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  • Re: My next TV/Movie setup - stay with B&O or move on?

    I too have a projector and screen. I suggest going with an acoustically transparent screen. This will permit locating the speakers behind the screen not to mention raising the center speaker up so it is even with the left and right speakers. I built a stand so my BL7.4 tweeter is at the same height as the BL5s on either side. I have a Seymour Screen Excellence Elightor Neo (fixed frame). D
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Doonesbury on Fri, Sep 11 2020
  • Re: Multichannel listening

    I have a 7.0.0 surround sound system using (2) BL 5, (1) BL 7.4, and (4) BL3. I have not yet gotten into ATMOS. I do not use a B & O preamp. To the best of my knowledge, there is not a B & O system that has an easy setup for accounting for speaker placement and distance from listener. I advise getting a preamp/processor that has Audyssey or similar means for adjusting the levels and frequency response for the various speakers. My preamp is old (Integra DHC 80.3). With this preamp is a microphone
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Doonesbury on Wed, Sep 9 2020
  • Re: Getting creative with a projector and B&O set up

    I REALLY dislike option 3 (orienting the BL 12.3 horizontally). Note that the BL 12.3 have the ALT. When oriented correctly, the ALT are designed to distribute the high frequencies over a 180 deg. horizontal arc with limited arc "height." Reorienting the speakers as noted will lead to a very narrow horizontal sound distribution with very wide vertical sound distribution in the high frequencies which is the opposite for good listening. I have an all BL system: (2) BL5, (1) BL 7.4 (all in
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Doonesbury on Sat, Oct 26 2019
  • Re: acoustic lens technology (ALT) equivalent to line arrays?

    I would consider that an entirely different dispersion arrangement [quote user="leosgonewild"]I am not qualified or educated in anyway for my opinion to matter, but as the Beolab 90’s don’t use the ALT technology, it cannot be the beat option? [/quote] I would consider that an entirely different arrangement from ALT or line array given the BL 90 has drivers pointing in many directions with continuously adjustable soundstage.
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Doonesbury on Sun, Jul 7 2019
  • acoustic lens technology (ALT) equivalent to line arrays?

    I happened to read of several speakers (such as McIntosh XRT2.1K) which have columns of tweeters. This arrangement results in a narrow vertical dispersion with a wide horizontal dispersion. This made me think that ALT system on many B & O speakers is a more efficient way of getting the same end result (limited vertical dispersion with wide horizontal dispersion). Are the two types of systems acoustically equivalent?
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Doonesbury on Sat, Jul 6 2019
  • Re: ICEpower amplifiers for sale at Parts Express

    Very interesting to see. I noted in Sound & Vision magazine that Legacy Audio is using the ICE power modules in their Powerbloc 2 & 4 amplifiers. D
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Doonesbury on Mon, Aug 6 2018
  • Whither BeoLab 12?

    While I haven't been here for awhile, it appears that the BeoLab 12 is no longer being made. I don't see it listed on the B & O website. If this is correct, why was it discontinued? Ironically, I'm starting to see lots of passive relatively "flat" wall mounted speakers being made for home theaters. I wonder if B & O was ahead of the curve. I don't see a listing for this speaker in the "products" tab for this site. D
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Doonesbury on Wed, Aug 1 2018
  • Re: Relaunch of older B&O products?

    [quote user="Die_Bogener"] Who would buy a cd-player today? A record player... [/quote] Me. I have an Oppo universal disc player. It plays CDs, DVD-V, DVD-A, and SACD, all region, all video formats. Yes, I download non-officially released recordings and videos, but I always burn to disc. Anything officially released, I buy a physical copy. I have a Dual CS5000 turntable (purchased new in the early '90's). It is still going strong, even with the original belt. I still purchase and
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Doonesbury on Mon, May 23 2016
  • Re: BL5 vs BL18+19

    [quote user="Michael"]I wouldn't be so sure the BL5 sounds a s good as BL19&BL18 actually. More sophisticated DSPs and modern technology makes a lot of difference. Geoff wasn't involved in the BL5 either, and he seems to have a better idea of what the speakers should sound like [/quote] "I can't change the laws of physics." Montgomery Scott (Star Trek Enterprise) Updates in electronics will only get you so far. Given that the the BL5s have 15" woofers with
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Doonesbury on Mon, May 23 2016
  • Re: On The Demise Of Audio Masters

    This is an intriguing speaker in some ways. I read that Klipsch was now making active speakers so I was eager to read more about them. However, the specification sheet said nothing about active crossovers and separate amplifiers for each driver. I get the impression that the manufacturer simply put an integrated amplifier in a speaker cabinet. Needless to say, B & O does active speakers better! D
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Doonesbury on Fri, Apr 22 2016
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