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Michael replied on Thu, Jul 5 2012 6:24 PM
moxxey:

Back on discussion, does anyone have a photo of the Playmaker - they do exist. My dealer was describing it to me earlier.

Yes they exist and I have seen a photo of it on a red background. Which is probably going to be used in advertising. However I don't have a copy of it but it looks just as I described it.
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vlohjr1 replied on Thu, Jul 5 2012 7:02 PM
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Yes they exist and I have seen a photo of it on a red background. Which is probably going to be used in advertising. However I don't have a copy of it but it looks just as I described it.

not too dissimilar to a sonos zp90?
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DoubleU replied on Thu, Jul 5 2012 10:35 PM

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Yes, I can confirm... i have the documentation with me.  Small device intended to be wall mounted. Has a mute/standby button and volume scroll wheel in front. Power supply, ethernet, line-in at back.  Compatible with Airplay & DLNA.  Can be controlled using Beo4 & Beo6 and also Beoplayer App, iTunes, Windows Media Player or other app for any IOS or Android device.

£350 per device... connects to 1 set of B&O speakers.

Does it also have a line out, so I can connect it to my beosound 4?

Yes, there is an option where you can set the volume to a fixed level, so the powerlink-output is your line out. I guess you need an optional cable from RJ45 to RCA/Minijack to connect to your Beosound or Beovision. There is also a line-in if you don't use DNLA or Airplay.

If you use an Airport Express now, solely to drive Beolabs, the Playmaker is a must-have device because of the better DAC. Nice!

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Michael replied on Thu, Jul 5 2012 11:25 PM
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not too dissimilar to a sonos zp90?

It is white and square. I didnt like it ro be honest but it probably looks good in real life!
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Will it be dissimilar to this product? http://www.kanexlive.com/airblue

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trauttrub replied on Tue, Jul 10 2012 10:11 AM

Hi

 

Does ayone know if I can connect my beolab 3500 to a sonos connect ?

Are there cables available ?

 

Many tks

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Vienna replied on Tue, Jul 10 2012 11:53 AM

trauttrub:
Does ayone know if I can connect my beolab 3500 to a sonos connect ?

Are there cables available ?

... a bit off topic, but have look at this tread http://forum.beoworld.org/forums/p/1626/13892.aspx#13892

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its already in bang and olufsen web page

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Just an observation, according to the spec on the Bang Olufsen page for the Playmaker, it does not support WMA lossless... Which makes me wonder how useful it would be for BS5/BM5 where it is recommended to ripp into WMA lossless (which I have done)???

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If only they could incorporate the Playmaker in the BeoLab 3500 :-/

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DoubleU replied on Tue, Jul 10 2012 10:11 PM

jonasrosen:

Just an observation, according to the spec on the Bang Olufsen page for the Playmaker, it does not support WMA lossless... Which makes me wonder how useful it would be for BS5/BM5 where it is recommended to ripp into WMA lossless (which I have done)???

Why would you use the Playmaker if you have a BS5?

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jonasrosen replied on Wed, Jul 11 2012 12:30 AM
Playmaker in a separate room connected ro speakers accessing my music collection (BM5) which is in another room.
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rednik replied on Wed, Jul 11 2012 12:42 AM

That will work, because bm5 is d lna server.  You would use an app on your phone to play music from bm5 on the playmaker.

 

If you want to sync both rooms (same music at same time) you would need ml between them.  Personally, having made the investment in a bm5 I would run the ml and get a beo 6.  Playmaker is aimed more at people looking for a cheap way into band o, and wouldn't give you the best return on the investment you have already made in the bm 5

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jonasrosen replied on Wed, Jul 11 2012 12:47 AM
I already use ML, but would prefer having it independent of what is playing in the main room
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rednik replied on Wed, Jul 11 2012 12:58 AM

Then a playmaker will work.

A bs5 encore would be a lot more elegant and user friendly though

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I goes this is how it looks!

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jonasrosen replied on Wed, Jul 11 2012 10:06 AM

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Then a playmaker will work.

A bs5 encore would be a lot more elegant and user friendly though

 

Not really, since in the specs it says it does not support WMA lossless!

(So I have to stick with using my dlna app on my HTC, which controls the main room BS5/BM5 which I then access in link room using link a aux.)

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butch1 replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 1:53 AM

 

PAUL W (STEVE JOBBS LOVECHILD)


WHY DONT YOU STICK TO THE APPLE FORUMS,i AM FED UP HEARING ABOUT "SEXY DESIGN THIS AND THAT" RADIO STATION THIS..i HAVE READ ALOT OF YOUR POSTS ETC AND IT CLEARLY SHOWS YOUR HEART IS WITH APPLE.YOU KEEP SAYING I WILL BUY THIS AND THAT,BUT NEVER DO.

i TOO HAVE MANY APPLE PRODUCTS,BUT USE THEM AS TOOLS FOR WORK.I HAVE BEEN BUYING B&O SINCE i LEFT SCHOOL AND WORKED HARD AND SAVED UP FOR WHAT I REALLY WANTED,AS FOR ITUNES,ITS FINE FOR HEADPHONES BUT POOR SOUND QUALITY,YOU HAVE TO RIP YOUR "OLD FASHIONED CDS" TO LOSSLESS TO GET A DECENT SOUND,.

