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Beolab 5 - New Receiver 1 and Transmitter needed!

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davelarue
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davelarue posted on Wed, Apr 19 2017 9:56 AM

Dear B&O,

We love our beolabs. Would be great if you could upgrade the Receiver 1's and the Transmitter to work with Beolab 5. Please also make sure the Receiver 1's is designed so they fit inside the back casing, for a cleaner setup.

I guess i am not the only one wanting to wisa-enable the beolab 5's...

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Dante replied on Thu, Apr 20 2017 7:37 AM

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ReneB replied on Sat, Nov 18 2017 11:13 AM

As it happens, this morning my B&O dealer's engineer repaired one of the PL connectors (BL5 to BV11) and we talked about WISA connecting my Beolab 5 speakers. My BV11 has WISA so he said I only needed to buy a receiver, i.e. implying that what you (and I) want is possible already. Can anybody confirm this ???  Thanks !

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9 LEE replied on Sat, Nov 18 2017 11:52 AM

Nudge.. Wink

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CB replied on Sat, Nov 18 2017 2:23 PM
ReneB:
Can anybody confirm this ?

As far as I know, it’s not compatible with the BL5s.
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Hi davelarue,

In theory, you CAN use Transmitter1/Receiver 1 with Beolab 5.....  Simply use an RJ45 to RCA cable from the Receiver 1 output to the Line input of the speaker, then activate the speaker in Line mode via the B&O remote:-

https://www.soundsheavenly.com/bang-olufsen/65-rj45-powerlink-compatible-to-twin-phono-cable-output-from-new-bo-devices-to-amps-receivers-etc.html

Maybe this isn't the perfect, seamless solution we all wanted, but it will at leaast allow the Beolab 5s to work wirelessly.

Kind regards, Steve.

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CB replied on Sat, Nov 18 2017 10:04 PM
Steve at Sounds Heavenly:
In theory, you CAN use Transmitter1/Receiver 1 with Beolab 5

You mean "in practice" (line-in tip), because in theory (Powerlink), you can't... Wink

Here is an extract of the press release:

BeoLab Transmitter 1 and BeoLab Receiver 1 run on the WiSA standard to allow wireless connection between Bang & Olufsen components in the same room. The receiver works with all Bang & Olufsen active speakers with the exception of BeoLab 5.
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Hi CB,

Thanks for that, you are quite correct....  I have a decent grasp of electronics, my English, however could be better! Whistle

To summarise - yes, you CAN use Beolab 5 wirelessly with Transmitter 1/Receiver 1, by using the Line inputs on the speakers.

Kind regards, Steve.

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Dante replied on Wed, Oct 9 2019 1:49 AM

Does anyone know if the Beolab Receiver has been updated to work with BL5?

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Hi Dante,

There were no updates to the Receiver 1 that I am aware of for Beolab 5, the only option would be to run the Beolab 5s in Line mode and feed audio from the Receiver 1 to the RCA input on the speaker.

Kind regards, Steve.

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Steve, in that case would synchronisation of volume between the 2 BL 5 still be needed? Or does volume control occurs by the source before the signal is wirelessly transmitted?
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Hi,

You would still have a volume controlled output from the Transmitter 1, but as the Beolab 5s would be working in Line mode it would be advisable to add a Sync cable between the two speakers as their volume levels won't be synchronised:-

https://soundsheavenly.com/beolab-5-beolab-50-and-beolab-90/41-359-beolab-5-sync-cable-required-for-connecting-beolab-5-to-non-bo-source.html#/3-length-2m

You may feel that this outweighs the advantage of using the wireless system, however the Sync cable isn't essential if you have "line of sight" from the remote control to both speakers.

Kind regards, Steve.

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Thank you very much Steve! I have tried this in the past but my Beolabs don’t listen well without sync cable. For me this is a negative outcome.
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