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The best B&O stereo for a teenager girl

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Francois1er
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Francois1er posted on Sat, Apr 21 2012 10:01 AM

Hello everybody,

 

my daughter is turning 15 and has no stereo worth mentionning right now. I would like to buy her a used one (I cannot afford more). We have a Beocenter 9300, 2500 and Beomaster etc. 5500 at home.

 

Any suggestion that would

a) make a girl with good taste and interest for arts happy

b) would be a nice complement to the existing collection

c) would not look bad later in a student room

will be greatly appreciated

PS she has already a mac MP3 player and surely will link her computer to it later

 

Be seeing you

François

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What about Beolit 12?

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Søren Mexico
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Evan:

Let's see here... I'm turning 21 next month. Oh boy - feeling old old old.....

According to the last posts I'm a dead man walkingSuper Angry

 

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valve1 replied on Sat, Apr 21 2012 8:13 PM

Søren Mexico:
According to the last posts I'm a dead man walkingSuper Angry

 Clearly you are living proof that Mexican voodoo works on gringo's ! :-)

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Hello François

If you were wanting to purchase a used B&O stereo, probably for the same money you will be able to get a BeoLit12.

As she already has a mac you can connect it to it as an external speaker and if she has an iPhone, it makes perfect sense.

If you involve her in the purchase you could say "oh i've been looking at these, what colours do you like".  I think for someone arty and and good taste the BeoLit12 is the way to go.

Leslie, I was in the same situation when i was 14, very little pocket money but that was only if i did my 'chores'.  No chores, no money! lol.

 

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Leslie replied on Sat, Apr 21 2012 9:18 PM

mickhoog:

Leslie, I was in the same situation when i was 14, very little pocket money but that was only if i did my 'chores'.  No chores, no money! lol.

Working in greenhouses long long time ago. But then again I've spend all my money on girls instead of B&OBig Smile

Off topic now, sorry Francois!

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CJM1 replied on Sat, Apr 21 2012 10:13 PM

haha well there you go! 

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Steffen replied on Sat, Apr 21 2012 11:07 PM

valve1:

Søren Mexico:
According to the last posts I'm a dead man walkingSuper Angry

 Clearly you are living proof that Mexican voodoo works on gringo's ! :-)

 

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Steffen replied on Sat, Apr 21 2012 11:17 PM

mickhoog:

If you were wanting to purchase a used B&O stereo, probably for the same money you will be able to get a BeoLit12.

Francois started out, saying that they didn't have much money to spend on this -so I don't think they'll want to buy new stuff...Wink

And one can surely find second hand B&O cheaper than both Beolit12 and BS 8.
I would suggest a BS Century, because you then won't have to buy separate speakers (which can be quite expensive-at least the active ones).
And you can connect a smartphone or a computer to it via aux.

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valve1:

Søren Mexico:
According to the last posts I'm a dead man walkingSuper Angry

 Clearly you are living proof that Mexican voodoo works on gringo's ! :-)

As you, I was fed up on potatoes, that, Viking blood (I'm Danish), and Rum and Coke  keeps me walkingBig Smile

 

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Steffen:

Francois started out, saying that they didn't have much money to spend on this -so I don't think they'll want to buy new stuff...Wink

And one can surely find second hand B&O cheaper than both Beolit12 and BS 8.
I would suggest a BS Century, because you then won't have to buy separate speakers (which can be quite expensive-at least the active ones).
And you can connect a smartphone or a computer to it via aux.

My son is studying in DK, I live in Mexico, I bought from Martin a BM 1900 and 2 Beovox P35, I think it was, and a lot cheaper than any Beolit or BS8.

The BM has tape input that can be used for computer or MP3 players, and if she gets hooked, a Phono input for a Beogram, furthermore connection for 4 speakers and Beovox speakers are available everywhere.

My son love his BM and speakers, he use the FM and Ipod.

 

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You're absolutely right, Søren.
If you go for the vintage stuff, it'll be even much cheaper than a Century.
But then again -when we're talking about things that are about 30-40 years old, you'll have to be very lucky to find items in good condition.

If you go for a refurbished item, I guess it'll cost quite a bit..?Hmm

May I ask how much you payed for that refurbished 1900 with speakers..?

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Steffen:
May I ask how much you payed for that refurbished 1900 with speakers..?

Not quiet sure it was last year, something like 400.00 USD

Today if you check US bay, you will get a BM 1900/2400 for USD 100.00, a pair of speakers for more or less the same, add shipping and spareparts USD 150.00, and we are talking USD 350.00, repair it yourself, add a CD player for USD 50 and you are still way below a Blit or BS8

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Which country are you based in Francois ?

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Leslie replied on Sun, Apr 22 2012 6:31 AM

Steffen:

You're absolutely right, Søren.
If you go for the vintage stuff, it'll be even much cheaper than a Century.
But then again -when we're talking about things that are about 30-40 years old, you'll have to be very lucky to find items in good condition.

If you go for a refurbished item, I guess it'll cost quite a bit..?Hmm

May I ask how much you payed for that refurbished 1900 with speakers..?

For a teenage girl I think the Century would be the best choice. Compact and no hassle with loose parts.

On the other hand, if you insist to have vintage just let me knowWhistle

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CJM1 replied on Sun, Apr 22 2012 1:00 PM

well there you go Dennis haha :)

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The problem is that we always end end buying what we are comfortable with, and probably what we used when of a similar age. I used to work on a University project a few years back and every single one of the students who were mostly male, used MP3 as their media of choice. And that was 2005. 

i don't know the daughter in question of course, but i would bet that MP3/Lossless would be her current media, and if not the vast majority of her friends. A smart compact and portable Beolit 12 would surely be far more relevant today than a CD player, which i'm sure we all grooved to in the 80's(i tried anyway)

As revolting as this video might sound, these gents are us 20 years ago, and future Beovision 12/Beolab 5  etc consumers. We have to hook them now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Z2G1Pq1BU

 

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