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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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65535:
Speaking of such, the B&O app does feel like the B&O team are at least trying to keep things on the boil, whereas the Yamaha apps are terribly rated (both are 2-star with exasperated reviews) and something of a disincentive for anyone thinking about what to buy in the sales!

Damn that's too bad. The hardware for the WXC-50 gets great reviews. The software is also A LOT easier to use than the terrible B&O apps. I'm a UX designer for apps for 20 years now and the Yamaha software is better than B&O's in every way other than its not as pretty.

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65535 replied on Thu, Dec 31 2020 4:11 PM

The Yamaha app which accompanies their digital pianos is also 2-star bad.

Ditto Roland, Casio et al who for whatever reason just don't know how to polish their software either.

In addition to stereo gear have also had a number of Yamaha motorcycles in my time so it's not as though my brand allegiance is in question Big Smile

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driehoek replied on Wed, Feb 17 2021 10:14 PM

I realize the software of halo is not yet finished and hardware might be capable of more. 

Does anybody know if a microphone is included in the halo?

Would be cool if in future software release voice control (through Google voice assistant) would be included like in beosound1/2 and level/balance.

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beojeff replied on Thu, Feb 18 2021 12:07 PM

driehoek:

I realize the software of halo is not yet finished and hardware might be capable of more. 

Does anybody know if a microphone is included in the halo?

Would be cool if in future software release voice control (through Google voice assistant) would be included like in beosound1/2 and level/balance.

The FCC diagrams indicate a microphone. However, this initial Halo definitely does not have one. There is an area where the microphone would be that has a different texture of plastic -- which makes one wonder if this might be a "placeholder" for where a microphone could be in future generations.

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Michael replied on Thu, Feb 18 2021 12:18 PM
beojeff:

The FCC diagrams indicate a microphone. However, this initial Halo definitely does not have one. There is an area where the microphone would be that has a different texture of plastic -- which makes one wonder if this might be a "placeholder" for where a microphone could be in future generations.

Modern microphones does not need a perforation it simply listens through the plastic. This is how AirPods and iPhone headset cable microphone works.

If there is a microphone present on the back of the plastic then it might be activated in the future.

But knowing B&O they may use google assistant and then they probably will market one with and one without, perhaps.

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Hi All, I woke up this morning to my three Halos telling me they had a software update to 1.2.3547. Does anyone know what if any additional functionality this update provides?

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I read from a user on a Danish website that it now works with Beosound Balance and Beosound Level as well. I cannot confirm this, as I have none of these products.

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Razlaw replied on Wed, Apr 28 2021 6:07 PM
Mine also updated

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Mine updated last night, and I see no way to control my Level.  Perhaps it also needs a beta version of the upcoming product software which will add Beolink Multiroom support to those products.

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