14190 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Jun 17, 2010 10:01 AM by Alley_Cat
But I can't adjust the volume?
My speakers plug straight into the apple TV I have no controlling unit or way of adjusting the speaker volume via the speakers
seems strange that a set of speakers with an amp built-in would have no volume control
anyway, the appletv does not have volume control for video playback, so you will need to think of something else.
Ok, this product:
Try the FAQ:
*Can I connect my Bang & Olufsen speakers to non-Bang & Olufsen products?*
+Yes, you can connect Bang & Olufsen speakers to non-Bang & Olufsen products.+
+*The speakers must be connected to a line output (volume controlled line out) of the amplifier.* This is done with different cables as you can see in the below table. They are all available from your Bang & Olufsen retailer. You can find your nearest retailer here. If there is no line in on the speakers and a PowerLink is required, then use a Line/PowerLink adaptor cable.+
So clearly they are designed to be controlled by an amp which can adjust output volume on the line out, or if you're lucky single sources with volume control - unfortunately AppleTv only has it for audio (and never had that originally).
Are they designed to work with some kind of B&O preamp which would control the volume?
reading about them on the B&O website, it appears it looks that way.
Yes - active speakers like this effectively stick the poweramp in the speaker enclosures, and connect direct to a pre-amp to control source/volume.