Refurbished BeoLab 9
Along with its bigger brother BeoLab 5, the BeoLab 9 made up the higher end of the Bang & Olufsen active loudspeaker range. The new 3-way speaker replaced the BeoLab 1 (although it was originally designed to take over from the BeoLab 8000). Again fitted with Acoustic Lens Technology licensed from Sausalito Audio, the height of the BeoLab 9 - at 80cm - was aligned for a seated listening position. Within its 18 litre cabinet the big 25cm bass driver in each speaker was powered by a 500 watt ‘D’ Class ICEpower amplifier which worked with ABL (Adaptive Bass Linearisation) for controlled, deep bass. In the middle of the speaker sat a 125mm unit in a sealed pressure chamber, handling the mid-range frequencies. A 19mm domed tweeter was positioned within the acounstic lens situated at the top of the unit. The mid-range and treble units each had their own 100W analogue hybrid amplifier (Class AB).
The shape of BeoLab 9 was designed to ensure an minimum of distortion and a maximum of depth and detail. The acoustic lens was manufactured from machined aluminium with solid cast zinc in a durable matt chromium finish and the replaceable front cloth, available in a choice of colours (see below) covered its protective metal grills placed at the front of the speaker drivers to soften the speaker’s outline.
|Length (in cm)||77,5|
|Height (in cm)||40|
|Depth (in cm)||30|
|Loudspeaker Type||Front, Rear, Stereo|