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Evan replied on Tue, Aug 14 2012 3:17 PM
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Rivenflush, that is a wonderful, cosy looking house! It looks as though it has a real soul!!!

EVAN, you old skool boy - CDs :) It was my BANG&OLUFSEN that got me to hate CDs as I had a Technics P550 CD player for 10 years - NEVER once did it skip a CD. That damn B&O, the minute the volume was decent, CDs would skip everywhere :( as that was my love of CDs over and has never returned :( although when I get into the studios at work and see Pioneer CDJ900 decks I enjoy (although these clever little things play files straight from our MacBook Pro's with a LAN cable and feeds the files to 3 of the CDJs - very very clever!

Yes, definitely considered old school by today's standards! My story is completely opposite, my B&O got me to love CDs! Please don't read my post with the tone of the others, I'm here to have fun.

I have a Technics CD player around here somewhere, it used to see plenty of use. Now that I have moved out and downsized, I don't have much need for more than one CDp. Now that I think about it, I'm going to need it soon, my new BM4000 and 1900 will need a CD player!

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Evan:
Yes, definitely considered old school by today's standards! My story is completely opposite, my B&O got me to love CDs! Please don't read my post with the tone of the others, I'm here to have fun.

We love CDs and we are having fun

Collecting Vintage B&O is not a hobby, its a lifestyle.

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Jeff replied on Tue, Aug 14 2012 4:40 PM

Nicely eclectic selection there Soren! I'm the same, I have a widely diverse collection of music. Back in the day here in the US there was a record store chain called Peaches. Really miss them. I used to get some strange looks from the checkout workers, I'd walk up with a combination of classical, pop, hard rock/metal, jazz and usually something really bizarre.

I have ripped all my CDs to my music server PC, so now my Beosound 9000 basically serves as a really expensive switchbox to connect my PC to the Beolabs. Still looks gorgeous on the wall though!

As for eclectic music mixes, I have a good friend we in the audio circle here affectionately call Unka Paul. Paul has done a lot of field recording of folk music, and has done a lot of remastering from analog to digital for the Smithsonian and National Archives and various state agencies. He can play anything from Edison cylinders to DAT tape and everything inbetween. He makes up collections of some of the oddest, most bizarre, and often humerous music, and collections of really obscure jazz and blues from the beginning of the genres.

He is a real treasure, I have a lot of his collections and they truly stretch your musical boundaries in a good way.

I've bought a fair amount of music online as downloads, and have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, it's convenient, fast, and you get what you want right now! On the other, there is a certain tactile satisfaction in actually buying something you can touch and feel, as old fashioned as that may be. Virtual purchases don't quite have the visceral satisfaction quotient.

I have a limited collection of LPs, and still keep my Beogram for listening to those, it works very well. I still have a couple of cassettes, but only as long as it takes me to rip them to digital, then I can dump the deck. I have like 3 or 4 that have irreplaceable music, so it's not worth keeping a deck around for that I believe. It's not a B&O deck, if it was I'd never let it go, but it's just a cheap Sony.

I'll probably add more LPs and will buy more CDs, but can't see myself adding more tapes.

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Jeff:

I have a limited collection of LPs, and still keep my Beogram for listening to those, it works very well. I still have a couple of cassettes, but only as long as it takes me to rip them to digital, then I can dump the deck. 

I'll probably add more LPs and will buy more CDs, but can't see myself adding more tapes.

I have about 1.200 LP's at the moment, 75 CD's, 200 recorded cassette tapes and 200 sealed blank cassettes. My Beograms and Beocords are getting lots of hours Laughing

Vinyl records, cassettes, open reel, valve amplifiers and film photography.

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Just wanted to show you this really great setup i saw on ebay, one of the best i've seen actually!


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Another shot - love the balance of the room


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butch1 replied on Tue, Aug 14 2012 7:55 PM

A black avant dvd,still holds its own against the flatscreens,in my eyes,still pure class after all these years.

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mbee replied on Wed, Aug 15 2012 2:59 PM

Here is my living room... Still a lot of work to do (adding the Videoprojector to the ceiling + a motorised screen, adding some paintings which are still in my second flat, hiding the cables, etc...)

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elephant replied on Wed, Aug 15 2012 8:11 PM

mbee:

Here is my living room... Still a lot of work to do (adding the Videoprojector to the ceiling + a motorised screen, adding some paintings which are still in my second flat, hiding the cables, etc...)

very nice

how will you integrate the video projector with the BV8-40 ?

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BeoHut replied on Wed, Aug 15 2012 8:23 PM
Very stylish furniture (with a wink to the seventies) with a nice beo-setup!

You can use a hdmi-splitter (Atlona or Gefen) to connect your screen to the BV8, even in combination with a Lintronix box. All controlled by you beoremote (with evt. Puc).

