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I would keep an eye out for a nice used BV7-40 mk5. I love mine and would certainly get another one if this one packed in, such a gorgeous tv.
JulianJune 3, 2022 at 7:52 am in reply to: Beovision MX 6000/Beo4 Remote SCART to HDMI for Amazon Fire TV Stick #5595
You might struggle to use a Firestick with that BV because of HDCP restrictions.
Guy is correct in that only some converters will remove the restrictions. Trouble is afaik it’s not legal to advertise this feature.
Just a guess, but with B&O audio systems from the 90s the store action has always been ‘sound’, (adjust), ‘store’ ‘store’.
Not just one hit of the store button but two.
There’s nothing wrong with stereo tv, but if you’re thinking of going 3.1 I would recommend a Beolab 7.4 for the centre.
The 7.1 is a glorious speaker on its own, but might sound a bit muddling with the BL8000s as buddies.
(BL7.4 is mono, clear, fabulous. BL 7.1 is stereo, musical and ace on it’s own.)
I don’t own a BS9000 but for what it’s worth here’s my opinion.
BS9000 is a show piece. Especially in low light. Its movement is fast and precise, like nothing else available to buy. It’s stunning.
I think this system has a place in anyone’s life if they enjoy the B&O way.
I record my favourite playlists from Spotify on to audio tape 😄 Just so I get the pleasure of using my Beocord 3500 to play the mix back. At night I just love the majestic lid movement and those fab LED lights dancing up and down.
I would imagine BS9000 users rip their playlists to cd, load up their Beosystem and enjoy that glorious movement on a shuffle play setting.
Is any cd player relevant today? Yes, if you love the act (and art, in this case) of playing a cd and taking the case back to your favourite listening chair to read the inlay card.
And of course, when the router fails or the ISP has a breakdown, you still have access to your favourite music.
Looking forward to this – hope you enjoy all the technical and learn lots about some of the techniques used to make these products so beautiful. The fact that our favourite a/v maker still employs movement in its products is one of the main attractions for me.
Pepps my mistake the BL7. always confuse me
No worries my friend, I was only teasing. You’ve spotted some quality B&O on-screen. Let’s keep the thread alive and well 👍
Wait, there’s some mind-blowing production work to get 4 clones in a dance party together, and you’re looking at… the turntable?!?!
😂 I know,you have a point, but after seeing the Beogram I found even more love for the clones (I still have the ringtone on my phone).
Thanks for linking the video 👌
- This reply was modified 3 weeks, 3 days ago by pepps. Reason: Messed up quote (using a phone)
Hello everyone, I recently bought a MCL2P from eBay in order to enjoy my Beosystem 2500 through a pair of Beovox 3000 (flat panel) passive speakers. On connecting (with a nice new powerlink cable from Steve @ Sounds Heavenly) the MCL2P would switch on with 2 reassuringly B&O clicks and music would flow. However, after 24 seconds (consistently so) the speakers would make a crackling sound and the music would fade away to nothing. The reset button on the front face has no effect. Only disconnecting from the mains will reset this cycle. And again, only 24 seconds of music before I hear crackle and fade to nothing. On insoection, the main PCB looks to be ok. I have freshened up only a few solder joins which were looking dull. on testing this has had no affect on the issue. Should I take out the power coils and have a look around them too? Has anyone else had similar problems with MCL2P units? I’d love to get this one going. Many thanks, Julian
Some further information: I acquired a 2nd MCL2P (this one works) and have found that the LED on the front changes to green when it’s in use. The first unit I bought which doesn’t work only shows a red LED on the front when powered on.
Does this ring any bells with anyone as to which part of the unit might have failed?
@Isthatthebeotime I love this thread 🙂 Some of my favourites are in here – I’ll try and find images from some others I’ve noticed over the years…
Batman The Dark Knight (BV7-40 with BL90s, BL7.4)
Orphan Black (Beogram 2000 (I think))
Tomorrow Never Dies (many many BVMX sets at Karver HQ, BV Avant in James Bond’s hotel room)
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (Beosystem 4500, complete – DESTROYED!!)
Have you tried to add the GoTo button on the Beo4? The may allow you to type in the frequency for the station you want.
You may also need to add the Store button to the Beo4 also. Then you can store your presets to a number.
You probably know this but have you placed the cd correctly?
The BGCD50 prefers the discs upside down unlike many other cd players.
