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  • in reply to: BeoMaster 7000 to BS Core #5448
    Guy
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    Hi Kiran,

    If you still want to avoid the double-volume issue then you could still use the BM7000’s Line-Out. This shouldn’t effect use of tape; both Tape 1 and Tape 2 DIN sockets should provide input and output at the same time.

    However, there is another way of looking at this. You effectively have two B&O devices sharing one ‘set’ of Powerlink speakers. That is exactly what this device is designed for: https://shop.oneremote.dk/shop/69067-powerlink-switch/4162-powerlink-speaker-switch/

    in reply to: BeoMaster 7000 to BS Core #5426
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    I’m only getting an audio signal to the Core using the Powerlink connection

    This is because PowerLink uses pins 3 and 5 for audio output, whereas DIN Aux outputs use pins 1 and 4. You need a different cable.

    in reply to: BeoMaster 7000 to BS Core #5420
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    Not to mention, how else to record the “FM-Simulcast” onto the “VCR” audio track?

    I made my edit as you were posting – great minds think alike!

    in reply to: BeoMaster 7000 to BS Core #5416
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    Of the BM7000’s DIN sockets, TV/AUX, TAPE 1 and TAPE 2 are all fully-wired hence can provide AUX output – how else could you do tape-to-tape recordings*? 😁

    Only CD and PHONO are input only.

    EDIT: Not forgetting of course the ability of the VX7000 VCR (connected via TV/AUX and a suitable Beovision) to record/playback up to 8 hours of ‘hifi’ audio using an E-240 VHS cassette in LP mode!  Life was much simpler then …

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    in reply to: Beoplay V1 Connection old stuff #5384
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    Here’s the full pinout diagram. For some reason I couldn’t take a pdf snapshot yesterday! SCART to Mini AV pinout

    I was just thinking about this further and reckon that the SCART connections in the diagram are wrong. As far as I know, SCART audio out is pins 1 and 3 (not 2 and 6) and composite video out is pin 19 (not 20).  Hence I would hope that B&O’s cable would have the Brown, Black and Orange cables to SCART pins 1,3 and 19 respectively.

    EDIT:  I just worked out the anomaly!  The diagram says ‘Pinout shown for 6271215’ which of course is B&O’s cable with a female SCART socket.  Hence connecting a further male to male SCART into the device would ‘correct’ the connections from input to output.  I can relax now! 😀

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    in reply to: beolink 7000 lcd light #5382
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    Have a look at this thread: https://archivedforum2.beoworld.org/forums/p/3595/32375.aspx#32375

    Although the images do not currently appear, if you click on them and then amend the start of the ip address from ‘forum’ to ‘archivedforum2’ they will appear!

    in reply to: Beoplay V1 Connection old stuff #5377
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    And the B&O part numbers:

    (Click on images to enlarge and add clarity)

    part nos

    in reply to: Beoplay V1 Connection old stuff #5375
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    Here’s the full pinout diagram. For some reason I couldn’t take a pdf snapshot yesterday!

    SCART to Mini AV pinout

    in reply to: Playing a Beogram 5005 via 7 pin female to RCA #5348
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    Does anyone know what could be wrong here ?

    The cable could be wired for the signal to go in the opposite direction. Have a look at the diagrams here – schematics 7 and 8 may explain the problem (albeit you need to imagine a female DIN): http://www.hifi4all.dk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=32157&PN=1

    EDIT: The cable that you have bought is for an input into a DIN-equipped B&O amplifier – hence wrong direction. You need one like this: https://soundsheavenly.com/beogram-record-players/14-2244-beogram-to-non-bo-device-phono-pre-amp-receiver-amplifier-etc.html#/2-length-1m/60-grounding-internal_ground_link

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    in reply to: Beoplay V1 Connection old stuff #5332
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    Have a look at this thread: https://archivedforum2.beoworld.org/forums/p/8855/78144.aspx#78144

    The AV signal will be one-way (into the TV), but the second-to-last post suggests that you may be able to control the B&O devices (if AVL means datalink in this context*)

    * EDIT: I had a look at the SCART to mini-AV pinout connections in the Beolink Handbook v1.9 (page 128) and it shows that SCART pin 8 (which is used for datalink) is mapped across to mini-AV pin 6 and is also labeled as AVL.  The part number of the official B&O cable (3m version) is 6271217 D.

     

     

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    in reply to: How can I operate a Beogram 8002 with a Beoremote One #5223
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    With a BeoMaster with built in pre-amp (some BeoMaster 4500s have that), you could skip a box (I am not sure if more recent BeoSounds that have a MasterLink connection can control BeoGrams through their AUX sockets). It will also require some persistence to program the BLC. But unless I oversee something I believe it could work.

    As far as I know only the Ouverture (Beosound 4000) has both datalink and masterlink. But of course the Ouverture has no RIAA amplifier (which the 8002 needs).  If using a separate RIAA amp you would need to be sure that the datalink signal is passed to the correct datalink pin, as explained in this thread (see post by joeyboygolf): https://archivedforum.beoworld.org/forums/t/41586.aspx

     

    in reply to: Beosystem AV 9000 SM #5143
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    Hi Fabiqula,

    It’s probably better to ‘bump’ (or just re-post) in your previous thread on this topic rather than starting another thread.  This just helps to keep the forum tidy!

