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BeoLab 17 + Stereo Hub

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charlessims Posted: Wed, Jan 20 2021 4:33 PM

Hi Beoworld,

Wanted to make a post to confirm that Beolab 17's are compatible with the System Audio Stereo Hub, all through WISA.

It was the perfect solution to me wanting to connect them to a non-b&o tv. However, I was very unsure when getting both items incase there was some reason they would not work together.

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CB replied on Wed, Jan 20 2021 6:05 PM
Hi

Thank you for your feedback !

Could you explain what do you call “System Audio Stereo Hub” please?

I know the Beoplay S8 connection hub...
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It is a WISA connection hub. Speaks to the beolabs totally wirelessly. 
Here is the link  https://system-audio.com/product/stereo-hub/

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CB replied on Wed, Jan 20 2021 9:01 PM
Thanks, wasn’t aware of this.

Are you able to use the SA Room Service too? (room correction)
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mbolo01 replied on Fri, Jan 22 2021 5:44 PM
More information here:

https://www.soundstagesimplifi.com/index.php/equipment-reviews/137-system-audio-legend-5-silverback-active-loudspeakers-and-stereo-hub-wisa-transmitter

Reading between the lines, other than SA Wisa speakers can be used as well with Room Service to calibrate the Stereo Hub.

Interesting device.

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corle48 replied on Mon, Mar 1 2021 8:49 PM

Hello

I've juste receive my stereo hub, to drive my beolab 18 (and 19)

I follow the instruction to pair the speaker and they are connected.

The problem is that they both play right channel and I can't find how to dispatch channel.

On beolab I can just select "wireless" but not a channel

I don't have try setup the subwoofer yet until stereo isn't ok.

So, is there an GUI (google home, ip acces to hub ...) which can allow to attribute channel on connected devices ?

For now, this wisa standard, doesn't seems to be as easy as it's said....

Thanks for feedback

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With my 17s  they auto assigned left and right. Have you updated the firmware on the hub? This was a must for me

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Ekopf replied on Tue, Mar 2 2021 6:25 AM

Is it also possible to hardwire the Beolabs?

For some reason I don’t like using WISA.

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Yes it is. I have personally never tried it and don’t have the cables to give it a go. You can connect them using powerlink cables. The only issue is the input, they have an analogue input but the digital input needs to be from a bang and Olufsen source. 
therefore it depends on what you wish to connect them to 

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corle48 replied on Tue, Mar 2 2021 12:12 PM

Hello,

How can you do this ? where to find the update ?

Thanks

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Hi,

You need a USB stick to plug into the back of the hub. 

Instructions are here: https://system-audio.com/new-software-updates-for-silverback-and-stereo-hub/

If not I would suggest resetting the hub (making it forget the speakers) and pairing again.

I believe it should assign each channel to a separate speaker by itself 

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corle48 replied on Wed, Mar 3 2021 3:48 PM

Hello

Even with last update the problem still here

From AS , I ve answer that from them the channel is selected on the speaker, and from BO it's done on the streamer (TV or other)

Definitively not compatible for now. Maybe in a few time

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I have been doing some research.

I looks to me WISA Left/Right channel selection is based on the speakers MAC address and can hence be changed.

You might be unlucky that both of your speakers are assigned to the same channel. However, it seems this can be changed. B&O will be able to change this or you can yourself.

This manual might be a good place to start: https://www.primare.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/WiSA-User-Guide-Update-2.pdf

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