Sign in   |  Join   |  Help

Beoplay or B&O wireless speakers

rated by 0 users
Not Answered This post has 0 verified answers | 18 Replies | 1 Follower

thorne
Top 500 Contributor
285 Posts
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
thorne posted on Sun, Apr 12 2020 12:31 PM

Hi

 

set up is Eclipse, 2 Beolab 18 front speakers, 2 Beolab 6000 rear speakers,  Beolab 2 subwoofer, ATV, Beosound 9000 in living room

Could I buy a wireless speaker for the conservatory which would play all my ATV music and the  CD player?

 

if so, how exactly would that work, and which speaker would you recommend?  I don’t want to spend too much!

 

Thanks

All Replies

Jaffrey2230
Top 150 Contributor
Washington DC
447 Posts
OFFLINE
Silver Member

Here is what I think could work but some expert on this forum would need to confirm since I don’t have a Beosound 9000. 

1. Buy a Beosound Core and connect the Beosound 9000 as an input source to the Core.

2. The Beosound Core is Apple AirPlay 2 compatible so if you have an iPhone or iPad - the Core, the Apple TV  and the speaker in the conservatory (for lower cost I would recommend the Beoplay M5) will be visible as AirPlay 2 sources. You can now play anything from any of these devices anywhere.

3. The problem in your set up is that the Eclipse is not AirPlay 2, the Apple TV is, but it doesn’t know anything about the Beosound 9000. So basically all you are doing is making the Beosound 9000 AirPlay 2 compatible.

My 2 cents is that you should consider uploading your CDs (if they aren’t already available on Apple Music or Spotify) and just stream to the speaker from the conservatory since any BeoPlay speaker is not going to resolve the difference between CD and streaming quality.  

My B&O Home: 

 

  • Beolab 8002 + Beolab 2 + Beosound Core with Essence Remote (Office)
  • Beolab 6000 + Beolab 11 + Beosound Core (Bedroom)
  • Beoplay A9 Mk2 (Living Room)
  • Beosound 1 with wireless dock (Portable)
  • Beoplay M5 (Dining)
  • Beoplay H95 (Focused listening, travel)
  • Beoplay H9 (3rd gen) (retired)
  • Beoplay P6 (Portable)
  • Beotime wall clock (hallway entrance)
  • Beoremote X (better than Eclipse and Halo Big Smile)

 

 

 

Millemissen
Top 10 Contributor
Flensborg, Denmark
13,424 Posts
OFFLINE
Bronze Member

If I understand the question correct, the op already has the BS9000 integrated with the Eclipse.....probably using a NL/ML Converter.

If not, that would be the best way to do it.

OK - there might be other ways of doing this....like Jaffrey2230 wrote.

That linked setup will give you the option of linking another NL-device.

Depending on the needs (and what should be spend) a BeoPlay M3 in the concervatory would do the job.

If correct configured, this could draw on the CD-part of the 9000 as well as on the ATV connected to the Eclipse.

(Hereby note, that the M3 also supports AP/AP2).

For comfort, just use a BeoRemoteOne/bt with the M3 to control it and its linked sources.

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

andybandy
Top 500 Contributor
123 Posts
OFFLINE
Bronze Member

3. The problem in your set up is that the Eclipse is not AirPlay 2, the Apple TV is, but it doesn’t know anything about the Beosound 9000. So basically all you are doing is making the Beosound 9000 AirPlay 2 compatible.

 

That is wrong. Eclipse have airplay 2 support. :) Its wrong on the webside. 

 

 

thorne
Top 500 Contributor
285 Posts
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
thorne replied on Sun, Apr 12 2020 10:20 PM

  • I thought the Eclipse was Airplay 2 compatible

Millemissen
Top 10 Contributor
Flensborg, Denmark
13,424 Posts
OFFLINE
Bronze Member

thorne:

 

  • I thought the Eclipse was Airplay 2 compatible

 

You have it - just test it....should be easy enough.

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

andybandy
Top 500 Contributor
123 Posts
OFFLINE
Bronze Member

Eclipse is Airplay 2 compatible....

thorne
Top 500 Contributor
285 Posts
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
thorne replied on Sun, Apr 12 2020 10:38 PM

Not sure how the B&O guy connected the 9000 to the tv but I know he didn’t use NL/ML converter

andybandy
Top 500 Contributor
123 Posts
OFFLINE
Bronze Member

You connect bs 9000 to line in on the eclipse. 

Manual control BS 9000, and sound up and down with tv remote or app. 

You can also disturb line in out to beolink, to product that support beolink app. ..

 

Millemissen
Top 10 Contributor
Flensborg, Denmark
13,424 Posts
OFFLINE
Bronze Member

Would mean, that you have to manually turn on the 9000, whenever you’d want to listen to CD from it in the conservatory........if you have an NL device (like the M3) there.

Not that comfortable, but will do the trick as long as noone else is using the Eclipse.

