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  • in reply to: The secret of B&O speaker design #12206
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    Thanks,

    That is an interesting point, I hadn’t spotted that before.

    We will be focusing on Beolab 90 next week, with a deep dive into the design of this amazing speaker…

    Kind regards Steve.

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    Hi, I’m sorry but I don’t think this will work as each Receiver 1 outputs mono sound to both audio channels from what I remember.

    The best option is to cable the speakers to the Theatre if you can as there are currently issues when using Receiver 1 with the Theatre.

    Kind regards Steve.

    in reply to: The secret of B&O speaker design #12129
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    Hi Beoworlders,

    It is time to find out what the future holds for Bang & Olufsen speaker design! In my new video, Noto Design explain how a 1970’s design icon has guided their work on modern B&O products…

    Kind regards, Steve.

    in reply to: The secret of B&O speaker design #11978
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    Thanks!

    Part 2 launches on Friday this week…

    Kind regards, Steve.

    in reply to: The secret of B&O speaker design #11726
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    Thanks!

    Part 2 of the story to follow next week…

    Kind regards Steve

    in reply to: Happy Birthday B&O (97 today!) #11286
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    Hi Matador,

    Yes, today is officially B&O’s 97th birthday!

    Kind regards, Steve.

    in reply to: Updating my 80s B&O setup #11043
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    Hi Jon,

    welcome back to BeoWorld!

    Theatre I superb, if you have the chance to hear it then I think you will love it!

    please plug the Beogram in using a cable (via the pre amp), don’t try to connect it wirelessly-this is complex, expensive and will give poor results.

    Theatre also wins over the 18s here (as well as in sound quality), as you can plug in the pre amp directly, without needing a Beomaster/Beosound to control the volume.

    please feel free to use my sponsor link below if you need any help with cables!

    kind regards Steve

    in reply to: New product launch – beosound theatre? #10565
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    Hi Mark,

    I think the issue with the rear speakers may be due to them being connected wirelessly.  If you want to try a wired connection to the 17s to see if that improves things, please let me know and I can loan you some cables on a sale-or-return basis to try out without obligation.

    I don’t think the Apple USB adapter will work but I do have the correct adapters available if you need one: https://soundsheavenly.com/tv-misc/191-usb-c-audio-input-adapter-for-beosound-theatre-ref-6271374.html

    Kind regards, Steve.

    in reply to: connectivity #10559
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    Hi Ingvar,

    Yes, this will all work, you can use Powerlink cables and splitters to link as many Beolab speakers as you wish to the Essence – please bear in mind that will only get stereo sound through all speakers.

    Beolab 14 subwoofer gives better bass than Beolab 11, so you won’t need the Beolab 11 once the Beolab 14 is connected.  Please click on my sponsor link at the foot of the page if you need any help with cables to get everything connected!

    Kind regards, Steve.

    in reply to: Returning member #10116
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    Hello Beitie,

    Welcome back! I would suggest contacting Keith (keith@beoworld.org or via PM on the site) as that should be the easiest way to confirm any unclaimed Beoworld prizes.

    Kind regards, Steve.

    in reply to: The best choice for your first B&O speaker? #10013
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    Hi pepps,

    That is great to hear! I grew up with a 1970s Beocenter 3300 which I spent months repairing, I was amazed by the power of that system.  Looking back, there are two systems that I wish I had been able to buy when they were released: one was the Century, which I later owned (lovely lighting as with the BS2500!) and more recently the Beosound 1.  That was why I thought it could be interesting to feature in the video as it is often forgotten but it is a superb first system for anyone wanting to try out B&O on a budget.

    Kind regards, Steve.

    in reply to: The best choice for your first B&O speaker? #9990
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    Good choice!

    There are some great speakers out there.  for this video, I tried to look for one that would work for everyone, old or young, for existing CD collections or for online streaming, plus one that is underrated and forgotten about…

    Kind regards, Steve.

    in reply to: New product launch – beosound theatre? #9980
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    Hi,

    Don’t worry, John has been very busy from what I gather speaking to him recently.  I know his Theatres were delayed in transit but they have now arrived, I am sure he won’t mind me sharing this picture that he sent to me recently:-

    Manchester Theatre 2

    Producing YouTube videos is very, very time consuming, but I am sure that John will have a superlative Beosound Theatre video coming when he gets the chance!

    Kind regards, Steve.

    in reply to: New product launch – beosound theatre? #9977
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    Hi,
    Yes, you can add ANY speakers, but passive Beovox speakers will require a power amp such as BeoAmp2 in order to connect to the Theatre. I don’t recommend using Passive or MCL2P as there are issues with correctly triggering these amps from newer B&O products with RJ45 outputs. The Theatre will be able to carry out room compensation with any passive speakers connected via any type of power amp, but it won’t have the acoustic profile of the speakers stored for magnitude and phase correction (unless you are using Beovox 1 or 2 speakers).

