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  • 01-07-2012 10:01 AM

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    Connecting Beolab 8000 speakers to my Sony Windows 7 laptop

    Hello,

    I am completely new to the B&O world and have the chance to buy a pair of Beolab 8000 speakers at what seems a very good price. Trouble is the Beocenter 2300 cd player being sold with it does not play. Rather than spend a lot of money on repairing it I see that there a possibility to connect the speakers to my Sony Viao laptop where my music library is and use it as the cd / music player. I am completely non-technical as far as this is concern so could someone kindly advise me in laymans language 1. whether this really is possible and 2. just what I would need to do and lastly 3. whether this way i will get the full benefit of the beolabs with the active amplifiers (whatever that means ) 

    Many many thanks.

    mike

  • 01-07-2012 11:15 AM In reply to

    Re: Connecting Beolab 8000 speakers to my Sony Windows 7 laptop

    You will need a 3.5 Mm. minijack to connect to the headphone or sound out on your Lap top, this connected to 2 RCA phono plugs, connect the phono plugs to line on the BL 8000 (remember to set the switch to "line"), the sound will depend on the sound card and the quality of your music in your lap top, the BLs will play it like it is.

    Sound heavenly at the end of this page can provide cable, check the distance from lap to speakers, you can use the same cable to play directly from MP3 players

    Beosound 3000, BL 4000, BL 8000, BG 2404,BG 5000, BG CD50, Beocord 5000, BM 901, BM 2400, BM 4000, BV S45, BV 3702. There is nothing we cannot do, but a lot of things we don't want to do!!

  • 01-07-2012 12:16 PM In reply to

    Re: Connecting Beolab 8000 speakers to my Sony Windows 7 laptop

    I do it similar, I have an ipod (3mm) to aux lead from sounds heavenly into my overture and it works the same!

  • 01-07-2012 4:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: Connecting Beolab 8000 speakers to my Sony Windows 7 laptop

    Hi thanks for the answer - but what does "Sound heavenly" mean ?

     

  • 01-07-2012 4:02 PM In reply to

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    Re: Connecting Beolab 8000 speakers to my Sony Windows 7 laptop

    Hi thanks for the answer but what does "sounds heavenly" and " overture" mean in this context ?

     

  • 01-07-2012 4:39 PM In reply to

    Re: Connecting Beolab 8000 speakers to my Sony Windows 7 laptop

    Sounds heavenly is a sponsor of beoworld. You will find his add on the bottom of this forum. Because of him you can post your question.....

    And of course others like Lee and stb brackets

    Wanna play?!! (Also a PRIZEWINNER ON BEOWORLD!) 

  • 01-08-2012 3:47 AM In reply to

    Re: Connecting Beolab 8000 speakers to my Sony Windows 7 laptop

    hi, you will find the link on the bottom right of this page.  Its got a picture of Steve and is a blue advert, click on there and you will find the cables you need

     

    cheers Nick

  • 01-08-2012 4:04 AM In reply to

    Re: Connecting Beolab 8000 speakers to my Sony Windows 7 laptop

    k22:
    what does ... "overture" mean in this context ?

    B&O Overture <= hit the link Laughing

    First B&O (1976) was a Beogram 1500 ... latest (2011) change has been to couple the BL11 with the BL6Ks *sounds superb*

  • 01-08-2012 4:19 AM In reply to

    Re: Connecting Beolab 8000 speakers to my Sony Windows 7 laptop

    elephant:

    k22:
    what does ... "overture" mean in this context ?

    B&O Overture <= hit the link Laughing

    I missed that one, its another b&o hifi!

     

  • 01-13-2012 2:37 AM In reply to

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    Re: Connecting Beolab 8000 speakers to my Sony Windows 7 laptop

    Thanks to all for the help. Another quick question re the Beocenter 2300. CD has stopped working (disk does not revolve) - is there any chance of a simple solution to this or is it usually something complicated that requires it to go back to a B&O place to be repaired at vaste expense? Any thoughts will be most welcome.

    mike

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