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Seanie_230 Posted: Sat, Sep 2 2017 1:40 PM
Here you go

Right from the store in Northampton

Great sound can imagine these in hotels, bars, shops and at home.

What a beautiful peace of technology

Perhaps a little clinical for my ears but still good sound.

Much more power and sound than my lab12-3 few years ago with rear facing woofers.

You don't feel music is coming from any specific tile when you stand in front of them

Great forward projection

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LR2015 replied on Sat, Sep 2 2017 2:31 PM

They look fantastic! I could easily find a home for them :)

 

Dare I ask how much that 8 speaker set-up retails for?

 

 

 

 

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No idea.

I think at a guess £4K

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BillC replied on Tue, Sep 5 2017 1:25 AM
Love it Big Smile

Thinking of putting it on the ceiling as part of a Dolby Atmos setup. It's so light I can mount it myself !!!
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w5bno123 replied on Tue, Sep 5 2017 11:33 AM
We are installing a 20 tile shape tomorrow and we can’t wait! I will post pics of installation process and final finish.

Regards

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Hi is that Marcs store in derngate, when I lived in bromham bedfore dealt with him for 20 years

Super Guy know his products

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Yeah that's Marc

Great guy

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w5bno123:

We are installing a 20 tile shape tomorrow and we can’t wait! I will post pics of installation process and final finish.

Regards

Stuart

Ealing

....and the sound result, please ;-)

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Opman replied on Wed, Sep 6 2017 12:03 AM

We installed our 20 tile BeoSound Shape in  Wilmslow today.

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beojeff replied on Wed, Sep 6 2017 12:17 AM
Very nice! I'm curious: Are the blues still noticeable as blue, or are they so dark that they seem nearly black? I've been disappointed with the blue that was used for BeoLab speakers in the past looking nearly black.
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Seanie_230:
No idea.

I think at a guess £4K

Closer to £5,000 or just over for 8 depending on choice of cores, dampness etc.

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. o O ( Dampners!! )

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Sal replied on Wed, Sep 6 2017 5:06 AM

That installation looks amazing. Too bad most houses aren't built with faux walls to hide the real wall. I'd be curious to see a "normal" real-life installation.

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5:8:13 replied on Wed, Sep 6 2017 5:53 AM

Very interesting to see the detailed installation pictures and the laser lines.

That arrangement, although appearing wonderfully irregular, had units at the extreme left and right at the same height from the floor.  Is this important to achieve a good sound stage or is that not considered to be an important sonic result with these units.

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5:8:13 replied on Wed, Sep 6 2017 5:53 AM

Very interesting to see the detailed installation pictures and the laser lines.

That arrangement, although appearing wonderfully irregular, had units at the extreme left and right at the same height from the floor.  Is this important to achieve a good sound stage or is that not considered to be an important sonic result with these units.

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KMA replied on Wed, Sep 6 2017 7:07 AM
Sal:

That installation looks amazing. Too bad most houses aren't built with faux walls to hide the real wall. I'd be curious to see a "normal" real-life installation.

I'd imagine it looks pretty much the same – except in many cases one cable cover for the power cables coming down from the Shape's lowest point. Within the Shape itself cables can be hidden & routed behind the covers.

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Sal replied on Wed, Sep 6 2017 3:32 PM

KMA:
Within the Shape itself cables can be hidden & routed behind the covers.

That's a nice touch. I didn't know that, thank you!

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Duels replied on Wed, Sep 6 2017 4:37 PM
KMA:

I'd imagine it looks pretty much the same – except in many cases one cable cover for the power cables coming down from the Shape's lowest point. Within the Shape itself cables can be hidden & routed behind the covers. KMA

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I would hope no one will end up with a visible power cable. That would spoil the aesthetic.
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Sal replied on Wed, Sep 6 2017 4:53 PM

I'm assuming one can daisy-chain power between units, -- or does each unit have to have a separate cable? Effectively, can only one unit be plugged into the wall?

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As promised we would like to share our 20 tile BeoSound Shape installation experience from the Ealing showroom, west London.

We installed ours onto a plasterboard wall which had timber behind from a previous Avant 85” installation. From start to finish with two professional installers this took 4-5 hours and the end result is amazing.

Thankfully all of the new builds in Ealing have plasterboard walls so most installations should be relatively easy.

We hope you like it! Smile

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Opman replied on Wed, Sep 6 2017 9:20 PM

Hi Sal

I'll make sure we post photographs of our first in home installation Smile

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Sal replied on Fri, Sep 8 2017 3:14 PM

Opman:

Hi Sal

I'll make sure we post photographs of our first in home installation Smile

Opman

Thank you, I'm looking forward to it!

 

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We put our 8 tile Shape with four speakers into the store today and for circa £4250, I was very impressed. This set up is supposed to be similar in performance to BeoLab 17, but to my ears was much more impressive. Doesn't have the acoustic lens sound of BeoLab 18s, but I think it will be far more popular than my initial thoughts after meeting the Shape in Denmark earlier this year. Three new products in the store, and I'm feeling very positive!

