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steve1977
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steve1977 Posted: Sun, Mar 29 2020 3:26 PM
Am i the only one who’d love to see a new Beolit? Same form factor as the 12/15/17, but equipped with ac wifi and airplay-2. Should be a low hanging fruit for b&o. Anyone heard rumors about some device like this?
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Did you see the upcycle that me and Tuomas did?

We took a Beolit 12 apart and replaced the WiFi card/airplay module with a Google mini.

You can get a Beolit 12 fairly cheap these days.

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StUrrock replied on Sun, Mar 29 2020 7:52 PM

Ver cool. Would love to see the step by step instructions.

The Beolit 12 sounded great, but the wifi/airplay card was just pants.

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steve1977 replied on Mon, Mar 30 2020 1:14 AM
Agree, this is really cool! I even have a much beloved beolit 12. Unfortunately not a fan of google chrome. If possible to replace for a better wifi card abs get AP2 to work, this would be fabulous.
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If I get a hold of another one, I will make instructions.

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matador43 replied on Mon, Mar 30 2020 9:04 AM

steve1977:
Agree, this is really cool! I even have a much beloved beolit 12. Unfortunately not a fan of google chrome. If possible to replace for a better wifi card abs get AP2 to work, this would be fabulous.

I've tried to "airplay convert" various B&O devices, including portable ones. In that cas the main problem I ran into was Power : Aiport bases are main powered and even if you want to tear it down, there's still at least 2 different power voltages with would not make it an easy job.

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Did you try to fit an airport express inside?

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matador43 replied on Mon, Mar 30 2020 11:49 AM

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Did you try to fit an airport express inside?

Not into a Beolit 12. And generally not "into" devices because i didn't wanted to harm the original devices. 

I have "Airplayed" a Beosystem 10. I wanted to make it run fully on batteries but I didn't managed to:
https://forum.beoworld.org/forums/t/36351.aspx

And a Beoplay A2 wich I would have liked to power the Airport base from the USB, to have the wall socket free to charge the A2. But I also didn't get it:
https://forum.beoworld.org/forums/t/38833.aspx?PageIndex=2 

 

 

 

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I have an airport express (with airplay 2) that runs of usb power.

I tried to power it from the Beolit 12, but it gives some kind of surge to the audio signal/aux cable.

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matador43 replied on Thu, Mar 25 2021 4:22 PM

Yes, they're a lot of hacks to power the Airport express from usb or even à 9v battery.
From memory you need two voltages: 5v and 3,3v.

I tried the hack with the duck power board: 5v directly from USB power and 3,3v via the duck power board.
it did work for a while. after some weeks the AE was fried (not the duck board).

I now have a second AE that died after being in the bathroom for maybe too long; no power at all.
I should open it and plays with the duck board again, but those boxes are painful to open so at the fifth confinement maybe…

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