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Beolab 5 PL and Coax setup

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Bardum
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Bardum posted on Mon, Nov 6 2017 9:32 PM

Hi all,

I am new to this forum and sorry if my question already answered elsewhere.

I am looking to buy a set of BL5 and want to feed them in surround setup via PL into my BV Avant. Then for music I want to feed them via an Auralic Aries Streamer and the SPDIF Coax input.

Would that be possible or I am running into trouble ?

Thanks

 

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Mr 10Percent
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Hi, 

ran an almost identical setup for years like this with B&O gear only.

because you are not using 100% B&O in your setup, it may be a little more complicated and a little less straight forward for you. 

1. Connect Powerline from Avant to BL5

2. Connect SPdif from BL5 to your AA.

Coax carries the signal, Powerline carries volume and on/off control to the BL5.

3. You will have to configure thouse in the setup menu that the Powerlink is assigned to a A.Aux source or similar. 

On selection of this source, the Avant opens up as a preamp, you will then need to control your AA separately. 

 

All that hat should work (2 remote control solution) but as always be cautious of my advice as I have no specific experience with 5e properties of the AA

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Hi Bardum,

Welcome to Beoworld!  Yes, you can use two inputs to the Beolab 5s at once, please use a fully wired RJ45 to Powerlink cable from the Avant (assuming that you have the 2014-onwards Avant, not the 1990's version!) to each speaker:-

https://www.soundsheavenly.com/bang-olufsen/31-rj45-to-powerlink-compatible-all-in-one-cable-convert-new-2013-ethernet-powerlink-to-traditional-8-pin-din-powerlink.html

Please use an S/PDIF cable from the Co-ax output of the Aries to the first speaker, then another one between the two speakers:-

https://www.soundsheavenly.com/beolab-5-beolab-50-and-beolab-90/34--spdif-.html

Kind regards, Steve.

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Bardum
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Thanks Steve

Bardum
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Thanks; its the Avant from 2014 and with the Beoremote one. Do you know wich setting (option 1 or 4) the bl5 should be in to work for both input?

Also I read somewhere the remote can be programmed to act as the Beo4 / radio or CD button. If this is correct I should be able to turn the bl5 spdif input on/off via the beoremote ? If this is correct then leaving the Aries device on should give me access to feed the bl5 without involving the Avant ?

thanks for any advice on this setup

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Option 4 will only control the volume (power) of the Beolab 5's independent of your Avant so making the PL inputs u/s. 

Option 1 will allow the Avant to control the Beolab 5's BUT they do need a signal from the Avant to turn on/off etc. Just connecting the Aries via co-ax will not turn them on.

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As said before, you need fully wired RJ45 - DIN Powerlinkcables. You can use two of them straight from your Avant, or you can daisy chain your BL5s. In this case you need one RJ45-DIN cable and a DIN - DIN cable (fully wired). You find these cables in the Beolink handbook p.95.

An you will need two spdif cables . connect one cable with your AA streamer and the first BL5. You can daisy chain these too.

Now all data information will run through powerlink - volume control, source selection, on-off...

Set your BL5s to link option 0 (L.OPT0). Set your Avant to video option 2 (V.OPT2). If you select "CD", the BL5s will search for a digital signal, if it doesn`t find one, it will return to (analog) Powerlink signal. All other audio sources like RADIO, A.MEM, N.MUSIC... will select the Powerlink signal. You don`t need to - and can`t - turn the digital input on and off. This is hw it works with all Beovisions like the BV7/9, BS3. Should hopefully also work with newer BVs like BV14, Avant and TVs like Eclipse...

Hope this helps

 

Stefan

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Ok thanks Stefan, I will try that.

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Bardum replied on Tue, Nov 14 2017 6:04 PM

Hi Stefan,

Need some guidance on this:

“Set your Avant to video option 2 (V.OPT2). If you select "CD"

Cant seem to find the option 2 (V.OPT2) ?

Can you help?

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