Beolab Penta 3

(1992-2000) Amplified Loudspeaker, 1x150W, Speaker link, Power link

Type numbers: 6631, 6632, 6633, 6634, 6635

 

Picture by Peter McEvedy

Description

The Beolab Penta 3 was the last model in this long running series of high-powered amplified loudspeakers. The changes between the Penta 2 and 3 were minimal, with only the display unit being altered. All other parts were unchanged, and performance was identical. The Beolab Penta 3 could be used and was occasionally seen with the AV 9000 surround-sound television and audio system, though to equip this set-up with 4 Pentas required colossal expenditure. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Beolab Penta suffered comparison with Beolab 8000, a new strikingly elegant loudspeaker using an “active” crossover system. This demonstrated the new direction for B&O loudspeaker design, and the Beolab 1, which replaced the Beolab Penta 3, was in many ways a larger Beolab 8000. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.

Finishes/colours

  • Stainless steel/dark grey

Prices

1992£2100 
1993£2375 
1994£2375 
1995£2500 
1996£2650 
1997£2650 
1998£2650 
1999£2650 
2000£2750 

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