MOST PEOPLE ON HERE BUY B&O ON A REGULAR BASIS,NOT A CENTURY,BV6,DVD 1, YEARS AGO,MOAN ABOUT THEM,THEN NEVER GET ANYTHING SINCE.I GOT IN TO B&O THROUGH FAMILY, AND MOST OFF MY FRIENDS HAVE ,BEEN BROUGHT UP WITH IT.

I BUY B&O FOR THE QUALITY,PERFORMANCE,EASE OF USE,AND DESIGN, B&O PLAY IS A GOOD IDEA,BUT DOESNT HAVE KUDOS OF THE BANG&OLUFSEN RANGE.lIKE D&G AND DOLCE&GABBANA,DIFFERENT MARKET.

i AM MAYBE DIFFERENT BUT I WOULD RATHER HAVE A USED BENTLEY THAN A NEW VW,AND A USED BEOVISION THAN A NEW BEOPLAY.YOU AND YOUR HIP CROWD SHOULD PUT YOUR MONEY WERE YOUR MOUTH IS,AND START BUYING INTO THE APPLE FOCUSED BEOPLAY RANGE,WHICH IT IS CLEARLY TARGETED AT.SO GO AND PLAY ON YOUR CENTURY TAPE PLAYER WANNABE

 

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butch1 replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 1:55 AM

AGREE ASWELL

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butch1 replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 2:00 AM

butch1:

PAUL W REPLY TO STEFFEN.

WHY DONT YOU STICK TO THE APPLE FORUMS,i AM FED UP HEARING ABOUT "SEXY DESIGN THIS AND THAT" RADIO STATION THIS..i HAVE READ ALOT OF YOUR POSTS ETC AND IT CLEARLY SHOWS YOUR HEART IS WITH APPLE.YOU KEEP SAYING I WILL BUY THIS AND THAT,BUT NEVER DO.

i TOO HAVE MANY APPLE PRODUCTS,BUT USE THEM AS TOOLS FOR WORK.I HAVE BEEN BUYING B&O SINCE i LEFT SCHOOL AND WORKED HARD AND SAVED UP FOR WHAT I REALLY WANTED,AS FOR ITUNES,ITS FINE FOR HEADPHONES BUT POOR SOUND QUALITY,YOU HAVE TO RIP YOUR "OLD FASHIONED CDS" TO LOSSLESS TO GET A DECENT SOUND,.

MOST PEOPLE ON HERE BUY B&O ON A REGULAR BASIS,NOT A CENTURY,BV6,DVD 1, YEARS AGO,MOAN ABOUT THEM,THEN NEVER GET ANYTHING SINCE.I GOT IN TO B&O THROUGH FAMILY, AND MOST OFF MY FRIENDS HAVE ,BEEN BROUGHT UP WITH IT.

I BUY B&O FOR THE QUALITY,PERFORMANCE,EASE OF USE,AND DESIGN, B&O PLAY IS A GOOD IDEA,BUT DOESNT HAVE KUDOS OF THE BANG&OLUFSEN RANGE.lIKE D&G AND DOLCE&GABBANA,DIFFERENT MARKET.

i AM MAYBE DIFFERENT BUT I WOULD RATHER HAVE A USED BENTLEY THAN A NEW VW,AND A USED BEOVISION THAN A NEW BEOPLAY.YOU AND YOUR HIP CROWD SHOULD PUT YOUR MONEY WERE YOUR MOUTH IS,AND START BUYING INTO THE APPLE FOCUSED BEOPLAY RANGE,WHICH IT IS CLEARLY TARGETED AT.SO GO AND PLAY ON YOUR CENTURY TAPE PLAYER WANNABE.

 

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butch1 replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 2:22 AM


PAUL W REPLY TO STEFFEN.

WHY DONT YOU STICK TO THE APPLE FORUMS,i AM FED UP HEARING ABOUT "SEXY DESIGN THIS AND THAT" RADIO STATION THIS..i HAVE READ ALOT OF YOUR POSTS ETC AND IT CLEARLY SHOWS YOUR HEART IS WITH APPLE.YOU KEEP SAYING I WILL BUY THIS AND THAT,BUT NEVER DO.

i TOO HAVE MANY APPLE PRODUCTS,BUT USE THEM AS TOOLS FOR WORK.I HAVE BEEN BUYING B&O SINCE i LEFT SCHOOL AND WORKED HARD AND SAVED UP FOR WHAT I REALLY WANTED,AS FOR ITUNES,ITS FINE FOR HEADPHONES BUT POOR SOUND QUALITY,YOU HAVE TO RIP YOUR "OLD FASHIONED CDS" TO LOSSLESS TO GET A DECENT SOUND,.

