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CB Posted: Fri, Dec 14 2018 4:02 PM
« The iconic Beoplay A9 has now been updated with two additional drivers on the back creating an even better sound experience. »

Discover more: https://www.beoplay.com/a9
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Jeff replied on Fri, Dec 14 2018 4:34 PM

Wonder if it still makes plasticy popping sounds?

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Wonder if it still makes plasticy popping sounds?

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mbee replied on Fri, Dec 14 2018 10:01 PM

@CB : no sign of a new version on the site... Maybe they removed the new page, discovering a bit late that it could lower the sales on this Christmas season? Unsure

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Jon replied on Fri, Dec 14 2018 10:09 PM
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@CB : no sign of a new version on the site... Maybe they removed the new page, discovering a bit late that it could lower the sales on this Christmas season?

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Premature productannouncementulation
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Jon:

Premature productannouncementulation

It’s on their YouTube account
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TWG replied on Sat, Dec 15 2018 4:58 AM

Aussie Michael:
Jon:

 

Premature productannouncementulation

 

 

It’s on their YouTube account

 

with beautiful music! :)

 

 

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CB replied on Sat, Dec 15 2018 9:12 AM
https://youtu.be/5PxJkss6FRk
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mbee replied on Sat, Dec 15 2018 10:28 AM

That's funny: the video could have been shot with an old A9 as there is no visual of any new speaker opening! Maybe it's on the already opened part in the lower end... Or maybe they are still trying to add the speakers somewhere, and the release is due in 2020 Big Smile

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moxxey replied on Sat, Dec 15 2018 3:32 PM

CB:
« The iconic Beoplay A9 has now been updated with two additional drivers on the back creating an even better sound experience. »

 

Discover more: https://www.beoplay.com/a9

And a new RRP - it's now £2000 in the UK. I'm sure it was £1699 when I purchased mine not *that* long ago?

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No Google Assistant - but Spotify is still on board.

Can’t find anything about the new/additional drivers on the back - maybe they just moved two from the front to the back 🤔

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moxxey:

And a new RRP - it's now £2000 in the UK. I'm sure it was £1699 when I purchased mine not *that* long ago?

You can’t stop progress 🙄 😂
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tobeyone replied on Sun, Dec 16 2018 3:06 AM

Advert here for A9 Mk 3.

1500 Watts

£2,250...!!

https://www.amgrace.co.uk/product-page/beoplay-a9?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIo9qawa6j3wIViud3Ch2QlghlEAAYAyAAEgLDRfD_BwE

 

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What’s the current ? 480 watts
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Hiort replied on Sun, Dec 16 2018 7:59 AM
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What’s the current ? 480 watts

Yep

1 x 160 watt class D for bass

2 x 80 watt class D for midrange

2 x 80 watt class D for treble

 

 

 

 

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Trice as much watts for only 300 quid more....that’s a good deal 😉

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With the newer version, prepare to see some MK2 stock dumped at crazy prices around the world.

 

The latest price rise on the A9 isnt that far from a Beosound Edge now...

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Jon replied on Sun, Dec 16 2018 10:01 PM
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With the newer version, prepare to see some MK2 stock dumped at crazy prices around the world.

The latest price rise on the A9 isnt that far from a Beosound Edge now...

I got a brand new A9 mk2 for £1290 this week which isn’t too bad (should have been ~£110 more but bought a BS35 and it sounded rubbish and the firmware was stuck in 1.4.blah and I couldn’t update without the firmware files, and Peter Tyson were amazing and swapped it out for a brand new and higher priced A9 at no extra cost instead of fixing it for me). Shame the mk3 wasn’t out to directly compare when they swapped it, but i love the mk2 anyway Smile not noticed a single thing wrong with it which seems strange for BeoPlay 😂
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Jon:

I got a brand new A9 mk2 for £1290 this week which isn’t too bad (should have been ~£110 more but bought a BS35 and it sounded rubbish and the firmware was stuck in 1.4.blah and I couldn’t update without the firmware files, and Peter Tyson were amazing and swapped it out for a brand new and higher priced A9 at no extra cost instead of fixing it for me). Shame the mk3 wasn’t out to directly compare when they swapped it, but i love the mk2 anyway not noticed a single thing wrong with it which seems strange for BeoPlay 😂

There’s not a thing wrong with it. It’s the best bang for buck speakers they’ve got.