The effect of wall mounting to improve the sound is in principal very similar to any non-rear-ported speaker enclosure. On a solid wall they’ll sound stronger than on a stud wall or on brackets.
Similar thinking to placing a rear-ported speaker on a nice solid stand.
The writing from B&O on the topic does suggest something magical will happen, but it’s just good sense to use a solid foundation on which to position the speakers.
Get the tweeters at ear level and you’ll achieve a lovely stereo image. Hang them higher and you’ll get a more bass-heavy and floaty effect, depending on the amount of soft furnishings or reflective surfaces in your listening room.
To remove the top you need to power the unit and open the lid, leave it in the up or open position. Then power down.
To the left and right corners of the inside of the lid are 2 little plastic tabs. One at a time gently lift each little tab and carefully start to slide the lid up and off.
Then check all screws are removed from the rear and you should be able to lift the rear of the plastic cover and carefully slide it away from you and off.
Take care with all the internal plastics. I’ve changed belts on Beocord 3500 models and found plenty of brittle and breakable plastic pieces inside.
(Martin from this site has a good paper guide for belt changes on Beocords)
I am not sure of your membership status…
I have the full Tony Hadley 🙂
I’ll check for those examples of set-ups.
Thank you sir!
Thanks for your reply. That’s good to know I could run the two technologies together. On the whole it would just be me playing my records from the living room in my office during the day. Nobody else is at home during this time so independent volume control wouldn’t be an issue.
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? That would be annoying and was the main reason for my concerns about having MCL2A and an Audio Auxilary Link system connected to the same Beomaster.
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.
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???
The MCL2A option does seem simpler if my concerns above are unwarranted.
In my experience the panel speakers from this era did sounds great when wall mounted because the drivers could be mounted at the right height for the best stereo image.
I had a set of P45s which lost some of their clarity when stood on the floor.
Regarding the ‘quiet’ sound I would be concerned about seized drivers. My first pair of P45s had this very problem – the woofers wouldn’t move at all. It was like they had set rock hard.
I acquired a second set which had perfectly agile woofers and which sounded nice and clear and as expected.
Could be a similar thing with these.
See if the seller can take the front baffles off and show you the woofers flexing by hand.
@beohuman The stereo image from your desk must be exhilarating! Absolutely stunning to behold. Although, at the risk of being a little cheeky here, tack those cables to the skirting and paint them in dear fellow 🙂
I am not sure if there is a limit to the number of PUC codes that can be uploaded so best to check with the dealer. I have also never had a home visit; my first BV6 was purchased from Darren of Timeless AV and he uploaded my requested codes before sending me the TV.
- A wise move – did I read that Timeless AV closed recently?
Yes I would stick with SCART – the type 9202 is a BV6-22 so with that screen size SCART will be absolutely fine.
- That suits me fine – the BV6 is mounted on the wall bracket so I shan’t be staring intently looking out for as much definition as possible, just want to enjoy the nice colours and contrast and general Bo-ness of it as I cook 🙂
I also discovered something similar. I connected my BV10-32 to one of my BV6s with masterlink and co-ax cables, and it was able to distribute the picture even from Freeview HD channels, and from the Apple TV connected to hdmi. I agree that there are many posts that say that the distribution of digital sources is not possible! You could look out for second hand ML cable, but to be honest unless I wanted further functionality (eg CD and radio from a main room to the BV6) I probably wouldn’t bother with such a set up.
- I would love to be able to have control of my lounge-based Beosystem 3500 from the kitchen – perhaps I’ll keep an eye out for a long length of ML cable and set that up in due course. Now that would require a purchase of some nice BL speakers….(the acquisitions never cease do they?)
PS: Top tip: When replying and quoting another User, if you click the ‘Text’ tab above the reply box you can make sure that the quotes are indented and labelled as above – then click ‘Visual’ again to check formatting before pressing ‘Submit’. Keith did post about this but I think many users missed it!
- I shall try to get this tidier and more acceptable on the eye going forward – I’m about to hit ‘submit’…..let’s see if I’ve got this or if I need more homework.
- I’ve caught up with Jono from the old B&O shop in Canterbury – he has agreed to pick up the baton of getting my Beovisions refreshed with new PUC lists. Now runs a company called Sound Integration based in Canterbury. He advised me to prepare a short list of the items I hope to operate via the BVs and ran me through the process and rates. Sounds good – I shall feedback of course. Guy thank you for your help and interest today – it’s much appreciated.