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Beolink passive VS ML / MCL Converter ?

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marexy
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marexy posted on Fri, Jul 21 2017 9:43 PM

Please explain the difference between Beolink passive type 1657 and ML / MCL Converter type 1652.

Both look the same with the same connectors. IR+ML+ PWL + 2x speaker

Thanks

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StUrrock
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StUrrock replied on Fri, Jul 21 2017 10:24 PM
Before any of the learned members of this forum take time out of their busy lives to answer your question.

Could I respectfully ask, on their behalf, why you are asking this question?
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One includes the ir-eye, the other one not.

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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9 LEE replied on Fri, Jul 21 2017 11:15 PM

Millemissen:

One includes the ir-eye, the other one not.

MM

This.

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9 LEE:

Millemissen:

One includes the ir-eye, the other one not.

MM

This.

And that:

 


There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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The MCL/ML converter is a useful piece of kit.Obviously,it's primary function is to adapt latter day ML enabled product to function with earlier MCL systems,which is does well.

However,it can also be used simply as a slave amplier,where you want to drive conventional passive loudspeakers from say powerlink enabled devices.

Finally,by connecting an ir receiver,the device becomes a Beolink Passive,which when connected via ML can be used as a separate room  device,driving passive loudspeakers,with independent control of local volume,bass and treble.

The Beolink Passive on it's own,does'nt have the same versatility.

Nick

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Tip!

If you just want to use it as an amp (PL -> box -> passive speakers), you can also use the old socalled 2P box/amp. Remember: you'll need fully wired OL cables for it to turn on.

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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Kromer replied on Sat, Jul 22 2017 10:36 AM

solderon29:

The MCL/ML converter is a useful piece of kit.Obviously,it's primary function is to adapt latter day ML enabled product to function with earlier MCL systems,which is does well.

However,it can also be used simply as a slave amplier,where you want to drive conventional passive loudspeakers from say powerlink enabled devices.

Finally,by connecting an ir receiver,the device becomes a Beolink Passive,which when connected via ML can be used as a separate room  device,driving passive loudspeakers,with independent control of local volume,bass and treble.

The Beolink Passive on it's own,does'nt have the same versatility.

Nick

It is Indeed very usefull because of its versatility. I can strongly recommend keeping one  in store if you lille to tinker with your setups Thumbs Up

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marexy replied on Sat, Jul 22 2017 8:15 PM

Thank for all answers :)

It's all clear now :)

 

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Please can you tell me where to find wiring instructions on how to connect the MCL IR-eye to the ML/MCL Converter?

Is this done via DIN cable?

I own two Converters, one IR (Transceiver) and a remote.. I would love to make two standalone amps for CX100's :)

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stefan replied on Tue, Oct 26 2021 9:45 PM

Won’t work - although you can connect an MCL 2A box to the converter - you will find all necessary information in the Beolink handbook.

hope this helps

Stefan

 

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Guy replied on Tue, Oct 26 2021 10:39 PM

MCL2AV box, plus MCL IR eye, plus ML/MCL Converter (operating as Passive) will work as stand-alone amp, allowing up to 3 sources to be selected using a B&O remote.  The MCL2AV will need a 15v power supply.

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Not even if I connect a source like the Chromecast, and control the volume from the app?

I suppose that si would only use the IR and remote to turn on the converter..?

vogelkop
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Not even if I connect a source like the Chromecast, and control the volume from the app?

I suppose that si would only use the IR and remote to turn on the converter..?

vogelkop
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Not even if I connect a source like the Chromecast, and control the volume from the app?

I suppose that si would only use the IR and remote to turn on the converter..?

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