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jvezina posted on Fri, Mar 6 2020 3:56 PM

The FCC has released information about the table version

https://fccid.io/TTU-HALOTABLE

Have a nice day,

Jean

 

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I saw the Halo at my dealer on Saturday, and although I was already intrigued since the first leaked video it didn’t disappoint at all, knowing that some people do not like it.

I would have a very limited use-case for my BS1, as my other B&O products are too old, but I still want to have one. That it is a great achievement.

There is probably no good rationale explanation why one would spend ca 700$ on a volume remote control. I am now having tough discussions with the FS (wife), as she states ‘you buy Halo I say Hejdå (goodbye) Big Smile

And then my dealer came up with the great idea that I need a Core as well for my BS9000 😀

I love his enthusiasm.

“I have to work on my core” I tell my wife in return Smile

To be continued, and please do see the Halo IRL it is amazingly cool.

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Answered (Verified) Sandyb replied on Mon, Sep 13 2021 9:05 PM
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Which is why I have cut out any B&O control from my music / radio listening - only the speakers remain.

Roon is my control interface - if I must use an iDevice, then at least Roon's interface and software work extremely well - and at times the Linn app(s) too, as I have a Linn streamer / DAC in my main room. The Linn app even shows me a lot of my podcast feeds from TuneIn!

Yes, Roon and a Linn streamer is expensive, but newsflash, so is B&O.

The Halo's design / form factor limits how useful I can ever get.  The screen is too small for searching / browsing in the end. Which implies it was only ever going to be a volume control and starter for predefined experiences. Fine for those who are happy with just that. But with the Moment gone, they're telling you to use your phone / tablet for everything else. In which case, if I am generally constantly having to use my iPad for example, what use is a 700 pound / euro volume dial?

 

 

 

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The Moment was proof that B&O has no Clue when it comes to software and is why I am so scared to buy a halo now with the "promise" that it will be more useful in the future. They couldn't even get the Moment to work with base features after 2 years of trying. 

 

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StKong replied on Tue, Sep 29 2020 12:09 PM
mbolo01:

The remote function and the NL Multiroom are two different and independent things I'm afraid.

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Razlaw replied on Tue, Sep 29 2020 12:36 PM
moxxey:

I thought you said you cancelled it as it doesn't support many of your devices? Not convinced I'd get one if I was playing my BL50s and it couldn't control the volume.

The Halo just reminds me of a sphere BeoRemote One. Similar screen, idea and materials. Just 3x the price.

Seethe last few posts in this thread....

https://forum.beoworld.org/forums/t/43644.aspx

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Razlaw replied on Tue, Sep 29 2020 12:37 PM
beojeff:

I'm in the US and received my first one (bronze table) last Thursday on the launch date. I just ordered my second one (bronze table) yesterday. It seems that the color choice could have something to do with the availability. If you look at the B&O website, it shows the natural and brass table models are sold out. However, the bronze table model and all colors of the wall model are available.

Thanks! My dealer emailed me last night that he had been out for a few days and will be back in today. Hopefully will get some good news from him today re: eta.

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mbolo01 replied on Tue, Sep 29 2020 12:40 PM

A NL remote control (v.s. IR or BT) such as the Halo or the B&O app uses http and other web type of service/protocol like JSON to query and control a NL product.

To illustrate what I mean, you can use your favorite browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, IE, etc...) and type the following URL: 

http://<IP address of your B&O product>:8080/BeoNotify/Notifications

sample: http://192.168.1.111:8080/BeoNotify/Notifications

It will return some raw information about your product status such as its friendly name, the active source or the current volume level, that the NL remote will nicely display on its display.

The NL Multiroom protocol, if we can name it a protocol as I don't know the technical details of it, enables a synchronized distribution of music data stream amongst the relevant products. B&O, Sonos, Yamaha, Denon etc... all have their proprietary solutions.

If B&O removes NL Multiroom from their systems, leaving only AP2 and CC for Multiroom music experience, this will not impact the Halo, nor the B&O App, remote capabilities.

 

 

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mbolo01:

If B&O removes NL Multiroom from their systems, leaving only AP2 and CC for Multiroom music experience, this will not impact the Halo, nor the B&O App, remote capabilities.

And how would you then initiate the Join/Expand functions?

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Millemissen:
And how would you then initiate the Join/Expand functions?

I guess the Join feature would die with NL multiroom.

On top of the relevant applications the AP/CC Expand function could be integrated into the Halo, this could be part of a product software upgrade that would give the Halo superior integration of the AP/CC layers and a broader control over any AP/CC capable device? A pure guess again

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The 2 outstanding features of the Halo:

1: it uses a network protocol (instead of bt).....maybe the most important..

2: It has a comfortable - and very responsive - volume ring.

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Millemissen:

1: it uses a network protocol (instead of bt).....maybe the most important ...

It is the case, otherwise how would it communicate with products without a bt pairing process in each? IMO, It gets the compatible products’ network information from the App and starts from there.

I guess BT may come later in the occasion to control headsets too.

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Waiting for a BeoRemote One/WiFi.

MM

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Millemissen:

Waiting for a BeoRemote One/WiFi.

MM

AND/OR backlit buttons! 

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L1NO replied on Wed, Sep 30 2020 11:08 AM

The simplicity of 'join, possibilities of product integration are only a few of the best parts of the B&O ecosystem. Sad to see that go.

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kuyttendaele:

Millemissen:

Waiting for a BeoRemote One/WiFi.

MM

AND/OR backlit buttons! 

Sure......and with Qi wireless charging ;-)

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My second Halo arrived today. While setting it up, it occurred to me that B&O did not include a wall socket adapter. I know there are may reasons for not including it, such as country universality. Still, for $900....

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We literally had a hole argument about this last sunday on the podcast and I agree with you! 😂 and 😢

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beojeff:

My second Halo arrived today. While setting it up, it occurred to me that B&O did not include a wall socket adapter. I know there are may reasons for not including it, such as country universality. Still, for $900....

This is not about the money/the price - it’s about e-waste.

But, they could have included a voucher for a free charger in order to let the costumer make the decision.

MM

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