Masterlink

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Master Link

1992 -

Below are descriptions of individual elements of the Master Link system together with application uses:

BeoLab 3500

BeoLab 3500 is an integrated link room speaker consisting of an active speaker with Master Link (ML) connection, an IR receiver and a display. BeoLab 3500 also has Master Control Link (MCL) connection. Furthermore, BeoLab 3500 has a built-in clock. BeoLab 3500 is supplied with a mains lead, a Master Link cable and a bracket for wall mounting.

Application: BeoLab 3500 is used in link rooms where you wish to have an integrated active speaker. From BeoLab 3500 it's possible to listen to all sources from the main room, both audio and video sources. BeoLab 3500 has built-in sound control, meaning that tone and volume can be adjusted independently of the main room. With the tone control it is possible to adjust balance, bass, treble and loudness individually.

BeoLab 3500 offers the following local operation features:

Timer on/off

PLAY / ST.BY

Beolink® Active

Beolink® Active consists of a control box, an IR receiver, a receiver cable and a mains lead. Application Beolink® Active speakers are used in link rooms where active speaker are required. All Bang & Olufsen active speaker may be connected. Beolink® Active has built-in sound control, meaning that tone and volume can be adjusted independently of the main room.

With the tone control it is possible to adjust balance, bass, treble and loudness individually. With a Beolink® Active it is possible to distribute the sound from all main room products - both the video and audio sources.

Beolink® Active offers the following local operation features:

Timer on/off

PLAY / ST.BY

Volume up and down

Beolink® Video

Beolink® Video consists of a control box, a mains lead and a Datalink cable. Apart from this you need an coaxial cable from the HF outlet of the video tape recorder in the main room. This cable is connected to the aerial input of the link room TV.

Application: Beolink® Video is used in link rooms where both sound and picture are required via a Bang & Olufsen TV set. Beolink® Video is connected to the link room TV set by means of the Datalink cable.

With Beolink® Video it is possible to use all the sources in the main room. In particular it is possible to operate SAT and V.TAPE but it is further possible to watch a decoded programme from the TV set in the main room. In addition, it is possible to operate all audio sources, thereby using the speakers in Bang & Olufsen's TV sets for obtaining audio sound. If you want even greater sound in the room you can connect Bang & Olufsen's active speaker to the TV set.

Beolink® Video is connected to the TV set by means of the 7-pin Datalink cable and to the main room with a Master Link cable.

Beolink® Converter

Beolink® Converter consisted of a control box and a mains lead.

Application: Beolink® Converter was used when audio and video products with Master Link and Audio Aux Link (Datalink) had to be interconnected. Beolink® Converter could be used in conjunction with both a video and an audio master. Beolink® Converter featured auto configuration, meaning that it was able to detect automatically whether it was installed in a Master Link audio or in a Master Link video system. Configuration took place when it was connected to the mains.

Beolink® Converter was used in compatibility setups.

AV9000 Audio Kit

The Beosystem AV 9000 Audio Kit consisted of a control box and a mains lead.

Application: the AV 9000 Audio Kit is used to obtain compatibility between Beosystem AV 9000 and products without Master Link connection. AV 9000 Audio Kit was updated with a built-in power supply when it then featured auto configuration. The AV 9000 Audio Kit can be used in conjunction with Beovision AV 9000 only.

Note that the AV 9000 Audio Kit with switch cannot be used with the new 9-pin Master Link cable

ML/MCL Converter

ML/MCL Converter consisted of a control box and an amplifier.

Application: ML/MCL Converter was used where a conversion from Master Link (ML) to Master Control Link (MCL) was wanted. Such a conversion was required if you wanted to maintain the existing Master Control Link system although the audio system in the main room was replaced with a Master Link driver; for example a BeoSound Ouverture. ML/MCL Converter could also be used in conjunction with a Beosystem AV 9000 with an AV 9000 Master Panel.

Created: 11th January 2007
Modified: 20th February 2007

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