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  • BeoCenter 9000 voltage-switching detail?

    So I just received a BeoCenter 9000 with switchable voltage wheel, a 2-pin 240V plug (so-called Europlug? or IEC Type C?), and want to change to 110V (USA). I'm not so dumb that I can't set the wheel to 110, Buuuuuut... I'd rather not open up the chassis to answer one simple question (even though I'll probably have to open it later, to re-cap the CD controller): Is one Euro-pin connected to chassis ground? Or are both sides floating and merely connected to opposite sides of a transformer
    Posted to Vintage Products (Forum) by trackbeo on Tue, Oct 10 2017
    Filed under: beocenter 9000, Transformer
  • Re: Gutted

    1) It would bother me that the TV is directly in front of a radiant hot-water heating panel. Moving it to a lower stand will block even more of the panel! Never mind that heat in the room will be compromised, expect that your TV will overheat! That kind of panel sometimes does have a front and back with air convection spacers inbetween, but it is still basically a *radiator* out the front side. (Maybe I worry too much, but I have a BeoVision 10 that overheats in Florida when hung flush to the wall
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by trackbeo on Tue, Oct 10 2017
  • Re: Beovision 11 Spotify / music combo

    For a BeoVision 10, I installed an Apple AirPort Express and hooked up its audio cable but no video cable to the paired input. Sure, it isn't B&O, and you can't see the "curtains" draw back when powering up, and you don't get to drive the app on the TV screen. BUT. It's super-cheap, tiny, and best of all... it just works!!! Its failing of course is integration, because you have to choose an input on the TV, an extra step beyond simply using the Spotify Connect app.
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by trackbeo on Tue, Oct 10 2017
    Filed under: A.AUX, Airplay
  • Re: BeoCenter 9000 voltage-switching detail?

    [quote user="Guy"]To back Graham up, the 'insulation test' for the BC9000 that is listed in the repair manual requires you to check that neither of the power supply pins are connected to chassis earth.[/quote] Now *that* is what I call definitive! Thank you sir, and all! Long term, I plan to cut the plug off and put on a new screw-terminal US plug head. Sacrilege, I know, but somehow I just don't trust the adaptors, which are at heart nothing but stab-in connectors of unknown
    Posted to Vintage Products (Forum) by trackbeo on Tue, Oct 10 2017
  • Re: Gutted

    [quote user="9 LEE"]I was thinking exactly the same! That's a normal sized UK lounge!! [/quote] Oops, USA-centric (and especially Florida-centric where square footage is cheap) to assume that wasn't the living room... The corollary is that here, by comparison B&O equipment is so expensive that anybody who bought B&O would have large & fancy digs to play it in. (All the old B&O catalogs here showed the equipment in beautifully-restored century-old Amsterdam-merchant
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by trackbeo on Tue, Oct 10 2017
  • Re: How does one turn off the Essence's Airplay functionality?

    Because I don't know enough about the Essence, I would choose a more complicated networking method. Hopefully someone else will have a better, simple, Essence-specific answer for you. But just in case you're reduced to this, either: (a) set up your wireless network so that the Essence is on your "guest" network (typical feature nowadays in WAPs), which ought to prevent connections to/from it while still allowing it to access the services you use on the Internet. Alas, this requires
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by trackbeo on Tue, Oct 10 2017
    Filed under: Airplay
  • Re: RCA cable question....hum involved...

    [quote user="solderon29"]I don't think there is an RCA connector that can be fitted without soldering.[/quote] On amazon (e.g.), I see three choices: One is ASIN B01DRQF72Y (just search for ASIN numbers like any other item name), which has two tiny screw terminals on the back end, just like a B&O 2-pin DIN speaker connector. The other is a crimp-on which still requires fine motor skills, but no soldering: ASIN B01DRQF2R4. There's even one with tiny spring-loaded clips, ASIN
    Posted to Vintage Products (Forum) by trackbeo on Tue, Oct 10 2017
  • Re: Gutted

    [quote user="Seanie_230"]All cables to be routed on the right in some form of stb shelf. This way the TV keeps a no wires look.[/quote]You have more than just a single cable, but since it's a new-to-you place and looks like new carpeting, may I point out a hack I used once? Typical wall-to-wall carpet is installed using "tackless" installation strips, which are just 1/4"-3/8" thick strips of wood with upturned spikes in them, nailed about 1/4" from the wall
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by trackbeo on Tue, Oct 10 2017
  • Re: Gutted

    Alas, the only thing I know of is Wiremold (Legrand.co.uk). The 800 or 2300 series (e.g.) have external, internal, and flat elbow covers, for 90-degree turns only; for shallow angles like inside your bay, I think one just miter-cuts and butts it together. These may be too small to accommodate you (2300 divided is required to run mains) but they make a huge variety of large (ugly) raceways, in both metal and PVC. Maybe hollowed-out baseboard trim to match your existing? Normally I'd say use a
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by trackbeo on Thu, Oct 12 2017
  • Re: Best B&O Wireless Multi-room System

    SOUND: You didn't say: 50 feet by how-many-feet in the other dimension? Regardless, with 16-foot ceilings and 50-by-anything-but-a-hallway, I would expect bass to get "sucked away" like it does outdoors. Based upon that (possibly shaky) theory, plus a brief experience I had testing an A6 in a room 20'x25'x8.5', I believe the A6 will not give you the "decent bass" you desire. But a single A9 would exceed your entire budget! Nevertheless, the A9 is what I would suggest
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by trackbeo on Wed, Oct 18 2017
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