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Surround 7.1 set up for Beosystem 3

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MoElbanna
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MoElbanna posted on Tue, Aug 13 2019 4:21 PM

Hello B&O Lovers,

I have the following setup and would very much appreciate any help setting up the BS3 to achieve 7.1 surround;

Sub is Beolab 19

Center speaker is 7-4

Front L & R are Beolab 6000

Surround R and L are Beolab 8000

Back L & R are Beolab 4000

what is the ideal set up for surround sound in the BS3 with the above speakers.

Thanks so much

 

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Millemissen
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Welcome to Beoworld!

 

Firstly it depends very much on your room - and of your seating in the room.

As a starting point I’d swap the speakers:

Front L & R are Beolab 8000

Surround R and L are Beolab 4000

Back L & R are Beolab 6000

 

MM

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MoElbanna
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MM, thank you so much,

Due to the room size, I am stuck with the placement I have, and I do get sound from all speakers, but I do not know if it is surround.

The beolab 6000 are daisy chained, the 8000 are using a Y Adapter and the 4000 are daisy chain, just need to verify the surround setting on the BS3

In BS3 sound adjustment it shows;

Default Video Speaker 5

Default Audio Speaker 5

is this correct??

Thank you again

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MoElbanna:

In BS3 sound adjustment it shows;

Default Video Speaker 5

Default Audio Speaker 5

is this correct??

Thank you again

There is no right or wrong here, it is entirely up to you! 

However having Audio i 5 speaker mode will force the system to create  the 3 missing channels (surround) if you have a stereo signal, It may sound cool but of course not the way it was intended. Try 2 speakers first you can alway change on the remote. SPEAKER +1-5

Video usually has surround content so 5 speakers would be a good choice.

Let me know how that sub implementation works out!

EDIT: I only now realize you have 7.1 Setup, but the answer still applies. I always refer to 4 speakers as POWER mode, try and you will see why Smile

MoElbanna
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Awesome Beovox141,

Will try once I am home, and will let you know, thanks a million for the feedback.

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Enjoy the box, once you get to know it you will love it,- and has a few tricks up its sleeve.

The User Service Menu can by found this way, MENU, MENU, go to OPTIONS (just stay there don't select) and then press RED ARROW, GO! 

MoElbanna
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BEOVOX141; Thank you again, I just set it up with the 7 speakers yesterday and I already love it, just wanting to know any quick cool tricks you might suggest,; 

Will load up the menu manu as soon as I get home, thanks again.

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When you do get home,- look up the type number first it's on the gray label an any text or labels next to the Acc letters.

MoElbanna
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BEOVOX141, thank you,

Type number?? you mean on the BS3 Type (it is MKIII) is that what you mean??

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Basically just to know what kind of hardware and tuner you have.

This would be really cool! A Type number starting with 77xx!

 

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DMacri replied on Wed, Aug 14 2019 10:29 AM
As Beovox141 says, there is no right or wrong answer. You can set video to 5 Speakers and Audio to 2 Speakers to match the artists intent, but I enjoy listening to audio in 5 Speaker mode using Dolby PLII. You might get similar enjoyment out of DPLIIx. Even though there is no “Speaker 7” mode, once you set the speaker selections and positions in the settings you’ll be fine. Enjoy your BeoSystem 3.

Dom

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Good morning/afternoon BEOVOX141,

The BS3 Type I have is 7716; so what are the cool tricks???

Thank you again for any feedback you might extend.

MoElbanna
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Hello and thank you DMacri,

How do you get to DPLIIx?? apologies for my ignorance...

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MoElbanna:

Hello and thank you DMacri,

How do you get to DPLIIx?? apologies for my ignorance...

If you go into the Sound settings you will be able to see what the BS 3 selected as decoding option. Its located under SOUND SYSTEM.

Its done automatically, but you can lock this to something else in the user service menu.

 

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Thank you and awesome

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