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Beolab 7.1 vs Beolab 7.2?

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tuttivini posted on Tue, Jun 23 2020 6:04 PM

Today I borrowed my dad's Beolab 7.2.
Preparing for a 5.1 setup, mentioned in this topic: https://forum.beoworld.org/forums/t/42873.aspx
WauWWW, what a sound. Unbelievable.

Funny thing is I tested it in a 'dual-stereo- setup', because I don't have a surround processor yet...
So Beolab 7.2 in the centre, beneath my LG Oled, and Beolab 8000's mk2's left and right.
Connected to a B&O Playmaker.

The 7.2 plays just a little bit louder than the 8000's and this works excellent.
Voices in movies are crisp. You hear extra details. And bass is very good, did some 40hz test tones and 7.2 can deliver, in contrast to the 8000 mk2's!

Of course I know this isn't connected/behaving like a dedicated centre speaker, but it opens up possibilities.
It sounds great and already an upgrade untill I buy a surround processor (like asked in the other topic).
The interplay between the 7.2 and the 8000's is astonishingly good. I think this is also because it includes the same type of tweeters / everything is designed the same way.


So, I'm looking for a second hand Beolab 7.

What's the real world difference between the 7.1 and 7.2? (sound quality)
Is there, for example, a difference in the lowest bass frequence? I see 4.2liter volume for the 7.1 and 5.2liter for the 7.2...

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I have 7.1 with 42'' plasma,and 7.2 with 55'' oled tv.They have same drivers.And I did not notice any difference in lower range.They both go down to 37 Hz.

7.2 visually (and acoustically) fits better 55 inch screen.

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Thanks for your answer. Good to hear both perform the same, because 7.1 is easier to find... 

So the extra volume doesn't make any difference at all? 

 

And another extra question: I want to place the beolab 7 underneath the shelf, hanging with a self made bracket or I want to place it on the shelf, using the beolab 7 table stand. 

Can anyone tell me the total height? Speaker +stand? 

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And another extra question: what does the WALL vs FREE switch on the Beolab 7 do to the sound? 

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If the speaker is close to the wall or more free standing out on the floor.
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OldJack replied on Wed, Jun 24 2020 10:48 AM

dimensions

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OldJack replied on Wed, Jun 24 2020 11:03 AM

I have it wall mounted above screen.Slightly tilted down,towards listening position

 

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OldJack:

dimensions

 

Thank you so much!!! 

Is it also tiltable on this stand? Because in the picture I see it is orientated a little upwards. 

 

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That is a very nice setup, OldJack Big Smile

How about one of does small white cable covers you can glue on the wall to cover that little part of visible wire from the bl7?

Again, it looks very nice Smile
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OldJack:

I have it wall mounted above screen.Slightly tilted down,towards listening position

 

 

Also a nice setup!!! Thumbs Up

Lovely herringbone wooden, gloss, floor. 

Is it also a 'double stereo' setup or real surround/center channel? 

 

 

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leosgonewild:
That is a very nice setup, OldJack Big Smile

 

How about one of does small white cable covers you can glue on the wall to cover that little part of visible wire from the bl7?

 

 

Again, it looks very nice Smile

Thanks Leo,you are right about cable covers,I am planning to repaint walls first Smile

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Thank you so much!!! 

Is it also tiltable on this stand? Because in the picture I see it is orientated a little upwards. 

@tuttivini

Not sure about table stand.Btw,just seen photo from your previous post.May I reccommend , go for 7.2 ,wall mounted,under tv .

 

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tuttivini:

OldJack:

I have it wall mounted above screen.Slightly tilted down,towards listening position

 

 

Also a nice setup!!! Thumbs Up

Lovely herringbone wooden, gloss, floor. 

Is it also a 'double stereo' setup or real surround/center channel? 

 

 

It is 5.1 . Beolabs4000 as rear speakers,ceiling mounted

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Verrrrrrry nice surround setup! Compliments. 

About the 7.2: unfortunately it is 2cm wider than my TV, so under the TV doesn't match 'exactly'... A smaller 7.1 would maybe look better... 

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2 cm wider difference,only ladies might notice Wink

 

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