Sound settings

Add BeoLab speakers and subwoofers to your television wired or wirelessly and you can have a surround sound system which fits easily into your living room. You get the best sound experience in the area bounded by the speakers.

When you connect additional speakers to your television, wired speakers are automatically detected by the television. Wireless speakers must be scanned first for the television to detect them.* A message appears on the screen and you can follow on-screen instructions to configure the speaker. You can also create speaker groups to customise the speaker setup for listening positions other than the one in front of the television, for example, at the dining table or in an armchair. 

  1. Press  to bring up the Home menu.
  2. Use the arrow buttons to select Settings and press the centre button.
  3. Press T20-Nav-Up.jpg or  to select Sound & BeoLink... and press the centre button.
  4. Press T20-Nav-Up.jpg or  to select Sound and press the T20-Nav-Right.jpg button. 
  5. Press T20-Nav-Up.jpg or  to select a menu item and press the centre button.
  6. Follow on-screen instructions. 

Sound settings are preset from the factory to neutral values which suit most types of programmes. However, if you wish, you can adjust these settings to your liking. Adjust sound settings such as volume, bass and treble and, for wired speakers, enable eco mode. You can also look up information about the chosen sound settings and reset the sound settings to default values. In the Sound menu you can also find the Speaker connections menu, where you can set up both wired and wireless speakers.

For more about daily use of speaker groups, see the article 'USE SPEAKER GROUPS AND SOUND MODES'.

Your content provider may have prohibited distribution of digital wireless sound to your speakers. You must then use wired Power Link connected speakers instead.

For advanced information about sound settings, see the Technical Sound Guide on the Bang & Olufsen website www.bang-olufsen.com/guides

 *To scan for wireless speakers, press T30-Home2.jpg, and then Scan for Wireless Speakers and follow on-screen instructions.

Sound information

Look up information about the current sound system in the Sound Info menu.

 

Sound modes

The television has several sound modes optimised for different types of programmes and sources.

The sound modes are designed by sound engineers to suit all situations. However, if you wish, you can adjust the values in the sound modes to your liking in the Sound modes menu. The sound modes have predefined names. For example, use Movie when watching from a Blu-ray player or use Game to enhance the sound when using a game console. The Custom sound mode can be set up if you wish to define a new type of use and settings.

If you wish to reset a sound mode to default values, you must select RESET in the specific sound mode’s setup menu and confirm that you wish to reset the values.

You can bring up a list of sound modes on the TV screen by finding Sound in the BeoRemote One LIST menu and pressing the centre button. From here, you can select a desired sound mode.

For information about selecting a specific sound mode for a source, see the article 'SET UP CONNECTED PRODUCTS'.

 

Speaker groups

In the Speaker Groups menu, you can make different speaker groups for different listening positions or loudspeaker combinations. This means that you can use your speakers differently in different scenarios.

In scenario 1 in the illustration, the right speaker in the top may be set up as a right front speaker when you watch television from the couch, whereas in scenario 2, the same speaker may function as a right surround speaker when you sit in the armchair listening to music. The same speaker has different roles in the different speaker groups, and in some speaker groups, the speaker may not be included.

For each group, you must assign roles to the speakers, set the distance between the speakers and your listening position and calibrate the speaker level. It is possible to set distances and speaker levels for each speaker group either manually via the Speaker Groups menu or automatically if you connect a calibration microphone. A calibration microphone must be purchased separately at your Bang & Olufsen retailer.

You access a Speaker Group Configuration menu from the Home menu if you press  and select Settings. Follow on-screen instructions to create or edit a speaker group. For more advanced speaker group settings, press  and select Settings, then select Sound & BeoLink... then Sound and set up speaker groups.

You can name the speaker groups or delete groups you do not want to keep. The Start-up speaker group has a predefined name and you can set up the group for when you sit in front of the television.

  • To bring up settings for a speaker group, highlight the group and press the centre button.
  • To create a new speaker group, highlight NEW and press the centre button. The new group has settings according to the currently playing speaker group. You can change these to your preferred settings.
  • To rename a speaker group, bring up the group, highlight Name, press the centre button and follow on-screen instructions.
  • To delete a speaker group, bring up the group, highlight DELETE, press the centre button and follow on-screen instructions.
  • To activate a speaker group, press LIST on the remote control, select Speaker and then the desired group.

