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Beocenter 8500 in Multiroom

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AnalogPlanet
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AnalogPlanet posted on Tue, Sep 29 2015 5:11 PM

Yes, I know it could be impossible or too much hassle. Big Smile But my Beocenter 8500 is like a beautiful object d'art and I really want to try adding it somehow to Multiroom. After a lot of research, I am still puzlled as I never understood ML and MCL properly (I am fresh to B&O).

Few comments:

1.) I just need to be able to "add" BC8500 with attached speakers to multiroom, not use it as a source

2.) I have Apple Airport Express today connected to it and I stream via AirPlay

3.) Apart from Beolink Converter NL/ML I don't mind buying an optional IR Receiver for simple operation

 

What I don't understand yet:

Could it be I only miss ML-->MCL cable adapter if such thing exists?

Since I stream everything wirelessly around the house, how the Beolink Converter joins BC8500? Does it have WiFi built in?

Confused

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AnalogPlanet
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So, two years later I still haven't decided which path to take? :)

One option that looks elegant is buying a BS Core and connect BC8500 to its line in input. With that, I have no control whatsoever on CD play/stop/next/previous from the B&O app naturally. But I can share CD sound from BC8500 across multiroom which is what I ultimately want to achieve.

The alternative, if I get it correctly, is first a MCL/ML converter followed by a Beolink Converter 1790. If set up properly this should allow I believe basic controls of CD playback? Just to reconfirm and evaluate how much it makes sense to go this route...

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TWG replied on Tue, Jan 2 2018 10:25 AM

Someone here in the forum posted that he was able to control an old Beogram through the Beolink Converter 1790, so I guess that's the better way to go. 

But I'm just guessing as I currently have no 1790. Other forum members can explain the 1790 functionality better. 

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