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Raeuber Posted: Mon, Aug 12 2013 10:06 AM
I just installed an update of the BeoSetup App. It supports now Beoplay A8 MkII.

Does anyone have further information about new features or specs of Beoplay A8 MkII?

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Hi Raueber,

yes - the MK2 is the soon coming upgrade of the recent A8 - to be introduced when the MK1 is sold out.

The price will remain unchanged.

It will have DLNA support as well and a new wireless setup technology called Wireless Network Login Sharing (WNLS) - just as the A9 has.

The remote and the wallbracket isn't included any longer (sold seperately).

The lightning connector will be included with the 30 pin connector sold seperately.

A new petroleum blue colour will be introduced.

And the packaging will be changed.

Greetings Millemissen

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Raeuber replied on Mon, Aug 12 2013 10:38 AM
Thanks for the info, Millemissen. These new specs make really sense for me.

But what I still don't like is the fact that for software update you still have to connect A8 with ethernet cable (update via WLAN not possible).

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What bothers me more, is that I don't know if it via DLNA will play FLAC (and in which bit-/samplingrates).

The PM in the MK2 version was not a pleasant surprise for those who want/need DLNA support Angry.

I wonder what the A9 does???

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moxxey replied on Mon, Aug 12 2013 12:13 PM

Very interesting news - but the remote is now sold separately? For a BeoPlay consumer product costing nearly £1000? :)

I couldn't live without my BS8 remote. Does this mean that they are ditching the small remote and would expect a customer to purchase a Beo4 or something?

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Hi Moxxey,

as I wrote, you can buy the remote seperately - if you need it.

I wonder how many (excluding you) are using that one?

Many have a Beo4 or a just using their i-/android-device for volumencontrol.

With the BeoSound 8 version tt was more usedull.

But leaving the remote away (and selling it seperately) should make the A8 MK2 cheaper - shouldn't it?

 

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moxxey replied on Mon, Aug 12 2013 2:15 PM

Millemissen:

But leaving the remote away (and selling it seperately) should make the A8 MK2 cheaper - shouldn't it?

But you said "The price will remain unchanged."

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Yes, but when they let away the remote (and the wallbracket) away theoretically it should come cheaper - imo.

Apparently it doesn't.

MM

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As a person that has sold them since the their inception, I have to say that now that it has airplay, the maturity of customers are streaming only (so no need for a remote). And very few of them end up on the wall. So I don't think it will be a very big deal for new customers. I do understand the early adopter positions though. 

Ah, you know... A little B&O here, a little there 

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Opman replied on Tue, Aug 13 2013 3:27 PM

BeoMegaMan:

 And very few of them end up on the wall. So I don't think it will be a very big deal for new customers.

And the ones that do end up on the wall go on the STB Brackets solution. Brilliantly well designed and manufactured.

Opman

 

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I might be buying a used A8. I don´t know if it is a mk1 or mk2.

I will use it with airplay, dock or rca. Will it matter for me if it is mk1 or mk2?

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Raeuber replied on Wed, Jan 7 2015 10:37 PM
leosgonewild:

I might be buying a used A8. I don´t know if it is a mk1 or mk2.

I will use it with airplay, dock or rca. Will it matter for me if it is mk1 or mk2?

Mk2 only added DNLA streaming. So for airplay Mk1 is 'enough'.
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Sweet! Thanks Smile
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marexy replied on Fri, Jul 19 2019 6:35 AM

Is there any phisical difference Mk1 vs Mk2 ?

From what serial No...  on is Mk2 or where at the back on the lable can i see or is Mk1 or MK2

My is serial 2285.....

type : 2912

 

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moxxey replied on Fri, Jul 19 2019 2:09 PM

marexy:

Is there any phisical difference Mk1 vs Mk2 ?

Wasn't the primary difference the connector to the iPhone/iPad/iPod? MK1 was the original design. I had to ditch my MK1 and move up to a MK2 for that reason.

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marexy replied on Fri, Jul 19 2019 2:53 PM

hi

got info..my is MK1

but...now i have problem with wi-fi and lan

I do not see A8 on wifi or lan.

Can someone check if you have lan cable in A8 ...are led lights on the JR45 socket , blinking or not when cable is in ?

White led is solid white for wi-fi and i do not see it on my android phone.

is it me or is A8 broken ?

 

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