You cannot rename or delete the Start-up speaker group.

Some advanced Bang & Olufsen speakers support preset selection. The preset number is found in the app for the speaker. You decide which preset should be activated when you select a speaker group.

 

Speaker roles

Assigning roles to the connected loudspeakers allows you to specify the speakers’ function in a surround sound system and the number of speakers to be used. Use the arrow buttons to select each of the connected speakers and to highlight a speaker role, then press the centre button. As you move from speaker to speaker, a sound is produced to indicate the speaker to be set up.

Example of TV viewing illustrated:

Speaker A Left front
Speaker B Subwoofer
Speaker C Centre front
Speaker D Right front
Speaker E Right surround
Speaker F Right back
Speaker G Left back
Speaker H Left surround

 

Assisted speaker calibration*

You set distances and speaker levels for each speaker group automatically if you connect a calibration microphone to the MIC socket on the television. A calibration microphone must be purchased separately at your Bang & Olufsen retailer. The calibration microphone can only be used for speaker calibration.

Place the connected microphone in the primary listening position for the current speaker group and start a calibration of the connected speakers by pressing the centre button and follow on-screen instructions. 

You can access the Assisted Speaker Calibration menu if you press , select Settings, then Sound & BeoLink..., Sound.

It is recommended that background noise is kept to a minimum during calibration.

*The function Assisted Speaker Calibration may not be available in the current software version.

Volume

Adjust the volume level of the television.

The volume level you set here is the volume level the television will start at each time you switch it on, no matter which volume level it was at when you switched it off.

Here you also set the highest volume level allowed in normal usage. This can be used to limit the maximum output of the television.

 

Bass and treble

In the Bass and Treble menu, decrease or increase the bass level and the treble level.

 

Activate loudness

The human ear is less sensitive to low frequencies when they are played at low volume levels. In other words, when you lower the volume, the less bass you can hear. The Loudness function counteracts this effect.

As you reduce the volume, the bass and treble levels are automatically increased to compensate for your reduced perception in the outer frequency bands.

 

Eco mode

Make power saving settings for sound in the Eco Mode menu.

If you enable eco mode, the speakers that do not receive a signal when the television is on automatically switch off. Wireless speakers are not switched off when they do not receive signals from the television.

 

Speaker connections

Set up speakers wired or wirelessly.

 

Wired speakers

When setting up wired speakers, you must select which speakers you have connected to each Power Link (PL) socket in the Speaker connections menu.*

*If all Power Link sockets with connected speakers are not shown in the Speaker Connections menu, you can select SHOW ALL and press the centre button to show all Power Link sockets. 

Important! If you select Line as speaker type in the Speaker Connections list, the volume will be very loud and you cannot adjust volume with your BeoRemote One. You must use the product’s own remote control. 'Line' is used for, for example, non-Bang & Olufsen amplifiers.

 

Wireless speakers

If you have wireless speakers in your setup, the television automatically scans for wireless speakers and associate the detected speakers with wireless Power Link channels during first-time setup. However, you can also scan for wireless speakers and associate the detected speakers with the television’s wireless Power Link channels manually if you press , select Settings, then Scan for wireless speakers and follow on-screen instructions.

You can also access the function if you press , select Settings, then Sound & BeoLink..., Sound and Speaker Connections.

 

Scan for and associate wireless speakers …

  1. In the Speaker Connections menu, select RESCAN and press the centre button to rescan.
  2. When the scanning has completed, press the centre button to associate the detected speakers with the television.

 

Disassociate a speaker from the television …

  1. Press  or  to select a wireless speaker in the Speaker Connections menu and press the centre button.
  2. Press or  to select DISCONNECT and press the centre button.

If the state of a speaker is missing in the Speaker Connections menu, the speaker has been associated with a wireless channel, and will automatically be detected again when possible.

 

Set up wired and wireless speakers...

  1. In the Speaker Connections menu, press  or  to select a PL socket or a wireless PL channel and press the centre button and follow on-screen instructions.

If you connect additional speakers to the television, remember to add the speakers to your speaker groups.