Lars & Ivan Designer HiFi Speakers, BoBo £29.99 Delivered @ Retailmatrix eBay
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Lars & Ivan Designer HiFi Speakers, BoBo £29.99 Delivered @ Retailmatrix eBay

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Found 13th May 2013
Lars & Ivan Speakers, available in 2 sizes and colours, The Bolero mini is the smallest set and the BoBo are the larger set, priced at £19.99 and £29.99 respectively.

These not only look absolutely gorgeous they sound it too!, The BoBo are award winning speakers.

These are amazing little speakers, I will put links in a comment box below to specifications and reviews.

They have proper terminals on the back so can use any speaker cable.

Pair these with a Tripath amp and get an amazing little HiFi system, Use the Bolero's as main speakers on a HiFi or even buy a few set's for a 5.1 system, will sound 100% better than the bundled speakers!

The BoBo usually retail around £129 and a little less for the Bolero mini.

I've bought 2x set's of Bolero mini, for centre front and centre rear, rear surrounds and 1x Set of BoBo for front main.

Also tempted to buy another set of BoBo for a Tripath amp to use on my PC.

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ordered, have some heat

They look fairly decent.

They had any proper reviews anywhere?

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J1135

They look fairly decent.They had any proper reviews anywhere?



Have a look on google, lots of reviews on forums and review sites, I'll find official reviews and add them to my first post.

Can anyone recommend a tripath amp with link for a first time buyer thx!

Surely these must be fake, £120 on Amazon??

Why is this expired?

easy to use these as pc speakers?

nocountry

easy to use these as pc speakers?


You will need a seperate amplifier.

mdinch

You will need a seperate amplifier.



what would be the cheapest option?

I bought them from amazon a few years back and wasn't dissapointed at all with them! Very good little speakers, paired with a mini amp, sounded awesome! Still have them working perfectly!

I just bought the mini Bobo and a mini amp from ebay for £13.87 item 290841599177
No idea if it's any good but looks ok for the money

Guess its a good deal at under half amazon price. If they aren't knock offs and aren't too bass light as a review I saw suggested

nice find

nocountry

what would be the cheapest option?



Any stereo amplifier over 5W to 30W-40W RMS will do.
edit. sorry, just notice 20W RMS power handling, so anything from 5W to 20W RMS.

I was thinking about using it with an old AV 5.1 receiver in two channel mode....

Edited by: "mdinch" 13th May 2013

Went for a 190820259934 hope it's ok

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For anyone after an Amp, a Tripath TA2020 is what I use for small speakers, amazing clarity.
This is the model I ordered

ebay.co.uk/itm…5d3

UK based, just need to put it in a box, the same sort of thing would normally cost more and from China, I use the hard drive enclosures that I bought recently off here and pulled the drives out LOL, the Toshiba Store is perfect for little amps

Any Tripath TA2020 will sound amazing though.

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Darkman

Surely these must be fake, £120 on Amazon??



They are not Fake, the seller sells off discontinued items

I assume I will need speaker wire for these? God I'm such a noob .

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mdinch

Any stereo amplifier over 5W to 30W-40W RMS will do. edit. sorry, just … Any stereo amplifier over 5W to 30W-40W RMS will do. edit. sorry, just notice 20W RMS power handling, so anything from 5W to 20W RMS.I was thinking about using it with an old AV 5.1 receiver in two channel mode....



The £29 BoBo are 35Watt RMS, which is what I will use for fronts and the Bolero's for rear and front centre/rear centre
Edited by: "RustySpoons" 13th May 2013

Can anyone recommend me an amp? Don't really want a barebones PCB version ideally.

RustySpoons

They are not Fake, the seller sells off discontinued items



Thanks, went for one of each to use as surrouond sound for my TV. Not sure if I should get another pair to make it 5.1 with a sub. I know they can't handle anything too powerful but for a normal family home they would never go that loud.

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Darkman

Thanks, went for one of each to use as surrouond sound for my TV. Not … Thanks, went for one of each to use as surrouond sound for my TV. Not sure if I should get another pair to make it 5.1 with a sub. I know they can't handle anything too powerful but for a normal family home they would never go that loud.



