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Latest post 05-30-2011 9:45 AM by Søren Mexico. 2 replies.
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  • 05-30-2011 1:08 AM

    • mediabobny
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    Re: Beolab 2500's as TV or PC Speakers..

    I've got a pair of Beolab 2500's that are surplus to my needs.  I thought I might be able to make use of them by hooking them up to an LCD TV (non-B&O), or my PC's headphone jack using an adapter cable -- miniplug --> 2 DIN male connectors.  I've been told this won't work because the BL 2500 doesn't have a line input.  Why can't I use the DIN input?  Won't the small wattage from my PC or LCD TV's headphone jack command the speakers to turn on and off?  If I had the adapter cable I'd try it out but I don't.

    Thanks in advance for any input.

  • 05-30-2011 3:05 AM In reply to

    Re: Beolab 2500's as TV or PC Speakers..

    It won't work that way since Powerlink doesn't turn the speakers on via audio signal, there is a separate control line for it. Therefore speakers with only a Powerlink input won't have the signal sense circuitry at all.

    You will need to construct a "fake Powerlink source" to use these speakers with non-B&O sources. I believe signalling pin 4 with a +5V source is enough, but don't take my word for it... there might be a description somewhere in the humongous "Peter Pans hjemmebio" thread if you have the perseverance to wade through it.


  • 05-30-2011 9:45 AM In reply to

    Re: Beolab 2500's as TV or PC Speakers..

    try this

    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!!

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