Beovox S45-2 Passive Loudspeakers

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Manufactured: 1978 - 1982
Designer: Jacob Jensen
Colours: Rosewood, Teak

An exceptional little bookshelf speaker of hi-fi quality with a frequency range of 38 - 20000 Hz and less than 1% harmonic distortion.

You will find these speakers regularly recommended on BeoWorld. They have the same height and width as the lesser S35 speakers but are 3cm deeper and 1kg heavier. This small size difference makes an immense difference to the sound though. The extra filler drive unit adds hugely to the all important midrange sound and this is, to many users' ears, the best balanced bookshelf speaker made by B&O. What it lacks in ultimate bass, it repays in accuracy and tone. The optional floor stand is elegant and effective and worth hunting out. A capacitor change may be needed to make an old pair sing but you are very unlikely to be disappointed by purchasing a pair of these.

For those in search of more bass, S75s are the bigger brother but lack the sonic purity found in the S45.2. To beat these in this range, you need M100s and a bigger house!

Linear phase sound reproduction. Speaker units include a 20cm woofer, a special 8cm Phase Link unit, and a 2,5cm dome tweeter. Volume 25 litres; weight 7kg.

Optional accessory

adjustable aluminium pedestal

Price in 1978: £174.00

Beovox S45-2 Passive Loudspeakers Product Specifications

Type: 6312 (to Nov 1982)
Continuous load: 56 W
Music load: 75 W
Impedance: 4 - 8 ohms
Frequency response +4 -8 dB 38 - 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 5W
Gross volume|: 25 litres
Woofer: 20cm
Phase link unit 8cm
Tweeter: 2,5cm
Dimensions W x H x D: 26 x 48 x 21cm
Weight 7 kg

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Created: 31st December 2006
Modified: 6th March 2011

Author Notes:

All B&O enthusiasts should have a pair of these super little speakers. Particularly good looking when mounted on the floor stands.

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