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jvezina posted on Fri, Mar 6 2020 3:56 PM

The FCC has released information about the table version

https://fccid.io/TTU-HALOTABLE

Have a nice day,

Jean

 

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I saw the Halo at my dealer on Saturday, and although I was already intrigued since the first leaked video it didn’t disappoint at all, knowing that some people do not like it.

I would have a very limited use-case for my BS1, as my other B&O products are too old, but I still want to have one. That it is a great achievement.

There is probably no good rationale explanation why one would spend ca 700$ on a volume remote control. I am now having tough discussions with the FS (wife), as she states ‘you buy Halo I say Hejdå (goodbye) Big Smile

And then my dealer came up with the great idea that I need a Core as well for my BS9000 😀

I love his enthusiasm.

“I have to work on my core” I tell my wife in return Smile

To be continued, and please do see the Halo IRL it is amazingly cool.

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Answered (Verified) Sandyb replied on Mon, Sep 13 2021 9:05 PM
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Which is why I have cut out any B&O control from my music / radio listening - only the speakers remain.

Roon is my control interface - if I must use an iDevice, then at least Roon's interface and software work extremely well - and at times the Linn app(s) too, as I have a Linn streamer / DAC in my main room. The Linn app even shows me a lot of my podcast feeds from TuneIn!

Yes, Roon and a Linn streamer is expensive, but newsflash, so is B&O.

The Halo's design / form factor limits how useful I can ever get.  The screen is too small for searching / browsing in the end. Which implies it was only ever going to be a volume control and starter for predefined experiences. Fine for those who are happy with just that. But with the Moment gone, they're telling you to use your phone / tablet for everything else. In which case, if I am generally constantly having to use my iPad for example, what use is a 700 pound / euro volume dial?

 

 

 

Severed_Hand_of_Skywalker:

The Moment was proof that B&O has no Clue when it comes to software and is why I am so scared to buy a halo now with the "promise" that it will be more useful in the future. They couldn't even get the Moment to work with base features after 2 years of trying. 

 

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Enjoying my Halo playing at home Smile

 

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mbolo01:

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However, it seems a bit a hit or miss whether you get Spotify Connect inplementation in the newer devices or not - the Stage has Spotify Connect support, the Balance hasn’t.

May I correct your statement? The Balance technical specifications are showing this:

Services de streaming
Chromecast intégré Apple AirPlay 2 Spotify Connect

Can't tell you if this is the case in real life, but chances are.

Certainly you may correct - it would be very nice if that is so.

It also would indicate that they somehow have returned to implementing Spotify Connect.

Which would be nice for people like me ;-)

MM

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Rudi Pedersen:
Enjoying my Halo playing at home Smile

 

That must be the version, that everyone wished for............a new music player from B&O ;-))))

MM

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Rudi Pedersen:
Enjoying my Halo playing at home Smile

 

Rudi-

Have you been able to get the "join" icon? I haven't.

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Hi Jeff, yes, scroll down on the first page and you get the join symbol at left hand
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Looks great, feels great, but I fear it will under deliver as B&O might over promise the extra functions in future updates.

It should control all NL based products! Now half of my systems cannot be controlled with the Halo.

The perfect solution for me is the Halo being a proper extension of the Moment, including artist and cover arts, moodwheel function and search engine. If it could do these functions I would put a Halo in every room I have!

At this moment it does not add anything more then a stunning look in my interior. And that is not enough to buy one. Lets hope they will update it asap, then it will be a great Christmas present!

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BV Horizon 48 / V1 40 / BL 17 / Beoplay S3 all black

V1 / BL 3 / BS Essence MKII / Beoplay A3 all white

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Headphones / bluetooth speakers / BLC NL-ML / BLGateway

I know…B&O virus has grown on me ! 

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Rudi Pedersen:
Hi Jeff, yes, scroll down on the first page and you get the join symbol at left hand

I haven't been able to get the join icon on any page. I might need to try resetting.

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mbolo01:

 

I find it odd that the Moment isn't supported.  It seems to have the same internal web server / JSON interface as my Essences and M5s so it ought to be controllable over NL in the same way as the other devices.

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Control:  16x* Essence Remote  • 1x Beoremote Halo

* Yes, really! 🤦‍♂️

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beojeff, do you have the ''ready for airplay''(or what ever it's called exactly) boxes ticked in the devices? if so un tick them and it should appear. Had the same thing as I forgot to uncheck them after testing last time Stick out tongue

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The join symbol is on the left part of the screen with the 4 favorites
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Typical of the issues B&O have with their software teams. Not even one day on the market for the Halo and B&O app has to be fixed for proper support ... I’m ready to test any of their products if they need help prior releasing them on the market!

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jk1002 replied on Thu, Sep 24 2020 10:32 PM

Hi,

I can actually do multiroom with my A6 and Essence MK2. But later products I think have that problem.

There was a point in time where newly launched products would not support Spotify Connect anymore and Beosound Balance is the only one that I know that has it in recent time.

So I would not bet on the Balance getting an update.

Cheers

JK

 

 

 

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That was quickErm..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293751727276

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beojeff replied on Fri, Sep 25 2020 12:50 AM

I've disabled the Airplay Multiroom on all products, did a factory reset on the Halo, removed the Halo from the B&O app, and re-added the Halo to the B&O app. There is still no join icon. I did get a message that a software update to the Halo is available. However, it's been updating for ages with no end. Maybe these issues have something to do with the need for an update to the B&O app?

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