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  • in reply to: Beosound 3000 MK1 vs MK2 #7475
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    Hi Jens,

    I had a BS3000 MkI for a while and can confirm that a software upgrade (eprom change) was necessary to enable the N.Radio/N.Music functionality (N.Music came after BS 3000 MkI). If my memory serves me well, mine was upgraded form SW 1.0 to SW 1.34a. The MkII had this feature from factory.

    Every B&O product has it own serial number, but I don’t know when the change from MkI to MkII occured, but I am sure someone on Beoworld will know this and will also know if MkI and MkII had different type numbers.

    The MkI version looked different as it still had the small shiny cd-clamper and the shiny front like the BC2300, but some were “updated” to the grey front with large grey clamper like the MkII version, so it the look is not a 100% reliable factor. MkI lacked the PIN-protection feature (not upgrade possible) that the MkII version have (can be deactivated)

    I hope this helps a bit.

    Cheers
    Foxtrott

    in reply to: The BeoWorld Summer 2022 Prize Draw!! #6385
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    I just found an ad at ebay offering the B&O USB-stick for 220,00 €.

    Ooops…. that steep.

    I got mine with the BeoVision 8.

    And I got mine here on Beoworld from your well known PDB

    in reply to: The BeoWorld Summer 2022 Prize Draw!! #6382
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    Thank you PDB for tonights draw

    Thank you Lee, Keith and all other in the Beoworld team for making all this possible

    Cheers!

    in reply to: The BeoWorld Summer 2022 Prize Draw!! #6380
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    Hurray for deadruid, congratulations!

     

    in reply to: The BeoWorld Summer 2022 Prize Draw!! #6377
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    Biting my nails 🙂 🙂

     

    in reply to: The BeoWorld Summer 2022 Prize Draw!! #6375
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    And finally!!! 1st Prize in the BeoWorld Summer 2022 Prize Draw………. Would we like to see who’s won?

    Yes, of course Botty…. bring it on

    in reply to: The BeoWorld Summer 2022 Prize Draw!! #6371
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    Well done lass, enjoy

     

    in reply to: The BeoWorld Summer 2022 Prize Draw!! #6369
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    Congrats gwerl,

    Tangerine is quite an unusual colour and it looks great 🙂 I my humble opinion the A1 is a superb product and is quite underrated.

    Enjoy your prize

    in reply to: The BeoWorld Summer 2022 Prize Draw!! #6363
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    Double hurray for kiiriin, gratuliere.

    A multiple-winner is quite rare, congrats.

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    in reply to: The BeoWorld Summer 2022 Prize Draw!! #6360
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    Well done danzero

    The H4 do sound great, I had the chance to listen to them a few times in the B&O shop, but I never took the plunge.

    Still enjoying my H6 though 😉

    in reply to: The BeoWorld Summer 2022 Prize Draw!! #6357
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    Hurray for Wilderwein

    Theese headphones do look great in white, happy listening

    in reply to: The BeoWorld Summer 2022 Prize Draw!! #6352
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    Συγχαρητήρια DrDimitris!

    This is a great set, enjoy. I do enjoy my set, even without a BS9000

     

    in reply to: The BeoWorld Summer 2022 Prize Draw!! #6350
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    Hurray for down under and congrats yeahbut!

    Enjoy the reading.

    in reply to: The BeoWorld Summer 2022 Prize Draw!! #6347
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    Great that you could me it Valve1

    in reply to: The BeoWorld Summer 2022 Prize Draw!! #6343
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    Gratuliere kiiriin, congrats

    A great piece that should be in any B&O collectors book shelve

    … your postman won’t enjoy, it is quite a “heavy lecture” 😉

     

    in reply to: The BeoWorld Summer 2022 Prize Draw!! #6340
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    Great to be able to participate in tonights draw 🙂 It has been quite a while since I managed to be on time.

    Cheers

    Foxtrott

    in reply to: The BeoWorld Summer 2022 Prize Draw!! #6338
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    Congrats Curly,

    This will look superb on your desk, enjoy

    in reply to: The BeoWorld Summer 2022 Prize Draw!! #6336
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    Of course I do fancy a BeoWorld Prize Botty 🙂

    in reply to: Physically SEEING new Bang & Olufsen products #3991
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    I wouldn’t buy a B&O product that is new to me without seeing/hearing it in the flesh and depending on the product I would be willing to drive up to certain distance to be able to see it in the flesh.

    Personally I have never been a fan of the “buy it testwise and send back/refund” if I don’t like it game for any type of product and until now I am lucky enough to have a shop within acceptable distance, some other ways to test it (for example if friends have it) or to find an alternative.
    Even for products that I know (B&O and other brands) I try to avoid having them sent/shipped to me, but I know that it is not always possible. Now I could say “that is my way to reduce my carbon footprint”, but the truth is, I simply prefer to buy local than having to go to the post office multiple times to pick a parcel up and bring it back there if I want to send it back.

    Foxtrott

     

    in reply to: Where do you see B&O in 5-10 years? #3990
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    I’m afraid that I have to join the rather pessimistic crowd that foresees B&O’s end in the near future. I agree with Mr10Percent that the brand name will propably survive in a corporate group or some other ownership, but I can’t imagine that this future will be somehow along the long tradition/heritage of B&O as we know it now.

    Besides the problems related to the global economic crisis the we are facing right now with all its apsects (and I am afraid that it is only the beginning), I think that some bad descisions in the product strategy/developpment (that have been identified and discussed in great length on Beoworld) have added some more nails in B&O’s coffin.

    Personally I think Lee hits a point here:

    9_LEE wrote:Back in the 1970’s when I was a small child, then into the 80’s and 90’s, Bang & Olufsen was a truly aspirational brand. The normal person who had £x for a TV or Stereo would save up or take out some form of finance to go that extra mile and have ‘the best’. It was accessible, on display in ‘normal’ stores, and everyone knew the brand – and were seriously impressed when a friend, family member, colleague or neighbour bought it

    Taking the Shape as example, I really like the concept and I considered more than once “going that extra mile” of saving up founds (and therefore having to wait) to buy one. Butin the end I simply couldn’t justify doing it. In my case it was the “user interface” that has put me off. I would have wanted a dedicated device (something like a Beolink7000) with all propriaty B&O software to control everything and not having to use a third party product (Ipad, tablet, mobile phone) and rely on (not to say “beeing at the mercy of”) third party software like chromecast or airplay for it to work.
    I know thats the way the audio industry has developped and B&O had not much choice than going the route they did, but I don’t want to go down that road and all that comes with it (but this is not the subject here). Just let me put it this way: If I have to go down the “I have to use some third party” road to play digital music through B&O gear, I might as well use other products that cost less an attach them to my existing (non smart) B&O gear…. no need to spend that extra money on new B&O gear.

    I my opinion B&O just misses some (or at least one good) unique selling point to survive in the current market situation. Some products (like stage, A9 or Beolab 28) are really good an will appeal to customers, but I doubt they will generate enough profit for B&O to survive.
    If they choose the luxury market (where people still have enough financial liquidity for luxury goods), B&O will really need to step up there game when it comes to customer service and product support as this still seems to be a week point. But I am afraid that B&O has neither the know-how, nore the founds to achieve this in a short period of time.

    So in the end I do come back to my initial point: In the current global economic situation B&O’s future doesn’t seem bright to me. Sad but this is the way I see it.

    Foxtrott

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