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Saxpy posted on Mon, Feb 8 2021 9:56 AM

Just noticed that that all but one version of the A9 were sold out on the B&O online store. Talked to my local store as well but they didn't have any info.

Are they just running low on the parts for production(like some other audio companies) or is it something more exciting happening?

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1990 replied on Mon, Feb 8 2021 11:00 AM

All products - even those with frequent deep discounts like the BS Edge - are in short supply atm. I guess it's more likely to be due to Covid than due to product changes. However in some Launch articles there was talk of B&O moving all speakers to the new Mozart platform in due course. A9 seems to be a prime candidate, having been the only speaker to be released on *all* B&O streaming platforms...

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B&O will realase 5 products from January - Jnue,

Most likely these are

Beoplay HX

Beosound Level

Beosound Explore

Beoplay EQ

And the new gaming Headset,

So I would not count A9 to be updated the next 6 month.

The Stage is also sold out, 

I think that B&O are selling a lot more than they thought they would.

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Emil Jensen:

I think that B&O are selling a lot more than they thought they would.

Fantastic news for B&O! Very pleased if this is the case.

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Hiort replied on Mon, Feb 8 2021 2:54 PM

Emil Jensen:

B&O will realase 5 products from January - Jnue,

Most likely these are

Beoplay HX

Beosound Level

Beosound Explore

Beoplay EQ

And the new gaming Headset,

So I would not count A9 to be updated the next 6 month.

The Stage is also sold out, 

I think that B&O are selling a lot more than they thought they would.

I have noted "Beosound Emerge", wireless speaker, being authorized.

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Out this spring?

 

 

 

 

 

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Hiort:

Emil Jensen:

B&O will realase 5 products from January - Jnue,

Most likely these are

Beoplay HX

Beosound Level

Beosound Explore

Beoplay EQ

And the new gaming Headset,

So I would not count A9 to be updated the next 6 month.

The Stage is also sold out, 

I think that B&O are selling a lot more than they thought they would.

I have noted "Beosound Emerge", wireless speaker, being authorized.

RR-BOA-Emerge Wireless Speaker (fccid.io)

Out this spring?

 

Wow they are really launching new products left and right!

Very good times indeed

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mbee replied on Mon, Feb 8 2021 4:37 PM

That list omits the Beolab 28, but maybe it's just a Beolab 18 design-wise.

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Answered (Not Verified) moxxey replied on Mon, Feb 8 2021 10:43 PM
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Emil Jensen:

The Stage is also sold out, 

I think that B&O are selling a lot more than they thought they would.

Yep! My dealer told me a couple of months ago they were struggling to get the Stage and it was in very limited supply. He said it's one of their most popular B&O products - I guess a lot of people stuck at home buying soundbars!

Mind you, there's a worldwide component shortage, so don't read too much in to this stuff. Audi announced they were cutting back Q1 production as they can't get a chipset required for their cars, Apple M1 products have longer-than-normal wait times etc etc.

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jowus replied on Tue, Feb 9 2021 3:51 AM
I Heard in the Grapevine, Bl 28 is going to Replace BL 20! Coming around June!
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jowus:
I Heard in the Grapevine, Bl 28 is going to Replace BL 20! Coming around June!

Did you hear anymore?

very exciting 

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Saxpy:

Just noticed that that all but one version of the A9 were sold out on the B&O online store. Talked to my local store as well but they didn't have any info.

Are they just running low on the parts for production(like some other audio companies) or is it something more exciting happening?

The Beosound Level is also sold out in gold, with and without Google, and almost in black without google.

They seem to sell a lot!

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jowus replied on Tue, Feb 9 2021 12:48 PM
Emil Jensen:

Did you hear anymore?

very exciting

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Hi EJ,

It looks as if, This Year is going be a Good Year for the Company! They’re Planning Opening Up More Stores and Coming Out with a lot of New Products! I hope they come out with exciting Product that will fly out the shelves! There’s too many BeoPlay’s, we need the Real Stuff, like BeoSystem And a Better BeoSound! The Stage has been a Good Seller for them. They should reproduce it, and Make it dual band! Let’s hope for Better this Year!👌🏿
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jowus:

It looks as if, This Year is going be a Good Year for the Company! They’re Planning Opening Up More Stores and Coming Out with a lot of New Products! I hope they come out with exciting Product that will fly out the shelves! There’s too many BeoPlay’s, we need the Real Stuff, like BeoSystem And a Better BeoSound! The Stage has been a Good Seller for them. They should reproduce it, and Make it dual band! Let’s hope for Better this Year!👌🏿

You won't see 'real stuff' like a BeoSystem or Sound. Too hard to make in terms of software and not enough demand from the general public, plus too many controllers such as your phone and Google Voice makes most of these redundant for quick or basic control. Sorry, but B&O is moving in to a different area and old-skool B&O users are likely to have to move with them. Can't expect B&O to push resources in to a new Moment or similar.

What *could* coming is a Stage v2, or so my dealer claims. He claims there could be a more expensive version which would support additional B&O speakers, so you can have a surround sound system. It's one of the most requested features for the current Stage.

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Stan replied on Tue, Feb 9 2021 3:45 PM

Emil Jensen:

The Beosound Level is also sold out in gold, with and without Google, and almost in black without google.

They seem to sell a lot!

If the Level is sold out, how come no one on the forum has yet fessed up to buying one? 

As much as I respect John from Manchester and Mikipedia for the work they do, I'd like to hear more opinions on the sound quality.  I did speak to a dealer, and they said it's sound quality was similar to the BS1 whereas these two are claiming it to be much better.  My closest dealer is 400 miles away so I can't really drop into a shop and listen.  There still seem to be plenty in the US.

As for the products being sold out, I'd say it's probably a combination of B&O being conservative in light of the world situation (and their own financial situation), the products being popular and the component sourcing issues Moxey mentioned.  With respect to the Stage, it's been a long time since I've seen so much activity on non-Beoworld forums about a B&O product.  It's definitely a hit.

 

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