BeoVox 1500 Passive Loudspeakers
Manufactured: 1967 - 1969
Review thanks to BeoWorld member Sajpratty - Thanks Steve.
BV1500 - some personal listening notes
BeoMaster 1000 (white key version, tone controls all at neutral)
Side-by-side comparison with BV1000 (all speakers still on original capacitors)
Correct period (for sound balance) sources:
Arthur Lyman "Taboo" (chosen for range of instruments and no remix "work")
(a 1958 pressing recorded 16-20000 cps, mono)
The Beatles "Please Please Me"
(a 1964 pressing, mono)
Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, Alexander Gibson and the LPO
(a 1967 pressing, stereo)
Very deep, deeper than the BV1000 and better defined. Close to the lower limits of my ears but still easy to hear the different notes played.
The BV1000, in contrast, never gave the impression that the lower ranges of my hearing were being tested.
Very similar in quality to the BV1000, but reached a bit higher without losing detail. Very sensitive to positioning, quite directional, possibly more so than the BV1000.
Adjustable to taste (5-position switch at rear.)
Double bass - low, defined, easy to hear the different notes played, very easy to tell the difference from electric bass.
Grand piano - I've stood next to real pianos being played, this sounded and felt exactly the same.
Flute - nice and "woody" sounding.
Sleigh bells - sounded clear and resonant.
Cymbals - bright and well defined.
Snare drum - I've had a go on one of these, this also sounded exactly the same.
Orchestral - sounded nice on the BV1000's but the BV1500's raised goosebumps.
In use - I prefer the BV1000's for voice and the BV1500's for music.
BeoVox 1500 Passive Loudspeakers Product Specifications
Beovox 1500 Specifications
Dimensions: 635 (width) x 280 (height) x 305mm (depth),
Volume 38 Liters.
Three-way with crossover frequencies at 800Hz and 5KHz.
Woofer : Seas 28/17 TV-GW
Midrange : Peerless G 50 MRC
Tweeter : Peerless MT 25 HFC
Frequency range 45-18000Hz (DIN 45570).
Power rating 15W (25W max).
Impedance 4 Ohms.
Available in Teak and Rosewood.
Has a midrange adjustment (rotating switch with 5 settings) at the back.
A 2 pin DIN socket is provided to attach an external tweeter such as the Beovox 2500.
Created: 9th December 2006
Modified: 30th August 2010
Thanks to BeoWorld member 'Powerslide' for images 2 & 3 !!