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  • #9370
    Guy
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    • Warwickshire, UK
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    What’s this?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283785187097

    And more importantly, do I need one? 😃

    #9371
    YannChris
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    • Brittany, France
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    Hi Guy,

    One of the pictures shows part Nr 1638, with is Beolink Active.

    This item was intended to create a link room (with addiditon of a pair of active speakers).

    An IR eye is necessary for remote control.

    More pictures there https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/o-bang-olufsen-type-1638-beolink-250461712

    I do not know what the 2 other pictures refer to.

    Kind regards,

    Yann.

     

    #9372
    matador
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    • Paris France
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    Quite a weird thing indeed, but I’l not a specialist…

    And more importantly, do I need one?

    Yes you do, to tell us what it is….   😀

     

    #9376
    Guy
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    Quite a weird thing indeed, but I’l not a specialist…

    And more importantly, do I need one?

    Yes you do, to tell us what it is…. 😀

    Ha ha 😂 That’s why I have so many boxes of B&O in my spare room!!

    #9383
    Sia43
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    Could it be a low pass filter, extracting the Subwoofer frequencies from the rest, like the Powerlink outs on Beolab 2 or 11?

    #9395
    Guy
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    One of the pictures shows part Nr 1638, with is Beolink Active.

    Yes I saw that on the casing, but I think the internals and end plates are bespoke for another function – or the modifier has done an excellent job of disguising the ML socket etc! The usual ‘raised’ socket labels and ‘BANG & OLUFSEN’ logo are also missing, and I have never seen such white lettering.

    Could it be a low pass filter, extracting the Subwoofer frequencies from the rest, like the Powerlink outs on Beolab 2 or 11?

    We’ll never know. Strange that the Subwoofer socket is an input rather than output? Perhaps it’s a dealer device like that speaker switch that has been discussed in the forum before.

    #9406
    matador
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    • Paris France
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    Strange that the Subwoofer socket is an input rather than output?

    Yes, the mystery is what could this thing be for? What would be the use of a Woofer IN with two Front OUT? And if this would be some sort switch, how would it be controlled: no IR in, nothing appart INs/OUTs and Power. Should it be reversed I would understand it was what SIA43 said, but this ?

    #9410
    Glitch
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    My first thought was similar to Sia43’s suggestion. Of course the labeling doesn’t make sense, unless, it is trying to indicate which port on the OTHER equipment to hook it up to. For example, SUBWOOFER IN means to hook it up to the input port of the subwoofer.

    Otherwise, maybe it is a remixer for someone that has a high-passed center channel and low-passed subwoofer channel and wants to run left and right full range speakers?

    I also noticed the lack of an IR connection. Could it be on the side of the box and not pictured?

    Glitch

    #9429
    matador
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    • Paris France
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    I wouldn’t say it’s a scam but at least its a misleading sale. Top and side views are not the same item: On the top view it’s a C7 power plug and there is only one “screw ear”, on the side views it’s a 12v jack and both “screw ear” are there. Definitely not a 1638 BL Active.

    #9430
    Glitch
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    Good catch on the power cord. Maybe there is a clue in the seller’s name (i.e. ishams*123)? 😉

    However, looking at the rest of the B&O stuff that he has for sale, it is probably a legitimate oversight in the pictures. Why scam people on a $50 item when you are selling a bunch of more expensive stuff?

    #9434
    Guy
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    On the top view it’s a C7 power plug and there is only one “screw ear”, on the side views it’s a 12v jack and both “screw ear” are there.

    I’d missed that – well spotted!

    Great inputs – let’s find some other strange eBay B&O listings about which to ponder …

    Here’s one I actually bought. I now know what it is, but any guesses?

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    #9435
    Tignum
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    • Netherlands
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    An MCL junction box?

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by Tignum.
    #9437
    matador
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    • Paris France
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    I now know what it is,

    A Beolab 2500 -> Beolab 90 converter?        😀

    #9438
    Guy
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    An MCL junction box?

    Close! The hole (and the two the other side) are for co-ax (aerial) cables.

    #9439
    matador
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    An MCL junction box?

    Close! The hole (and the two the other side) are for co-ax (aerial) cables.

    What? This is a genuine thing?

    Really someone should call the Jarman brothers and inspire them to write “Black boxes: the underground world of Bang&Olufsen”.

    #9440
    Guy
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    • Warwickshire, UK
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    Here we go:

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    And instructions:

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    #9442
    matador
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    #9443
    Guy
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    https://www.addictionhelper.com/rehab-locations/oxfordshire/banbury/banbury-lodge/

    Ha ha – that’s just down the road from my house 🤔

    But I just need two suitable Beovisions and a slightly older VHS player than the two I already have, and then I’ll be able to connect it all up!

    #9444
    matador
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    • Paris France
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    But I just need two suitable Beovisions and a slightly older VHS player than the two I already have,

    Please let me call them for you…

    #9446
    Guy
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    Please let me call them for you…

    I see that Banbury Lodge has 22 rooms. I have enough Beocom landline phones to fit one in each, with several left over … 😀

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