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B&O Beolab 17's and 19 being joined by newly bought 18's

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SneakyTomato
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SneakyTomato posted on Thu, Nov 22 2018 3:41 PM

Hi there,

So I bought my Beolab 17's about 4 years ago and with the idea of expanding to add a 19 and then hopefully 18's. 

Well finally I walked in an purchase the 18's but need to pick them up. 

Now my question is, which solution would you guys recommend.

 

At the moment my equipment list is:

Beolab Transmitter 1

Beosound Core

Beolab 17's

Beolab 19.

LG OLED B6 TV

Xbox One X

 

Right now I have, PL from Beosound core to Transmitter 1 and Toslink from TV to Transmitter 1. Xbox to TV via HDMI

 

However, now I need to add 2 more channels of sound and I need some help choosing between the 

 

Axiim Q UHD - https://axiim.com/products/q-uhd-wireless-media-center?variant=1079261233180

or

Almando Multiplay Surround decoder - https://almando.com/index.php/almando-category/multiplay-surround-decoder/almando-multiplay-surround-decoder.html

 

I am sort of leaning towards the Almando, but hesitant as the Axiim seems to have a newer interface and can transmit directly to the speakers, but then I lose my Core as I do not think the Axiim has an optical in or a way for me to get the Core through it. 

Almando seems a little more function over style and allows a lot of fiddling, but Axiim looks to be more up to date and frequently supported with updates. I think any audio lag passing through the video etc through the Axiim can be countered via app settings.

 

Hmmm ... I think either solution works, but the Almando lets me keep my core and Transmitter 1 functioning I guess.

 

What do you guys think?

 

Mikipedia? ... do you still use the Almando?

 

Thanks!

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Mikipidia
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Hi SneakyTomato,

I was thinking about it at the time but ended up going with the eclipse. Epsilon20 and I think Svinaik here on the forum do use an almando box. Last time I spoke to epsilon20 he was very happy with his almando box. Iam not sure if he had speakers wired or not though. So maybe give them a DM? From what i’ve seen the almando box is basically set and forget, so that’s good :)

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Aussie Michael
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I’ve heard from someone I know that the axiim q works in the tests they did on 17, 18 and 19

The transmitter isn’t a receiver like the axiim is. With the TM you need some sort of AV receiver for the surround sound. You don’t need that with the axiim
SneakyTomato
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Thanks for the quick replies fellas :)

 

 

Aussie Michael, I assume you are talking about the TM as in the Transmitter 1 is not a receiver and no the Almando box?

Just double checking. :)

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Hi sneaky. TM = Transmitter 1 mate. 👍🏻
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