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Beolab 18 & 19 move to Beolab 5?

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mr_anders_son
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mr_anders_son posted on Sun, Apr 12 2020 2:18 PM

I wonder if I shall move from Beolab 18 & 19 to Beolab 5.
Any thoughts about that? (Not design wise)

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Answered (Verified) talfaia replied on Mon, Apr 13 2020 10:15 PM
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oli replied on Tue, Apr 14 2020 7:24 AM

talfaia:

Hi Oli, this is great. For music, where do you have the volume control? In the TDAI2170 or in the BL5?

 

Not in the TDAI. The Lyngdorf permits passive speakers connections only to use with the Preamp/Amp part of it.

The BL5 are connected in SPDIF to the TDAI-2170, and also in Powerlink to the BV7-55. So, more specifically, the volume control is adjusted by the BV7 as it is one of the rare BV models being able to send the data control through the Powerlink MKII cable to the BL5 (I think, to be confirmed, it is limited to the Beovisions using the Beosystem 3 in them, so BV7, BV9 and BV12 MKI).

The BV7 is also opening the SPDIF port of the BL5 through the CD command to get the digital signal from the Lyngdorf. It is why you see a Beomaster 4500 linked to the BV7. I use it sometimes for the FM, but it is mainly used as a CD command receiver on the Beolink, even if there is nothing connected to the CD input of the Beomaster.

There is multiple advantages to not use the integrated volume control of the BL5 when you are in an hybrid setup like me (with B&O and non B&O stuff):

1/ you have a full Beo experience regarding Video and Audio integration (no need to switch the L.OPT on the Beo4 each time your change the source), piloting everything with the Beo4 with BV PUC or with the addition of a well known Lintronic box.

2/ the source and the volume setting is visible on the BV7 whatever you are sending to the BL5 (the TV screen remains off)

 

But we are off topic, to be back on it, Mr_ander_son, if you are happy with your BL18/19, you might keep them and improve the acoustic experience with an active or passive room compensation, It is my advice. If you want to step up, go for the BL5, but it would be a pity to not consider the acoustic treatment of the room also while doing it, to fully enjoy this piece of audio art that is the Beolab 5.

I suggest everyone to read the excellent blog of Geoff Martin about room compensation topic: http://www.tonmeister.ca/wordpress/2015/06/30/bo-tech-active-room-compensation/

The kind of source and way to transport/convert it is also important to consider, and can give a lot of improvement in your setup. What are you using currently as music source, and what are the BL18/19 connected to ?  A few months ago, there was an interesting thread on the french part of the forum, explaining how the person was rediscovering his speakers, and was noticing how his old Beolab 8000 are good sounding, just improving some parts of the chain.

 

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Thank you all!

I have now sold my 18&19.

So now I have to find some good BL5Smile

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It is possible to find some good units,

I was lucky to find some that had been used as surround speakers.

A lot is on sale because people are upgrading to Beolab 50.

I had to pay 45.000kr. Danish kr. which I find a steal.

 

So good luck to you, and you will be please with the decision :) 

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Please share your experience with us how you find the difference between 18/19 and 5’s 

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mr_anders_son:

Thank you all!

I have now sold my 18&19.

So now I have to find some good BL5 BeoVision Eclipse 55"...BeoLab 18 as FRONT....BeoLab 4000 as REAR....BL19 SUB....BV5 HD....Beoplay V1-40....BC6-26....Beosound 9000....BeoRemote One BT....Beo6....Beo4....Beo4 Cinema....BeoLink 7000....Serene....H8....H6 90´s Rose Gold edt....Form 1....U70...

When you find a pair, get the serial numbers checked out to make sure they are what’s being described.

Long storyErm..

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Chris Townsend:

When you find a pair, get the serial numbers checked out to make sure they are what’s being described.

Long story Beovision Eclipse, BeoLab 17,Beolit 15, Beoplay A2 Active

Yes!

Where can I check that?

Dealer?

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mrCTE replied on Thu, Apr 23 2020 8:55 PM

A dealer you know and trust!

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mrCTE:

A dealer you know and trust!

That’s where my problem started unfortunately.....

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Before

 

Big SmileI got them

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1990 replied on Sun, Apr 26 2020 1:12 PM

Stunning! The BL5’s are an even better fit (especially with regard to the lamp switch and the painting). What an upgrade :)

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Looks amazing!!Big Smile i like everything i see honestlyWink

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oli replied on Sun, Apr 26 2020 4:05 PM

congratulations for this great upgrade ! :-)

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Duels replied on Sun, Apr 26 2020 4:42 PM
Absolutely beautiful.
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Interesting move! I have considered going from

20 to 50 but maybe 5 is an option as well.

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Duels replied on Sun, Apr 26 2020 5:02 PM
Can we have a pic of the other speaker too?
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