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Using generic BeoSound 5 cables

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beojeff
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beojeff Posted: Sun, Apr 9 2017 5:56 PM

I thought this might be some useful info regarding the BeoSound 5 cables.

I recently got a 2nd BeoSound 5. The lazy person who removed if from the wall for the former owner cut all of the 3 cables. *GASP!* The horror!

As I was quoted $325 from B&O for 4.5 meter replacement cables, I though I would try some generic cables from Amazon.  I got a 3 meter mini-HDMI to DVI-D cable and a 10-foot USB to mini-USB cable all for less than $20 USD. I still needed get the third cable, the 4-pin power cable made by B&O, for $100. The generic DVI and USB cables worked just fine. While they may be a little too short for a wall installation, they work just fine for me for table-top use. I was able to save over $200 USD.

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9 LEE replied on Sun, Apr 9 2017 8:53 PM

Totally agree!  Save your money people..

We get a lot of BeoSound 5's in where the previous owner has chopped the cables (in fairness, they're not always lazy - sometimes they're plastered into walls or under floorboards).  We use high quality non-B&O cables, which still work out a fraction of the price of genuine B&O and have never had a single problem in all the years we've been selling them.

As beojeff mentioned though, nobody else makes the power cable which is B&O specific.

Lee

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beojeff replied on Sun, Apr 9 2017 9:54 PM

9 LEE:

Totally agree!  Save your money people..

We get a lot of BeoSound 5's in where the previous owner has chopped the cables (in fairness, they're not always lazy - sometimes they're plastered into walls or under floorboards).  We use high quality non-B&O cables, which still work out a fraction of the price of genuine B&O and have never had a single problem in all the years we've been selling them.

As beojeff mentioned though, nobody else makes the power cable which is B&O specific.

Lee

It's great to know that you offer those, Lee! If I ever need longer lengths for a wall installation, I'll be contacting you!

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frog replied on Fri, Mar 30 2018 11:21 PM

I think the power cable is a 4Pin Kycon Power DIN Plug. I’ve ordered a couple of plugs from ebay to see. It’s unlikely that B&O invented a whole new socket/plug combo for their device, so I’m hopeful it will work. It only carries 12v, 5v, IR and 0V

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Jeff;

May I trouble you for the manufacturers and part numbers of these cables, please?

V/r

Iverson

 

 

Flyboy0229
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Jeff, I have a NIB B&O power cable:

* A18 Power Cable;

* 4.5m

* B&O PN: 6270905.

I paid $75 plus S&H. Yours for $80.00.

 

V/r

 

Iverson

 

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beojeff replied on Sun, Apr 8 2018 5:11 PM

Flyboy0229:

Jeff, I have a NIB B&O power cable:

* A18 Power Cable;

* 4.5m

* B&O PN: 6270905.

I paid $75 plus S&H. Yours for $80.00.

 

V/r

 

Iverson

 

This is not the appropriate forum for trying to sell items.

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frog replied on Thu, Apr 19 2018 8:20 PM

The power plug is indeed a 4-pin DIN power cable. Note though you do need quite heavy cables as the current is quite high. I tried some standard 4-core, and they started to get a bit warm!.

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