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Best tiny B&O computer speaker?

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Steve at Sounds Heavenly
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Steve at Sounds Heavenly Posted: Sat, Oct 24 2020 1:37 PM

Hi Beoworlders,

I was thinking about how B&O's sound technology has improved over the years, so I wondered:-

Can the tiny Beosound A1 portable speaker compete with the comparatively bulky Beolab 4PC from 2006?

I carried out some tests and videoed the results.  Please have a listen to both speakers for yourself here and let me know what you think! https://youtu.be/PSVwa-lf0aw

Kind regards, Steve.

Steve.

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Founder of Sounds Heavenly Cables and Brand Ambassador for Bang & Olufsen

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Seanie_230
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Funny I literally just decided between these two as PC speakers.

I bought the Lab4 PL

They look great and more then enough sounds for my setup.

Eclipse 65
V1-32
Beosound M5
Essence MK2
BLI

Jaffrey2230
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IMHO, the A1 looks more modern, has greater flexibility and sounds better. I’d get the A1. Right now, I am using my M5 but the A1 would be a great option. Awesome video Steve.

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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