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  • 01-01-2012 5:34 PM

    Blowing out BeoLab 8002

    Hi

    I just got BeoLab 8002 speakers and i'm a little neurotic about blowing them out... Is it at all possible to blow out these active speakers? Won't they shut off before playing too loud that it blows them out? Also I had them connected to my computer and unfortunately disconnected the mini jack without turning them off and there was a large popping sound, can that blow them out? 

    Thanks a lot for all answers!

    Palli 

  • 01-01-2012 7:41 PM In reply to

    Re: Blowing out BeoLab 8002

    B&O stuff is usually well protected - the green/red light goes amber if there has been an issue.

    But why take unnecessary chances?  Treat them with care and they will last a decade or two.

     

    First B&O (1976) was a Beogram 1500 ... latest (2011) change has been to couple the BL11 with the BL6Ks *sounds superb*

  • 01-01-2012 8:45 PM In reply to

    Re: Blowing out BeoLab 8002

    Believe me, I'm not taking any chances, I'm just wondering... And I pulled the mini jack accidentally, but won't do that again!

    But mainly I just listen to the speakers a very loud sometimes (when there's a good song) and I'm nervous about blowing them out...

     

  • 01-01-2012 8:58 PM In reply to

    • Dennis
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    Re: Blowing out BeoLab 8002

    A golden rule is: Play as loud as it sounds good (Is that a sentence? Stick out tongue). If the speakers begin to distort when you turn up the volume, then turn the volume down again - Simply as that.

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  • 01-01-2012 9:26 PM In reply to

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    Re: Blowing out BeoLab 8002

    I think the ABL gizmo will keep them in working order for a long time to come.

    Removing the mini plug will likely damage the tweeters, if anything. I would still avoid it.

    As others have said, don't worry, you will be fine.

    Evan

     

  • 01-02-2012 10:29 PM In reply to

    • Hungedu
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    Re: Blowing out BeoLab 8002

    I've had a pair of first generation (BeoLab 8000) speakers since 1994. They've never blown or needed any service, and I use them constantly with very loud music and movies.

     

    BeoVision 7-55 3D, BeoSound 9000, BeoSound 8, BeoLab 7-6, BeoLab Penta III, BeoLab 8000, BeoLab 6000, BeoLab 2, LC-1, BeoTime (analog clock), Form 1 headphones, Beo 4 remote.

     

  • 01-03-2012 2:23 AM In reply to

    Re: Blowing out BeoLab 8002

    Distortion as mentioned is really the key to knowing when your speakers are outside the "comfort zone".

    -Andreas

     

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  • 01-03-2012 8:13 AM In reply to

    Re: Blowing out BeoLab 8002

    Yes, I agree with Bayerische on this one. It takes a lot for a B&O system to distort so my advice is - Just enjoy your purchase and stop worrying!

  • 01-03-2012 10:41 AM In reply to

    Re: Blowing out BeoLab 8002

    my BL8000 (MkII) produce an "vibrating" sound playing loud music, it come from the "cloth"/grille/covers in front of the bass "air" outlet (top of the speaker); I do not like it but I can not find a way to stop it (only tightening the grille by hand which is a bit frustrating)

    the drivers themself look ok  - so I do not thinks the sound occurs from any other part of the speaker...

    does anyone have a similar problem?

    Regards Elmar

  • 01-03-2012 11:09 AM In reply to

    Re: Blowing out BeoLab 8002

    Hmmm I remember once having a demo of BL6000 and when i put some decent bass on them through the Ouverture, the whole speaker casing vibrating and rattled really badly which rather put me off.

  • 01-03-2012 3:05 PM In reply to

    Re: Blowing out BeoLab 8002

    May be my reasoning is too simplistic, but being an active loudspeaker surely B&O wouldn't give it enough power to do any damage to itself?

    That would be a bit like building a car with an engine powerful enough to break the driveshaft when you put your foot down.

    Tim

  • 01-03-2012 3:27 PM In reply to

    Re: Blowing out BeoLab 8002

    Sevilsivle:

    May be my reasoning is too simplistic, but being an active loudspeaker surely B&O wouldn't give it enough power to do any damage to itself?

    That would be a bit like building a car with an engine powerful enough to break the driveshaft when you put your foot down.

    Tim

     

    Yeah, thats what I was thinking too...

    Surely B&O when building the loudspeaker would only use drivers that could handle the amplification capacity of the unit itself ....?  Surely all the drivers used in the Beolab 8002 should be able to handle the maximum volume the speaker is able to reach...?

    Regards, 

    Michael

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  • 01-03-2012 4:37 PM In reply to

    Re: Blowing out BeoLab 8002

    If you do it right you can blow up every speakers. It is not the constant sound that does the damage, the high peaks in the music do the damage. And there is no way of protecting speakers for every situation, a peak in sound is already there before the protection can kick in. So use them wisely and you will have years of great fun from your BeoLab's 8002. If you want to play loud, buy BeoLab 5!

  • 01-04-2012 12:39 AM In reply to

    Re: Blowing out BeoLab 8002

    I got my Beolabs 9 in orange... So active or not it is possible to blow them up. ( green playing, red is out and the orange light means are you mad???)

    No damage though.

    Chucky

    Wanna play?!! (Also a PRIZEWINNER ON BEOWORLD!) 

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