Bang & Olufsen?

Thoughts? Used to be intrigued. More I get into this Audiophile thing more I think it’s more flash than substance. Looks cool in a swanky condo but not true Audio.

Or am I wrong?
AVR: Marantz SR 5011
L/ R: Polk Audio 703 LSiM (Bi Amp'd)
C: Polk Audio 255c - LS
R: Def Tech
Sub: PSW 505 (12 inch)
DVD: Oppo UDP 203
TV: 2016 Sony XBR 75X850D


  • halenhalen Posts: 194
    What are you talking about? CD players? Speakers? No clue what you are talking about.

  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 5,721
    Lifestyle product but nothing wrong with that. Have not heard a good demo of the Beo90 but I’m sure it’s a solid speaker
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature B) ) -> new speakers -> :D
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3 -> :o
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> B&W PM1 -> o:)

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,087
    current or vintage?

    They made some fine turntables & decent (if complex and difficult to repair) electronics. Many fine loudspeakers over the years as well -- their current loudspeaker offerings still get good press, but are a too complex for my tastes.

    By and large, their aesthetics have been unassailable.

    25202734370_2705aca4e7_b.jpgTX-2 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 488
    UhhhhhhhhhhhHUHUHUHUHUHUHUH....You said "bang".
    Polk SDA SRS 2.3TL
    Silk Audio MS38SE Tube Amp
    Yamaha DSP A-1 AV Amp
    Panasonic TC-P65S2 Plasma TV
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,087
    olufsen, too. Heh-heh-- heh, heh, heh...
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,621
    Mediocre products in my opinion. Never heard a thing from them that made me say I want that.
    legacy Focus 20/20
    Butler tdb 2250
    Cary Xciter dac
    Joule LA-100
    Pioneer BDP 320
    Sony 4k 55 850c
    FX 500 surround
    Acoustic zen Satori SC's
    Pioneer elite vsx21
    Sonos-Cullen mod.
    Audio Metallurgy GA-0 digital
    PS Audio Quintet
    Analysis Plus crystal ovals
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2's IC
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 15,087
    Their phono cartridges were always pretty darned good. David Hafler sold them under his "Dynaco" brand name in the early 1960s (and their arm, as well). And the modern incarnations of the last series of MMC (moving iron) b&o cartridges still being built and sold by Peter Ledermann & his gang still are quite nice.

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

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