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Jaffrey2230
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Jaffrey2230 posted on Wed, Feb 5 2020 7:00 PM

I received my Beosound Stage (smoke oak and grey version ordered online from B&O) and set it up just for music in my dining room area. Not only does the speaker look great but the audio quality is much better than what I expected at this price point. I am currently using it purely as a music speaker with AirPlay 2.

At the starting price of $1750 this is truly an excellent value. The build quality is top notch.

TV Room: Pair of  BL 8000 (MK2) with BL 18 style walnut frets + BL 2, Living Room: Pair of Red  BL 6000 (Mk2)+ BL 11  Dining Room: Beosound Stage, Bedroom: Pair of BL 6000 (Mk2), Office: Beoplay A9 Travel: BeoPlay H4 3rd gen, Beoplay P6,  Added in 2019: Beosound 1 (Contrast Edition Anthracite), Beosound Stage (Oak).

 

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BeoFrederic
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When used as a stereophonic (2.0) speaker that’s mounted mid-wall, what is the quality of the soundstage? I’m biased towards imaging; these days it’s a sine qua non for me when evaluating music systems. I’ll happily move a chair into the sweet spot...if there is one.
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A soundbar for ‘imaging the soundstage’ in a 2.0 channel recording....hmmmm!

I guess for that you’d be better off with a set of R/L speakers, well placed in a suitable room and with the right spot for you to sit.

Can’t think that this was a main point when making this soundbar (or any soundbar for that matter).

By the way - no chair, no problem......just stand up ;-)))

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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Great to see the excitement about the Stage.

I have a non-b&o tv that’s currently connected to a core via line-in.

Would this also the way to go with the stage?

What’s the advantage of earc vs line-in? Assume my tv won’t support earc?
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I have a Sony 65 Inch OLED TV connected to an Apple TV 4K that supports Dolby Atmos and my original intention was to connect the Stage to the TV. However, TV now is connected to a pair of BeoLab 8000 + BL 2 via the variable volume line-in (which the Sony has). So when I got the Stage, I was excited to try it out on it’s on and hence why I set it up on my dining room and I am thinking of using it as a stand-alone speaker! It’s incredible how full the sound is from such a relatively small system. I have no doubt it would be even better with the TV.

In general I had stopped buying B&O gear for around 10 years but I really like their new connected speakers (including the Core). They perform flawlessly for me. They are really good value and I am hoping to get the Anthracite BS 1 that I ordered from the B&O website.

TV Room: Pair of  BL 8000 (MK2) with BL 18 style walnut frets + BL 2, Living Room: Pair of Red  BL 6000 (Mk2)+ BL 11  Dining Room: Beosound Stage, Bedroom: Pair of BL 6000 (Mk2), Office: Beoplay A9 Travel: BeoPlay H4 3rd gen, Beoplay P6,  Added in 2019: Beosound 1 (Contrast Edition Anthracite), Beosound Stage (Oak).

 

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When in Music mode I still have "Upmix" and "Virtualize" switched on. Just tested Jean-Michel Jarre's Magnetic Fields and it sounds fabulous, I am sitting 2 meters away from the wall-positioned Stage (TV) and when I close my eyes I have an impression of sounds coming from the (sound)stage width of 3-4 meters. Don't know if that helps.

NB: I upgraded my Deezer to Hi-Fi streaming quality and I really recommend it.

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Have bought one myself. Truly good product in a very good price. Let's hope a version with surround decoding and speakers is on its way!

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Can you mount the stage vertically and say use it as a dining room speaker ?
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Sandyb replied on Fri, Feb 14 2020 11:53 AM

Yes, but it doesn't adjust the audio to account for being vertically mounted.

So no, not really.

Henryk tried it I think - said it sounded not good.

 

Aussie Michael:
Can you mount the stage vertically and say use it as a dining room speaker ?

 

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Sandyb:

Yes, but it doesn't adjust the audio to account for being vertically mounted.

So no, not really.

Henryk tried it I think - said it sounded not good.

Thanks.

I was thinking background music etc but if it doesn’t sound good that answers it.

I get there are other speakers and music systems in the B&O fold but I thought the design factor might be discrete too.

Cheers.
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Just place it horizontal - on a shelf or wallmounted.....and you are certainly good to go.

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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___ replied on Sat, Feb 15 2020 4:54 AM
I listened to the stage in the store, and here are my opinions:

Pros:

-Bluetooth, airplay2, multiroom, touch your join, hdmi arc

-looks beautiful, several options

-much and good sound for that amazing price

Cons:

-Limited stereo seperation (it is still a soundbar)

-the sound is a little “metallic” for music, same as my Beolab 7.x

-too short, would look better if it was longer for 65,75 and bigger screens.

Bottom line, I would very much like to upgrade to this.
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