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CHANGE MY BL6000 FOR BL18

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plumber77
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plumber77 posted on Tue, Nov 24 2020 6:28 PM

I'm very taken with the BL18's and was considering upgrading from my old trusty BL6000.

Problem is my local B&O store is has been closed for some time so its a bit difficult to road test them!

I would be grateful for peoples opinion if they own the 18's.

I'm aware they would sound better but in peoples opinions is it worth the upgrade?

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

TIA Mark

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Yes, hands down better

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I own BL 6000s a d BL 8002 and my neighbor across from me has a BL18. There is a huge difference between BL 18 and both BL 6000 and BL 8002s. Not even close IMHO.

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Curly replied on Wed, Nov 25 2020 2:24 AM

Plumber, not to steer your inquiry too off course but, firstly, yes, I love my BL18s. They’re drop dead gorgeous and the clarity is outstanding. I love them.

That said... perhaps consider BL17 on stands... the low-end is unreal for the size. Far better than BL18. Yes, they’re not as pretty but many here feel they sound better than BL18 overall. Watch John from B&O Manchester’s review on them on YouTube.

Not sure how much aesthetics matters to you but if you’re open minded, perhaps consider BL17, too. But let’s be honest, you can’t go wrong either way!

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Duels replied on Wed, Nov 25 2020 11:52 AM
I owned BL6000s for some years and upgraded them to BL3s about 8 years ago. The improvement was very noticeable. I then upgraded again to BL18s and the improvement was once again significant.

In short I would expect the 18s will blow you away after the 6000s.

I also absolutely adore the look of the BL18s (mine have oak fronts).
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Hi Curly.

your set up is BL17 e BL18 connetted to the core ?  everything works fine?

thanks for your answer

 

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Curly replied on Wed, Nov 25 2020 5:44 PM

I only have one stereo pair of speakers connected to my Core at a time. Currently, my BL18 are in storage in their original packaging. I am currently using my BL17 connected to my Core and it works great.

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Sandyb replied on Wed, Nov 25 2020 6:26 PM
I’m about to sell my 18s, in case you are interested (and in the UK).

For the record, I’ve upgraded to BL50s, so no sleight meant against the 18s, which i have been very happy with
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Thanks for the input all.

Cheers Mark

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I could be interested yes.

Where abouts in the UK are you?

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Sandyb replied on Wed, Nov 25 2020 8:29 PM

London (NW)

 

plumber77:

I could be interested yes.

Where abouts in the UK are you?

 

plumber77
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Have you a price in mind?

What cabinet and fret type is it?

Sorry I can't find the private message section

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Sandyb replied on Wed, Nov 25 2020 9:15 PM

email me if you like

sandeepbhatia@me.com

 

plumber77:

Have you a price in mind?

What cabinet and fret type is it?

Sorry I can't find the private message section

 

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