MOST PEOPLE ON HERE BUY B&O ON A REGULAR BASIS,NOT A CENTURY,BV6,DVD 1, YEARS AGO,MOAN ABOUT THEM,THEN NEVER GET ANYTHING SINCE.I GOT IN TO B&O THROUGH FAMILY, AND MOST OFF MY FRIENDS HAVE ,BEEN BROUGHT UP WITH IT.

I BUY B&O FOR THE QUALITY,PERFORMANCE,EASE OF USE,AND DESIGN, B&O PLAY IS A GOOD IDEA,BUT DOESNT HAVE KUDOS OF THE BANG&OLUFSEN RANGE.lIKE D&G AND DOLCE&GABBANA,DIFFERENT MARKET.

i AM MAYBE DIFFERENT BUT I WOULD RATHER HAVE A USED BENTLEY THAN A NEW VW,AND A USED BEOVISION THAN A NEW BEOPLAY.YOU AND YOUR HIP CROWD SHOULD PUT YOUR MONEY WERE YOUR MOUTH IS,AND START BUYING INTO THE APPLE FOCUSED BEOPLAY RANGE,WHICH IT IS CLEARLY TARGETED AT.SO GO AND PLAY ON YOUR CENTURY TAPE PLAYER WANNABE

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butch1 replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 2:25 AM

 

PAULW REPLY TO STEFFEN

Some of us talk about Apple Steffen, simply because a lot of the BeoPlay products feature Airplay and are designed for Apple products and the Apple customer! Put it this way, BeoPlay is the name that is getting BANG&OLUFSEN noticed.  Look what happened when B&O ignored Apple before, a history of severe dept and many CEOs that probably ended up working in MacDonalds!

How degrading a few years ago when BANG&OLUFSEN shared its name with SAMSUNG on a mobile phone! When a prestigious company does this, it's desperate. Now B&O has never had it so good! And in todays and next years and the the following years recession, it's the Apple customers AND BeoPlay that will keep BANG&OLUFSEN alive!!!   Remember Steffen, without Apple customers buying into the brand, you probably wouldn't have a BANG&OLUFSEN now and I think it is pretty clear that TUES MONTANI realises this!!!!!!! So go and play on your Windows laptop you little boy!

 

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butch1 replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 2:26 AM

 

 

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Flappo replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 5:41 AM

Caps locks posts are the height of message board bad etiquette. Only children and idiots use them.

I'm  with Paul W on this one. 

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Can one of the moderators please convert the caps of the mail of butch1 into small caps??? My screen is screaming to me!

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tournedos replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 9:36 AM

kuyttendaele:
Can one of the moderators please convert the caps of the mail of butch1 into small caps??? My screen is screaming to me!

No - too much work to do it manually.

But I'll give you this nice address - http://www.happpy.it - which will allow you to turn everything into Comic Sans.

Big Smile

On a more serious note, we do not wish to see posts as the ones posted (and quoted) in this thread on BeoWorld. I'll refrain from expressing my own thoughts on where these kind of discussions belong, and just hope that threads that mention Apple would not degenerate into mindless flaming that have nothing to do with B&O.

--mika

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tournedos:
and just hope that threads that mention Apple would not degenerate into mindless flaming that have nothing to do with B&O.

Hehe, especially when we're talking about a product especially designed to interface B&O with Apple products!!!!

Beoworld app with direct photo upload and emoticons. Other apps: ConsltThe Story Mouse

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Ban him I say.

 

 

Too long to list.... 

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butch1 replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 12:01 PM

that says it all

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butch1 replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 12:06 PM

the truth looks better in capitals

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Paul W replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 12:53 PM

Butch1, I'm sure that you will find that the BeoPlay range will financially save BANG&OLUFSEN.

BANG&OLUFSEN have been 'bailed' out so many times due to short sightedness of the company. Design and performance wise, Apple certainly seem to have created far less lemons over the years than over expensive BANG&OLUFSEN so definitely speaking from experience, not all BANG&OLUFSEN products are even half decent. 

Highly amusing rant by you however, being a professional, I'll just laugh it off!

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Vienna replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 2:05 PM

Paul W:

BANG&OLUFSEN have been 'bailed' out so many times due to short sightedness of the company. Design and performance wise, Apple certainly seem to have created far less lemons over the years than over expensive BANG&OLUFSEN so definitely speaking from experience, not all BANG&OLUFSEN products are even half decent. 

