Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay V1 Reviews



I did the sound design of the two BeoPlay V1 variants, but I also had a pretty significant role in the design of the audio signal flow and bass management strategy, including creating the TrueImage algorithm that’s used for up mixing and down mixing of multichannel audio signals.’s review

“As we’ve become accustomed to finding with B&O TVs, the BeoPlay V1’s audio makes most rival sets sound positively puny. Its ability to produce large amounts of power across a wide dynamic range at movie-loving volume levels without distortion, harshness or compression is a joy to behold.”’s review

“And speaking of masterful, the V1′s front-facing speaker bar can really fill a small to medium room with sound. Not the tinny, muted ear vomit you get from most HDTVs, but deep, full audio.”’s review

“BeoPlay V1-32 is noticeable better than the typical slim TV today, and it excels over pretty much any other TV out there. Sound is fuller, clearer and more pleasant but compared to the speaker system in the larger 40-inch version it lacked a little bit of bass.”’s review

“Unsurprisingly, the V1 sounds pretty amazing and definitely supports the claim that the speakers are powerful enough to fill a room.”

  1. Hi Why am I getting a bass “rattle” when playing Double Bass solos and also some soundtracks with very low bass notes?

  2. Hi Simon,

    It’s impossible to know the answer to your question without actually listening to and testing the device. However, I can try to at least come up with some hypotheses… First, some questions:

    1. I assume that we’re talking about a BeoPlay V1 television. Is this correct?
    2. Is it the 32″ or the 40″ model?
    3. Have to talked to your dealer about the problem?
    4. Has the problem always existed – or is it a recent change in the TV’s behaviour?
    5. Does it happen at all volume levels, or only when listening at higher volumes?

    – geoff

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