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Bang & Olufsen Beolab 8000 Active Powered Speakers

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Bang & Olufsen Beolab 8000 Active Powered Speakers

SkyFi 479

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479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States


I actually have a set of these Beolab 8000 active/powered speakers connected to my living room TV which sound and look amazing. 

These are so good looking they are featured in a famous museum.

Don't be fooled by the slim chassis - these can FILL A ROOM! 

While they have all the usual specialized B&O connections, they also feature regular simple RCA inputs which makes them super easy to hook up to your preamp or TV. 

Tested in our lab and listening room and working (and looking) as they should.

These can ship via UPS in custom SkyFi shipping cartons for a flat $400 within the lower 48 US States. We can ship worldwide, and local pickup is always welcome.

Recommended Cables:

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Better

Kimber Kable - RCA Interconnects - Best

Dimensions W x H x D - EACH:

6.70" x 51.97" x 6.70"

(17 x 132 x 17 cm)

Weight - EACH:

44.09 lbs.

(20 kg)


Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 8000 - User Guide

The SkyFi Testing Process for Speakers:

Our speaker evaluation process starts with a visual inspection of all drivers. We are looking for damaged or deteriorating woofer surrounds, dented tweeter domes, and cone damage. We also inspect the speaker connection points for loose or broken connectors.

After the initial visual inspection we connect the speakers to a reference amplifier with our preferred test tracks. With the speakers placed with proper distance we listen to each driver to make sure that they are producing the intended frequencies with no signs of distortion or rattle. During listening tests with test tracks we check for proper stereo imaging and bass response at various listening levels. If there are any audible signs of issues, the speakers are taken to the bench where we perform a frequency sweep to isolate the issue so that it can be resolved by component repair or replacement.

More from BeoWorld (including our last photo w/specs):

BeoLab 6000 Active Loudspeakers
Manufactured: 1992 - present
Designer: David Lewis
Colours: Silver, Black, Grey, Blue, Red, Green, Sky Blue

As easy on the eye as they are on the ear, BeoLab 6000 loudspeakers - designed by David Lewis - defy conventional thinking in delivering the maximum sound from the minimum of space.

There's not much point in thinking about BeoLab 6000 in terms of watts, woofers or tweeters. There has never been loudspeakers that look like this - or so clear and rich a sound produced from such slender cabinets. BeoLab 6000 represents both the engineering skills as well as the design capabilities from Bang & Olufsen.

BeoLab 6000 is probably one of the most famous speakers around today being a part of the standard exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York along with some other Bang & Olufsen equipment, namely the Beovox Cona (a subwoofer) and the Beocord VX5000, which by the way looks almost exactly as the VX7000 does. BeoLab 6000 is a smaller version of the BeoLab 8000 with the same active construction but with even smaller net volume: 3 litres.

A great advantage with the BeoLab 6000 is the fact that it has two PowerLink connections giving the possibility to loop-through the signal to the second speaker directly. This speaker is used very often as the second pair in a Dolby Pro-Logic setup for example in the AV9000 system.

"When it comes to sound reproduction we believe there's only one relevant parameter: How close can we come to the originally recorded sound. We feel an obligation not to disturb the intentions of the artist by adding unnatural elements to the acoustic image. Therefore all Bang & Olufsen loudspeakers share the same goal. They differ in size and shape and in terms of sound pressure level. But they are all developed to reproduce the natural, unaltered sound as closely as possible " - Bang & Olufsen catalogue 2001 - 2002

There's no great secret to creating good speakers - but they do (normally) have to be big. When it comes to speakers, one of the driving forces behind Bang & Olufsen's product development is combining the most modern of technology with good aesthetics. The result is that the company avoids filling people's houses with speakers the size of phone boxes; instead replacing them with elegant pillars or beautifully-designed wall-mounted units. Formed from a single piece of aluminium that eliminates the distortion problems of traditional speakers, BeoLab 8000 is mounted on a solid, cast iron base and will create the perfect effect wherever you choose to place it.

Placing the amplifiers directly into BeoLab 8000 not only improves its overall sound performance, it also makes it possible to reduce its size by up to a third. This active loudspeaker technology gives B&O the freedom to combine the purest of sounds with the simplest of shapes. A slim 132cm tall and just 10cm in diameter the graceful column of BeoLab 8000 will never dictate any furniture arrangements.

Why build amplifiers into the loudspeakers instead of keeping them separate?

Because you can reduce the size of the cabinet volume to one-third of the size of a conventional loudspeaker with the same sound capacity. The principle is called Active Loudspeakers, and what you get is a compact loudspeaker that can play at high volume without distortion or damage to its drive units.

Furthermore, when amplifier, treble and bass units are paired for the same task, they can be tailored to compensate for each other's shortcomings. What you hear is music that sounds exactly like the instrument it originally came from (See active speakers).

Deep bass: how to make deep bass with a shallow cabinet

All loudspeakers, regardless of brand, size or construction, make sound by converting electric energy into acoustic energy. They push air in waves, which is what our ears pick up. To get high sound pressure, you need to move a lot of air.

You can use a very large diameter loudspeaker membrane, which moves a very short distance. Or (as Bang & Olufsen prefer), you can make the membrane "deeper", in other words, make it move a greater distance with a smaller diameter. Imagine two balloons, one round and shaped like a ball, the other long and tubular. Both contain the same amount of air; it's simply their shapes that are different. A side benefit to the deeper membrane is that it allows a smaller cabinet, with greater freedom as far as form and function are concerned. Since no two loudspeaker units have exactly the same physical characteristics, Bang & Olufsen calibrate them individually to make certain that the sound of each and every loudspeaker leaving our factory is identical.

By employing an active electronic crossover network with equalization, we're able to adjust frequencies before they're amplified. The signal from the sound source is shaped before distribution to the separate power amplifiers for bass and treble. In this way, the performance of the various components is "fine-tuned", until they produce an ideal, harmonised output, which will be the same, no matter which BeoLab loudspeaker you feast your eyes upon.

The custom made driver units of a BeoLab loudspeaker feature extra-heavy membranes with longer movement, which help produce a deeper bass.

Adaptive Bass Linearisation

Adaptive Bass Linearisation (ABL) is a process patented by B&O and is incorporated in BeoLab loudspeakers. The idea is to use the surplus capacity in amplifiers and driver units, arising by normal listening levels, for a bass extension - a sound reproduction with more bass, than the loudspeaker otherwise would be able to produce.

The function is adaptive. This means that the loudspeaker adapts to the signal it receives. Loudspeaker drivers are therefore fully exploited, without suffering mechanical or electronic abuse, and the built in amplifiers are not subjected to signals would otherwise create an overload situation.

ABL gives stunning bass reproduction considering the size of the loudspeaker in which it is incorporated, under normal listening levels.



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Working Condition

10 / 10

SKU: 104424