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CB replied on Sat, Sep 8 2018 11:27 PM
If you really, really have difficulties to find a good place for it in your house Stick out tongue:

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My reaction. I’m sure it sounds amazing, and will fit a minority of lifestyle houses pending the lady of the houses approval.

All in all, I think it’ll just disappear into obscurity and eventually just join a long line of discontinued products, that were binned because it was too much of a niche product.

When was the last time something came out, that made you stop and look in a store window and covet it so much, you almost went broke to afford it. Beovision 11?

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CB replied on Sun, Sep 9 2018 7:47 AM

Sandyb:
The design is nice enough, just nothing likely to be iconic in the future.

We may think that, from time to time, B&O designers are inspired by music instruments:

Beolab 8000 / 18 : organ's pipes

Beotime : (transverse) flute

Beosound Edge : bass drums (because of shape and vertical position)

Feel free to add to the list Smile

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CB:
If you really, really have difficulties to find a good place for it in your house Stick out tongue:

 

But be sure to swing it out, before you turn it on.

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moxxey replied on Sun, Sep 9 2018 9:53 AM

leogoeswild:

The Beosound Edge is pretty much a fancy version of this: https://tivoliaudio.eu/shop/orb-wireless-speaker?variant=ORB-1725-EU

The Sphera? https://www.tivoliaudio.com/shop/sphera-wireless-speaker

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Yes - they are both riund.....and the ‘fanciness’ is the difference.

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mrCTE replied on Sun, Sep 9 2018 2:06 PM

It was a total masterstroke to bring Michael Anastassiades on board. He's an Achille Castiglioni of our age, you only have to open AD, World of Interiors, Monocle, Wallpaper etc. to see his work almost everywhere. I know a fair few people with his lamps and fittings at home, and I plenty of restaurants, hotels and shops I go to feature his work. It's also an aesthetic we've been seeing a lot in the B&O marketing of the past couple of years, in particular references to simple geometry and forms as well as all those brass tones. He has an excellent design pedigree, to add to that of the B&O story. Michael, like B&O also has form in mastering materials in an innovative way. That's my two watts....

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Jeff replied on Sun, Sep 9 2018 2:24 PM

CB:

Sandyb:
The design is nice enough, just nothing likely to be iconic in the future.

We may think that, from time to time, B&O designers are inspired by music instruments:

Beolab 8000 / 18 : organ's pipes

Beotime : (transverse) flute

Beosound Edge : bass drums (because of shape and vertical position)

Feel free to add to the list Smile

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CB replied on Sun, Sep 9 2018 2:49 PM
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Millemissen:

Yes - they are both riund.....and the ‘fanciness’ is the difference.

MM

 Millemissen Posted: Sun, Sep 2 2018 11:55 AM

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It’s not a joke - seem to be the realty that a company like Metz likes to live in.

Shame on you, I say!

MM

Different master, opposite response. Should you really have an opinion, not having ever seen one, and all?

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Jeff replied on Sun, Sep 9 2018 3:11 PM

That'll leave a mark, poodleboy.

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How old is the TIVOLI AUDIO product?

I tested the EDGE 2 years ago, weird to call it a knock off.

METZ on the other hand....

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Jeff:

That'll leave a mark, poodleboy.

....or one pound.

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Jeff replied on Sun, Sep 9 2018 4:51 PM

Franc'ly, I'd think perhaps a kroner...

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This kind of kroner, perhaps?


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Still the Orb was released first.
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leogoeswild:
Still the Orb was released first.

You take the Orb, I’ll take the Edge.....even if I would not know where to put it in my place 😉

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Emil Jensen:

How old is the TIVOLI AUDIO product?

I tested the EDGE 2 years ago, weird to call it a knock off.

METZ on the other hand....

You should finish your sentence there. How is METZ a thief and B&O not?

Otherwise, all but a couple very special people here would want to know how you tested a working model of the Edge and it still took 2 more years to release THAT? Designer created a sconce that looked like Edge a long time ago. Everybody should look at this PInterest Inspiration page. Nice. We all know the tech is nothing special.

So what took so long, assuming what you say is true? Lack of effort?

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I just love this thread Big Smile

I need to get some popcorn and a coke Big Smile
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The Edge has no backside - it has two fronts (like the named coin).

Would be nice to see the backside of this Orb. 

I can’t even find any mentioning of the drivers used or amps.

