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koning posted on Mon, Jan 21 2013 6:41 PM

We are thrilled that BeoLab 15 & 16 has won a "Best of CES 2013", by the popular technology blog Ubergizmo.com.

Read the entire review at www.ubergizmo.com/2013/01/best-of-ces-2013-ubergizmo/

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valve1 replied on Mon, Jan 21 2013 7:03 PM

Nice to hear some good news.

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Good news indeed, but aren't they horrendous. Who would do that to their wall?

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For Marine yachting maybe it passed. Agree Chris who will buy hidden speakers in 2.1 system only for $ 4.595 ? Crazy 😜 B&O 's managers live in another planet !?

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Chris Townsend:
Good news indeed, but aren't they horrendous. Who would do that to their wall?

For Marine yachting maybe it passed. Agree Chris who will buy hidden speakers in 2.1 system only for $ 4.595 ? Crazy 😜 B&O 's managers live in another planet !?

 

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I'd buy the BL3s before those, but I don't watch movies much, and I'm not really into surround sound.

With that said, it seems there's a nice void in the market when it comes to active in-wall speakers. Passives, and to a lesser extent, powered passives seems to rule in that market. Oh, as does sub.par products. I think they have found a niche with these for people who want active in-walls. And as for speakers in yachts, as you mention.

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Chris Townsend:
Good news indeed, but aren't they horrendous. Who would do that to their wall?

 

A lot of people I know prefer speakers to "invisible". And because of that, they have miniscule, passive speakers. A few of them could easily afford BL5s, but they would never want to have speakers on the floor. Not even the 8000 or 9.

I don't think it's that expensive. And I also think that in new-builds it will be a hit (well, as much as speakers at that price can be a hit).

 

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I agree, this is a ‘female-friendly’ alternative for peaople who don’t want to see big speakers. The motorized tilt functionality adds just that B&O feeling to it. 

Great concept, If this system is at least on par with BL8000’s or maybe even better.

 

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Oh my! Isn't it by sheer coincidence that both the A9 and the Lab15,16 won prizes after I praised them for their designs? LOL.... It's as if I designed them.... I wish... 

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Electrified:

A lot of people I know prefer speakers to "invisible". And because of that, they have miniscule, passive speakers. A few of them could easily afford BL5s, but they would never want to have speakers on the floor. Not even the 8000 or 9.

I don't think it's that expensive. And I also think that in new-builds it will be a hit (well, as much as speakers at that price can be a hit).

But these are not invisible !

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Again I love it that it is not invisible but deliberately bauhaus in aesthetic. Never goes out of style. 

Anybody knows the brand of the sofa that is featured in the picture? It's da bomb! 

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BeoBoy68 replied on Tue, Jan 22 2013 12:35 AM

 

  • Agree again with Chris. These speakers are not invisible. I prefer to have nice sculptural speakers on my room like hidden speakers. 

 

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BeoBoy68:

 

  • Agree again with Chris. These speakers are not invisible. I prefer to have nice scripture speakers on my room like hidden speakers. 

 

What do you mean by scripture speakers? 

I dunno about invisible speakers modern trends suggest people do like to see them. Have you seen Hedi Slimane's massive multi-speaker installations in Dior Homme's boutiques a while back I thought that really marked the beginning of something new. 

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BeoBoy68:

For Marine yachting maybe it passed. Agree Chris who will buy hidden speakers in 2.1 system only for $ 4.595 ? Crazy 😜 B&O 's managers live in another planet !?

Errr.... $4600 for a fully active architectural speakers? Thiel has long offered costlier versions for almost a decade and they aren't even active! They are very well regarded btw. Let's not mention other higher end offerings as well... 

Why exactly do you think it is overpriced? The amplifiers are separately boxed in another module which is another cost and then there is the subwoofer with 4 opposing drivers and that is not to mention about the styling. 

But what I don't like is how high (120hz) the subwoofer is crossing over to the sats though but I think the execution of the subwoofer might guarantee a seamless transition.

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Chris Townsend:
But these are not invisible !

True, but they're "as good as" invisible for the purpose of the people I know :)

wonderfulelectric:

Oh my! Isn't it by sheer coincidence that both the A9 and the Lab15,16 won prizes after I praised them for their designs? LOL.... It's as if I designed them.... I wish... 

Since you know nothing about the technical aspects of audio reproduction, you may wish, but you won't get anything out of it. It's not merely drawing a circle. Oh, and yes, it' is sheer coincidence.

 

wonderfulelectric:
Thiel has long offered costlier versions for almost a decade and they aren't even active! They are very well regarded btw.

And, yet, they're passive design. So they may be "very well regarded" in the audiophile circuits, for want of a better term, but they're passive by design, so they're basically crap.

wonderfulelectric:
But what I don't like is how high (120hz) the subwoofer is crossing over to the sats though but I think the execution of the subwoofer might guarantee a seamless transition.

It's not a problem to have the crossover at 120Hz. It's not a passive design where it's obvious where the crossover is, regardless of where it is put.

As a p.s., I thought you were leaving. You cried foul and slammed the door, yet you're back, continuing with your nonsense and delusions of grandeur.

 

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