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Beolab 5 - what to look for?

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beo5fan posted on Tue, Jul 12 2016 3:02 PM

Dear Forum

I am about to buy a pair of Beolab 5's (an old dream is about to come true) and I would very much appreciate advice as to what to look for when I go and see (and hear) them.

Thanks in advance

 

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CB replied on Wed, Jul 13 2016 11:16 PM
Hi and welcome to Beoworld Smile

The right way to move a BL5 is by handling the biggest disc, only.

If someone tried to carry it by taking it by the base, its fingers may have damaged the deep bass loudspeaker --> have a look below.

Also check that the microphone is moving correctly by running a calibration.

And of course, listen to various musics... using Powerlink and S-PDIF if possible.

Good luck !
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Welcome aboard.

And seeing how rooms are an important contributor to music take note of their room and positions versus you room and your possible positions.

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Hi CB

Thank you so much for the welcome and your reply Smile

Ok, so you're actually able to lift the entire app. 60 kg. speaker by the biggest disc only?

When you say look below, is that because there is a picture or?

I'm most likely getting the speakers home for listening before buying, which will be great.

I'll be using S-PDIF as a connection!

Best,

 

 

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beo5fan:

Ok, so you're actually able to lift the entire app. 60 kg. speaker by the biggest disc only?

I can't say whether 'you' can or can't.

Whenever I had to move these speaker, we were two to do it.

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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CB replied on Thu, Jul 14 2016 11:18 AM

beo5fan:
Ok, so you're actually able to lift the entire app. 60 kg. speaker by the biggest disc only?

Yes, this disc is robust enough for this, but you'd better be two to lift one BL5 !

When you say look below, is that because there is a picture or?

No, it's because you can see the loudspeaker membrane from below.

I'll be using S-PDIF as a connection

If you plan to use a non B&O player, you'll need a Beo4 remote to set the BL5.

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beo5fan replied on Thu, Jul 14 2016 11:34 AM

Hi Millemissen

Thank you for your reply. Yes, absolutely two persons I can't lift that weight either Smile 

But two persons would then lift the speakers holding only on to the biggest disc?

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beo5fan replied on Thu, Jul 14 2016 11:37 AM

Sorry disregard my above post, CB answered my question about the disc.

Yes, I'll be using it with non-B&O I think, so you are right, I have to get the remote.

Just out of curiosity, does B&O's power cables transport a digital signal or a analogue signal?

 

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CB replied on Thu, Jul 14 2016 11:38 AM

Yes, this is the right way to do it.

There's a groove beneath this disc that avoid your fingers to slip.

The Powerlink link is analog.

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beo5fan replied on Thu, Jul 14 2016 12:20 PM

Thank you very much CB for your elaborate help!

I just found this link https://www.beoworld.org/prod_details.asp?pid=800 which also mentions exactly what you say ("...the handy ring lifting point under the lower lens disk.)

In the above mentioned article the author says:  "Including connecting them to two separate Belkin AV Pure surge protectors – an investment which I hope I will never need to rely on."

I hadn't though about that before, but doesn't that sound like a good idea?

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