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  • Beginning of the end for you B&o?

    For nearly 14 years I have been an avid B&o fan starting with a Beosound 9000 and Lab 1 & 2s and then moved to Beolab 5s in 2004. I saved for a whole year and was on the bread and water to save for my Lab5s and was blown away. I bought a Beoeound 5 and that was the beginning of the big disappointment. Since my Bs5 purchase I have grown to despise it with its silly dial and its sluggish pointer and limited functionality. I felt a sense of relief when I eBay'd it a few weeks ago. I contacted
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by seethroughyou on Fri, Mar 15 2013
  • Re: Beginning of the end for you B&o?

    The BL5 will not take 24bit/192 Khz files of which i have a few and intend to buy a lot more in fact if i could replace my pre-exiting CD quality to this. Can i hear the difference between CD quality? Yes absolutely and my wife who mostly listens to her Roberts Radio in the kitchen who came and auditioned streamers with me a few back can also tell. Not only can you hear the difference you also get a spatial representation of the room it was recorded in with the echoes coming off the walls from the
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by seethroughyou on Sat, Mar 16 2013
  • Re: Beginning of the end for you B&o?

    Studiomaster: http://www.linnrecords.com/linn-what-is-a-studio-master.aspx There are a few others that do this like Naim etc..and would 100% recommend them but sadly none of B&o stuff can manage this. A high quality streamer with an awesome DAC in the quality casing of old B&O would do the trick!
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by seethroughyou on Sat, Mar 16 2013
  • Re: Beginning of the end for you B&o?

    I listened to the same 2 albums at home on the Bs5 & BL5 set up in the morning. We then went to the dealer and listened to the same tracks same listening distance away from the speakers on what i consider to be far inferior speakers a pair of B&W 805d. In the second listening, the CD rips sounded superior in resolution and detail than the Bs5 and BL5 setup, The resolution and detail was even better on the 24/192kHz version. The test at dealership was done at a lower volume than what i would
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by seethroughyou on Sat, Mar 16 2013
  • Re: Beginning of the end for you B&o?

    0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Dear Jeff, Well I do apologise that I didn't have an acoustic laboratory, several hundred subjects and a statistician to do the analysis of which truly sounded more detailed and superior but what i did was iron out as many variables as i could. I know it's not to your high principled satisfaction but it is better than most mere mortals can muster given limitations in time and resources. I am sure your attempts at auditioning hifi must be far superior
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by seethroughyou on Sun, Mar 17 2013
  • Re: B&O's future line up

    I'm a Brit and have decided to buy British as much I can - lots of fantastic UK designed, engineered and manufactured hifi like B&W, Naim, ATC, etc... If that' If that's not possible the next best thing is to buy European manufactured hifi hence B&O which i love but that's a different story...hope my faith is restored this year! We are also trying to buy local furniture like Wesley & Barrell etc..sure it's three times as expensive and takes longer to procure but the
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by seethroughyou on Wed, Mar 20 2013
  • Re: Dust behind Beovision screen

    Oh gosh, here we go again...! I bought a Bs5 in 2009 and it developed dust behind the screen. I complained to my dealer and it was sent to B&O to be cleaned and resealed and came back worse with even more dust. I complained the dealer and demanded a refund under 1974 Sale of Goods Act and he then told B&O who replaced it for a brand new unit but by then it was too late. The magic had gone and i flogged it on ebay a few weeks ago. Thousands of pounds and what do you get...dust! Enough...!
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by seethroughyou on Tue, Mar 26 2013
  • Re: Beolab 5 ... Anybody with 4?

    That's the point there Maab. You've hit the nail on the head. If you were one of the first to buy a BL5 you will have serious problems trying to use non-B&o sources without the synch. Then the DAC is seriously outdated and cant accept anything greater than 88Khz sampling frequency so if you are enjoying your 24bit/192Khz high resolution like me forget it... I have also had my BL5 in a bigger living room of recent and they simple can't go loud enough despite the dedicated 2.5kw per
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by seethroughyou on Mon, Apr 1 2013
  • Re: Beolab 5 ... Anybody with 4?

    Thanks Martin, so it goes up to 96Khz so how does one play higher sampling frequency tracks? I wasn't comparing them to $35,000 speakers; i was comparing them to active ATC's. I think embedding a DAC in speaker is good way of accelerating the lifespan of a speaker and make it defunct a few years down the line. Anyway, I have learnt the hard way.
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by seethroughyou on Mon, Apr 1 2013
  • Re: I will never use Ebay to buy Bang and Olufsen products again.

    I have sold my Bs5, BL9, BL5s on ebay and am also now hoping to sell my TV but i always state that person coming to collect are welcome to inspect the items fully, see them working and audition them fully before they pay and take it away. I have had a couple of buyers who seem scared to look at items properly and so i sit them down and insist they examine the items and i offer a cup of tea whilst they sit and use all the functions. As a seller i do want the hassles of returns but at the same time
    Posted to eBay - the right way! (Forum) by seethroughyou on Wed, Apr 24 2013
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