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Connect Beosound Essence to Beolink Passive

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ibg001
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ibg001 posted on Tue, Oct 2 2018 2:42 PM

Over time many people have asked if you can connect a Beosound Essence to a Beolink Passive or a ML/MLC converter/amplifier via Powerlink to drive passive speakers. 

Yes you can, but require a small change of the powerlink connector on the amplifier. Pin 1 and 4 must be connenced and also connected to ground with a 15k resistor. 

 

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Stan
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Stan replied on Tue, Oct 2 2018 2:50 PM

Interesting.  I've been doing this for a couple years (Essence connected to Passive) without any modifications.  You *do* need the correct PowerLink cable, and IIRC, there some confusion at my dealer about which cable was appropriate because the first one they sold me did not work.  I think I posted about it here so if someone wants the details, they should search (or just contact Steve at Sounds Heavenly - he always has the correct cable).

Stan

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I got the solution from a professional technician that modified many Beolink Passive units this way. 

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jans replied on Tue, Oct 2 2018 5:09 PM
I have the same experience as Stan. The dealer provided me with the right ‘special cable’. Works like a charm!
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Do the Beolink Passive then power up and down correctly? Beolink Passive has power up on pin 1.  Newer products has power up on pin 4. 

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Stan replied on Tue, Oct 2 2018 6:53 PM

Yes, the passive turns on when I turn on the essence, and goes to standby when I turn it off.

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Should be available at any B&O dealer

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Steve at Sounds Heavenly
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Hi,

I also have these cables ready made here in case you don't wish to make your own:-

https://soundsheavenly.com/playmaker-and-essence-wireless-streaming/72-388-playmaker-rj45-to-beolink-passive-ml-mcl-converter-mcl2p.html#/9-length-18m

Kind regards, Steve.

Steve.

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