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SOLVED! BeoSound Essence mk I + Bose SA-3 problems

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carreracs
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carreracs posted on Wed, May 20 2020 2:03 PM

Hi!

Just got my RJ-45 —> phono cable from Sounds Heavenly today. I want to use my Bose amplifier and outdoor speakers on my terrace with my B&O app, even though the BS Essence mk I doesn’t support multiroom.

Has anyone else got a similar setup?

When playing through the Essence, it doesn’t wake up the Bose SA-3 amplifier, altough the SA-3 is supposed to work with other products than Bose. I have turned on the switch on the amplifier so that it should turn on automatically when the Essence is playing music.

Yes, I am aware that I am asking about Bose on a B&O forum, but am hoping someone else has tried the same. Another solution could be to buy a BeoLink Passive, but I do prefer to get what I have working, if possible.

 

Thanks 😊

 

Regards,

 

Christian

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carreracs:
I have turned on the switch on the amplifier so that it should turn on automatically when the Essence is playing music.
No experience with the mkI but the Essence mkII has to be setup correctly,

goto: Sound, Line-out level, tick the box, confirm 

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Ok, thanks. Will have a look in the setup. Do you have to do that when using the speaker/RJ45 output? Or when using line-out?

 

Christian

 

 

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carreracs:
Ok, thanks. Will have a look in the setup. Do you have to do that when using the speaker/RJ45 output? Or when using line-out?

Christian

The box should be ticked for your setup (when using the PL connection as line-out)

 

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....this again means, that you can’t control the volume in the B&O app - like you intended.

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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Hmmm, I'm not able to find any settings regarding the output.

The mk I menu does not have as many menu choices as the mk II.

 

Christian

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So the BeoLink Passive is the way to go then?

 

Christian

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That setting should be there - I am not able to confirm, though since I have no MK1 here.

On the preceeding solution - the Playmaker - that setting was there..... so no reason that it shouldn’t be on the MK1.

The official ‘tip’ for using the Essence MK1 this way also states a ‘fixed output’.

 

If you don’t need the Bose amp, the BL Passive solution would be simpler.

But do remember to get the right cable from Essence/RJ45 to the Passive/DIN...otherweise it won’t turn on.

MM

MM

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Hi again

Here are the menus of the BeoSound Essence mk I and mk II (I have them both)

As mentioned, the mk I, was planned to be used outside, so that I could use the B&O app, but I could live without the multiroom option…

The mk I is the 3rd picture (at the bottom), the others are from the mk II

 

Christian

 

 

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Edit: mk1 is the issue, so the pictures of the mk2 do not matter (as described I do have access to these setup menu's). Sorry

 

 

carreracs
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But that is the mk II connected to my BeoLab 5. Outside is mk I and that’s where the problem is.... Mk II has, as far as I can see, a lot more menu options than the mk I.

Christian

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carreracs:

Hi again

Here are the menus of the BeoSound Essence mk I and mk II (I have them both)

As mentioned, the mk I, was planned to be used outside, so that I could use the B&O app, but I could live without the multiroom option…

The mk I is the 3rd picture (at the bottom), the others are from the mk II

 

Christian

 

 

Please show the menu choices under SETTINGS

 

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Carolpa
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1. what are the options for "Maximum sound volume"?

2. do you have the latest sw version for the mk1? Did you performed an update?

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1. Maximum, Loud, Medium, Quiet, Custom, Hotel Setup*

2. The product software is up to date.
 
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