    Regards Guy

    (If you do re-post there I will delete this thread)

    in reply to: Ouverture +Beolink passive? #5085
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    Further to Nanoloop’s comment below – I believe that you will need the slightly thicker fully wired Mk2 version of the Powerlink cable in order to ensure correct on/off and muting function.

    Here’s an example as supplied by the site sponsor: https://soundsheavenly.com/powerlink-8-pin-din-connection/23-319-powerlink-mk-2-compatible-black-8-pin-din-cable-with-fully-wired-8-cores.html

    It’s worth checking with Steve that the Mk2 is correct – I am 99% sure 😀

    (EDIT:  Make sure that your disconnect the ML cable as it is not necessary in your configuration, and will probably stop the Passive from working correctly.  The Passive’s ML input is for the situation when it is powering speakers in a Link Room away from the main system, and in such a setup it would need the IR eye also.)

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    in reply to: B&O Loudspeaker Switch IR Eye pinout help requested #5044
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    does that mean you can use MCL IR sensors (square ones) with more modern hardware that need round sensors ?

    I definitely used an old VX sensor as the IR input for a Beoport, and I remember making a short adaptor so that I could also connect it to a Beolink Passive or Active – see photo (adaptor lying on desk to the left):

    DSC01273

    But I have never owned any of the older MCL82 equipment hence can’t comment.  However, if you can determine the correct +ve, ground and ‘IR data’ connections in the MCL82 sensor (and if it also runs on a 5V supply) then it would be worth a try to see it it works as an IR sensor for newer equipment.

    I may have posted more about IR sensors in the archived forum – hopefully it will be back soon!

    in reply to: B&O Loudspeaker Switch IR Eye pinout help requested #5039
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    Can someone tell me to which pins i should connect the wires from the MCL IR? i suppose it’ll be the Green: 5v, Brown: ground? and White: Data. But correct me if i’m wrong!

    I made some notes when I used an MCL sensor as a Beoport IR sensor. The three connections that you require are:

    Ground – Brown
    IR Data – Yellow
    +5v – Green

    White is indeed a data connection but is used for relaying the other functions within the MCL sensor, particularly from pressing the buttons (eg Mute and Timer).

    Hopefully you can work out the correct 5 pin DIN pins from having a look at the internal wiring of the loudspeaker switch.

    IMPORTANT EDIT:  I have just realised that I actually used a VX sensor (similar to MCL but without Mute and Timer buttons) when I was experimenting.  The VX sensor only has three wires, hence IR data had to be Yellow by process of elimination!  I think that in your MCL sensor then ‘White’ may well be the data connection that you need.  Sorry for the confusion!

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    in reply to: Report Problems with the Site Here #4998
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    I tagged a few posts as “Favorites”. Where to find them easily?

    If you go to your ‘Profile’ (eg by clicking on your name below your avatar to the left of your post), you will see ‘Favourites’ in the list.

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    • This reply was modified 2 months, 4 weeks ago by Guy.
    in reply to: Using the Playmaker in 2022… #4961
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    A great write up thanks!

    I have a PM Mk1 in a box somewhere. I would have got rid of it, but I know that at some stage in the future I will find a use for it. If nothing else, the ability to ‘auto-sense’ a line-in input and use this to automatically turn on Beolabs will be useful. I can imagine using this to connect a non-B&O TV to Beolabs, for example.

    The main downside for me is the lack of Airplay 2, but I suppose this isn’t really a problem if you connect it to a main room masterlinked source.

    in reply to: BM3500 connected to Beolink Converter & MCL2A? #4916
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    I am not sure of your membership status but Gold and Silver Members are able to view the manuals. The Master Control Link handbook (listed first in this link as ‘Handbook’)) has sample setups similar to your proposals: https://beoworld.org/manuals_view.asp?pid=973

    in reply to: BM3500 connected to Beolink Converter & MCL2A? #4915
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    I’m curious though, if I activated the Beogram in the lounge from my office via MCL2A would that trigger the Beolink Converter to fire up my Beovision and consequently the speakers in my living room?

    No it wouldn’t. The BM3500 would start up but it would be muted. The TV and its connected speakers should stay off.

    This sounds very sensible but I wouldn’t know where to start with the set-up: Audio Auxilary Link to Beolink Converter to Masterlink to Beovision – I would have to split the ML cable and branch off to the office – would that confuse everything even more???

    Yes you’d have to split the masterlink cable or use a ML junction box – I find that the ‘plug-in’ type is best to avoid cutting wires or cutting off plugs. In the office you’d then need a Passive with an ML-eye and of course some passive speakers. This system should work well.

    The MCL2A option does seem simpler if my concerns above are unwarranted.

    I agree -if you are happy with the volume limitations. There is however a way to get ‘pseudo-independent’ volume control in an MCL2 link room: Instead of an MCL2A you could add an MCL2AV, but this has Powerlink Outputs so you’d also need a Passive or MCL2P amplifier in order to get volume levels that can be different to the main room. If you do want independent volume then an ML extension is a better solution.

    in reply to: BM3500 connected to Beolink Converter & MCL2A? #4909
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    Yes an MCL2A would work fine; it connects to the BM3500’s speaker 2 sockets.

    However, the MCL2A system has fixed volume (i.e same volume when listening in both main room and office). For independent volume control, you may wish to consider extending the ML part of your system into the office, and add a Beolink Passive instead.

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