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  • 02-02-2012 9:38 PM In reply to

    • Dave
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    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    Saw it today also, VERY expensive here in AUS (AU$990) compared with the USA (US$799), which is a shame.

    I do really like its sound!

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  • 02-02-2012 11:14 PM In reply to

    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    US prices don't include taxes.

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  • 02-03-2012 3:41 AM In reply to

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    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    Well, taxes are not 250 USD...

    It is just the expensive air plane ticket that gets them over from china to Australia - one by one...
    To the States they take the boat with containers...

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  • 02-03-2012 7:58 AM In reply to

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    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    kallasr:

    Well, taxes are not 250 USD...

     

    Big Smile

    Ralf

     

    Here in Holland they are... Sad

     

    We Can't Get Enough B&O Stuff...

  • 02-03-2012 12:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    Puncher:

    Being an old duffer like Jeff, I can't think of an application (in my life) where this is the only or the best or even the best looking option. Nor am I keen on the supposed youth friendly "forward base" presentation - in years gone by they were called boom boxes! - although I am prepared to change my mind when I hear it.

    But then again I've retired my (free) iPhone too. Maybe I am an untrendy Neanderthal!Erm

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  • 02-04-2012 2:56 AM In reply to

    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    In holland they are eur 699

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  • 02-04-2012 5:43 AM In reply to

    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    £599 here, and we have stock..!

  • 02-04-2012 5:57 AM In reply to

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    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    I suppose in Holland it is 19% VAT, just like in Germany.

    That makes it appr. 588 Euro  (=774 USD = 724 AUD) + VAT

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  • 02-04-2012 9:59 AM In reply to

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    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    I have to say ... I brought one of these home last week and I can't stop using it.  Great little device!

     

    This might sound insane, but I was using it most of the day yesterday and when the battery finally died I was actually a little bit disappointed that I needed to turn my TV (with BeoLab 5's!) on to keep listening to Spotify radio.  I think they definitely nailed it with the development of this product.

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  • 02-04-2012 11:33 AM In reply to

    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    Just had a demo of it in Athens B&O store. Nice little device. Nice feeling but i was prepared by photos and the B&O Play website. But the price in Greece is 780Euros. As always we are expensive for no apparent reason. Also had a side by side comparison to BS8. In my ears BS8 has much more complete sound stage. Just my opinion though.

    -Dimitris

  • 02-04-2012 11:54 AM In reply to

    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    SHEFFIELD:

    £599 here, and we have stock..!

     

    My offer could be as high as £50...Laughing

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  • 02-04-2012 11:59 AM In reply to

    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    DrDimitris:
    But the price in Greece is 780Euros.

     

    Does anyone in Greece have 780Euro's anymore...? Surprise

    I'm surprised B&O shops in Greece can turn a profit as the economy's so f****d at the moment Sad

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  • 02-04-2012 12:32 PM In reply to

    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    Bentleyman:

    DrDimitris:
    But the price in Greece is 780Euros.

     

    Does anyone in Greece have 780Euro's anymore...? Surprise

    I'm surprised B&O shops in Greece can turn a profit as the economy's so f****d at the moment Sad

    First of all, do not believe all you see in the news. Smile

    Economy is bad, but i think that is apparently more or less allover Europe, not to say the globe. Unsure

    Either way, i agree. 780Euros are a lot. At the time being is the minimum wage (per month) of an employee here. 

    -Dimitris

  • 02-04-2012 12:39 PM In reply to

    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    DrDimitris:

    First of all, do not believe all you see in the news. Smile

     

    Glad to hear that Doc Yes -  thumbs up

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  • 02-04-2012 1:02 PM In reply to

    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    DrDimitris:

     Also had a side by side comparison to BS8. In my ears BS8 has much more complete sound stage. Just my opinion though.

    I am confused. Were you expecting the smaller, portable and cheaper BeoLit to match the bigger, fixed and more expensive BeoSound 8 sound wise?

  • 02-04-2012 1:28 PM In reply to

    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    Worse than a BS8? Wow, that's gonna sell!

  • 02-04-2012 1:53 PM In reply to

    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    Of course it doesn't sound as good as a BeoSound 8, what were you guys expecting?

  • 02-04-2012 2:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    Tod Daniel:

    Worse than a BS8? Wow, that's gonna sell!

    Beolit 12 sounds perfectly decent to me for a portable music player. It's better than my made-in-Denmark problematic Beosound 3, for example, which is only a few pounds less, but with a mono speaker and basic FM support. Beolit 12 is £599. Beosound 3 is approx £530. I'd rather have a Beolit 12.

  • 02-04-2012 2:15 PM In reply to

    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    Did you have problems with your sound 3 pressure plate?

    My volumering doesn't work is now for second repair.

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  • 02-04-2012 3:35 PM In reply to

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    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    chucky:
    Did you have problems with your sound 3 pressure plate?

    My volumering doesn't work is now for second repair.

    Correct, yes. But then everyone did. When I took it back to my local dealer, there were about 10 other Beosound 3's lined up for repair. Indeed, there was a backlog.

  • 02-04-2012 4:05 PM In reply to

    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    I took it 2 times?..

    it still isn't solved then?

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  • 02-04-2012 5:38 PM In reply to

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    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    They just need to add Airplay to all the speakers.  I don't see why B&O couldn't do that considering how much they charge. 

    In terms of competition with airplay and battery, there is the Philips SoundRing for $300 USD.  I happen to win one on eBay for $100.  I thought it was a pretty good deal considering a Airport Express is that price alone.  It sounds about what you would expect, but has a unique look.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxZvvRrL-fA

  • 02-05-2012 4:17 AM In reply to

    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    Reminds me of an old Roberts Radio form the mid 70's . Looks pretty naff tbh. Hardly cutting edge.

    Where's Jacob Jensen when you need him ?

    His beolit 600 from 1970 - over 40 years ago - makes this look stone age. 

  • 02-05-2012 4:32 AM In reply to

    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    rednik:

    DrDimitris:

     Also had a side by side comparison to BS8. In my ears BS8 has much more complete sound stage. Just my opinion though.

    I am confused. Were you expecting the smaller, portable and cheaper BeoLit to match the bigger, fixed and more expensive BeoSound 8 sound wise?

    No of course. But i had the oppprtunity to test this in real life. 

    -Dimitris

  • 02-05-2012 8:19 AM In reply to

    Re: BeoLit 12 is in the shops! Initial impressions?

    I really like the Beolit 12, pretty fresh, although I can see the retro aspect of the design also. By contrast the Philps Fidelio is pretty derivative of the type of design B&O have been producing over the last two decades. Remove the Philips logo and replace with B&O logo. Add a few perforations on the aluminium finish and bingo - instant B&O product. 

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