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Beosystem 2300 no sound/but works with headphones

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onnnnn posted on Sun, Apr 29 2012 9:21 PM

Hi

 

I bought this system a few years ago and just set it up---I plugged the one Beolab speaker that had a cable into the 2300 and had a B/O 7 pin cable into the other speaker--I noted that the 2300 works with headphones--Do I have the correct cables? I used these speakers a few years ago and they were fine. Curious why there are plugs int he speakers -I know they are self powered ( am I missing some a piece of equipment?). Would appreciate anyone's advice.

 

Thanks,

 

Jonathan

Great Barrington, MA USA

 

 

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Answered (Verified) Leslie replied on Sun, Apr 29 2012 10:49 PM
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As Mika said, hope you have powered the Beolabs to the mains.

Is there a led that lights up red or green at the front bottom of your Beolab speaker?

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Leslie replied on Sun, Apr 29 2012 9:45 PM

As far as I know a 7 pin DIN connector cable is meant for data(link) and 8 pin DIN for powerlink!

So probably you are using the wrong cable. 

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onnnnn replied on Sun, Apr 29 2012 9:59 PM

SO if I understand this correctly I need to find a 8 pin DIN?

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Leslie replied on Sun, Apr 29 2012 10:10 PM

You need a powerlink cable that has a 8 pole DIN connector at both sides.

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Leslie replied on Sun, Apr 29 2012 10:13 PM

Check this!

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I don't think Beolab 2500s need/use the signal on pin 8 for anything, so that shouldn't be a problem... but if the cable only has 7 pins, it's not any official Powerlink cable and could be connected which ever way, thus not doing the job.

But, in this context "self powered" doesn't mean the speakers will work without power Big Smile Do you have them connected to mains?

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onnnnn replied on Sun, Apr 29 2012 10:41 PM

again thanks--curious there was a short cable attached to the Beolab 2500 speaker with 5 pins----when it worked--- ( I think)

 

just found a set of 8 pin cables-set it up hard to connect( very tight fit)   to the 2300 and yet NO sound--again headphones work --does this tell anyone something/anything?

 

 

 

Leslie thanks for the heads up

 

a bit frustrated

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Answered (Verified) Leslie replied on Sun, Apr 29 2012 10:49 PM
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As Mika said, hope you have powered the Beolabs to the mains.

Is there a led that lights up red or green at the front bottom of your Beolab speaker?

Brengen & Ophalen

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Leslie replied on Sun, Apr 29 2012 10:51 PM

This is a coincidence because I have fixed both my Beolabs 2500 today with help of Ipaul.

Replaced 2 resistors and voila!

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onnnnn replied on Mon, Apr 30 2012 12:22 AM

okay --my friends in the Netherlands are likely in bed--

 

so here is the latest- I think I have it figured out but would apprecaite your inputs

 

I have a second 2300 which works well with a set of Pentas--SO i switched the units and the unit attached to the 2500 worked just fine-than I took the cables I was using on the first go around and they worked with the unit and the Pentas leaving me to say the speakers are not working-- ( there is no visible light on them-didnot know they had a power light) now I havent used these guys in 4years and they were working fine than ( and only used them a bit of time) so, what does snyone think is wrong with them?

 

all this movong of units got me to dust-yeah

 

Jonathan

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onnnnn replied on Mon, Apr 30 2012 12:23 AM

where are the resistors located and how difficult is it to do? and where do you purchase resistors?

 

J

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onnnnn replied on Mon, Apr 30 2012 12:25 AM

where is the light -should it be on becasue I do hear the speakers through a pair of headphones?

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onnnnn replied on Mon, Apr 30 2012 12:26 AM

I am a complete idiot so here it goes what does or how do you connect it to the MAINS?-- I have the cables fromt he speakers to the 2300 and that is it

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Leslie replied on Mon, Apr 30 2012 6:27 AM

Are you kidding me or better us? Huh?  Big Smile

If you take a close look at the back you will see 2 other connectors adjacent to the powerlink 8 pin connector. One of the two (male) is for the mains and must be connected to the outlet socket,  like your Beocenter 2300.

Good luck, now it should  be working Smile

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Leslie:

Are you kidding me or better us? Huh?  Big Smile

If you take a close look at the back you will see 2 other connectors adjacent to the powerlink 8 pin connector. One of the two (male) is for the mains and must be connected to the outlet socket,  like your Beocenter 2300.

Good luck, now it should  be working Smile

What Leslie means is that you will have to connect a cable from each speaker to a wall outlet, so now you will have 4 cables connected, 2 cables from amplifier/receiver to each one speaker, or one cable to one speaker from Receiver/amplifier and one cable from speaker to speaker, and 2 cables connected from each one speaker to a power outlet on the wall, or one double plug extension cord where you connect the the 2 power cables coming from each one speaker, its really quite simple if you read the written instruction in the manual which is available onsite for silver and gold members if there are no lights on your speakers (green, red or yellow) something is wrong. Check all connections and clean them properly, thereafter connect everything again, if still no lights, check the power outlets together with a classified electrician (class A+ will do), but if your amplifier/receiver  is connected to the same wall power outlet as the speakers and shows lights maybe you wont need a certified electrician, because then the power outlet is working.

I hope this simple explanation will help you, just follow it step step.If it does not work after following the instructions, send a mail to Leslie and he will continue helping you.

 

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