Interesting on the website it talks about craftsmanship and materials such as wood, fabric and aluminium

They should mention plastic as there is more than the other materials lol.

I love my A9
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Mikael replied on Mon, Dec 17 2018 8:05 AM

Millemissen:

No Google Assistant - but Spotify is still on board.

Can’t find anything about the new/additional drivers on the back - maybe they just moved two from the front to the back 🤔

MM

Native Spotify Connect and the USB port are removed. But it still has Chromecast, so you can using that for connecting with Spotify.

It as Airplay 2 and improved wifi.

They say it has an improved streaming platform. What that exactly refers to I don't know. But it might be a more capable processor, to safeguard against future updates to Chromecast which might require more power. That is what killed Spotify Connect on the mk1.

Deezer and Tune-in are still there.

The danish price is increased by 2000dkk to 18.500dkk.

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I realized that what I saw was the old specs - but did not come to correcting myself.

So thanks.

I did not expect Spotify Connect to stay - so that explains it.

Just wondring - no Google Assistant....after we have seen this praised as the new black in the BS1/2.

Do you know anything there.

ino it must be much better soundwise - otherweise I’d personally rather go for a 2nd gen....at a much lower prize right now.

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Mikael replied on Mon, Dec 17 2018 9:49 AM

Nothing I've seen points to Google Assistance. 
But you are right, leaving it out seems odd. It shouldn't be features like this that differentiate the B&O and Beoplay lines.

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moxxey replied on Mon, Dec 17 2018 9:50 AM

tobeyone:

Advert here for A9 Mk 3.

1500 Watts

My observation as an A9 owner would be....do you really need the watts? The A9 is incredibly powerful - I always have to turn it down!

Personally, like the other commentators above, I'd be tempted to see what MK2 deals come on to the market.

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Hiort replied on Mon, Dec 17 2018 2:50 PM
Mikael:

Nothing I've seen points to Google Assistance. 

But you are right, leaving it out seems odd. It shouldn't be features like this that differentiate the B&O and Beoplay lines.

Could it be that the A9 design makes it tricky to place the GA microphones in a good places?

 

 

 

 

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I am struggling using GA with my Pentas. At a certain volume it does not work anymore Big Smile
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CB replied on Mon, Dec 17 2018 4:12 PM
moxxey:
do you really need the watts?

My guess is that the improvement is more about sound quality than watts quantity...
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leosgonewild:
I am struggling using GA with my Pentas. At a certain volume it does not work anymore Big Smile

Have you tried yelling at it 😉

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Jon replied on Mon, Dec 17 2018 8:14 PM
Millemissen:

Have you tried yelling at it 😉

MM

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That solution certainly works with my HomePod that has selective hearing 😂
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Howzit replied on Tue, Dec 18 2018 5:36 AM
I really love the A9.

Other than the BL 50 & 90, and 18, and 8000, and 20, it’s my favorite! Lol

In all honesty, it’s an incredible speaker, both in design and sound quality.

Being on a MKI, I sort of want the new one.

However, the plasticky popping sounds is a REALLY big deal.

I’m sure they MUST have fixed this issue... SURELY.

It’s pretty loud as it is, Iv never used the volume at max, so as a typical guy, seeing the generous increase in wattage makes me want it even more!!! Lol

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Mikael replied on Tue, Dec 18 2018 7:40 AM

I've had my A9 since the initial release. Was one of the first to get it. And I too has experienced the popping noises. It seems to be related to temperature changes which makes the plastic expand at different rates. But to be fair I cannot remember when it has happened last, and to be honest I really don't see why people makes such a big deal out of it? We can all agree that it shouldn't happen, but it being a deal breaker seems like an overreaction. 

