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pepps posted on Tue, Sep 29 2020 12:35 PM

Hi Beoworlders,

Quick question: which Beolab speakers are suited best to rear surround effects in a 5.1 set-up?

I've set up my BV7 32 with Beolab 7.1 as centre, Beolab Penta Mk2 as mains and am looking to buy some suitable rear speakers.

Are the Beolab 6000s actually any good? They're so lovely and discreet, but I can't help but worry they won't be up to much for loud films.
I'm also considering looking for a set of Beolab 3000 (flat panel) - any thoughts on these?

Any comments appreciated,

Julian

 

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oli replied on Tue, Sep 29 2020 12:56 PM

I have 6002 as rear with Beolab 5 as front and 7.6 as center. I had to decrease the speaker level output of the BL5 in the BV7-55 settings to improve the speech clarity coming from the 7.6, and my 6002 are too distant in the back, but even in this configuration the 6002 are doing the job.

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When I had my BV7-40 with BL7.4 as center, I had Pentas as front and rear. Highly recommended. It will literally blow you away.
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pepps replied on Tue, Sep 29 2020 7:00 PM
oli:

I have 6002 as rear with Beolab 5 as front and 7.6 as center. I had to decrease the speaker level output of the BL5 in the BV7-55 settings to improve the speech clarity coming from the 7.6, and my 6002 are too distant in the back, but even in this configuration the 6002 are doing the job.

Thanks @Oli I appreciate the comments. Given the punch those Beolab 5's can deliver I'm impressed that the 6002s hold their own.

Definitely worth holding out for mk2 versions then?

(Whatever I get will be replacing a pair of Celestion Ditton 44s as these will now be paired with a Beosystem 5000 (midi-style). I'm already accepting the fact there won't be much rumble from the back two anymore.)
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pepps replied on Tue, Sep 29 2020 7:02 PM
leosgonewild:

When I had my BV7-40 with BL7.4 as center, I had Pentas as front and rear. Highly recommended. It will literally blow you away.

@leosgonewild Now that, dear fellow, would be incredible. And I hadn't actually considered that as an option. Wow!
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The bv will filter the bass away to the most capable speakers anyway. So for movies this is excellent, but don’t expect for the 6002’s to fully keep up in speaker 4 Stick out tongue they’ll do their best in that situationBig Smile

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pepps replied on Tue, Oct 20 2020 12:51 PM
Update: So I bit the bullet and scored a nice pair of Beolab 6000s last night. After giving them a clean and straightening the fret clips I set them up and put a dvd copy of Baby Driver into the Beovision.

Wow!

The speed of the effect steering is excellent compared to surround systems I've had in the past. To finally have a one-make Dolby Digital sound system is amazing Big Smile

I found out the brilliant party trick of the BV too; using the Beo4 to move the sound from speaker to speaker (in speaker 4 mode)! This is too cool for school!

Love how the BV sends the low frequencies to the Pentas and keeps the mid and treble with the 6000s too. Very cool and not something I've experienced before.

So as is often written in this forum, "I should have done this years ago!" Big Smile
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Glad to hear 600x works well.

I use 8000s and they are beneficial also in looks and the slightly higher placed tweeter. Above my high sofa.

They also get to play stereo sound sometimes as they are opposite of my kitchen so the sound from the surround speakers actually play into the kitchen. I either use just them or quad stereo with the fronts.

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