July 10, 2022 at 2:32 am #6679LawsoBRONZE Member
I was looking for help on how I could covert a speaker to either bluetooth or use via wifi, I am in AUS and wanted to know how you can do this?July 10, 2022 at 8:24 am #6684
1) What do you prefer; a) to have an external device to add streaming capabilities, or b) an internal integrated solution?
2) To which B&O model would you like to add these capabilities?July 10, 2022 at 8:30 am #6685
Yes, I can help! Please purchase either Apple Airport Express, Google Chromecast Audio, Audiocast M5, Tibo Bond Mini or any Bluetooth receiver for wireless music from your phone to your B&O Beolab 7-x or Beolab 10 TV speaker (sorry I don’t sell these devices, only the cables!)
When used with any of the devices listed above, your Beolab 7-x/10 speaker needs a special powered cable to generate the trigger signals to activate it:-
In this configuration, the music player will control the speaker volume, but the speaker will remain on all the time that the trigger cable is connected and powered on.
Kind regards, Steve.July 10, 2022 at 4:42 pm #6699
Great comment Steve.
How does the (for instance) Apple Airport generate a trigger signal for the BeoLab?
By the way. Is it possible to see the linked product when your website is temporarily closed?
I understand your not 24/7 available to follow-up on everything. Though I can imagine that you keep all informative parts of your website accessible, and close ordering and contact form. Would that work for you?July 10, 2022 at 6:02 pm #6702GuyModerator
- Warwickshire, UK
I wouldn’t discount a Playmaker. You can pick these up quite cheaply second-hand and they of course have built in trigger for Powerlink speakers via an RJ45 to PL cable.July 10, 2022 at 6:23 pm #6703
Sure, the Airport Express Express doesn’t generate a trigger signal, so my cable provides this. Here are the details of the cable (you can see full information when my site opens tomorrow morning):-
Kind regards, Steve.July 10, 2022 at 8:12 pm #6705stefanFOUNDER Member
Get an Hall audio WiFi streamer and you will have Airplay2, Bluetooth 5, Spotify Connect, DLNA and you can connect your whatever TV via HDMI input (ARC). It also got a powerlink socket with trigger signal built in for Beolabs.
Hope this helps
StefanJuly 13, 2022 at 3:10 pm #6743
Very interesting the Mini-jack to RCA cable also has a trigger signal.
But for my understanding, the trigger signal needs to be 5v on Pin 4.
Where do you get the 5v to be used on Pin 4 to activate the B&O speaker amp to get from stand-by to active? Hoe does that work with this cable?July 13, 2022 at 5:01 pm #6745peppsGOLD Member
- Kent, UK
@Steve Very interesting the Mini-jack to RCA cable also has a trigger signal. But for my understanding, the trigger signal needs to be 5v on Pin 4. Where do you get the 5v to be used on Pin 4 to activate the B&O speaker amp to get from stand-by to active? Hoe does that work with this cable?
Those secrets will stay with Steve for all time dear fellow 🙂July 14, 2022 at 1:44 pm #6759
Of course, I understand its Steve’s business. 🙂
But I do not have to know how the cable has been configured internally.
I just want to understand if this is only a Mini-Jack-to-DIN cable …
Or that it comes with something else for the 5-volt/trigger signal.
@Steve: maybe you like to respond to this?
July 14, 2022 at 3:30 pm #6763
- This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by KolfMAKER. Reason: Typo
Sorry I am away on vacation at the moment, so I won’t have any further chance to respond on BeoWorld.
However, please feel free to email me directly via my website using the link at the foot of this page and I can help you via email.
I will be able to respond to BeoWorld requests again from 26th July onwards.
Thanks for your patience.
Kind regards Steve.July 14, 2022 at 9:56 pm #6775
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