I'm sure the wattage is understated on them, the BoBo play loud and full range, for surrounds the Bolero are ideal.
I've ordered 3 tripath amps and using a HTPC for my surround sound

Another Pair would be 6.1 as you can have rear centre as well
Edited by: "RustySpoons" 13th May 2013

RustySpoons

I'm sure the wattage is understated on them, the BoBo play loud and full … I'm sure the wattage is understated on them, the BoBo play loud and full range, for surrounds the Bolero are ideal.I've ordered 3 tripath amps and using a HTPC for my surround sound :)Another Pair would be 6.1 as you can have rear centre as well


Thanks again, shame they don't sell the BOBO in white as well they would look awsome.

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Darkman

Thanks again, shame they don't sell the BOBO in white as well they would … Thanks again, shame they don't sell the BOBO in white as well they would look awsome.



It's only the back in White, not really noticeable looking straight on, all my stuff is black so will blend in and I was worried the white would discolour or get dirty.

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postdaemon

Can anyone recommend me an amp? Don't really want a barebones PCB version … Can anyone recommend me an amp? Don't really want a barebones PCB version ideally.



ebay.co.uk/itm…ed0

ebay.co.uk/itm…d46
Edited by: "RustySpoons" 13th May 2013

RustySpoons

It's only the back in White, not really noticeable looking straight on, … It's only the back in White, not really noticeable looking straight on, all my stuff is black so will blend in and I was worried the white would discolour or get dirty.


Just asked them to swap out the whites for the black to match the BOBO's and ordered a second pair of BOBO's

Thanks, now just need to get a decent AV amp and sub woofer
Edited by: "Darkman" 13th May 2013

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Darkman

Just asked them to swap out the whites for the black to match the BOBO's … Just asked them to swap out the whites for the black to match the BOBO's and ordered a second pair of BOBO'sThanks, now just need to get a decent AV amp



You won't regret these for surround speakers, will wipe the floor with any bundled speakers or packs unless you are spending like £1000's.

Get an Onkyo, should be some good deals on here or Richersounds.

The seller e-mails back quickly and sends next day, I had an issue with a KVM switch which they were very helpful with sorting, so can recommend them as a seller.

Pretty helpful guy, just said he would see if he can get the BOBO's in white, though no promises!

Long day so head's emptier than normal.
I realise I need cables but could I connect these to a sony bravia tv or even directly to a sky hd box?
Thanks in advance

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boydent999

Long day so head's emptier than normal.I realise I need cables but could … Long day so head's emptier than normal.I realise I need cables but could I connect these to a sony bravia tv or even directly to a sky hd box?Thanks in advance



You will need an Amplifier, have a look at the one in my first post for a cheap amp with high quality sound.

RustySpoons

You will need an Amplifier, have a look at the one in my first post for a … You will need an Amplifier, have a look at the one in my first post for a cheap amp with high quality sound.


Thanks for quick reply much appreciated
Alas already too many wires but still a great deal, thanks

Is an amp needed for computer connectivity with these? Been looking for a2 piece for my desktop

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r1krok

Is an amp needed for computer connectivity with these? Been looking for … Is an amp needed for computer connectivity with these? Been looking for a2 piece for my desktop



Yes, have a look at the Amp in the first post, TA2020 Tripath Amps sound amazing.

Cheers, would you recommend this set up over say a JBL or Creative Gigaworks set up for around the £50 mark? I'm an absolute noob when it comes to sound equipment

RustySpoons

Yes, have a look at the Amp in the first post, TA2020 Tripath Amps sound … Yes, have a look at the Amp in the first post, TA2020 Tripath Amps sound amazing.



Will I need to buy speaker wire seperately as well?

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r1krok

Cheers, would you recommend this set up over say a JBL or Creative … Cheers, would you recommend this set up over say a JBL or Creative Gigaworks set up for around the £50 mark? I'm an absolute noob when it comes to sound equipment



Personally I would think it would wipe the floor with it quality wise, the TA2020 based amps are amazing, but all depends if you want a sub or not?

Blast from the Past right here! Very skeptical about these being real. Bargain of the year if they are!
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