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  • Re: iTunes equaliser

    Truly there is no substitute for trial and error -- which is made difficult by the !@#$% annoying *delay* in the equalizer sliders taking effect. Even the On/Off checkbox smoothes thru the setting back to flat rather than taking immediate effect! Sheesh. Nobody has the same system, or (especially) the same room & speaker placement, the same audiologist's graph/curve of their hearing, even the same tilt of the head in front of their speakers! If you were using headphones, and the *same* headphones
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by trackbeo on Sat, Jan 6 2018
  • Re: External Dacs

    +1 on swapping speakers first. Even switching to a different amp/receiver than the BeoMaster 3000 would make a bigger difference than changing the DAC. But if you're interested in a discussion of external DACs vs. the iMac (2009) DAC, see: www.head-fi.org/threads/imac-onboard-dac-vs-external.640264/
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by trackbeo on Fri, Jan 5 2018
  • Re: Beolab 18 wall mount, turn 90 degrees?

    Can someone tell me how BeoLab 18s can sound good mounted up on a wall? The new acoustic lens tweeters have excellent horizontal dispersion but rather narrow vertical dispersion. I tried moving my head up and down in a showroom and they sounded quite different. So unless one stands to watch TV, shouldn't 18s always be on the floor, so their tweeters are more or less at ear level?
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by trackbeo on Wed, Jan 3 2018
  • Re: Beoplay S8 speakers with 3rd party amp

    50 watts at 4 ohms should be enough power for low volumes or a small room, IF you aren't driving the bass into the satellites (see below). You can hear it when distortion gets bad enough to trash speakers -- just advance the volume slowly the first time, to get a feel for if/when they start to "break up". Although Tangent's amp doesn't claim to have actual power-limiting circuits to prevent trouble, it does have overheat protection, which prevents one cause. However, you probably
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by trackbeo on Tue, Jan 2 2018
  • Re: Help with setting up Beovision MX5500

    Presuming that (i) you are using a North American model, and (ii) you do not have a VX5000 hooked up,... (a) Press TV, then MENU, and select "Connections". Press 1 to select "Setup Code" number one, then press PLAY. (b) On the next three pages, select "No Source" (use v to switch thru them if they don't default that way) and press PLAY. (c) On the fourth page, titled "TV input AV2", select either V.Tape or CDV, depending on what button you want to choose
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by trackbeo on Mon, Jan 1 2018
  • Re: New Amp/Tuner

    [quote user="Kansas"]Also, is it safe to ship an amp/ tuner is properly packaged?[/quote] Shipping a 9000/9300/9500 is a nightmare. It's heavy, it's big, and it's fragile (not to mention decomposing tape, see above). But I think they are great, and would buy one local pick-up if you can! If you must ship it, you (1) kitchen plastic-wrap (or pallet-wrap) around the top and bottom glass to the unit, 3 turns each; (2) insert matchbooks (empty of matches) between the door edges
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by trackbeo on Mon, Jan 1 2018
  • Re: Help with setting up Beovision MX5500

    [[I set mine up years ago, and trashed it as it decayed, for fear places would stop accepting big tubes for recycling. I'll hunt for its manual tomorrow. Hopefully by then someone better will have replied, and I can edit this out. In the meantime to alleviate your frustration:]] 1) For my USA model, there was a "mode" it had to be put into, and then the "sockets" had to be turned on individually and given identification as particular source types. After that, SHIFT + V.TAPE
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by trackbeo on Sun, Dec 31 2017
  • Re: Beovision 10-46 replacement display?

    This idea is total pie-in-the-sky, and doesn't really help you, but I'd like to put it in this thread for other BeoVision 10-46 owners to at least think about: Build a Hackintosh! What I mean is: Keep the case and the speakers but replace the screen and the electronics with more modern (or at least working, in your case) components. The metal case of a PowerMac G5 was a work of industrial art, and people have torn out all the innards and replaced it with a PC, hacked to run OSX. I can imagine
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by trackbeo on Thu, Dec 21 2017
  • Re: Flash your B&O - new thread!

    Oooh. Cue Edwin Astley's theme music for "The Saint" (1960s TV intro).
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by trackbeo on Mon, Dec 18 2017
  • Re: Connecting new speakers to old receiver

    By definition, with PowerLink, you will be using the speaker's built-in amplifier(s). As to working with the Sony TV, it gets complicated, but in a good way. The short answer is "yes". If you have the S8 connection hub, you would connect the TV's 3.5mm to the hub's 3.5mm, or if your Sony TV is like mine, use the TOSlink cable instead. (For TOSlink, you then train the hub to the TV remote's volume buttons.) There's also a connector on the woofer cabinet to hook up other
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by trackbeo on Sun, Dec 17 2017
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