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  • Re: Best way to connect BeoLab 3's to Mac or Airport express

    Thanks for the suggestions. It seems that if I already have an Airport express hooking it up to the Mac through USB will be more limiting and cost about $200. Same with the playmaker. It would really result in the same thing as the airport express but at a much higher cost. I'm still leaning towards an Optical to RCA converter with the optical cable coming from the output of the airport. Is there any reason this wouldn't work or result in poor quality audio?
    Posted to Bang & Olufsen / Mac (Forum) by Severed_Hand_of_Skywalker on Sat, Dec 5 2015
  • Re: Best way to connect BeoLab 3's to Mac or Airport express

    Thanks for the suggestions. It seems that if I already have an Airport express hooking it up to the Mac through USB will be more limiting and cost about $200. Same with the playmaker. It would really result in the same thing as the airport express but at a much higher cost. I'm still leaning towards an Optical to RCA converter with the optical cable coming from the output of the airport. Is there any reason this wouldn't work or result in poor quality audio?
    Posted to Bang & Olufsen / Mac (Forum) by Severed_Hand_of_Skywalker on Sat, Dec 5 2015
  • Best way to connect BeoLab 3's to Mac or Airport express

    I have a pair of Beolab 3's I'd like to use on my Mac. I currently have 2 Powerlink to RCA cables also. Preferably I would like to connect the BeoLab 3's to an Airport express to make them wireless. How would I have to go about this? I assume I need a DAC that has RCA and outputs to optical to go to the Airport Express. Alternatively I could also hook them up directly to the Mac through a USB port. Would I again just need a DAC that has RCA and USB input? If this is the case can anyone
    Posted to Bang & Olufsen / Mac (Forum) by Severed_Hand_of_Skywalker on Sat, Dec 5 2015
    Filed under: Airplay, Apple, DAC, iMac, bola 3
  • Re: BeoSound 35

    [quote user="Millemissen"] Why not let those, who want it that way, do it so - you don't have to. [/quote] Mainly because it looks VERY cheap and really really throws off the clean lines and typical minimal look B&O go for. If someone walked into your house they would easily mistake it for a cheap Sony Soundbar and I wouldn't blame them.
  • Re: BeoSound 35

    But control what? If it's being used as a centre speaker it needs no interaction at all. If you want to control the volume the A9 handles that with touch controls as does the A6. If you want it to play a internet radio station mist people will either have it play by default when turned on or they will select a station from a phone, tablet or Moment. Eben the Moment has one side with no screens (or GO buttons) to more elegantly handle your music. Explain to me in what way that tiny screen helps
  • Re: BeoSound 35

    If someone walked up to your stereo and you ask them to pause it they would never think "go" would pause music. Heck I wouldn't even think "go" would mean play. This is a perfect example of something non intuitive. They could have used an icon to represent something more universal.
  • Re: BeoSound 35

    Understating English is only part of the issue. "GO" is a terrible user interface element. The early iPhone prototypes that Apple made had "Home" written on the home button. This would have limited them greatly in the future as this universal "home" button went on to serve many other purposes that have nothing to do with going to the home screen. The BeoSound 5 also had a "Go" button. To my disbelief you would put the "Go" button to pause your music
  • BeoLab 3's make small pop/click when turing on

    I have a pair of BL 3's that otherwise work great as rear channels for my home theatre setup. The only issue is when they first turn on they make a small pop/click sound which is very distracting. The issue is really apparent when watching TV or a movie as they shut down after a short period on non-use only to re-enable themselves when receiving a signal. I just got some brand new premium cables from sounds heavenly that connect from the speakers to my Marantz receiver through the RCA pre-outs
  • Re: Is Our Beloved B&O Going Down The Drain?

    [quote user="billymartinwicks"] It's been said many a time here, but I think Apple need to buy them. It makes so much sense! both companies care a lot about design aesthetic and appeal to the high end market. [/quote] Apple is high end CONSUMER grade. Their products are affordable. B&O is luxury grade. Outside of the play line very few people are willing to pay the extremely high prices on niche products.
  • Re: Is Our Beloved B&O Going Down The Drain?

    [quote user="StUrrock"]Playmaker, one of B&O secrets best kept secrets! [/quote] It's also one of their worst products. People complained about the cheap plastic look of it not to mention it's wireless reception was terrible. It was also far more expensive then buying a airport express and a DAC combined. My B&O dealer told me last week they cancelled it because it wasn't a good product for the company for many reasons. Unfortunately it's replacement cost even more
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