    Kind regards, Steve.

    in reply to: Beosound Theatre — Knowledge Base #9890
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    As a further update, here are B&O’s official videos showing the installation process for each of the five Theatre mounting options:-

    Included table stand:

    Included wall bracket:

    Optional motorised floor stand:

    Optional motorised wall bracket:

    Optional table stand:

    Kind regards, Steve.

    in reply to: Beosound Theatre — Knowledge Base #9865
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    Here are some links to more information about the Theatre on B&O’s own YouTube channel:-

    Aluminium production:

    Sound design:

    Acoustics:

    Design story:

    Woodworking:

    This link takes you to a spreadsheet listing the details of the Theatre’s compatibility with TV panels from a range of manufacturers: https://forum.beoworld.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/3rd-party-TV-or-projector-with-Beosound-Theatre.docx

    Kind regards, Steve.

    in reply to: Beosound Theatre — Knowledge Base #9856
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    Here are some links to Geoff Martin’s blog (Geoff is B&O’s Tonmeister and Senior Sound Designer) which give an insight into the technical design and capabilities of the Theatre:-

    Spatial Control: https://www.tonmeister.ca/wordpress/2022/09/19/beosound-theatre-spatial-control/

    Dolby Atmos: https://www.tonmeister.ca/wordpress/2022/09/19/beosound-theatre-and-dolby-atmos/

    History: https://www.tonmeister.ca/wordpress/2022/09/19/beosound-theatre-a-very-short-history-lesson/

    Outputs: https://www.tonmeister.ca/wordpress/2022/09/12/beosound-theatre-outputs/

    Bass Management: https://www.tonmeister.ca/wordpress/2022/08/31/bass-management-in-beosound-theatre/

    A big THANK YOU is due to Geoff for his input into B&O products and also into this forum!

    The full specifications of the Theatre can be found here:-

    https://assets.ctfassets.net/8cd2csgvqd3m/1lIjveDQso6ZPAebic7pEY/95e758a56fe4d7149e5a81ba2ac2c36f/BeosoundTheatreProductSheetEnglish.pdf

    Kind regards, Steve.

    in reply to: Beosound Theatre — Knowledge Base #9855
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    On a different aspect of the Theatre, it is worth noting that any brand of TV can be used. However, full integration (with control via a B&O remote) is gained by using the recommended LG G2 panels.

    The 55″, 65″ and 77″ G series panels are the officially recommended options, but the 83″ and even 97″ G2 panels will also work seamlessly with the Theatre. As these are too large for the B&O brackets, these larger panels should be wall mounted independently from the Theatre, instead of using the B&O wall or floor mounts. HDMI and Ethernet cables are included with the Theatre to link to the TV panel. However, when wall mounting a larger TV separately from the Theatre, a longer HDMI 2.1 and Ethernet cable may be needed:-

    HDMI 2.1: https://soundsheavenly.com/tv-input/55-180-premium-braided-hdmi-earc-21-cable-with-ethernet-for-8k-full-hd-and-beosound-stage.html#/4-length-3m
    Ethernet: https://soundsheavenly.com/powerlink-rj45-cat5-connection-models-from-2013/28-2264-rj45-powerlink-compatible-shielded-cable-for-beolab-speakers-2013-and-newer.html#/3-length-2m/18-colour-black

    The Theatre has a four port Ethernet Hub, so only one cable is needed to your internet router and the Theatre can then distribute wired Ethernet connections to your TV and video sources.

    Any Beolab speakers (right back to the original Beolab Penta in 1986) can be connected to the four stereo RJ45 Powerlink sockets of the Theatre. WiSA wireless Powerlink options are also available for compatible Beolab speakers (up to 8 wired speakers and 8 wireless speakers can be connected in total).

    The Theatre has the acoustic performance of all Beolab speakers (plus Beovox 1 and 2) encoded internally, so it can intelligently share bass between all the speakers that are connected, according to their capabilities. Speakers that have a “Free/Wall/Corner” switch for bass level should generally be set to “Free” when connected to the Theatre, as this gives a flat frequency response to allow the Theatre to manage their bass capabilities to best advantage. The exception to this is Beolab Penta, which gives a flat bass response when set to “Wall” (mid switch position).

    As the Theatre carries out room compensation on all connected speakers, they will actually perform better when used with the Theatre than they do on their own. The Theatre also has the magnitude response and phase response of all Beolab speakers coded into its software (ie. the performance of the speakers again frequency and time), so that any design quirks in the speakers will be corrected when they are played from the Theatre. This correction also applies when using a conventional music system to play to the speakers via the USB-C audio input of the Theatre.

    As the Theatre only has four RJ45 speaker sockets, RH45 to Powerlink splitters can be helpful to allow for the maximum eight wired speaker connections:-

    https://soundsheavenly.com/bang-olufsen/27-313-rj45-powerlink-compatible-splitter-new-powerlink-to-two-8-pin-din-powerlink-compatible-sockets.html#/20-length-02m

    Hope this is helpful!

    Kind regards, Steve.

    in reply to: Beosound Theatre — Knowledge Base #9853
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    Hi Keith,

    Thanks for setting up this thread, which should become a useful resource for anyone wanting to get the best from Beosound Theatre. Please add to it if you have knowledge to share!

    I will start by confirming that the Theatre has a USB-C input for stereo analogue audio. By using this adapter and a suitable cable, any audio source can be played through the Theatre (and also to any connected speakers):-

    https://soundsheavenly.com/tv-misc/191-usb-c-audio-input-adapter-for-beosound-theatre-ref-6271374.html

    By adding a suitable cable (available at https://soundsheavenly.com), any audio source can be connected, including Beosound music systems, Beogram turntables, music streamers, open-reel tape decks, as well as many other devices.

    To enable the Line input on the Theatre, please open the B&O app, select the Theatre from the list of products and go to “Source List”. Choose “Line Input” and set the input type to “Music”. Go back to “Sound Settings” and turn on “Auto Sense” for the line input, with the sensitivity set to Medium.

    If you are connecting a music source that has its own volume control (eg. the Powerlink output of a Beosound 9000) then please set the volume of the music source to around 50-75% to give normal control from the Theatre remote.

    Hope this is helpful!

    Kind regards, Steve.

    in reply to: New product launch – beosound theatre? #9852
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    …and the Theatre “knowledge base” thread is now live here:-

    Beosound Theatre — Knowledge Base

    See you there!

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