In the late 90's when Apple had made some wrong decisions - as far as I remeber - it was Bill - the Evil who bailed out
Steve - the Messias.  From a today's point of view this could considered to be "short sightedness" by Bill.

@capital letter brigade

Millions of peope have died for the "TRUTH" - whatever this may be ...

So, let's get serious and back on the topic :

I picked a Playmaker "from my stores shelf" this noon.

Compared to the AE/DAC config I've been using till today, I can report the Playmaker offers some
- at least for me - important advantages over the AE/DAC.

Excellent sound - if compared to the AE analogue output
- but I don't consider this a big advantage over my previously used AE/DAC combo.

- A lot less cables.

If I can't access the iDevice comfortably (e.g.during charging in the dock):

- Volume/Mute control manually and via Beo4/6
- Change of track via B&O remote

After playback finishes - compared to my previously used AE/DAC combo:

- No digital hiss - the speakers automatically mute/turn off via PowerLink

And finally, not mentioned in the user guide and found just by accident Whistle:

- Sound adjustments similar to BeoLink Active via "A.Setup" of your remote.

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butch1 replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 4:36 PM

you beat me too it vienna about gates

.Paul w you say you are speaking from experience regarding your comments.What do you mean by that?.I have a house full of apple products,but I am on a B&O forum were we discuss b&O,fair enough its relevant to some of the products like airplay etc.clever marketing and advertising has got apple were they are,not design and built quality like b&O.

My rant was due to your reply to steffen about playing on his windows laptop.I understand forums are for enthusiasts and you clearly love apple,more than b&o.I love watches and cars,but I go onto the relevant forums to discuss them.

spalsh out on a orange bv-10 and beoplay a8,you know you want to.

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butch1 replied on Tue, Jul 17 2012 11:02 AM


kuyttendaele replied on 07-10-2012 3:00 PM

If only they could incorporate the Playmaker in the BeoLab 3500 :-/

 

 

They have the beoplay A8

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butch1:

 


kuyttendaele replied on 07-10-2012 3:00 PM

If only they could incorporate the Playmaker in the BeoLab 3500 :-/

They have the beoplay A8

The A8 is not as elegant... and can't be fitted above my sleeping room door.

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moxxey replied on Tue, Jul 17 2012 4:59 PM

butch1:

clever marketing and advertising has got apple were they are,not design and built quality like b&O..

That's just an objective view. A lot of users - and remember I own a lot of B&O kit - say it looks dated, a bit 90s and, to be fair, they have a point. I'd argue there a few better designs than the new retina MacBook Pro - the way they've crafted the components in to that thin chassis, the way they've created that screen, the build quality and the fact it runs much cooler than previous MBPs.

Just because we own B&O, it doesn't mean that we should all be (falsely) excited about B&O and diss other products. As I said in another forum, there's a fine line between fanaticism and realism and a lot of users fall in to the first category and get quite heated by any "negativity" whatsoever. I do find it rather ironic that, to be able to afford B&O products, Beoworld users will have been more successful in life, than most users, yet somehow get suckered in to childish playground-style arguments at times, like they've been somehow cornered by a group of anti-B&O bullies, in their own forum :)

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Michael replied on Tue, Jul 17 2012 6:10 PM

The big problem is that B&O have lost its visionary designer, David Lewis. He designed amazing products where the user was part of a spectacle. Now young designers come to B&O and design something to be trendy or look cool. Nothing else. 

I think this is a big problem but I can't say for sure. It just feels like the new products don't feel magical as they used to do.

And how many products do they now have on the market? Too many I think. 

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tournedos replied on Tue, Jul 17 2012 6:33 PM

Michael:
And how many products do they now have on the market? Too many I think. 

...and yet, every time they discontinue something, people yell "They can't do that! It's iconic! Why not just update it to have this-and-that?" (and slash the price to half so it could compete) ...

--mika

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butch1 replied on Tue, Jul 17 2012 8:04 PM


Caps locks posts are the height of message board bad etiquette. Only children and idiots use them.

I'm  with Paul W on this one. 

 

 

have you read all your good friend pauls (tod daniel) posts on the old forum loads have caps and are full of nonsense.

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butch1 replied on Tue, Jul 17 2012 8:08 PM

Paul W replied on 07-16-2012 12:53 PM

Butch1, I'm sure that you will find that the BeoPlay range will financially save BANG&OLUFSEN.

BANG&OLUFSEN have been 'bailed' out so many times due to short sightedness of the company. Design and performance wise, Apple certainly seem to have created far less lemons over the years than over expensive BANG&OLUFSEN so definitely speaking from experience, not all BANG&OLUFSEN products are even half decent. 

Highly amusing rant by you however, being a professional, I'll just laugh it off!

just like you were laughed at in the old forum (TOD DANIEL) with you contradicting yourself and sayng you would never buy b&o again.
why do you come on this forum?

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