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smart210 posted on Wed, Nov 25 2020 9:15 PM

Hi All,

I'm the happy owner of a BeoLab 14 (5.1 surround) which is currently connected to a (Samsung) TV through a Harman/Kardon receiver. The TV has stopped working so I'm considering my options, where one would be to get a Beovision Avant 55.

If I understand correctly it should be possible to connect BeoLab 14 directly to the Avant, thereby removing the traditional surround receiver from the equation. Is that correct and if so would it be a single PowerLink Cable from the Avant to the BeoLab 14 subwoofer (with the subwoofer distributing the sound to the five speakers through speaker cables like in my current setup)?

Also, would the Avant speaker work as the centre speaker reducing BeoLab 14 to a 4+1 or is it possible to keep 5+1 through BeoLab 14?

Any help will be appreciated!

Regards,

Soren

 

 

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You must run the 14.4 (you don’t need the fifth speaker) like a normal 4.1 set of speakers to the sub - with 3 RJ45-Powerlink cables from the Avant.

See the User Guide for this.

And you must configure each speaker in the Sound Settings of the Avant including distances etc etc.

You also have the option of bas managing the built-in speakers of the Avant, which will act as the Center Speaker - best read the Technical Sound Guide for this.

And - correctly set up - you probably will notice that the set will sound better when connected to the Avant!

 

Please report back once you have bought the Avant (if you do so) - feel free to ask more questions.

The BL14.4 is an underestimated multichannel set of speakers from B&O imo - I like it.

 

MM 

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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I remember hearing the BL14 with the Avant in the Melbourne showroom. I was actually blown away with how good movie sound effects were with it.

It’s quite good actually.

In the Avant, in the menu, a BL14 is one of the available speakers in the list so it goes together.
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Answered (Verified) 1990 replied on Thu, Nov 26 2020 7:53 PM
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The 1st Gen has some issues with burning video engines. Problem can be expensive to fix, but is quite easy to prevent by attaching a usb ventilator to the back.

2nd Gen doesn't have any hardware problems but is not a favourite around here due to the slow and unstable Android OS.

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Millemissen
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You must run the 14.4 (you don’t need the fifth speaker) like a normal 4.1 set of speakers to the sub - with 3 RJ45-Powerlink cables from the Avant.

See the User Guide for this.

And you must configure each speaker in the Sound Settings of the Avant including distances etc etc.

You also have the option of bas managing the built-in speakers of the Avant, which will act as the Center Speaker - best read the Technical Sound Guide for this.

And - correctly set up - you probably will notice that the set will sound better when connected to the Avant!

 

Please report back once you have bought the Avant (if you do so) - feel free to ask more questions.

The BL14.4 is an underestimated multichannel set of speakers from B&O imo - I like it.

 

MM 

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

Aussie Michael
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I remember hearing the BL14 with the Avant in the Melbourne showroom. I was actually blown away with how good movie sound effects were with it.

It’s quite good actually.

In the Avant, in the menu, a BL14 is one of the available speakers in the list so it goes together.
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Michael, MM,

Thank you so much for your prompt responses - much appreciated!

I will begin my search for a BeoVision Avant 55. Does anyone know if there are any known issues or problems with this model that I should watch out for when buying (a used) one?

 

Thanks 

 

Soren

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Answered (Verified) 1990 replied on Thu, Nov 26 2020 7:53 PM
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The 1st Gen has some issues with burning video engines. Problem can be expensive to fix, but is quite easy to prevent by attaching a usb ventilator to the back.

2nd Gen doesn't have any hardware problems but is not a favourite around here due to the slow and unstable Android OS.

smart210
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Thanks 1990.

Do you know what year/month the change from 1st to 2nd gen happened?

 

Rgds,

 

Soren

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Thanks 1990.

Do you know what year/month the change from 1st to 2nd gen happened?

 

Rgds,

 

Soren

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1990:

The 1st Gen has some issues with burning video engines. Problem can be expensive to fix, but is quite easy to prevent by attaching a usb ventilator to the back.

2nd Gen doesn't have any hardware problems but is not a favourite around here due to the slow and unstable Android OS.

Where would you have the ventilator point on the Avant? 

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1990 replied on Thu, Nov 26 2020 9:22 PM

poodleboy:

1990:

The 1st Gen has some issues with burning video engines. Problem can be expensive to fix, but is quite easy to prevent by attaching a usb ventilator to the back.

Where would you have the ventilator point on the Avant? 

I believe it is like a computer ventilator, behind the cover. Willie explained it in one of the podcasts on YouTube (but I don't remember which one!)

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1990:

I believe it is like a computer ventilator, behind the cover. Willie explained it in one of the podcasts on YouTube (but I don't remember which one!)

Or remove the silver covers perhaps too.
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