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Jon replied on Tue, Dec 18 2018 8:38 AM
Mikael:

I've had my A9 since the initial release. Was one of the first to get it. And I too has experienced the popping noises. It seems to be related to temperature changes which makes the plastic expand at different rates. But to be fair I cannot remember when it has happened last, and to be honest I really don't see why people makes such a big deal out of it? We can all agree that it shouldn't happen, but it being a deal breaker seems like an overreaction.

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Yeah I agree - I’ve noticed it on mine that I’ve had a couple of days, but it’s just not a problem for me, then again my A9 lives in a loft conversion and every other sound is something creaking or popping so perhaps I’m just used to it.
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Howzit replied on Wed, Dec 19 2018 1:43 AM
Well, it’s enough of a sound that we all know exactly what we are talking about.... Wink

It’s markedly louder than anything at the time it usually happens, in the wee hours of the morning... so while it’s not the biggest noise in the world, RELATIVE to other noises at the time it typically happens, makes it RELATIVELY MORE annoying than it should be.

Additionally, for paying that price, coupled with fact that the company that makes it, deservedly touts and toots about how great it is.... then it puts the impetus on having it not happen at all; just out of principal, and justifying the self-pat on the back it demands.

If the brochure says look how it glitters, then it had better be gold so to speak...

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When people talk of the pop noise I was expecting it to come from the speakers as an audible noise actually playing.

But it’s more an expansion of plastic against its metal joints as the temperature changes. It happens all the time but it never wakes me etc
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Jon replied on Wed, Dec 19 2018 8:40 AM
Howzit:

Well, it’s enough of a sound that we all know exactly what we are talking about....

It’s markedly louder than anything at the time it usually happens, in the wee hours of the morning... so while it’s not the biggest noise in the world, RELATIVE to other noises at the time it typically happens, makes it RELATIVELY MORE annoying than it should be.

Additionally, for paying that price, coupled with fact that the company that makes it, deservedly touts and toots about how great it is.... then it puts the impetus on having it not happen at all; just out of principal, and justifying the self-pat on the back it demands.

If the brochure says look how it glitters, then it had better be gold so to speak...

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Nooo I agree, not trying to explain it away - it’s definitely a problem at the A9’s price point. In any other room it’d annoy the hell out of me, but this is the quietest creeking noise in the room 😂
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moxxey replied on Wed, Dec 19 2018 11:49 AM

Howzit:

It’s pretty loud as it is, Iv never used the volume at max, so as a typical guy, seeing the generous increase in wattage makes me want it even more!!! Lol

That's the point I was trying to make above - how do people fall for this? Already super-powerful, they add some wattage and people want it thinking it's much better.

I still like my MK1 A9 as I can use a Beo remote to control it. Essential for me. And I don't get any plastic popping noises at all.

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In the mean time... Anyone got hold of the new specs or pictures?

Karel.

 

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Duels replied on Wed, Dec 19 2018 4:22 PM
moxxey:

That's the point I was trying to make above - how do people fall for this? Already super-powerful, they add some wattage and people want it thinking it's much better.

I still like my MK1 A9 as I can use a Beo remote to control it. Essential for me. And I don't get any plastic popping noises at all.

I don’t think it’s rational, it’s emotional. I drive a car that has twin turbos. I could have the model with one turbo which is much more than adequate 99% of the time if not more. It’s nice to have the extra power but I’m really not sure why.
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Howzit replied on Wed, Dec 19 2018 6:30 PM
Duels:

........It’s nice to have the extra power but I’m really not sure why.

That’s a nice quote right there!

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Howzit replied on Wed, Dec 19 2018 6:31 PM
moxxey:

I still like my MK1 A9 as I can use a Beo remote to control it. Essential for me. And I don't get any plastic popping noises at all.

Did they take the ability to use. Beo remote away on MKII and III?

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Jeff replied on Wed, Dec 19 2018 6:43 PM

Howzit:
Duels:

 

........It’s nice to have the extra power but I’m really not sure why.

 

 

That’s a nice quote right there!

 

Bragging rights! Remember that in order to get a set of speakers to sound twice as loud requires 10 times more power. The easier way to get loud, of course, is to increase the efficiency of the speakers, but without going to horns that's not easy either.

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