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Beozip
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Beozip posted on Wed, May 12 2021 5:30 PM

I make this photo through the window ....

It shows like a very small speaker and the cheapest in the range.

 

 


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A UK online retailer has listed the Explore for sale on their site, ostensibly with ready availability. Some of the key specs from the listing:

  • Speaker Configuration - 2 x 1.8” Full Range Drivers
  • Amplifier - 2 × 30 W Class D For Full Range
  • Sound Direction - 360 degrees
  • Frequency Range - 56-22.700 Hz
  • Max Loudness @ 1M (SPL) - 91 dB
  • Bass Capability @ 1M (SPL) - 59 dB
  • Wireless Codec - SBC
  • Stereo Pairing - Yes, between 2 Beosound Explores only
  • Multipoint - Yes, up to 2 devices
  • Customisable Sound EQ - Yes, five presets available in the Bang & Olufsen app and fully customisable
  • Product LEDIP Certification - IP67
  • Battery Playtime - 27 hours (typical listening volume)
  • Battery Size - 2,400 mAh
  • Power Consumption - Typical: 6.2 W Standby: 0.19 W
  • Power Supply - 5V DC / 3A via USB-C connector
  • Charging Time - 2 hours at 5V – 3A charging
  • Bluetooth Version - 5.2
  • USB Inputs/Outputs - USB-C for charging and streaming
  • Speakerphone - None
  • Voice Assistant - None
  • In The Box - Beosound Explore, Quick Start Guide, USB-C to USB-A cable, 1.25 m
  • Dimensions - (W x H x D) 81 x 124 x 81mm
  • Weight - 631g without carabiner 637g with carabiner
  • Materials - Fabric, Plastic, Type II Anodised Aluminium
  • Recommended Room Size - 5-30m2

Shame there's no Mozart, and hence no Airplay. I suppose it's time to give in and buy a Sonos Roam for the shower. 

Will be interesting to compare the performance with that of the A1 (2) - Explore is listed at £169.00​, compared with £200 for the A1.

The driver difference is curious - swapping the woofer & tweeter for two full range seems backwards to me. Will this replace the A1, or just sit as a cheaper addition to the line? It's getting a little crowded down there. 

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Millemissen
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So....and when will it be launched (officially) and available?

MM

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Csaba replied on Thu, May 13 2021 11:25 AM

Millemissen:

So....and when will it be launched (officially) and available?

MM

I haven’t got specifics but judging by the fact that they had the product and the box in the window, it must be pretty imminent. I have found the following Finnish site, claiming they would have the Black Anthracite and - interestingly - Green versions in stock on 28th May.

https://verkkokauppa.advania.fi/search/l_en?kw=beosound+explore

 

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moxxey replied on Thu, May 13 2021 12:11 PM

Millemissen:

I don’t care about ‘waterproof’.

A lot of people do! I have some tilers working outside at the moment and their speaker just broke in heavy rain, despite being under their gazebo, as it wasn't fully waterproof and they were so angry they went home early Big Smile

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Csaba:

I haven’t got specifics but judging by the fact that they had the product and the box in the window, it must be pretty imminent. I have found the following Finnish site, claiming they would have the Black Anthracite and - interestingly - Green versions in stock on 28th May.

https://verkkokauppa.advania.fi/search/l_en?kw=beosound+explore

Happy birthday to me then!Yes - thumbs up

Beosound Stage, Beovision 8-40, Beolit 20, Beosound Explore.

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moxxey:

Millemissen:

I don’t care about ‘waterproof’.

A lot of people do! I have some tilers working outside at the moment and their speaker just broke in heavy rain, despite being under their gazebo, as it wasn't fully waterproof and they were so angry they went home early Big Smile

I know - just said that I personally don’t....nothing more ;-)

A must be for a bluetooth only portable speaker of today, for sure.

