 19 2018 1:04 PM

Guys, thanks for the replies. Spot on..! gonna go with two BL4000. Perhaps 2 more if I want the surround...

 

thanks again

K

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It will be great setup. Especially if you get 4 !

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PK replied on Sun, Jan 21 2018 1:52 AM

I use my BL4 as rear speaker. The bass is quite weak so I would not use them for front main speaker unless with a subwoofer. They look really good, specially in blue. 

 

BL4000 has lot more bass and can be used without a subwoofer depending on taste. I use them as front speakers without a subwoofer. Very good value for money ! Good sound and they are a true B&O classic. 

 

I have not had a chance to listen to the BL14 but if you don’t like the look of them I would go for four BL4000 instead. 

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Aabo replied on Sun, Jan 21 2018 12:23 PM

Hi, I just went for a 4xBL4000 with the right Sn numbers (thanks!). This setup is perfect, they are so flexible if you want to move them a bit a round..

Thanks again

Kristoffer

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Duels replied on Sun, Jan 21 2018 2:11 PM
Aabo:

Hi, I just went for a 4xBL4000 with the right Sn numbers (thanks!). This setup is perfect, they are so flexible if you want to move them a bit a round..

Thanks again

Kristoffer

Awesome. Enjoy them!

How about a picture?
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Aabo replied on Thu, Jan 25 2018 11:07 AM

Picture is coming! :) need to get them up, I have one more question. I've heard you can connect them in 'series' which would save some cables to your beovision.

I understand that you can do that from speaker to speaker, but how does the BV10 know which speaker it is (Front back L/R?) I have 4 DIN's in my beolab10..

Does this make sense?

Kristoffer

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kallasr replied on Thu, Jan 25 2018 11:27 AM

Yes, the TV will know - as soon as you set it up in the Speaker set-up.

I have done the same with Beosystem 3.

Ralf

Living Room: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-6 (Center), Beolab 8000 (Fronts and Rears) and Beolab 2. Screen: Panasonic TX-P65STW60
Home Cinema: Beosystem 4, Beolab 7-2 (Center), Beolab Penta 2 (Fronts), Beolab 4000 (Rears) and Beolab 2. Projector: Sony VPL-HW55
Home Office: Beovision 10-40 on STB Bracket wall mount masterlinked to Beosound 9000 MK3 on horizontal wall bracket driving Beolab 5000 Speakers
Bedroom: Loewe TV with Beolab 6002 and Beolab 11 (all White)
In storage: Beolab 5000/Beomaster 5000 (1960s). 

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Aabo:

Picture is coming! :) need to get them up, I have one more question. I've heard you can connect them in 'series' which would save some cables to your beovision.

I understand that you can do that from speaker to speaker, but how does the BV10 know which speaker it is (Front back L/R?) I have 4 DIN's in my beolab10..

Does this make sense?

Kristoffer

You can not connect more than two speakers in series! Powerlink carries only left/right speaker!

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Hiort replied on Thu, Jan 25 2018 1:28 PM

kallasr:

Yes, the TV will know - as soon as you set it up in the Speaker set-up.

I have done the same with Beosystem 3.

Ralf

Well, you have to put the powerlink connector into the corresponding sockets. 

There are two sockets for Front and two sockets for Rear.

You can pull one powerlink lead to e.g first front speaker and then continue to the second front. On the speakers you need to set a switch to either "right" or "left".

 

 

 

 

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