Enjoy your setup in the livingroom. Empty walls are also stylish. Especially with your furniture and used colours.
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mbee replied on Wed, Aug 15 2012 9:57 PM

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very nice

how will you integrate the video projector with the BV8-40 ?

As Beofan53 explained, my bv8-40 is connected to an Atlona 4x2 HDMI switch which allows me to have 4 HDMI inputs on the HDMI B port of the BV8, inputs that are mirrored to the projector, everything controlled via PUC. Then I just have to select P.MUTE on the BV8, the sound goes through the 5 beolabs and the image to the projector, et voilà!

If somebody knows how to make the bv switch on/off the Atlona, it would be perfect, otherwise it has to be in constant power ON (4W) 

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Dave replied on Thu, Aug 16 2012 3:01 AM

Honestly, 4W is nothing

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Peter Pan replied on Thu, Aug 30 2012 10:03 AM


Part of Bang & Olufsen's gold product line.

/ Peter Pan

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Leslie replied on Fri, Aug 31 2012 10:46 PM

Peter Pan's pictures always are great to look at. I'm a fan of Peter PanYes - thumbs up

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Peter Pan replied on Sat, Sep 1 2012 10:05 AM

Thanks Todd / Leslie, a new image loaded.

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I am very satisfied with the current setup! 

BV10-46, BS5, BL4000 as fronts, BL3 as rears and a BL11. 

The cables are not as neat and tidy as the old setup, we are waiting with that until we have decided to put new wallpapers on the wall. 

In the box under the Playstation I have the satbox, BS5 box, and other thing needed :) 

I have old pics of the house but these are a bit better.


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One of the rear speakers. Also our kitchen table, a concrete table from indoor outdoor, it was a heavy job carrying it in to the house. :)


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butch1 replied on Tue, Sep 4 2012 8:07 PM

Hi can I ask why you decided on the 4000s as front instead of the lab 3,The 3s would surely be more suited at the front combined with the lab11 for music and movies?

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Rikard replied on Tue, Sep 4 2012 8:16 PM

Good question, the BL3 looks better where they are placed.. I have had thaughts of changing the BL4000 to BL3, but I like the sound - the mix with both BL4000 and BL3 :) 

I will probably change my mind in the future and get other speakers as fronts. 

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I just picked this up yesterday.  All it needs is a new cassette deck belt!  Speakers sound great, remote works great!  100 dollars!  Original cables too!

I will hopefully be mounting the speakers on either side of the system one above each chair.


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another pic


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Jeff replied on Thu, Sep 6 2012 3:07 PM

Very sweet! Are those P30 spkrs?

 

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Rikard, I am very jealous of your very cool setup and house. Nice work! ;)

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Jeff,

They are P45 speakers with original cables!  The system is a Beocenter 7000.  I'm going to clean up the speaker this weekend and try to get rid of some of the dirt...

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Jeff replied on Thu, Sep 6 2012 6:04 PM

Very cool, you found a great system. I've heard the P45's are quite nice. I just bought a pair of P30's off eBay, haven't gotten them yet. There was a pair of P45's on eBay as well, but the condition looked pretty rough. 

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MARKFS replied on Sun, Sep 9 2012 6:11 PM

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Here is my Beovision 7 with a pair of beolab 8000 :)

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MARKFS replied on Sun, Sep 9 2012 6:12 PM

I don't know why it is only shown as a link?

I can't seem to figure out how to post pictures in here anymore... 

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Hiort replied on Mon, Sep 10 2012 8:37 AM

MARKFS:

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Here is my Beovision 7 with a pair of beolab 8000 :)

Very nice setup. Love when cables are completely hidden like you have done. The BV7 in black looks very stylish. Congratulations!

 

 

 

 

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Great setup MarkFS. ;)
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My Livingroom


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elephant replied on Thu, Sep 13 2012 10:05 PM

Jasper050:

My Livingroom

so simple - so elegant !

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Side view


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Livingroom


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First pic a little smaller


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Bob replied on Thu, Sep 13 2012 10:30 PM

College? Apparently B&O is only for us old, tasteless uneducated and generally stupid men ;)

honestly nice (especially to be able buy it at college ;) all I've got at college was Grundig Satelite ...

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Rikard replied on Fri, Sep 14 2012 5:37 AM

This looks great! As Bob said, simple and elegant :)

 

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Jasper050:

My Livingroom

Elegant setup. I like your blu ray player on the side. I think also your walls could benefit from a stronger colour too ;)

Thanks for posting.
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badgersurf replied on Fri, Sep 14 2012 10:38 AM

What make is the blu-ray player?

And like the walls with no skirting board!

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I think it's a Samsung. It's on the stb brackets website too ;)
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