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  • 06-05-2011 3:40 PM

    Beolab 5 - Different Mk?

    Hi

    Are there more than one version of the Beolab 5? If so, what are the differences between the versions?

    Is it possible to se what version by looking at the serial number?

    Best regards Ola
  • 06-05-2011 4:22 PM In reply to

    Re: Beolab 5 - Different Mk?

    There is only one version with different 4 digit type numbers for the different countries/region

    The type numbers are from 6880 to 6890 inclusive plus 6898

    Regards Keith....

  • 06-05-2011 5:30 PM In reply to

    Re: Beolab 5 - Different Mk?

    B&Ola:
    Hi

     

    Are there more than one version of the Beolab 5? If so, what are the differences between the versions?

     

    Is it possible to se what version by looking at the serial number?

     

    Best regards Ola

    I wondered about this also.  Since there is no MKII, has there been software updates?

     

    Beosound 5 BL9 BC2 BL8000 Beovision 7 BL6002  BL11 

     

  • 06-05-2011 7:00 PM In reply to

    • Evan
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    Re: Beolab 5 - Different Mk?

    I think yes, software updates that effect crossover points(?). It's been discussed before and I think there were some other details...

    Evan

     

  • 06-06-2011 2:15 AM In reply to

    Re: Beolab 5 - Different Mk?

    linder:

    I wondered about this also.  Since there is no MKII, has there been software updates?

    Whilst there is no Mark II, like most other software driven products, there are software updates.

    The current software version is 3.20a and the following issues were apparently resolved since the product was first released:-

    • No sound when playing CD because of wrong selection of S/P-Dif
    • Periodical digital noise symptom in BeoLab 5 if connected to e.g. BeoSound 9000 via SPDIF and Power Link). The symptom could occur when playing back CD's with Copy Protection software.
    • Periodical digital noise symptom in BeoLab 5 if connected to BeoSound 9000 via SPDIF and Power Link). The symptom could occur when changing CD or when coming from source Radio or CD.
      Periodical digital spike noise symptom in BeoLab 5 if connected to non-audio source
    • PIN Code functionality active from factory
    • Volume synchronisation cable supported for option 1 or 4 setup
    • Mute problem due to missing or early Power Link data from some products, BeoLab 5 may be muted after start-up (green LED and no sound) - volume up or down gives sound.
    • S/PDIF non-audio problem: Periodic digital noise in BeoLab 5 when changing between S/PDIF and Power Link/Line. Extra check on the S/PDIF data stream to determine if the data are audio or non-audio.
    • Improved ABC calibration
    • Improved Thermal protection

    Regards Keith....

  • 06-06-2011 7:08 AM In reply to

    Re: Beolab 5 - Different Mk?

    Keith, do you know when the 3.20a software was implemented? 

  • 06-06-2011 7:19 AM In reply to

    Re: Beolab 5 - Different Mk?

    What about the first beolab 5's.

    I have now Sw 1.62a.....is it possible to upgrade to 3.20A?

  • 06-06-2011 8:11 AM In reply to

    • stefan
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    Re: Beolab 5 - Different Mk?

    koning:

    What about the first beolab 5's.

    I have now Sw 1.62a.....is it possible to upgrade to 3.20A?

    Last update of my BL5s also was 1.62a. This was for the chassis without PIN code protection. At the same time there was a sw 2.62a for the newer chassis with PIN code protection. 

    "The PIN code protection has been introduced from serial no.: 17xxxxxx." ...taken from beotech site: BL5 service profile.

    I would also like to know if it`s  possible to update from 1.62a to 3.20a, although my BL5s are working great, sound awesome and have no issues at all...... 

     

    Stefan

  • 06-06-2011 1:03 PM In reply to

    Re: Beolab 5 - Different Mk?

    Thank you all for the answers!

    I am interested in a pair of used BL5.
    On these, one of the speaker has 179xxxx as a serial number and the other has 188xxxx.

    Could they been sold as a pair even if they have such "wide" serialnumbers? (179=04/05, 188=05/06

    /O

  • 06-06-2011 1:25 PM In reply to

    Re: Beolab 5 - Different Mk?

    kimchr:
    do you know when the 3.20a software was implemented? 

    I am informed that 3.20a was made available to dealers last month, HOWEVER apparently it cannot be used on units currently running software 1.XX or 2.XX

    Regards Keith....

  • 06-06-2011 1:27 PM In reply to

    Re: Beolab 5 - Different Mk?

    koning:

    What about the first beolab 5's.

    I have now Sw 1.62a.....is it possible to upgrade to 3.20A?

    The short answer is NO..

    Regards Keith....

  • 06-06-2011 4:11 PM In reply to

    Re: Beolab 5 - Different Mk?

    This would suggest that there are 2 mk's?

  • 06-08-2011 6:38 PM In reply to

    Re: Beolab 5 - Different Mk?

    Thank you all for the answers!

    I am interested in a pair of used BL5.
    On these, one of the speaker has 179xxxx as a serial number and the other has 188xxxx.

    Could they been sold as a pair even if they have such "wide" serialnumbers? (179xxxx=04/05, 188xxxx=05/06)

    /Ola

  • 06-08-2011 10:27 PM In reply to

    Re: Beolab 5 - Different Mk?

    A pair have both the same serialnumber...

  • 06-09-2011 4:49 PM In reply to

    Re: Beolab 5 - Different Mk?

    From serial number 17659943 New Software 1.6

    From serial number 17772145 you can sinconize 2 BL5 whit extra cable and PIN CODE intro

    From serial number 17910097 New Software 2.6

    From serial number 18512908 B&O have change the fix system of freats

    From serial number 19375256 some change (???)

    From serial number 19900141 B&O has change POWER CORD.

    From serial number 21221146 New Software 3.00a

    From serial number 21770424 New Software 3.10a

    From serial number 21981978 NO Brush in the box

    Andrea (from Italy)

     

     

  • 07-06-2011 5:03 AM In reply to

    Re: Beolab 5 - Different Mk?

    Thank you for the list of changes to BL5. I can see Software 3.00a started in unit 2122114. Does anyone know the production date of this first unit with 3.00a?

    Also if anyone can elaborate on the changes made from 19375256, that would be interesting. I have one BL5 below this serialnumber and one above!

     

    Thank you.

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