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  • Re: Beolab 8000 sound level vs Penta

    Given the STK chip amp in the Beolab 8000 is rated for 100W RMS, probably half that before distortion gets nasty. They're pretty loud but not high SPL stuff. The newer ones with ICE power amps are much more powerful (on paper). Of course any loudspeaker driver can be driven hard until roasted!
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by davidr on Sat, Dec 3 2016
  • Re: BL 8000 midbass driver MK1

    Not sure of your point. Indeed the mk.i are from 1992 probably designed in 90 or 91 and mk.ii 8002 are from mid-2000s. Beyond drivers also the amplifiers are completely different. Anyway the 8000s and newer 18s are a sort of compromise (balance?) design; between size, SPL and bass response. Pick two.
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by davidr on Fri, Dec 2 2016
  • Re: Upgrade to Beolab 5 connection questions

    Steve you're right let me detail my set up. Today: AppleTV toslink > Rotel RC1570 toslink, > variable RCA pre out &12v > Powmas RCA trigger to PL > PL Beolab 2 > PL x2 Beolab 8000. We found to be only using the AppleTV anyway so I actually removed a bunch of complexity and simply using that. All our music is streamed digitally either via airplay or net radio so additional analogue sources are not a concern. Tomorrow: Now my thinking with the Beolab 5 is actually to remove the
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by davidr on Fri, Dec 2 2016
  • Re: Upgrade to Beolab 5 connection questions

    @ olvisab Thanks, this is simple advice basically the beo4 can control everything. Question, does the input setting get memorised? So the next time, I simply need to press "CD" I think and they'll be ready from standby? Basic I know though just curious about the usability aspect. Also as far as I know any beo4 remote should work, nothing I need to look out for? I am aware to get the 'newer' Beolab 5 models with sync sockets to ensure volume levels are equally set.
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by davidr on Fri, Dec 2 2016
  • Upgrade to Beolab 5 connection questions

    Hello all, Recently I've considered finally upgrading to the Beolab 5 however in doing research I've come to realise they're sort of unique in the B&O range in terms of connectivity. My current set up is a Beolab 8000 pair and Beolab 2 sub, fairly decent sound and for sure more 'fun' sound than the precise studio monitors I also use in the second room. My set up is with a non-b&o TV and pre amp so this is going to get complicated I fear. Anyway in looking at old threads
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by davidr on Thu, Dec 1 2016
  • Re: Which (trigger) cables do I need to make this 5.1 setup?

    Hi, In regards to triggering I use one of Powmas trigger RCA to PL on my set up which works fantastic, flick on system all speakers trigger on and stay on. Once down hit standby and immediately the speakers go to standby. I too also considered that Almando box as well but since I have a tigger socket, it's not required in my case. At least with my set up I have zero issues like grounding noise or cross talk and yes I have a non b&o TV (LG oled) and pre amp / DAC (Rotel). For me everything
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by davidr on Thu, Dec 1 2016
  • Re: Which router to use? Very unstable internet connection...

    Personally I use a Apple Timecapsule as my main router/access point. It only has to cover about one level of 100m2 so one device is more than enough. Prior I had an all commercial Cisco set up (ASA5505 & 2602I) but realised it is hard to beat Apple simplicity. Sort of like B&O From your description it seems if you're experiencing dropouts as other have suggested work on connecting that. Are both your wireless devices broadcasting the same SSID (network name)? Are your trouble clients
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by davidr on Fri, Dec 9 2016
  • Re: Potential new lg oled tv from B&o this year?

    [quote user="Millemissen"]Might be ideal for a display for conference rooms, exhibitions, shops - but not for an A/V solution (aka a BV).[/quote] Sorry what? Actually LCD technology is better for well lit rooms because the backlights can be made super bright and LCDs even today are brighter than OLED or Plasma ever were. "A/V" is another wishy-washy term by some geeks. Let's be real here, other than the obviously fabulous casework there's nothing inherently unique about
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by davidr on Mon, Jan 2 2017
  • Re: BEOLAB 8000 + AIRPORT EXPRESS + DAC?

    [quote user="StUrrock"]RCA inputs from 3rd part products to BeoLabs are never as good as using powerlink signals from a B&O source.[/quote] Could you elaborate on that? Power link is still an analogue connection as is the RCA line inputs. Other than perhaps reliable triggering, electrically there's no difference in the BL8000s between these two. Can't speak for the Playmaker as I never used one, though your description is like same disaster software as the Moment/
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by davidr on Mon, Jan 2 2017
  • Re: BEOLAB 8000 + AIRPORT EXPRESS + DAC?

    Well you have almost the right set up. Today I assume you have the airport express hooked to the Nad amp via analogue yes? If you have no need anymore to use amplification and use the BL8000 solely, then I'd get rid of the Nad amp. It's analogue only so you're right that for best quality you need a DAC somewhere. In actuality your current gear will work but you'll be using the DAC from the Airport express if using AirPlay. It's not the worst but you probably can do better. Plus
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by davidr on Sun, Jan 1 2017
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