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: 621
    What are you talking about? CD players? Speakers? No clue what you are talking about.

  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,431
    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:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x -> Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), 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)
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,122
    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
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,389
    UhhhhhhhhhhhHUHUHUHUHUHUHUH....You said "bang".
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,122
    olufsen, too. Heh-heh-- heh, heh, heh...
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,480
    Mediocre products in my opinion. Never heard a thing from them that made me say I want that.
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable


    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,122
    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.

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,122
    I love this place.
  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,768
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I love this place.

    You too eh??
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    PSW 404
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