MM

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A UK online retailer has listed the Explore for sale on their site, ostensibly with ready availability. Some of the key specs from the listing:

  • Speaker Configuration - 2 x 1.8” Full Range Drivers
  • Amplifier - 2 × 30 W Class D For Full Range
  • Sound Direction - 360 degrees
  • Frequency Range - 56-22.700 Hz
  • Max Loudness @ 1M (SPL) - 91 dB
  • Bass Capability @ 1M (SPL) - 59 dB
  • Wireless Codec - SBC
  • Stereo Pairing - Yes, between 2 Beosound Explores only
  • Multipoint - Yes, up to 2 devices
  • Customisable Sound EQ - Yes, five presets available in the Bang & Olufsen app and fully customisable
  • Product LEDIP Certification - IP67
  • Battery Playtime - 27 hours (typical listening volume)
  • Battery Size - 2,400 mAh
  • Power Consumption - Typical: 6.2 W Standby: 0.19 W
  • Power Supply - 5V DC / 3A via USB-C connector
  • Charging Time - 2 hours at 5V – 3A charging
  • Bluetooth Version - 5.2
  • USB Inputs/Outputs - USB-C for charging and streaming
  • Speakerphone - None
  • Voice Assistant - None
  • In The Box - Beosound Explore, Quick Start Guide, USB-C to USB-A cable, 1.25 m
  • Dimensions - (W x H x D) 81 x 124 x 81mm
  • Weight - 631g without carabiner 637g with carabiner
  • Materials - Fabric, Plastic, Type II Anodised Aluminium
  • Recommended Room Size - 5-30m2

Shame there's no Mozart, and hence no Airplay. I suppose it's time to give in and buy a Sonos Roam for the shower. 

Will be interesting to compare the performance with that of the A1 (2) - Explore is listed at £169.00​, compared with £200 for the A1.

The driver difference is curious - swapping the woofer & tweeter for two full range seems backwards to me. Will this replace the A1, or just sit as a cheaper addition to the line? It's getting a little crowded down there. 

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No line input port......I’m sure Steve/SoundsHeavenly will be disappointed ;-)

 

MM

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Delited - double post

MM

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Millemissen:

No line input port......I’m sure Steve/SoundsHeavenly will be disappointed ;-)

 

MM

Big Smile

MM, you were able to read my mind!

ALL wireless speakers should have a Line in socket, regardless of their price.  This makes even the simplest speaker able to link to any classic or vintage B&O system - like the Beolit 20 that is my kitchen speaker on my MCL link system.... Whistle

Kind regards, Steve.

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Sounds Heavenly are proud to sponsor BeoWorld!

Please tell me there is some kind of strap or handle

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Csaba replied on Fri, May 14 2021 4:45 AM

Severed_Hand_of_Skywalker:

Please tell me there is some kind of strap or handle

You will be able to hang it onto a bag and FCC sketches show some kind of a handle in the back.

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The specs posted by JosephJ mention a carabiner.
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TWG replied on Fri, May 14 2021 8:17 AM

Looks good and has some resemblance of the Beomic BM5.

Hopefully it comes in natural aluminium, blue etc., too. :-)

But again it doesn't have Bluetooth APT-X support. Why don't they support it?

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Steve at Sounds Heavenly:

Millemissen:

No line input port......I’m sure Steve/SoundsHeavenly will be disappointed ;-)

 

MM

Big Smile

MM, you were able to read my mind!

ALL wireless speakers should have a Line in socket, regardless of their price.  This makes even the simplest speaker able to link to any classic or vintage B&O system - like the Beolit 20 that is my kitchen speaker on my MCL link system.... Whistle

Kind regards, Steve.

Sometimes the initial listed specs are wrong or incomplete - so there still might be hope for a line-in connection :-)))

 

MM

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ngnear replied on Fri, May 14 2021 2:41 PM
Millemissen:

Sometimes the initial listed specs are wrong or incomplete - so there still might be hope for a line-in connection :-)))

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

I’m not sure how to interpret this from the specs listed.

USB Inputs/Outputs - USB-C for charging and streaming
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