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MikaelB
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MikaelB posted on Fri, Jan 10 2014 9:09 AM

To day I have a BeoSound/BeoMaster 5 combination, connected with masterlink. I consider replasing it with the BeoSound Essense.

Will I be able to play music in multiple rooms with the BeoSound Essence?

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The Essence isn't a Masterlink (nor a NL) product.

You'll need a PC running a DLNA server to store all your music files. This can be your BM5 (with or without the BS5).

Then you'll need an Essence in every room. They can connect using an Ethernet or a Wifi network to your DLNA server.

You can play different music in each room, but you won't be able to play the same music in different room (party mode).

If I were you I'd wait a little bit longer. It seems they will upgrade the BM5 to NL, and you may then have a better solution based on that.

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Lenny replied on Fri, Jan 10 2014 10:08 PM

I talked to the staff at the B&O Store today. They told me, that they are not sure that this box is NL Ready but B&O is doing a lot switching to NL, so a software update, like the V1 got, could get NL to the Essence.

However, they also told be about a Beosound 5 Replacement. It will look a little different and without BeoMaster 5. Like a Encore. But with this Beosound 5 Replacement you can take the display to anyplace in your house. Anybody heard something like that as well?

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Would be great to see a system that focusses more on 'active choosing music' than on 'passive listening to playlists' Smile

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Razlaw replied on Fri, Jan 10 2014 10:42 PM
Sounds very interesting......looking forward to seeing it.

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Just to be clear, this won't be a replacement for BeoSound 5. BeoSound 5 will continue to be the flagship audio system and is not set to leave the range.
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Even better news then Smile

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Razlaw replied on Sat, Jan 11 2014 2:50 PM
Millemissen:

Even better news then

MM

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Great concept but as for the design.... Really?! 

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BO replied on Sat, Jan 11 2014 7:11 PM

wonderfulelectric:

Great concept but as for the design.... Really?! 

Its a hide-away box.

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wonderfulelectric
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Isn't the knob meant to be visible? The knob I have the biggest issue with. 

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Gatex replied on Sun, Jan 12 2014 8:40 PM

wonderfulelectric:

Isn't the knob meant to be visible? The knob I have the biggest issue with. 

I would suggest to hide away the knob also, it deserve to be hidden

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Then just wait for the ir-port to be supported.

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Comments on a knob which is only half the size of a matchbox.. Really?!

 

In fact, I see an opportunity here for Struer (or STBBrackets) to develop an enclosure with a decorative aluminium ring that is flush with the wall. Just like the one there is for the ir-receiver for active kits. Since the knob is powered with batteries, you can place it anywhere you want.


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This device looks to have the same control functionality of a Beosound 2.

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Tonker:

This device looks to have the same control functionality of a Beosound 2

Great comparison, look what happened to the B&O iPod wannabes.

It that knob is the only USP of the Escence then God please help us all!!
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vikinger replied on Mon, Jan 13 2014 10:25 PM

Looks like the Essence could have taken the form of a Beotime Mk2.

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