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Peter
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Peter posted on Sat, Nov 12 2016 12:09 PM

Review in Hi-Fi News - picture of Geoff in as well!

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Jeff:

I have maintained that, no matter how good the BL90 is, it will not make the inroads they might think it would into the true believer audiophile type community.

I fear you are right

But it may be hurtful to one's pride but not one's purse

The only serious (seemingly) buyer I have seen was some one with a large loft who wanted volume for his parties and for whom price was no object

BeoNut since '75

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Duels replied on Sat, Nov 19 2016 5:29 PM
Mr 10Percent:

Going to the pub now to spend GBP4.99 on the money I inadvertently saved today.

That doesn't sound like a lot of fun will be had!
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Duels:
Mr 10Percent:

 

 

Going to the pub now to spend GBP4.99 on the money I inadvertently saved today.

 

 

That doesn't sound like a lot of fun will be had!

I would have purchased a few copies if it were anygood

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Jeff replied on Sat, Nov 19 2016 6:31 PM

@Mr. 10 Percent, absolutely. If B&O gave me a pair for 2 days, I'd listen to every single thing I had, probably twice! And have a blast seeing how it all sounded. From what you say, it sounds like the reviewer thought the whole exercise was just a chore.

Back in the day I wanted to borrow a pair of speakers for a while from the store. The owner said sure, take home a pair of Cizek 1's. My response was aw man, not them. They always sounded flat compared to the other speakers, and we couldn't give a pair away. Them or nothing, so I was approaching them in the same way perhaps the reviewer was. Turns out they were remarkably uncolored and wonderful sounding when setup right and when you actually took the time to listen to them properly. Apparently the reviewer wasn't open to that kind of epiphany.

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If I could afford them, this would probably be my color choice Smile

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Duels replied on Sun, Nov 20 2016 10:00 AM
paolomariano:

If I could afford them, this would probably be my color choice

I could have chosen that for you Paolo. Would look great in your room.
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Duels:

I could have chosen that for you Paolo. Would look great in your room.

That would have been very kind of you, Duels! Smile

Thanks! Wink

The second problem is that I do not have enough room for them in my current apartment.

Who knows... maybe in the future...
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Michael replied on Sun, Nov 20 2016 11:01 AM
paolomariano:

If I could afford them, this would probably be my color choice

Looks ten times better than the black ones

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Jeff replied on Sun, Nov 20 2016 4:55 PM

Good color choice, I like the white better than the black, and the lighter color wood. Minimizes their visual size a bit, otherwise they, like most ultra high end large speakers, can get a tad bit overwhelming. I remember being quite impressed with a pair of Duntech Black Knights, but it was like listening to two of the monoliths from 2001!

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abyss replied on Sun, Mar 12 2017 6:10 PM

There is a good review of the box in the german magazine "Audio". 

The editor highlights the incredible precision of the box. His conclusion: "A word: a factor of addiction, whoever hears this box - correctly measured and adapted to the situation of the room - wants more of it, much more, it was very difficult for me to leave the Listening Room. Particularly when it came to the border areas in terms of low-level or high-range dynamics.

They listed it with 108 points just under  Gauder Akustik Berlina RC9 (110 Points), B&W 800 D3 (109 Points) and on the same level as for example JBL Everest DD66000 Sonus Faber II Cremonese. All with a price tay range between 30'000 and 96'000 Euro.

Too much money for me anyway and to big too, so i will stay with my Piega Cool

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