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MS150.2 vs. Beovox Pentas with BM 8000

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j0hnbarker posted on Fri, Feb 8 2013 10:27 PM

Hi guys,

After an extended B&O hiatus, I've been wondering about shaking up my speaker choice with the BM8000.

There seems to be a lot of love for the old 8000 here nowadays, so does anyone have any views as to whether swapping my BV Pentas for some MS150.2s is a worthwhile excercise?

All I remember from my previous dabbling is MS150.2s are VERY thin on the ground, but I'd be interested to hear what others think about swapping to the contemporaneous speaker option?

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And another


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One more.


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Beomaster 4400


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Sorry about the picture quality guys,bit of an old camera.


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I obviously still have all the frets giles,but prefer to use them without,i think they sound a little better and look more dashingBig Smile.


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Nice pictures but they need to be driven by a proper amp (for that, read Beomaster 8000) so please sell them to me and we can pair them up properly :P

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I like the cheeky glimpses of the RL60s and Pentas in your photos Smile  The refurb pics I took are on here if you want to see your speakers in full frontal exposed !!!!  Cheers, they were lovely but I'll stick with my Beolab 5s as a worthy alternative for now.

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Peter replied on Tue, Feb 19 2013 6:21 PM

j0hnbarker:

Nice pictures but they need to be driven by a proper amp (for that, read Beomaster 8000) so please sell them to me and we can pair them up properly :P

Interestingly, the BM8000 was designed to produce maximum power into 4 ohm speakers and as the MS150 was 8 ohm, it could only muster 100W!

Having played with all sorts of amplifiers and the MS150s, I can happily say that almost all of them were capable of driving them! The 4400 and 8000 were obviously fine but the big surprise was the Beomaster 2200 which sounded brilliant - very warm and powerful.

Peter

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Hi giles nice to hear from you again,yes i have seen the refurb pictures,afraid my pictures of the ms150s don't do them justice,my camera needs upgrading,they are truly magnificent in the flesh,the veneers are to die for!

I don't blame you for sticking with your 5s they are truly a fantastic speaker,incredible sound and looks,i think swmbo would turn cartwheels if i were to bring a pair of those home,they are the holy grail of bang and olufsen speakers!

I love the beolab penta3s i have them linked up to a 5500 stack system and my tv,they are just  a good all round speaker and perform well in most  types of settings.

 

Cheers for now glen.

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Peter:

j0hnbarker:

Nice pictures but they need to be driven by a proper amp (for that, read Beomaster 8000) so please sell them to me and we can pair them up properly :P

Interestingly, the BM8000 was designed to produce maximum power into 4 ohm speakers and as the MS150 was 8 ohm, it could only muster 100W!

Having played with all sorts of amplifiers and the MS150s, I can happily say that almost all of them were capable of driving them! The 4400 and 8000 were obviously fine but the big surprise was the Beomaster 2200 which sounded brilliant - very warm and powerful.

Hi peter,yes i find the 4400 coupled to the ms150s to be more than adequate and the sound quality to be very rewarding,i am more than satisfied with it.

All the best glen. ps.very interesting about your findings with the 2200.

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Peter:

j0hnbarker:

Nice pictures but they need to be driven by a proper amp (for that, read Beomaster 8000) so please sell them to me and we can pair them up properly :P

Interestingly, the BM8000 was designed to produce maximum power into 4 ohm speakers and as the MS150 was 8 ohm, it could only muster 100W!

Having played with all sorts of amplifiers and the MS150s, I can happily say that almost all of them were capable of driving them! The 4400 and 8000 were obviously fine but the big surprise was the Beomaster 2200 which sounded brilliant - very warm and powerful.

I think the interesting one would be a fully-serviced Beolab 5000. I have one so now just need the speakers to run the test.

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Peter replied on Tue, Feb 19 2013 8:33 PM

Done that - not as good as the 8000 or 4400. Remember it is indirectly coupled and the bass is a bit loose in comparison. It also sounds more exciting in some ways as there seems to be a very slight treble lift. Mine is a Frede special so in perfect working order!

Peter

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My 5000 has been to Martin so is probably in as good condition as yours give or take. I tried it with the BV Pentas and found it very pleasing, but for about 2.5 years now it has been powering some BV 5000 flat panels to amazing effect in my bedroom. They sound loads better than the BL 5000 versions using this amp instead.

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