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matador43
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matador43 posted on Mon, Oct 19 2020 10:54 AM

Good morning guys,

Today was a lucky day (maybe): I've bought a bag full of little things B&O!

The thing is I have some question on how I can check if they're working or not, and for some of then what I can do with them. Here we go, appart various master link and power link cables I got:

A Beocenter 2 "black box" with main cable:
- I suppose it's useless without the head? EDIT - Yes
- Could it be pin protected? EDIT - Yes
- Any way of checking something without the head?

An ML/MCL converter, type 1651, no IR eye and Beolink passive, type 1656no IR eye.
- How to check them? EDIT - tried with Beosound -> power link -> to Converter without IR eye -> to passive speakers : Didnt work! EDIT - It works, be sure to use a fully wired 8 pins powerlink cable (thin cables have 8 pins but not all are actually wired!)

Last but not least, A Beosystem 3 Type 9600, with two little IR pearls wired on jacks.

- What MK is that? couldn't find on the forum.   EDIT - Looks like a MK1.
- Could it be pin protected? EDIT - Pin protection is available on the unit, yes.
- How to check it?   EDIT - So far looks like it need an IR eye to startup

Thanks in advance for any insight. 

 

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Stan replied on Mon, Oct 19 2020 3:19 PM

For the BeoLink Passive, you can connect it to passive speakers and a Beosound via PowerLink (make sure it is a full PL cable because the Passive is looking for a trigger signal on one of the pins that not every PL cable supports).  This will at least test the amp.  I believe you would need an IR eye (and Beosound and ML cable) to test the MasterLink capabilities.

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matador43:

Good morning guys,

Today was a lucky day (maybe): I've bought a bag full of little things B&O!

The thing is I have some question on how I can check if they're working or not, and for some of then what I can do with them. Here we go, appart various master link and power link cables I got:

A Beocenter 2 "black box" w ith main cable: - I suppose it's useless without the head? - Could it be pin protected? - Any way of checking something without the head?

An ML/MCL converter, type 1651 , no IR eye. - How to check it?

An Beolink passive, type 1656 , no IR eye. - How to check it?

Last but not least, A Beosystem 3 Type 9600 , with two little IR pearls wired on jacks. - What MK is that? couldn't find on the forum. - Could it be pin protected? - How to check it?

Thanks in advance for any insight.

Sounds a bit dodgy?

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valve1 replied on Mon, Oct 19 2020 4:31 PM

Well dodgy !

An interesting mix for sure. If you are looking for a Beocenter 2 head , make sure its a match for your black box. I believe there's a few options. 

I too am curious how to test a BS3. Again many versions with different software which Im guessing could be upgraded ?

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I don't understand "dodgy"

But if you mean that it's a way to place an ad, I've thought to it when posting.
The post went to moderation and was published, so I assume moderation team trust my question are real.

(And they are)

 

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Stan:

For the BeoLink Passive, you can connect it to passive speakers and a Beosound via PowerLink (make sure it is a full PL cable because the Passive is looking for a trigger signal on one of the pins that not every PL cable supports).  This will at least test the amp.  I believe you would need an IR eye (and Beosound and ML cable) to test the MasterLink capabilities.

Then I could use a spare Ouverture with passive speakers, at least to test it?
Interesting, thanks 

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After some search, it looks like I need an IR eye plugged int the DB9 socket to at least wake up the BS3.

 

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Keith Saunders:

Martin,

Besides the very large number of software updates which effected both versions and the introduction of "Adaptive Sound Technology", the only core changes provided by the mark 2 I can note from reviewing the spec are:-

  1. Formats provide 24 pictures per second
  2. FHD 1920 x 1080p
  3. There are two system module outputs now with the addition of an "F" connector for the US market

The Mark 1 version has "Type" numbers 9600 to 9612 and was sold between June 2006 and Dec 2008

The Mark 2 version has "Type" numbers 9615 to 9628 and was released around October 2008

Found that post from Keith Saunders teaching me it is an MK1.

My lucky find is less and less lucky :-)

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Could someone confirm the Beosystem won't start without IR eye?

Or could it be another way to check if it starts?

Thanks.

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Johan replied on Tue, Oct 20 2020 7:28 AM

Hi matador43, on the right hand side, just above the 230V power socket, there is an LED to indicate that the device is on. I reckon you will only be able to switch the BS3 on and operate it with the use of an IR eye and a remote. And be aware, it can be set to remotes with or without NAVI buttons (I found that out :-) but the lines in the menu have numbers that you can select by pressing that number on the remote.

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Thank you Johan,

That's a progress, There is indeed a green led which light for a couple of seconds when plugged and the goes off. There is some life inside !

Didnt notice that before ! Thank you.

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Stan:
For the BeoLink Passive, you can connect it to passive speakers and a Beosound via PowerLink (make sure it is a full PL cable because the Passive is looking for a trigger signal on one of the pins that not every PL cable supports).

Hi Stan,

I've tried that this morning. The Beolink Passive click when plugged and theres is a little light inside that goes green for a couple of seconds and then red.
But no sound from the speakers with several Powerlink cables, including the one that do trigger the Beolab 2500 (5 pins) and some others with 8 pins.

Even tried with the Masterlink cable just in case. But no sound at all. :(

 

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matador43:

I don't understand "dodgy"

But if you mean that it's a way to place an ad, I've thought to it when posting. The post went to moderation and was published, so I assume moderation team trust my question are real.

(And they are)

I meant that it was a bag of random stuff without the correct parts. For me it sounds like stolen goods. I wouldn’t have bought it I think.

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Michael:
For me it sounds like stolen goods

Ah, Ok,

I've bought it via a well known website for local ads (Leboncoin) to a guy who owns a business in home automation.
he told me he got this when removing old stuff from a client's home, he was installing "something" into.
Everything was covered with plaster dust.

The ad was public, I picked it up at the company's office and paid 15€ for the lot.

The guy had a bunch of old AV, security, network things to scrap.

All this to say that if it was stolen goods, they are very poor thieves.

Maybe I'm wrong but seems legit to me.

 

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matador43:

Ah, Ok,

I've bought it via a well known website for local ads (Leboncoin) to a guy who owns a business in home automation. he told me he got this when removing old stuff from a client's home, he was installing "something" into. Everything was covered with plaster dust.

The ad was public, I picked it up at the company's office and paid 15€ for the lot.

The guy had a bunch of old AV, security, network things to scrap.

All this to say that if it was stolen goods, they are very poor thieves.

Maybe I'm wrong but seems legit to me.

Maybe. Crazy good price. Congrats

Beolab 50, Beolab 20, Beolab 8000 x 2, Beolab 4000 x 2, 
BeoSound Core, BeoSound 9000, BeoSound Century, 
BeoLit 15, BeoPlay A1, BeoPlay P2, BeoPlay H9i, BeoPlay H6, EarSet 3i, 
BeoVision Avant 55, BeoPlay V1-40, 
BeoCom 6000 and so much else :)  

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