How on earth did a comparison of these two different products come around?

Just becase they are both round, or?

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Yes, because they at both round and have depth/cylinder shape.

Good observation Stick out tongue
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Sandyb replied on Sun, Sep 9 2018 9:54 PM
It's an observation about the uniqueness or lack thereof of the Edge design

Not a comment about its audio performance

It's certainly no A9.
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Another round thing


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Sandyb replied on Sun, Sep 9 2018 10:27 PM
How is that relevant?
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Sandyb:
How is that relevant?

Basis for all speakers/drivers 😉

 

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Peace-offering Wink
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Sandyb replied on Sun, Sep 9 2018 10:36 PM
And?

Doesn't alter the broader point about the Edge design.

I don't have an issue with it per se, but it's nothing desperately original or unique.

I don't think that is an especially controversial view
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Peace and pause....untill someone has heard and seen the Edge in action.

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Esax replied on Sun, Sep 9 2018 10:41 PM
This thread is like Swedish politics - it does not lead anywhere.

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OldJack replied on Sun, Sep 9 2018 10:54 PM

Sandyb:
How is that relevant?

The Earth is a flat ball Smile

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poodleboy replied on Sun, Sep 9 2018 11:22 PM

Millemissen:

Peace and pause....untill someone has heard and seen the Edge in action.

MM

Millemissen:

 Hypocrisy no problem when you are the source, eh? I will accept that. 

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Try Greek politics! They lead everywhere to nowhere and that's if you can single out just 1 of the 8+ people all talking over each other at the same time!

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poodleboy replied on Mon, Sep 10 2018 12:07 AM

BAND'OH!:

Try Greek politics! They lead everywhere to nowhere and that's if you can single out just 1 of the 8+ people all talking over each other at the same time!

I have never claimed to be of great knowledge, but using your brains and social media and fan site to make lies look like truth makes me sick. It is very obvious that pretending to be a big business makes you immune to the truth. I don't care about Edge except that it isn't anything great because B&O isn't making great things. It is that simple for people who do understand music technology, And it is just as pretty as what? Let the market decide. 

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Because B&O edge have a original design and METZ new speakers dont.

I know it irritates you that people in here a so positive about B&O, but it is a fan forum so it should not come as a surprise.

Why it took two years, I am not the right one to ask. But I guess quality takes time. The thing I saw two years ago was merely a concept made of cardboard and some 3d drawings. There is a long way from there.

The other question is that you must be blind when you feel that you can argument the way you do.

Or you could search google for what a internet troll, and tell me if that do not fit the bill. 

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leogoeswild:
I just love this thread Big Smile

 

 

I need to get some popcorn and a coke Big Smile

I guess you had it ready for the Swedish election anyway Wink

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Howzit replied on Mon, Sep 10 2018 9:09 AM
Why do people keep saying “I’m SURE it sounds GREAT”?

I haven’t read anything in the press releases on any reimagined audio technology, let alone the presence of electrostatic tweeters or acoustic lenses, no servo controlled woofers, essentially monoscopic imaging, etc.

Are we just being kind, or presuming there is some magnificent qualities to the drivers being put into these, coupled with ingenious acoustic tuning beyond DSP? I suppose, ‘sounds great’ in this case, is very relative, considering the market segment.

Still curious as to the secret sauce that is presumed to make this “sound great”

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BenSA replied on Mon, Sep 10 2018 9:47 AM

I guess people saying it sounds great as reviewers at the release have all said that its impressive. Someone along the line also said its sounds better than the A9.

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Sandyb replied on Mon, Sep 10 2018 10:31 AM

Steady on - the observation was made that the design, while nice enough, was not necessarily especially original.

There is nothing wrong with that observation.

Fandom in one thing, but that doesn't mean critique is not possible.

 

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Jeff replied on Mon, Sep 10 2018 4:04 PM

Sandyb:

Steady on - the observation was made that the design, while nice enough, was not necessarily especially original.

There is nothing wrong with that observation.

Fandom in one thing, but that doesn't mean critique is not possible.

 

Absolutely true, but it seems there are those of us who love B&O, or at least what B&O used to be, but are critical of the way things have been going and continue to go for them, and the "true believer" bobbleheads who think no matter how mundane and balky the product, it's B&O! How dast you complain!

Next, B&O will create a new speaker that's actually, wow, a rectangular box made out of WOOD! OMG! What a stunning design and so original!

 

 

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