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

Jaffrey2230
Top 150 Contributor
Washington DC
447 Posts
OFFLINE
Silver Member

That is awesome! In that case you have everything you need to play any music in any room you choose. Personally, I would advocate for the M5 as a high quality, reasonably priced AirPlay 2/Chromecast speaker. I also have a BS1 and really like the fact I can take it out door while grilling or exercising or just relaxing on my patio. Excellent sound for it’s size and beautiful like a B&O product should be 🙂

My B&O Home: 

 

  • Beolab 8002 + Beolab 2 + Beosound Core with Essence Remote (Office)
  • Beolab 6000 + Beolab 11 + Beosound Core (Bedroom)
  • Beoplay A9 Mk2 (Living Room)
  • Beosound 1 with wireless dock (Portable)
  • Beoplay M5 (Dining)
  • Beoplay H95 (Focused listening, travel)
  • Beoplay H9 (3rd gen) (retired)
  • Beoplay P6 (Portable)
  • Beotime wall clock (hallway entrance)
  • Beoremote X (better than Eclipse and Halo Big Smile)

 

 

 

thorne
Top 500 Contributor
285 Posts
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
thorne replied on Mon, Apr 13 2020 10:02 AM

Hi all

All this information is just great. Thanks so much.  I am a real beginner with Airplay 2, wireless small Beoplay speakers, so can I get some precise details before I take the plunge 

1.  What do I physically do to listen to my ATV music with the speaker in the conservatory?  Can I switch everything on in the conservatory?

 

2.  What do I physically do to listen to my CDs with the speaker in the conservatory  I appreciate I have to switch the 9000 on manually

 

3.  I presume I have to manually choose a particular CD

 

4.  Does the M3 or M5 operate with a Beoremote 1and does the speaker come equipped with one?

 

5.  Any other info. which I might find useful would be great

 

step by step instructions please!

 

Thanks again. What a forum!

andybandy
Top 500 Contributor
123 Posts
OFFLINE
Bronze Member

1.  What do I physically do to listen to my ATV music with the speaker in the conservatory?  Can I switch everything on in the conservatory?

What you real plan to do her? Play music from your Eclipse out to the speaker in the conservatory? 

 

2.  What do I physically do to listen to my CDs with the speaker in the conservatory  I appreciate I have to switch the 9000 on manually 

My best option is connect your BS 9000 with line in to your eclipse, if that in same room. Then you press music on your beoremot one, and choice line in. After that you start up your bs 9000 directly on your player, or us a remote control extra. 

 

3.  I presume I have to manually choose a particular CD

Yes, you need to do, but how many times you play cd music anymore? So that 10 times true the year, its easy to do what i explain in number 2. 

 

4.  Does the M3 or M5 operate with a Beoremote 1and does the speaker come equipped with one?

 They both can been connected to beoremote one, 1 for each room is recommended. Because you never walk with you remote between different room, when you early want to start your radio or music. Your local music you can start up M3 or M5 is . Tunein radio, Music (deezer built in) , Bluetooth, Spotify (only on M5), Line in. And you can press join. To join a source from another product that play in the house.This is the beolink function. And have nothing with airplay 2 or chrome cast. If you use that to multiroom system you can only use beoremote one to skip to next song or volume up and down. 

5.  Any other info. which I might find useful would be great

Why not go to your local B&O shop and ask them, I know they would be happy to shop you the function you want, and you will see it in live:)

 

 

Millemissen
Top 10 Contributor
Flensborg, Denmark
13,424 Posts
OFFLINE
Bronze Member

1: What do you mean by ATV music?

Anything that you can play to the ATV, you also can play to the M3/5 etc....using AirPlay!!!

And you can play to both at the same time using AirPlay 2....from within the AP menu of the iDevice.

4: Yes, they do....but must be purchased seperately.
Otherweise you can use the Bang & Olufsen app (or any app, when AirPlaying).

2 and 3: Yes, manually (if the setup is without a NL/ML Converter).

The Eclipse and the NL-device ( M3/5 etc) must then - using the setup app and the tv menu -  be linked together.

After that you can find the source/the input, where your 9000 is connected to on the Eclipse in the List of the NL device. 
It can be choosen either via the BeoRemote One/bt or in the Bang & Olufsen app.

(Don’t forget, you will have to manually start the playback on the 9000....or you could use a Beo4 for that).

If it already is playing on the Eclipse, you can listen in on the M3/5 by just tapping the device or by pushing the Join button on the remote for the M3/5.

 

Might seem a bit complicated, but once setup, it is easy to handle.

 

MM 

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

thorne
Top 500 Contributor
285 Posts
OFFLINE
Bronze Member
thorne replied on Mon, Apr 13 2020 3:00 PM

Thanks millemissen and andybandy , that’s really useful. By ATV music I mean the music on the music app on ATV, basically all my music on iTunes 

 

one final question and I’ll leave you in peace!  The other speaker on my short list is the Apple Homepod 

 

Any advantages/disadvantages over the M3?  Would I still be able to play my downloaded music and CDs from the 9000?

 

Thanks so much for all your help

 

P.S I am absolutely delighted with my setup, and would love to upload a picture onto the forum. Is that easy to do?

Page 1 of 2 (19 items) 1 2 Next > | RSS
Beoworld Security Certificate

SSL