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PC to Beomaster 6500 to MCL 2AV

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sonu1975
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sonu1975 posted on Wed, Dec 21 2016 8:30 PM

Hi experts,

I have connect my PC (from 3.5mm jack) to Beomaster 6500 (DIN) with 2 passive Penta speakers (which are in living room). From BM6500 I have connected with MCL cable to MCL 2AV and from there it's connected to a receiver and to two Beovox redline passive speakers (which are in bedroom).

It works if I play music from my PC to Penta speakers (in livingroom) useing the remote control panel but if I want to listen to my Beovox speakers (in bedroom) do I need to use the Beolink 1000 remote (I have that). If so how do I use it, which buttons to press ?

Thanks for all your help !

 

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Hi and welcome to Beoworld.

Assuming that you use the right output from the BeoMaster, you should be able just to push the 'Mute' button on the ir-receiver panel for the MCL2AV, when the music is already playing.

Which input for the cable from the PC do you use? The A.Aux or the A.Tape or...?

Which button on the remote control panel do you use?

You should be able to use exact the same button (and the panel) in the linked/MCL room.

If you have a BeoLink 1000 it would be the same button.

 

What worries me is that you - for the bedroom setup - write: 'it's connected to a receiver'.

What do you mean by 'a receiver'?

 

Note: the MCL2AV will have to be setup as a MCL2A, if you are using passive speakers connected to it.

Have a look at this document (page 5-3):

http://www.vintageshifi.com/repertoire-pdf/pdf/telecharge.php?pdf=Bang-Olufsen-MCL-2-Owners-Manual.pdf

 

MM

 

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Hi,

Thanks for welcoming !

Let me see if I can describe in detail :)

All of my speakers are PASSIVE !

1. 3.5mm jack from PC to BM 6500 (DIN) in TV/Aux.
2. Speaker cables from BM 6500 (from connection Speakers 1) directly to Beolab Penta I.
3. MCL Link cable (7pin i think) from BM 6500 (from connection Speakers 2 MCL) to MCL 2AV.
4. Connected MCL 2AV (5pin) cable (IR transceiver)
5. Speaker cables from MCL 2AV to Beovox Redline.

I have a Beolink 1000 but it does not seem to work when I press and button pointing at IR transceiver.

Question: Can I use my "BIG" remote control panel (which is for BM 6500) to start the IR transceiver in the bedroom ? or do I have to have a Beolink 1000 ?

I am not sure which button to press on my remote control panel.

Let me know if you want to see pic of my setup !

Thanks !

 

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stefan replied on Thu, Dec 22 2016 4:04 PM

Are you sure, you have an MCL2 AVconnected? MCL2-AVs don`t have speaker outputs, just Powelink - for active Speakers/Beolabs...

In your first post you wrote, that there is receiver connected to MCL2 AV. In your second post the speakers are connected to the MCL2 AV...(?)

If you have an MCL2 (with IR transceiver) - select a video source (TV, V.TAPE...) to open the AUX port of your BM6500. THE MCL2 must be set to L.OT 2.

If it`s an MCL2-AV it should also be in L.OPT 2. Select a video sorece or try LINK A.AUX (there is a local source called A.AUX, if I remember correctly...

Stefan

 

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lausvi replied on Thu, Dec 22 2016 4:29 PM

stefan:

Are you sure, you have an MCL2 AVconnected? MCL2-AVs don`t have speaker outputs, just Powelink - for active Speakers/Beolabs...

It seems that some (early?) MCL2AVs do have passive speaker outputs, look at the picture here.

I read the mention of a receiver connected to the MCL2AV, I guess you could do that by plugging a Beomaster's AUX input to the AUX socket of the MCL2AV, and that sounds like it could work.

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stefan replied on Thu, Dec 22 2016 4:39 PM

Strange! I`ve never seen that before....

But how witt it work through pssive speaker sockets? As far as I know, there is no poweramp included, so it must use the audiomaster (6500) poweramp.

So it will work as a passive MCL 2 A.

Thanks for the info. We are learning every day...">

Stefan

 

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lausvi replied on Thu, Dec 22 2016 4:50 PM

stefan:

But how witt it work through pssive speaker sockets? As far as I know, there is no poweramp included, so it must use the audiomaster (6500) poweramp.

So it will work as a passive MCL 2 A.

Yeah, it's kinda weird.

The above-linked manual says "Pre-programming of MCL2AV: Mode 1 - Passive loudspeakers may be directly connected to it and central room audio sources may be controlled. However no local sources or independant volume control are possible. In principle this mode of operation is identical to a MCL2ABLI" (page 5-2).

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Sorry, I meant IR transceiver connected.

"If you have an MCL2 (with IR transceiver) - select a video source (TV, V.TAPE...) to open the AUX port of your BM6500. THE MCL2 must be set to L.OT 2."

So you are saying that I need a Beolink 1000 in order to open the AUX port on my MCL 2AV ? I cannot make it work with my master remote panel in both rooms ?
What is L.OT2 and where to find it ?

 

Yes, I have an old MVL 2AV which Lausvi mentioned above.

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lausvi replied on Thu, Dec 22 2016 5:02 PM

If you are indeed using passive speakers connected to the MCL2AV, then (as I quoted above) the link room's local sources (ie. the inputs on the MCL2AV box) won't be available.

When the main room is playing (any source), pressing the MUTE button (right-side of the IR transceiver) should make the link room start playing the same source.

And yes, the MCP remote should work on both rooms.

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I just had a look on my old (!) MCL2AV  - had to search for it ;-)

Indeed it - as stefan writes - has only PowerLink outputs.

However I mean to recall from way back then, that a MCL2AV could be used as a MCL2A (requiring reprogramming of the unit).

By the way - the linked document was the first hit from a quick Google search, I did  - I did not know of that specific one before.

It seems that there have been different versions of the 2AV - making it even more complicated to give an advice.

@sonu1975

Could you post a picture of your (!) 2AV box, please?

As for opening the port in the linkroom, you should be able to use exact the same command as in the main room!

Tip! If you are not using the A.Tape input om the BeoMaster, try to plug the 'PC-cable' into that instead of into the Aux/tv port.

MM

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Sorry I didn't quite understand what you mean by
"If you are indeed using passive speakers connected to the MCL2AV, then (as I quoted above) the link room's local sources (ie. the inputs on the MCL2AV box) won't be available."


What sources are you referring to which won't be available ?

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lausvi replied on Thu, Dec 22 2016 6:09 PM

The three DIN-connectors on the face of the MCL2AV: TAPE, CD, TV. Meaning that in the link room, you can only listen to the sources connected to the main room's BM6500.

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@Millemissen

See attached pic on my 2AV box and how I have connected from it and via BM 6500

Behind BM 6500: Left 2 cables are going to my Penta I (passive) speakers. Right 2 cable going to 2AV box. Cable from PC connected into Tape 1 DIN connection.

When I use my IR in other room with my master control panel what command should I use to make it work ?

 

 

@lausvi

Since I will be playing music via my PC I just want to be able to cut of the sound from my speakers in the main room and listen in the other room via Link (IR transceiver) and vice versa. I have no need to connectany other sources (Tape, CD, Phono) to the AV box. But as I mentioned above I cannot make it switch to other speakers (bed room) instead the speakers in the mail room are working.

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Seems that I cannot upload any pic :(

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sonu1975:

Seems that I cannot upload any pic :(

Are you posting from a PC/Mac?

Or from the Beoworld app?

 

Does your (!) box look like the one, you see here:

http://www.tradera.com/item/1708/266920936/bang-olufsen-mcl-2av-link-i-fint-skick-

 

MM

 

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