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BeoLab 3500 and BeoLink Wireless 1

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JesperBak
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JesperBak posted on Mon, Feb 10 2020 12:00 PM

Hi

I have followed this forum from a distance over some time.

I have an old BL3500 Mark I I would like set up in my kitchen and connect to the BeoSound system in the living room, but connecting with cables is rather difficult.

I have seen different posts from Keith Saunders and Steve at Sounds Heavenly stating the opposite:

Steve from 2019:

All versions of Beolab 3500 should work with Beolink Wireless 1 when connected with a Masterlink cable.

In order to use the speaker via a Powerlink cable, it must be a mk2 version (DIN socket marked as Powerlink) AND software level at 3.1 or above.

Keith from before 2014:

First the Beolab 3500 has two variations:-

  1. LCS9000 later to become the Beolab 3500 Mark I which has MCL (Master Control Link) and ML (Masterlink) but NOT Powerlink and has a latest software version of 2.1. You can see the FAQ HERE on how to upgrade to version 2.1 software. The LCS9000 and the Beolab 3500 Mark I CANNOT be used with the Beolink Wireless

B&O product support claims that my setup should work, but I am still not sure.

Can someone clarify before I buy a second hand BLW1; will this setup work?

 

 

Thanks

Jesper


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Hiort
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Hiort replied on Wed, Feb 12 2020 6:08 AM
JesperBak:

Hi

I have followed this forum from a distance over some time.

I have an old BL3500 Mark I I would like set up in my kitchen and connect to the BeoSound system in the living room, but connecting with cables is rather difficult.

I have seen different posts from Keith Saunders and Steve at Sounds Heavenly stating the opposite:

Steve from 2019:

All versions of Beolab 3500 should work with Beolink Wireless 1 when connected with a Masterlink cable.

In order to use the speaker via a Powerlink cable, it must be a mk2 version (DIN socket marked as Powerlink) AND software level at 3.1 or above.

Keith from before 2014:

First the Beolab 3500 has two variations:-

LCS9000 later to become the Beolab 3500 Mark I which has MCL (Master Control Link) and ML (Masterlink) but NOT Powerlink and has a latest software version of 2.1. You can see the FAQ HERE on how to upgrade to version 2.1 software. The LCS9000 and the Beolab 3500 Mark I CANNOT be used with the Beolink Wireless B&O product support claims that my setup should work, but I am still not sure.

Can someone clarify before I buy a second hand BLW1; will this setup work?

Thanks

Jesper

A powerlink socket is a requirement for this as said by Steve, and BL3500 MK I does not have that.

 

 

 

 

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RaMaBo replied on Wed, Feb 12 2020 10:19 AM

Hi,

 

a BL3500 doesn't have to be a MKII to be used with a BeoLink Wireless 1.

The MKII version _can_ be used with the PowerLink connection.

When the BL3500 MKx is connected with a Masterlink cable to the Beolink Wireless 1 every version of the BeoLab will work if the speaker is set to 'ML On'.

 

- When the Beolink Wireless 1 is used with a Masterlink cable it will work as a wireless bridge for Masterlink.

- When the Beolink Wireless 1 is used with a Powerlink cable it will work like a Beolink Active: it also needs an IR Receiver to use the speaker. Only in this case the Bl3500 needs to be a Mark II.

 

 

Ralph-Marcus

JesperBak
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Cool, thanks.

This makes sense. Next step must be to get the BLWI at make the actual setup.

Stoobietoo
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JesperBak:

 

Can someone clarify before I buy a second hand BLW1; will this setup work?

 

Please make sure you buy a pair of matched Wireless 1s because unless each has the same software version they will not connect. I had to take all 5 of mine into the dealer to be updated as I bought them from 3 different sources and had connection issues due to differing software.

Stoobie 

JesperBak
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Thanks for the warning.

I have already bought a couple second hand from the same guy, who sells out of his gear, so I guess it should be okay. I expect to get them by Saturday.

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