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  • 09-19-2008 12:32 PM

    • Russ
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    First look at white speakers?

    Take a look at somthing which turned up this week in my local B&O shop...the earliest known example of a white BeoLab 8000....

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  • 09-19-2008 12:52 PM In reply to

    • Sal
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    Re: First look at white speakers?

    Oh, I'd be like a kid in a candy store if I were in that back room. All those wonderful cardboard boxes with the B&O logo. Those familiar smells of antistatic wrapping and styrofoam...

    Getting back to the picture? What a novel way of packing a BL8K! From what I can tell the white cover gets pulled off the BACK of the speaker, leaving the grille wrapping to be removed.... Interesting. Was this speaker sent in for service?

    Or is this REALLY a white BL8K under wraps?

    -Sal

    P.S. That rectangular box which has the B&O logo on it's side (placed vertically). I have a sneaking suspicion it's a BV8!

    Love B&O, but no longer addicted.
  • 09-19-2008 1:04 PM In reply to

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    Re: First look at white speakers?

    This is a BL-8k which has been brought in for service, yes...but that is not a shipping carton...that is an enclosure apparently commissioned by the owner.  This is the way the speaker is displayed in the home.

    Russ 

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  • 09-19-2008 1:08 PM In reply to

    • Sal
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    Re: First look at white speakers?

    RussR:

    This is a BL-8k which has been brought in for service, yes...but that is not a shipping carton...that is an enclosure apparently commissioned by the owner.  This is the way the speaker is displayed in the home.

    Russ 

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And I certainly don't have that particular "eye." Thanks for sharing, Russ. I wonder how many other B&O products have been altered by their owners... I recall seeing some custom Beolab 5 grills with artwork a while back... I really liked them (BL5 grills with artrwork), but when modification seems to take away from the initial design brief, I don't know how I feel about that.

    -Sal

    Love B&O, but no longer addicted.
  • 09-19-2008 1:46 PM In reply to

    Re: First look at white speakers?

    Lovely job. Take the best looking speaker in the world and make it look boring. Laughing
  • 09-19-2008 2:12 PM In reply to

    Re: First look at white speakers?

    Are those prototypes for the same customer......... the tan coloured ones to the right?!! bl4000s by any chance?! LaughingLaughing

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  • 09-19-2008 3:27 PM In reply to

    • Medogsfat
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    Re: First look at white speakers?

    Unbelievable - the word Philistine is at the top of my head.

    Chris.

    The use of metaphors should be avoided like the plague. They're like a red rag to a bull to me.

  • 09-19-2008 3:33 PM In reply to

    Re: First look at white speakers?

    Sorry, but that thing isnt at all nice, looks like a cheap computer surroundsound speaker, or something from a bathroom furnishings catalogue.
  • 09-19-2008 5:52 PM In reply to

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    Re: First look at white speakers?

    No, don't like those one bit.Sad

     

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  • 09-19-2008 10:58 PM In reply to

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    Re: First look at white speakers?

    That is horrific, especially considering how beautiful that speaker is. Umm re trim the grille with white cloth? YUCK Sad

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  • 09-19-2008 11:06 PM In reply to

    • SWISS_2
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    Re: First look at white speakers?

    Russell: Do you work there ?
  • 09-20-2008 6:10 AM In reply to

    • Fil
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    Re: First look at white speakers?

    I was told yesterday that there was a all white BS9000 coming soon .......limited to 1500 across Europe!!
  • 09-20-2008 2:46 PM In reply to

    • Daniel
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    Re: First look at white speakers?

    Ick!

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  • 09-21-2008 11:08 AM In reply to

    Re: First look at white speakers?

    yes that is true. 1500 individually numbered.
  • 09-21-2008 11:33 AM In reply to

    • mediabobny
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    Re: First look at white speakers?

    Is the item in back of the speaker an office machine, or is this how the customer altered his Beolab 5?
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