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Bang&Olufsen Beovox "X" - ultra rare research studio monitors!

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by HarmanKardon, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. HarmanKardon

    HarmanKardon Tubes still smell funny Subscriber

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    Have you ever seen something like this? The size of the speakers is small, the weight is about 12 lbs.

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  2. Dazaa

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    Is that an EMI eliptical driver at the bottom?
     
  3. HarmanKardon

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    I got no info on that.
     
  4. HarmanKardon

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    Update.

    Okay, I just purchased these little rascals. I am very keen to know how they sound...

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  5. Leland47

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    4 OHM?

    Could be good for a console tube amp.

    They look great!
     
  6. markshan

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    Okay, is it an elliptical (oval) speaker or is it camera distortion? Surely you can tell us that.
     

     

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  7. markshan

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    BTW, what gives you the impression they may be B&O? You really aren't giving us a lot to work with here.
     
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  8. Pio1980

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    Mid-range unit is oval, and not the EMI driver from their monitors.
     
  9. HarmanKardon

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    4 Ohm, 100W RMS ( ! ) and the seller is calling them B&O research studio monitors. I will ask him for further details. The man seems to be a serious person dispite these watts and familiar with vintage Bang&Olufsen. No camera distortion, markshan.

    Perhaps I should ask for moving the thread to the speakers forum.
     
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  10. HarmanKardon

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    More seller's pictures.

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    With DIN cables, typical of Europe.

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    The topic of this thread is not about an Ebay auction. The speakers are mine now (will hopefully receive them in a couple of days)... The topic is some pretty strange speakers stuff...

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  11. HarmanKardon

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    1971 Beovox 1100 (picture by Beoworld)

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  12. HarmanKardon

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    I got more info and it seems that I am a lucky devil - well not yet. The seller - a very very respectable Gentleman, will send off the speakers on Monday in two packages.

    More information tomorrow...
     
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  13. Ilikevinyl

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    Chris, from this info, it says the speakers have a 6" woofer and a 1.5" dome tweeter. Says nothing about the oval shaped mid range driver that your speakers have. :idea: Here is a BeoVox 1100 speaker, doesn't have the oval driver. Maybe your speakers are a DIY project? :idea:

    https://www.beoworld.org/prod_details.asp?pid=467

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  14. Pio1980

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    That configuration looks 1960s, maybe early 1970s at the latest.
     
  15. HarmanKardon

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    These speakers, Beovox "X", are studio monitors built by Bang&Olufsen. They are not a unikate, they had been produced in just tiny numbers, because they were too expensive. There is absolutely zero info on them in the internet, because they were so rare...

    Mr. X, (the seller, let us name him this way) purchased these speakers in 1987 at Bang&Olufsen in Struer/Denmark. They had been used in the sound studio of Bang&Olufsen. The factory was since 1963 familiar with the fact that Mr. X had the most extensive Bang&Olufsen collection in Germany. Unfortunately he disbanded his collection.

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  16. HarmanKardon

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    Here they are!

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  17. HarmanKardon

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    I wish I knew what the stamp "Akz" means...

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    A sticker with an "X" below the tweeter.

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    All screws are marked with blue paint. The speakers had never been opened in the last half century.
     
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  18. hjames

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    Looks VERY neat Chris! (Thread moved to Speakers)
     
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  19. HarmanKardon

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    Thanks, Heather!

    It would be interesting to learn what is on the inside of these speakers, but I do not dare to open them. BTW, I nourished the enclosures today with natural wax, they look as new now.
     
  20. Ilikevinyl

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    They should sound really nice because they are studio monitors. :thumbsup:
     
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