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SHEFFIELD:

We put our 8 tile Shape with four speakers into the store today and for circa £4250, I was very impressed. This set up is supposed to be similar in performance to BeoLab 17, but to my ears was much more impressive. Doesn't have the acoustic lens sound of BeoLab 18s, but I think it will be far more popular than my initial thoughts after meeting the Shape in Denmark earlier this year. Three new products in the store, and I'm feeling very positive!

Where is your store btw (as in actual address) ?

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SHEFFIELD replied on Sat, Sep 9 2017 11:00 AM

elephant:
SHEFFIELD:

 

We put our 8 tile Shape with four speakers into the store today and for circa £4250, I was very impressed. This set up is supposed to be similar in performance to BeoLab 17, but to my ears was much more impressive. Doesn't have the acoustic lens sound of BeoLab 18s, but I think it will be far more popular than my initial thoughts after meeting the Shape in Denmark earlier this year. Three new products in the store, and I'm feeling very positive!

 

 

Where is your store btw (as in actual address) ?

We are at:

403, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8PG

Ecclesall Road is a leafy street with a cafe culture and plenty of restaurants with the botanical gardens just across the road. You'll get to know a bit more via my Instagram - nickhayes62 🙂

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elephant replied on Sat, Sep 9 2017 12:39 PM
SHEFFIELD:

We are at:

403, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8PG

Ecclesall Road is a leafy street with a cafe culture and plenty of restaurants with the botanical gardens just across the road. You'll get to know a bit more via my Instagram - nickhayes62 🙂

Thanks Nick !

Between Snuff Lane and Cemetery Avenue ?

Sounds ominous 😬

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Duels replied on Sat, Sep 9 2017 1:24 PM
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Where is your store btw (as in actual address) ? BeoNut since '75

Are you coming to Sheffield or do you know it already?
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elephant:
SHEFFIELD:

 

We are at:

 

 

403, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8PG

 

 

Ecclesall Road is a leafy street with a cafe culture and plenty of restaurants with the botanical gardens just across the road. You'll get to know a bit more via my Instagram - nickhayes62 🙂

 

 

Thanks Nick !

 

Between Snuff Lane and Cemetery Avenue ?

 

Sounds ominous 😬

Haha, yes like I said, a lovely area😳

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Duels:
elephant:

Where is your store btw (as in actual address) ? BeoNut since '75

Are you coming to Sheffield or do you know it already?

LOL that's what I was thinking! Just a few miles to go then!!!

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elephant replied on Sun, Sep 10 2017 4:48 AM
Duels:

Are you coming to Sheffield or do you know it already?

We might detour through there !

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Saw this few days ago, matching BS Shape very well Wink...

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Sal replied on Sun, Sep 10 2017 11:17 PM

I'm sure there are plenty of M.C. Escher works with hexagonal tiles that folks might want to consider to integrate into their Shape installations.

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I like this though, very good although a little too brown and antique looking for my liking! Can definitely see it working though in someone's home!

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elephant replied on Mon, Sep 11 2017 9:29 AM
Sal:

I'm sure there are plenty of M.C. Escher works with hexagonal tiles that folks might want to consider to integrate into their Shape installations.

Yes !!!!!

Why didn't I think of that ?

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Sal:

I'm sure there are plenty of M.C. Escher works with hexagonal tiles that folks might want to consider to integrate into their Shape installations.

In this case it is not M.C. Escher Smile but lady who has very interesting concept shop (www.atelierwanderlust.at), giving vintage objects new live. I saw this sideboard and the first association was BS Shape. It is of course not the everyman taste but I like it ...

 

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I heard an 8-shape this afternoon and wasn't that impressed I have to say. Someone on the forum mentioned it is similar sound to BL17 but that wasn't my experience. I am quite pleased it didn't work for me to be honest as that's an easy decision made and a c£5k cost made. I was going to buy one for my kitchen but I think I'll go the second tv route instead. Anyone else got any observations on the shape?

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CB replied on Tue, Sep 12 2017 7:21 AM
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I heard an 8-shape this afternoon and wasn't that impressed I have to say.

Could you elaborate on this a little bit please?

What do you compare it to?

Did you listened to another system in the same room?
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Mikael replied on Tue, Sep 12 2017 8:51 AM

So far I've only heard the Shape in a noisy store during the presentation of the Eclipse, so I will refrain from making any conclusions as of yet. 

My initial observations are mixed. I've heard a 12 speaker and I believe 4 speaker setup. The setups where placed in very different areas of the shop.

The 4 (or might have been 8) speaker setup left me impressed, as my expectations were quite moderate for this size. Especially the bass impressed me. The sound was full. 

The 12 speaker setup on the other hand sounded quite tinny, and I was quite puzzled by this. 

I will definitely visit the store again, as the overall idea and product execution really impressed me. 

Hopefully there is some sort of room compensation that can been adjusted, similar to the "free, wall, corner" settings of most B&O products.

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Sandyb replied on Tue, Sep 12 2017 5:22 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14a36T_IEBI

video up from B&O Manchester

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CB replied on Tue, Sep 12 2017 9:40 PM
As always, very nice video Yes - thumbs up

Thanks for the link.

Mikael:
The 4 (or might have been 8) speaker setup left me impressed, as my expectations were quite moderate for this size. Especially the bass impressed me. The sound was full.

Thank you for this first impression Mikael.

I wonder how good it sounds if you sit down with the Shape in your back (back to the wall) ???
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