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DinoD
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DinoD posted on Fri, Dec 14 2018 3:40 AM

Hey guys,

just received a BL3500, but there seams to be a strange problem, speakers has clicking/ticking sounds. 

any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi,

Glad to hear that the right cable resolved the issue!

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Hello, I too have a BeoLab 3500 which I would like to put to use as a center speaker to my Samsung (while being connected to a ML system).

I have activated the MCL by pressing: MENU 04 GO.

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a) My BeoLab 3500 turns itself off (leaves the service mode) every time I press ANY button on the Beo4. For instance if I press VOLUME UP it turns off (or any other command). Would any of you have a solution for this challenge? This is a problem for me as it prevents me from using the BeoLab 3500 as a center speaker as it will turn off all the time. A little background, my intention is to use Beo4 with the Samsung TV with the assistance of my Lintronic however this will not work as the BeoLab 3500 will turn off everytime I do anything with then Beo4.

b) I admit it looks like a nice feature to be using the MCL port to connect any product but I would personally think that the ML port should be much better. MCL is for an amplified speaker signal whereas ML is for a line signal. So, if you had a cable for the ML port instead the sound will likely be better and easier to manage the volume as it is a line signal (which you get from an iPhone and similar). The ML port can be opened by pressing MENU 03 GO.

PS to Steve, if you can make cables for the ML connection I suspect you can sell more as this will then also work with the BeoLab 2000. :-)

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Hi BeoMedia,

Yes, the speaker will leave MCL mode if any button is pressed on the remote. Please set the speaker into MCL mode (test mode 4) and then put away the B&O remote control-the sound will then be controlled by the music source (eg. iPod, phone, etc).

I do make a headphone to Masterlink input cable but this only works with Beolab 2000, not Beolab 3500.  This is because test mode 9 (Interactive Test Mode) is needed to use the Masterlink input without a B&O master product connected, this feature is only available on Beolab 2000.

Hope this helps.

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Hi Steve,

This will not work for me I'm afraid as it is attractive for me to be able to use my Beo4 for the Samsung TV (which prevents me from using the beoLab 3500 the way you describe).

I hadn't realised that you had a BeoLab 2000 (ML to 3.5mm jack) cable, cool, I will check this out a little later when I get to my BeoLab 2000.

If I go down the BeoLab 3500 route I will try to use test mode 3 rather than 4 as this will allow me to work with a line signal rather than a live speaker level.

Kind regards BeoMedia

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Guy replied on Wed, Jan 1 2020 7:31 PM

Would it be possible to use your Lintronic to solve the problem?

Perhaps mask the IR input of the BL3500 whilst placing an external IR eye (connected to the Lintronic's IR output) under the masking.  Then perhaps you could simply set up the Lintronic to send the 'MENU 4 GO' command to the BL3500 via the external IR eye, and then no further commands until you wished to turn it off.

It's just a thought - I don't have a Lintronic and only have a limited understanding of its capabilities!  

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Hi,

Just a quick update with an apology - the iPod (minijack) to Beolab 2000 cable mentioned previously is unfortunately no longer available.  I do still have the minijack to Beolab 3500 cables though.

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PH replied on Sun, Aug 2 2020 1:21 PM

What cable do you bought. I have 3 pcs. Beolab 3500, all of then ticking an d humming noise in MCL mode, also without any cable connected. Thanks Per

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Hi Per,

If the speaker tick without any cable connected then you appear to have a speaker issue, this won't be caused by the cable......

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From vague memory I also think that my BeoLab 3500 made humming and tick noises in MCL mode while not being connected to anything. I think this is normal. The cable solution did not solve what I was trying to achieve so I opted for a different setup when using it as center speaker and connected to the B&O link system at the same time. 

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From vague memory I also think that my BeoLab 3500 made humming and tick noises in MCL mode while not being connected to anything. I think this is normal. The cable solution did not solve what I was trying to achieve so I opted for a different setup when using it as center speaker and connected to the B&O link system at the same time. 

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From vague memory I also think that my BeoLab 3500 made humming and tick noises in MCL mode while not being connected to anything. I think this is normal. The cable solution did not solve what I was trying to achieve so I opted for a different setup when using it as center speaker and connected to the B&O link system at the same time. 

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From vague memory I also think that my BeoLab 3500 made humming and tick noises in MCL mode while not being connected to anything. I think this is normal. The cable solution did not solve what I was trying to achieve so I opted for a different setup when using it as center speaker and connected to the B&O link system at the same time. 

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From vague memory I also think that my BeoLab 3500 made humming and tick noises in MCL mode while not being connected to anything. I think this is normal. The cable solution did not solve what I was trying to achieve so I opted for a different setup when using it as center speaker and connected to the B&O link system at the same time. 

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