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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?

/MikaelB

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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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StUrrock:

It that knob is the only USP of the Escence then God please help us all!!

No of cource not - that will be the BeoMusic app!

My guess is, that it had not been finished for the presentation.

The 'knob' is only the 'emergency brake' Whistle

But they need it as USP - otherweise there would be nothing to show off.

And the costumer must have something with the Bang & Olufsen logo on to show too.

MM

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Lenny replied on Tue, Jan 14 2014 9:44 AM

MartinW:
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.

I wasn't talking about the Essence replacing the Beosound 5. There is a product in line which will replace the Beosound 5. 

Or have you been talking about this other "not named" Product as well?

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Millemissen:

But they need it as USP - otherweise there would be nothing to show off.

And the costumer must have something with the Bang & Olufsen logo on to show too.

Yes - "Look at this great piece of software I just bought for silly money" has been the starting point of many a great party... Whistle

--mika

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@delete, it looks like a BeoPad ! Finally, it will come this summer 👍😃
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Looking forward to the next party, saying: look at this 'great piece of hardware and software I just bought for silly money' this summer Stick out tongue

MM

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Gatex:

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

Now - what is wrong with this..???

"Deserve to be hidden"...? Are you nuts..?

 

Some people has been complaining about the plastic design of the Playmaker. Now, here is some 'Classic' B&O design.
Then that's wrong too... Some of you Guys are very hard to please...

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Nothing wrong with that.

It was (as always) not just what people had expected.

MM

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moxxey replied on Wed, Jan 15 2014 8:50 AM

Millemissen:

Nothing wrong with that.

It was (as always) not just what people had expected.

This is very true.

Remember, we're probably B&O's harshest critics on here as we love the brand and the products. We only want to see things moving forward. I honestly wouldn't take too much 'negativity' on here too seriously. As I've said many times before, we're not the people who need to be convinced - it's the average high street customer! We're buying B&O. They are not.

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Gatex replied on Wed, Jan 15 2014 9:13 AM

As always mainstream. Bn0 got to much mainstream over the years. Bn0 new mantra, produce it easy as possible sell expensive as possible.

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BO replied on Wed, Jan 15 2014 9:20 AM

Gatex:
Bn0 new mantra, produce it easy as possible sell expensive as possible

As all other companies. That's a necessity to survive.

//Bo.
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Mark replied on Wed, Jan 15 2014 9:47 AM
I rather like this concept but why can't this be the light switch and run other simple operations ?(maybe it's me but I don't go to bed with my phone and in the mornings I'm too sleepy, bleary eyed and clumsy to operate small keys and my dressing gown doesn't have a phone pocket)

we tend to forget there is more to design than designing.

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benoit replied on Tue, Jan 21 2014 10:15 PM

More and more I'm thinking that they found inspiration in the Bose SoundTouch Controller... But why did they forgot the small oled screen which would have made the BS Essence's remote even more beautiful and very practical? 

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Steffen replied on Tue, Jan 21 2014 10:40 PM

benoit:

More and more I'm thinking that they found inspiration in the Bose SoundTouch Controller... But why did they forgot the small oled screen which would have made the BS Essence's remote even more beautiful and very practical? 

Good point. They make this remote thing to put on the table -but why didn't they put a small display in it like others do..?

Seems like they have forgotten the 'magic' that once made B&O something special.

If it can be controlled by my phone or tablet -then why should I buy this aluminum thing and put on my table..? ;-)

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MartinW replied on Tue, Jan 21 2014 10:56 PM
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I wasn't talking about the Essence replacing the Beosound 5. There is a product in line which will replace the Beosound 5.

Or have you been talking about this other "not named" Product as well?

There is no product due to come out to replace the BeoSound 5 in the roadmap shown to the dealers. I think it is now established that there may be a new audio system coming in 2014, but if it does it will not replace where BeoSound 5 sits at the top of the audio range.

I hope I haven't just breached my contract there!

Omg, a black 4x4 just pulled up outside!....
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BeoBoy68 replied on Tue, Jan 21 2014 11:17 PM
A new audio system coming out for the summer in tablet form: the BeoPad ! 😃
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