Originally Posted by pkeegan
All my B&O speakers have a single RCA line input. and also the DIN connection in their base. B&O calls their DIN connection the powerlink connection. On each speaker bottom mine has a selector switch to allow for use of the RCA line input as opposed to the powerlink connection. There is also a selector switch to set speaker as left or right but this is for the powerlink connection only. My system is not new and B&O may have modified their available connections but with the adapter mentioned above post you should be able to get you speakers connected.
The Emotiva 200 should work.
Since the speaker must detect an audio signal before they come on you may miss the the first second of sound if the speakers were not on. Once up they stay on for they wait for a time period before powering off so that momentary bits of silence , such as the silence between songs on CDs, do not shut the speakers off.
Well guys, the Emotiva UMC-200 + Samsung PS64F8500 are now working. It's time to connect the B&O speakers. But regarding to the previous posts, I have to give you an information. A scoop for me!
I have an existing installation, all modulation cables are installed with 8 Din B&O plugs. I had the idea to rewire all the installation with RCA plugs. I choosed (and ordred!) Sommer Cable SC-ONYX-TYNEE. But I was not quite sure with an installation without using a trigger. And I must handle this question because a Subwoofer Beolab 2 and a Central Beolab 7-4 doesn't have an RCA mono input, only 8-Din. A pin in the din provides 5 V trigger signal. Without it those 2 speakers keep in stand-by with red light...
This very useful to know that because feedbacks of users says there is a problem, in particular one who had all in RCA wired and was not satisfied. During viewing movies, with periods without music, your speakers without signal on the RCA inputs turn off during the movie! The when music or sound effects comes back, the speakers turn on again, but this is boring.
I bought 2 cables by Steve by Sounds Heavenly in UK. It could work, but for the trigger signal he provides a transformator 5 V 1 A with a separate cable you have to use along the RCA cable...
And thand on this forum http://forum.beoworld.org/forums/7.aspx
I saw that there is a solution to use the trigger of a pre-amp, like Emotiva UMC-200. This is in Denmark (of course for B&O...): http://www.av-connection.dk/?PGr=6660
I ordered a complete kit AV-TRKDIN8-51B (AV-advance 5.1 surround Phono + Trigger to Powerlink kit (6x Phono RCA male, 4x MiniJack - 4x 8 pin DIN female) and I'll soon try it! But this solution is great and the speakers are still tun on when viewing a Titanic 3D !...