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Charles65
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Charles65 posted on Sat, May 5 2018 9:07 PM

Hello,

So I have this old B&O set of redline speakers connected with a Beolink passive amp. The amp is connected to a beolink convertor to my PC. For volume control and to turn it on I use an Ir eye that plugs in the passive Amp.

 

I've want to use the essence remote to control my setup(volume and on/off) can this communicate with my old IR eye? http://beointegration.com/uploaded/BeoSound_Essence_Remote_IR_modes.pdf here it says there are 7 modes to control it, is there one that should work with my setup? If yes how would that work?

I know this a bit of weird setup but hey that is why I'm here

Thanks

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TWG replied on Sun, May 6 2018 8:08 AM

Hi Charles,

 

there's no weird setup it's just the flexibility we love from B&O. :-)

The Essence remote send "Radio" on a short press and "CD" on a long press in Beo 4 mode. If you can wake up your Belink passive amp with that, it will react to the Essence remote, too. Volume will work but I don't know if it powers on the passive amp. 

Charles65
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Hey Thanks for your reply,

 

So when I set the essence remote to Beo4 IR (RADIO) and Beo4 IR (PLAY )mode, I can turn the amp off with a long press on the remote.

When I trry to turn it on I see the red light of the IR EYE blinking but it is not turning on. Would this have something to do with the fact I have no Beo4 remote and maybe need to use this to setup the IR EYE correctly? I havn't paired anything or have an Essence setup 

 

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Charles65:

Hey Thanks for your reply,

So when I set the essence remote to Beo4 IR (RADIO) and Beo4 IR (PLAY )mode, I can turn the amp off with a long press on the remote.

When I trry to turn it on I see the red light of the IR EYE blinking but it is not turning on. Would this have something to do with the fact I have no Beo4 remote and maybe need to use this to setup the IR EYE correctly? I havn't paired anything or have an Essence setup

I think you need to setup it in option 6 or 2. If it blinks it works.Big Smile
Charles65
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Hey,

so the ir Eye blinks in 2 and 6 option If I hold the dark circle on the essence remote but no turning on or volume control, I can only turn it off ?

So any ideas ? :)

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Did you also try ‘mode 7’?

By the way, is the PL cable in the setup a fully wired one?

MM

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Charles65
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So there is no Powerlink cable connected to the amp, I've connected a masterlink from the amp to a beolink and from there to my pc.

Would I need a Powerlink cable ?

C

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toptip replied on Mon, Apr 15 2019 5:58 AM

I hope this is not a very ignorant question as I am not very familiar with different command structures B&O used over the years.

I have a setup of BM6500, BG 5500, BG CD6500, BC6500 and BL7000. I also set up a “Harmony Hub” which I control over the wi-fi with an iPad or iPhone. This works very well except I have to use an ugly Harmony IR blaster hanging in front of the BeO stack.

Now, I have this beautiful IR Eye (the silver disc with the black control bar) which I have never used. Is that in any way compatible with the BM6500? Can I attach it to one of the Beolink DIN sockets in the back and shoot IR commands into it?

Many thanks

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It will not replace the harmony IR-blaster, if that is your question.
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toptip replied on Mon, Apr 15 2019 11:59 PM

Thank you for your response.

Is it at all compatible with the BM6500? Will it do anything if I connect it?

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toptip replied on Mon, Apr 15 2019 11:59 PM

Thanks.

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