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Greetings everyone... I just wanted to show off the project I just finished.
I decided to modify a Beosound 2000 and add wireless MP3/Webcasting.
The Beosound 2000 is a great unit, and very elegant, but the tape deck is really an outdated item. I decided to remove the entire tape module, and replace it with a more advanced component.
The mod took me about 2-3 hours. I had to make a custom bracket, faceplate and also cut away a small portion of the plastic housing behind the tape unit, to get the wireless module to fit. With everything reinstalled, you can't see anything that was done inside the case.
I decided to hardwire the outputs from the wireless module to the Aux input on the Beo. I wanted this to be as OEM looking as possible. The only major problem I ran into was powering the wireless unit. I tried to power it direct from the B&O power supply, but the unit drew too much current, and kept ######ting the Beo down, So I had to settle for running 2 separate power cords. I may still try to house the 2nd power supply inside the Beo if I get around to it. I don't know if there is enough room for it or not.
How did you get the SBs VFD to be the same colour as the B&Os LED backlights?
Also, i take it you used an SB2 as opposed to an SB3?
Wow! That is very cool! Congrats.
You did a great job.
I have exactly the same B&O unit at home. I would appreciate more details and pictures of the 'transplantation'!
I can't say I care much for your taste in music, but the mod looks great! Nice work!
I cant see it being long before B+O steal your idea and make it thier own, thats some excellent work, if you hadnt show it I would have assumed it was stock.
B&O do something similar, although it uses the TV as the interface and only stores music as 192kbs mp3.
Fantasic job though Mr Maker - have you solved the IR control compatibility problem or are you still forced to use 2 remotes?
Thanks everyone !!! It was a fun little project.
I'm sure someone will use the idea for mass production.
B&O will be one of the few companies that have the following for be able to add it and run with it, at the cost at least.
I don't care... (( IT WAS STILL MY IDEA 1ST !!!! )) HAHAHAHAHA
Besides, I had to get a little help from one of the Tech's at B&O to help with the wiring... Wasn't sure what input connection to use on the board, and I didn't want to guess, and fry something. (( STILL MY IDEA )) naa naa na na naa... heheh
SB-2 or 3... I dono, it's whatever came in the mail :)
Yub, still (2) remotes... I don't care, it's in my office on the wall, and I use the web interface most of the time anyway.
The (red) face is a piece of red plex I cut. I have a CnC laser, and made the black face plate, and red lense, to match the B&O. Worked out pretty well.
I plan to make a new face using a piece of .030 mirror aluminum, and reface it. I will add a new face to the CD cover as well to match. (one of these days)
Saw your very impressive work on the Beosound 2000 and though you might be able to give me a hint about my problem with a Beosound 2000. The cd tray closes and then opens without playing. The cd does not spin, nothing happens. I received the unit in shipment yesterday and it played part of one cd. I removed the cd and it haas not been able to play another.
Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.
Chances are there is a problem with the sensor that opens and closes the door and CD lid. Both run off of the same mechanics inside. The hand sensors opens the glass door to 1 point and stops, then the CD button finished the sequence, and opens the lid. I had a bad sensor on one of my 2000's, and swaped sensors and it worked fine. The part is about $45 if I remeber correctly, and VERY easy to replace. a couple screws and 1 wire.
There is also the chance the the unit is DIRTY... The B&Os have issues with the sensors getting dirty, covered with dust, or even worse, the the previous owner was a smoker, everything gets covered with yellow sludge. I have seen a few people take them apart, and clean everything, and then they work fine. Here are some links to pix that will show you the inner workings of the unit. Clean all the sensors, and see if that helps. Good luck!!!
Heres the Door and Lid Mech...
The sensor goes in the hole. This pic was taken with it removed. Check the above pix to see it with the sensor in place.
Heres the Door and Lid Mech...
The sensor goes in the hole. This pac was taken with it removed.
Here you can see it in place on the top left
Just thought I'd bump this up so others would find it, and maybe come up with new ideas
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This really sounds like a neat project. I've got an old Beosound 2000 in the closet, and would like to attempt this same sort of thing.
Unfortunately, the pictures in this thread aren't showing up for me. Does anyone have links or more information about this project?
I'll see if I can dig them up, and get them working again
could you restor ethe pics please.
I'd also like to see the pictures please.
B&O products are my favourite design.
Sorry guys... All the actual photos were lost when the server that hosted them was replaced... However, I removed the Squeezebox unit from the B&O a while back to use the SB in another temporary application. I will be going into the shop tomorrow to play around with a few things. I will take my camera and take NEW photos of the entire process. I have 3 Beosound 2000's and will take one of the untouched ones apart, showing exactly what I did to the 1st one to make everything work and fit. I may also make a YouTube video to show everything better. I can supply the parts anyone would need to replace the tape deck if anyone wants?
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