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Feeding the Beolab 5

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Chris Townsend
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Chris Townsend posted on Mon, May 15 2017 8:46 AM
I have my lab 5s conn

Beovision 7-55 Mk2, Avant RF 28, Beolab 5,  Beolit 15,  Beoplay A1/A2, Beocom 2, Beotime, H3 ANC/H8/H6/H2, Form 2, Beoplay A3, Beovision 5-42 connected to a DVD1

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Answered (Verified) CB replied on Mon, May 15 2017 2:26 PM
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Chris Townsend:
What's left?

May I suggest you to read this thread ?

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Not sure what's happened to the rest of my message, but I'll fill it in when I get back from the docsErm..

Beovision 7-55 Mk2, Avant RF 28, Beolab 5,  Beolit 15,  Beoplay A1/A2, Beocom 2, Beotime, H3 ANC/H8/H6/H2, Form 2, Beoplay A3, Beovision 5-42 connected to a DVD1

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So everyone I've got these amazing speakers that have a variety of video sources, the primary being the brilliant built in bluray player.

But for playing music I'm using Spotify on an iPad mini, and sending it to an Apple TV on the 7-55. It's very convenient but even to my clogged up lugs surely the 5s deserve better.

We will definitely get a Beosound 9000 in the future, but what options are left to me to play a quality of music befitting the speakers. Playing cds through the bluray player is a quick but clumsy option, and the Moment is of no interest to me. The Beosound 5 with its ripper appeals, but it doesn't support Spotify anymore!

What's left?

Beovision 7-55 Mk2, Avant RF 28, Beolab 5,  Beolit 15,  Beoplay A1/A2, Beocom 2, Beotime, H3 ANC/H8/H6/H2, Form 2, Beoplay A3, Beovision 5-42 connected to a DVD1

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Kiran replied on Mon, May 15 2017 1:14 PM

USB DAC with Coaxial OUT.

Coaxial out into BL5 spdif IN.

Hook the DAC up to a PC, Laptop, android or iDevice and listen through Lossless Tidal.

The DAC must be connected to the audio source via USB.

I think this is it? I have never tried it. I'm sure this works?

And then powerlink both BL5 together?

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Chris Townsend:

So everyone I've got these amazing speakers that have a variety of video sources, the primary being the brilliant built in bluray player.

But for playing music I'm using Spotify on an iPad mini, and sending it to an Apple TV on the 7-55. It's very convenient but even to my clogged up lugs surely the 5s deserve better.

We will definitely get a Beosound 9000 in the future, but what options are left to me to play a quality of music befitting the speakers. Playing cds through the bluray player is a quick but clumsy option, and the Moment is of no interest to me. The Beosound 5 with its ripper appeals, but it doesn't support Spotify anymore!

What's left? Beovision 7-55 Mk2, Avant RF 28, Beolab 5, Beolit 15, Beoplay A1/A2, Beocom 2, Beotime, H3 ANC/H8/H6/H2, Form 2, Beoplay A3, Beovision 5-42 connected to a DVD1

Have a look at stb the you can now add a cd player stack to the moment a little pricey though at £650

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Kiran replied on Mon, May 15 2017 1:29 PM

https://www.optoma.co.uk/audioproduct/udac3

This thing is wicked.

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Kiran replied on Mon, May 15 2017 1:35 PM

SORRY - It's only for headphones... my bad

 

This one completely ready for Android or iDevice but a little pricey.

It has a Wolfson DAC!

http://europe.beyerdynamic.com/shop/a-200-p-eu.html

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The easiest (and also cheapest) way would be to hook up a ChromeCast Audio dongle to the BV using a small optical to coax converter.

You'd probably have plenty of unused spdif coax-in's on that BV7.

You can cast from practically any music service app.

MM

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Kiran replied on Mon, May 15 2017 1:39 PM

bit off topic, MM are you an Android or iOS user?

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Duels replied on Mon, May 15 2017 1:42 PM
Kiran:

bit off topic, MM are you an Android or iOS user?

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He's an android clearly ! Wink
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Kiran:

SORRY - It's only for headphones... my bad

The uDAC3 has analog R/L output as well - this would be ok.

Could easily be connected to the BV7.

(I used to have one (version 1) on my desk/the MacMini.

But fiddling with a wired conputer just to hear music isn't for everyone.

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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Kiran replied on Mon, May 15 2017 1:45 PM

He just said all music services (apps I think) can see the chromecast locally on the network?

Would iDevices see them in the app?

I am trying to control everything via Beolink2 so I'm thinking on that wave length...

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Duels:
Kiran:

bit off topic, MM are you an Android or iOS user?

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He's an android clearly ! Wink

NO WAY !!!!!

It is about the only 'droid device I have.

But I am not religious about this - it is a smart device and a clever solution Yes - thumbs up

MM

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Duels replied on Mon, May 15 2017 1:49 PM
Millemissen:

NO WAY !!!!!

It is about the only 'droid device I have.

But I am not religious about this - it is a smart device and a clever solution

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

I know. I was messing with Kiran's question which went as follows; MM are you an android.......?

Bit too subtle perhaps. Wink
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Kiran replied on Mon, May 15 2017 1:55 PM

Yes

Millemissen:

The uDAC3 has analog R/L output as well - this would be ok.

Could easily be connected to the BV7.

(I used to have one (version 1) on my desk/the MacMini.

But fiddling with a wired conputer just to hear music isn't for everyone.

MM

Yes this one has coaxial OUT too but I don't know how to connect it to the iDevice directly.

You would need lighting to USB converter. And then a USB power source input for the uDAC3. Maybe a twin USB with input for power and output going into lighting to USB converter? It's a bit complicated but I have seen a similar setup on youtube: HIFI MAN.

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