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Beolab 18 & 19 move to Beolab 5?

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mr_anders_son
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mr_anders_son posted on Sun, Apr 12 2020 2:18 PM

I wonder if I shall move from Beolab 18 & 19 to Beolab 5.
Any thoughts about that? (Not design wise)

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Answered (Verified) talfaia replied on Mon, Apr 13 2020 10:15 PM
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mr_anders_son:

Before

I got them

BeoVision Eclipse 55"...BeoLab 5 FRONT....BeoLab 4000 as REAR....BV5 HD....Beoplay V1-40....BV10-32....BC6-26....Beosound 9000....Beosound 1 New York edt....Beosound Stage....Beoplay S3....BeoRemote One BT....Beo6....Beo4....Beo4 Cinema....BeoLink 7000....Serene....H9i Rimowa....6 x H6....Form 1....U70...

Very nice sir

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The other one!

BeoVision Eclipse 55"...BeoLab 5 FRONT....BeoLab 4000 as REAR....BV5 HD....Beoplay V1-40....BV10-32....BC6-26....Beosound 9000....Beosound 1 New York edt....Beogram 4002....Beoplay M5....Beoplay M3....Beoremote Halo....BeoRemote One BT....Beo6....Beo4....Beo4 Cinema....BeoLink 7000....Serene....H95 Black LTD....H9i Rimowa....6 x H6....Form 1....U70...

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IMHO the BL 5 aesthetics works better in your space. It just looks much much cooler. Great move!

My B&O Home: 

 

  • Beolab 8002 + Beolab 2 + Beosound Core with Essence Remote (Office)
  • Beolab 6000 + Beolab 11 + Beosound Core with Essence Remote (Bedroom)
  • Beoplay A9 Mk2 (Living Room)
  • Beosound 1 with wireless dock (Portable)
  • Beosound Balance (Dining)
  • Beoplay H95 (Focused listening, travel)
  • Beoplay H9 (3rd gen) (retired)
  • Beoplay P6 (Portable)
  • Beotime wall clock (hallway entrance)
  • Beoremote X (poor man's Halo Big Smile)

 

 

 

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Duels replied on Thu, Apr 30 2020 1:58 PM
mr_anders_son:

The other one!

BeoVision Eclipse 55"...BeoLab 5 FRONT....BeoLab 4000 as REAR....BV5 HD....Beoplay V1-40....BV10-32....BC6-26....Beosound 9000....Beosound 1 New York edt....Beosound Stage....Beoplay S3....BeoRemote One BT....Beo6....Beo4....Beo4 Cinema....BeoLink 7000....Serene....H9i Rimowa....6 x H6....Form 1....U70...

Thanks for posting the additional pic. Looks absolutely gorgeous.
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Jeff replied on Thu, Apr 30 2020 2:58 PM

Jaffrey2230:

IMHO the BL 5 aesthetics works better in your space. It just looks much much cooler. Great move!

I agree. In fact, in my opinion, the BL5 is the most attractive speaker B&O, or anyone, has ever made. Followed closely by the BL8000. In the TV series "The Expanse" which takes place 200 years in the future, in one scene in a person's house you can see on BL5. And I suspect the majority of people who saw the show had no idea that it was a speaker.

Jeff

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Steph replied on Thu, Apr 30 2020 3:20 PM

Congratulations Mr Anders son :-)))

The Beovision Eclipse with the piano black stand is truly amazing in front of your dark wall! Wink

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To Jeff: Totally agree with that. Even my wife likes them a lot. Before the BL5 I had JBL K2 series 4800 with 2 15 inch woofers in front. Magnificent sounding speakers especially for jazz. But pizzas she called them. They are gone and no regrets with BL5 since then. Replacing them will be difficult. BL50 and BL 90 are not really my taste. As long as they keep playing I am happy Stick out tongue
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Congratulations with your new setup. What a nice interior design also, true B&O spirit and is it only me or is the BL5 getting even better in age. The form and proportions are really nice and design wise so much better then the BL50’s. The 90’s are best behind curtains imo.

How do you rate it sound wise compared to your former set up? Especially at lower levels also huge difference?

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When it comes to design, Beolab 18 & 19 is top class. But I've never been happy with the sound. Probably bl 19 has been misplaced.

In any case, I like the sound picture much better with bl5.

It's a big difference.

Which should be with bl5 considering the price.

When it comes to decor, I think it works too, though they are more eye-catchingGeeked

BeoVision Eclipse 55"...BeoLab 5 FRONT....BeoLab 4000 as REAR....BV5 HD....Beoplay V1-40....BV10-32....BC6-26....Beosound 9000....Beosound 1 New York edt....Beogram 4002....Beoplay M5....Beoplay M3....Beoremote Halo....BeoRemote One BT....Beo6....Beo4....Beo4 Cinema....BeoLink 7000....Serene....H95 Black LTD....H9i Rimowa....6 x H6....Form 1....U70...

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And at lower level BL5 plays in another league.

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I 100% Agree with that statement Beolab 5 i feel is such an iconic futuristic ahead of it’s time piece of David Lewis design.

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The BL 19 based on my experience needs to be placed in a corner behind your main speakers in most cases. From that perspective the BL 2 is more versatile and has more punchy bass (just my experience). Interestingly both the BL19 and BL11 have very strong resale value and are also IMHO not great subs (definitely not at their price points). The BL 5 and BL 6000 are still my favorite B&O speakers from a pure aesthetics perspective. One looks futuristic and stands out in a room, the other is pure simplicity and disappears. Just amazing design. 

My B&O Home: 

 

  • Beolab 8002 + Beolab 2 + Beosound Core with Essence Remote (Office)
  • Beolab 6000 + Beolab 11 + Beosound Core with Essence Remote (Bedroom)
  • Beoplay A9 Mk2 (Living Room)
  • Beosound 1 with wireless dock (Portable)
  • Beosound Balance (Dining)
  • Beoplay H95 (Focused listening, travel)
  • Beoplay H9 (3rd gen) (retired)
  • Beoplay P6 (Portable)
  • Beotime wall clock (hallway entrance)
  • Beoremote X (poor man's Halo Big Smile)

 

 

 

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Split view

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Looks amazing. The TV looks bigger than 55 inches for some reason. For movies, can you still use the Eclipse speakers as a center speaker? Another option is to use both the BL5 and Eclipse speakers at the same time given how far away the BL5 are from the screen.

My B&O Home: 

 

  • Beolab 8002 + Beolab 2 + Beosound Core with Essence Remote (Office)
  • Beolab 6000 + Beolab 11 + Beosound Core with Essence Remote (Bedroom)
  • Beoplay A9 Mk2 (Living Room)
  • Beosound 1 with wireless dock (Portable)
  • Beosound Balance (Dining)
  • Beoplay H95 (Focused listening, travel)
  • Beoplay H9 (3rd gen) (retired)
  • Beoplay P6 (Portable)
  • Beotime wall clock (hallway entrance)
  • Beoremote X (poor man's Halo Big Smile)

 

 

 

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Jaffrey2230:
The BL 19 based on my experience needs to be placed in a corner behind your main speakers in most cases.

Agreed, I have tried several options and behind the main is the best. Playing with the gain and the location switch also changes the perception.

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