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Multiple Aux Input to Beosound 9000

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Pestria
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Pestria posted on Tue, Jul 5 2016 1:13 PM

Hi everyone

Currently I've got an airport express connected via the aux in and want to add a non B&O turntable (which is currently possible by manually unplugging the airport and moving the line-in cable to the turntable).

Is there any way of connecting 2 (or more) auxillary sources directly into the besound 9000, ideally without a manual switch box?

Apologies if the solution is mentioned on another thread.

Thanks in advance

AP

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Jeff
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Jeff replied on Wed, Jul 6 2016 11:38 PM

I have my Playmaker connected to the Audio Tape/Aux In of my BS9000, and a Beogram turntable connected to the Aux In of the Playmaker, passing thru a phono preamp first of course. Works fine. The Playmaker has much, much better DACs and sound than the Airport Express.

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Irvine replied on Thu, Jul 7 2016 11:54 AM

 I have had the same experience with the playmaker; the sound quality is far, far better. It is a sensitive device, though, particularly if you have suffered a power outage. Once it is stable, though, particularly if it is hard wired, the sound quality is just wonderful. 

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+1. Easy to notice/hear.

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@Jeff and MM,

Thanks! I will quickly dust off my Thorens turntable then and go on the lookout for a pre-amp thinghy.

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Hi Guys,

I might need some help with my PlayMaker.

Installed it today and connected to BS9000 with the idea to start using my Thorens TO 165

I connected the Thorens to the PM directly via line-in (no pre-amp) but, no sound.

Then I tested the 'airplay' functionality of the PM and also no sound.

What to do?

PM is set-up to my wireless network. PM appears as airplay on my iphone

PM reacts to Beo4 command, and so does the volume slider on iPhone.

I must be missing the obvious. The cable in aux on BS9000 looks to be attached ok (visual check only)

Any help before I take down the BS9000 from the wall?

I am based in Sweden and have a comhem router as shown below. PM is connected to the non 5ghz frequency

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@Ferdinand

Not knowing your Thorens player, I guess you will need a phone/riaa preamp for that, if you want to connect it to the PM.

As for the output of the PM (I presume, that you have the right cables) - did you set the output to 'fixed/line output' using the BeoSetup app - and to Option 0?

You can hide away the PM then, if you want.

When you have connected the PM this way to the BS9000, you have to control the volume via the 9000/Beo4 just like you'd do with the internal cd/radio.

Hardwiring to the router is the best option - glad to see, that you choose that.

MM

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Hi Millemissen,

I have not hardwired my PM to internet. In the 'ethernet' port sits a cable that goes to BS9000, maybe this is not correct? Unsure I had it working in my previous flat but don't remember how I managed that.

As for the pre-amp for Thorens or any other record player; isn't in my set-up the BS9000 the amp?
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1: Ok! That is, what I thought because of, what pics show.

The ethernet port is for ethernet - period!

The sound comes off the ports named SPEAKERS - as the name says!

Modern PowerLink outputs use a RJ45 connector - means you will need an adapter cable from PL/RJ45 to Phono R/L.

Your B&O dealer can easily provide you with these - otherweise (the forum sponsor) Steve at SoundsHeavenly has these for sale.

You'l need one piece, since a PL cable holds both the left and right signal.

(But you seem to have that cable already!)

The BS9000 has no riaa amp built-in - the Aux is for all kinds of line-level connections.

!!!! No wonder you haven't got any sound !!!

MM

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@Ferdinand

Don't worry - once you have it set up properly, it will work fine....

...provided your wifi is stable (therefore the hint for the cabled connection).

MM

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 I agree that the Playmaker is a very versatile device. I have used it extensively alongside the airport express and the raw quality of the sound is so much higher in the Playmaker.   The Playmaker will also respond to the 1000 remote and it seems to be much more sensitive to Bang and Olufsen equipment than the airport express is. The one big problem is that I think you really have to hardwire it. I experienced a lot of problems with it  until I did so. I think it's received a bad reputation for that reason 

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Silou replied on Mon, Aug 8 2016 7:28 AM

stefan:

I don`t think it`s an IR switch box and won`t work on BS9000. It needs datalink on AUX port (that`s why it`s for BS2300/2500/Ouverture). But it will work in MCL- or ML systems. I`d try the Oneremote ...

I heard, they don`t produce the B77 box anymore...

Stefan

 

There are two switch box available: for BS2300,2500 and Ouverture AND an IR switch box!

stefan:

I heard, they don`t produce the B77 box anymore...

Stefan

False; already available!!!

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Answered (Not Verified) beoaus replied on Mon, Aug 8 2016 11:19 AM
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Try this http://eu.bosscom.com/files/pdf/PL%20Switch%20Airplay%20Manual.pdf 

Beoaus

 

 

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TWG replied on Mon, Aug 8 2016 1:17 PM

or simply get a nice preamp with remote control, a good display like on the old Sony Preamps and the ability to rename sources!
That way everybody can see in the display which source is connected to A.Aux:

for example Sony TA-E2000ESD:
http://www.audioscope.net/images/sony_ta-e_2000ESD-2.jpg

http://www.audioscope.net/images/sony_ta-e_2000ESD-5.jpg

http://sekinesan.ddo.jp/av/gif&jpg/E20001.jpg

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Hello MM and others, thanks for patience replying to me.

The PM and BS9000 are now correctly connected again. Airplay to PM to BS is working as was before.

For the Thorens record player I have to buy a pre-amp and found a nice kit at Sounds Heavenly. But before ordering (sorry Steve) I will hear from my B&O delaer on Thursday if he has a decent Beogram of later model with built in pre-amp.

So I'll report back next weekend again.

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Jeff replied on Sat, Aug 13 2016 4:32 PM

Millemissen:

Ferdinand:

Playmaker to Aux BS9000 and turntable to Playmaker? Or am I missing something?

No - it will be fine so (provideded that you make the right settings, when configuring the PM).

MM

That's how I'm configured, Beogram 3000 to phono preamp to Playmaker to Aux In of the BS9000, wireless Airplay link from Spotify or iTunes to the PM. Works well.

Jeff

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