Beolab 3000 Active Loudspeakers
Manufactured: 1988 - 1992
Designer: Gideon Lindinger-Lowy
Colours: Polished Steel with Blue or Grey Fabric
Quality loudspeakers provide well-modulated sound expression, and at the same time a visual personality that also commands attention. Bang & Olufsen's BeoLab 3000 and Beovox 3000 loudspeakers had both the voice and the looks for a leading, acoustic role. Because of their thin shape, they became known as Panel loudspeakers.
Panel loudspeakers were one of the most exciting examples of how Bang & Olufsen united advanced technology and stunning design to achieve totally new effects. They didn't look like high specification loudspeakers,, but their sound gave them away. Even at full volume they kept the total sound picture in perfect balance.
The elegant, flat loudspeakers were designed to be hung on the wall. And with their calm surfaces of blue or grey fabric coupled with beautiful, polished steel they looked like works of art presented in their own right. The idea of the panel speakers was based upon an advanced, acoustic principle that uses the wall as an active part of the sound reproduction, without causing the wall itself to vibrate.
They were available with or without amplifier and display showing which source was playing, at what volume, and which track number on a CD or tape you were listening to.
With display and amplifier the panel, speakers were called BeoLab 3000. Without, they were known as Beovox 3000.
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.
Wall mounting brackets were supplied with this model. No other mounting solution wall offered.
Bang & Olufsen's preferred supplier for brackets and stands, STBbrackets, have made a range of solutions specifically for this model. Distributed throughout the World by the Bang & Olufsen store network, the STB options add to the diversity of mounting options and positions available.
»Wall Mounting Brackets
WB3000 has been introduced to meet a growing demand to mount Bang & Olufsen flat panel speakers to the wall. The bracket (sold as a pair) is a faithful reproduction of the original which was supplied with the speakers. These beautiful speakers can now be installed on to the wall, where they are a genuine and authentic Bang & Olufsen statement.
Beolab 3000 Active Loudspeakers Product Specifications
Market Type Intro. year Last sold
6711 1988 08-92
AUS 6715 1988 05-91
GB 6712 1988 10-91
J 6714 1988 03-92
USA 6713 1988 03-92
Dimensions W x H x D/Weight 45 x 54 x 8 cm/9 kg
Long-term maximum input power 90 watts
Maximum noise power 45 watts
Impedance 8 ohms
Frequency range +4 -8 dB 75 - 20,000 Hz
Power at 94 dB SPL 5 watts
Sensitivity 1 W 87 dB
Cabinet principle Bass reflex
Woofer 5" - 12 cm
Tweeter 1" - 2.5 cm
Crossover frequency 3500 Hz
Net volume 5.4 litres
Long-term maximum output power 90 watts
Harmonic distortion THD <0.1% 55 watts 20 - 20,000 Hz
Frequency range +0 -1 dB 40 - 20,000 Hz
Stand-by function Automatic or manual ON-OFF
Power supply 220 (100-120-240) volts
Power consumption Max. 130 watts
Stand-by 2.6 watts
Most recent S/W 1.1
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Created: 20th January 2007
Modified: 18th September 2012
Beoworld says: Nice sized panel speaker. Lacks in bass but a good link room speaker.