Product Review / Recommendation

I’ve had Apple products since the Apple II Plus, back in the early 80’s. In the early 90’s I had a bunch of Apple laptops and desktops. I took a break from Apple in the late 90’s, but got back into them with the first version of OS X and the first generation Titanium PowerBook. [...]

I’ve always loved how the Bang and Olufsen BeoLab 4500 speakers could blend into the interior design of a home. I’ve purchased many pairs of excellent condition BeoLab 4500 speakers that required shipping. Sadly all of them were destroyed, either by poor packing or rough shipping. After many failed attempts, I decided to keep two [...]

The five year anniversary of the completion of my restoration is quickly approaching. I’m happy to report that the speakers sound just as good as the day I completed the restoration back in 2011. These Bang and Olufsen Penta speakers have weathered almost 4 years of having a toddler in close proximity to them. I’m [...]

As a long time Dropbox user and satisfied customer, I initially didn’t care too much that Google was launching Google Drive. However, two factors got me to download and evaluate the new service: OCR and price. Google Drive is considerably cheaper. If you digitize your documents like I do, the idea of having all your [...]

This is the fifth part of the Bang & Olufsen Beolab Penta restoration. For the original post, see: Vintage Bang & Olufsen Penta Restoration “Project Twins” – Part 1 This post will focus of the process of cosmetic restoration. All of the metal was damaged and needed to be replaced. Although B&O still has these [...]

This is the fourth part of the Bang & Olufsen Beolab Penta restoration. For the original post, see: Vintage Bang & Olufsen Penta Restoration “Project Twins” – Part 1 Both amps were completely inoperable. Most of the capacitors were bad, all power transistors were blown, and various other parts needed replacing as well. I unfortunately [...]

This is the third part of the Bang & Olufsen Beolab Penta restoration. For the original post, see: Vintage Bang & Olufsen Penta Restoration “Project Twins” – Part 1 Crossovers – All of the electrolytic capacitors were spent as well as numerous resistors and coils that were completely fried. I decided to replace all the [...]

This is the second part of the Bang & Olufsen Beolab Penta restoration. For the first part, see: Vintage Bang & Olufsen Penta Restoration “Project Twins” – Part 1 For the first big task, I stared by removing all the dry-rotted foam from the midrange speaker drivers. This is a tedious process since the speaker [...]

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