If you read the Technical Sound Guide for BeoLab 90, you’ll see a long list of features. However, not all of these features are available yet in the current software, since we’re still in the process of testing some of them.
The table below lists all of the features that are described in the Technical Sound Guide, and shows which of these are currently available in the latest software release. I’ve tried to make this list follow the table of contents of the Guide – just to make it a little easier to track.
Please do not bother asking when a feature will be released. I am not permitted to estimate future release dates. All I will do is update this table as features are made available. Newly-available features in the latest software release will be indicated in red.
This list is not official – which is my way of saying that I may have made some errors… If you have questions about details or you find mistakes, please comment on this posting.
Most recent SW release version: 220.127.116.1113
|Smartphone Control||Yes||Limited by feature list|
|Presets||Editable?||Yes||Three Factory-default editable presets included|
|Selectable?||Yes||via Power Link Data and IR Receiver|
|Beam Width Control||Narrow Front||Yes||High & Low latency|
|Wide Front||Yes||High & Low latency|
|Omni||Yes||High & Low latency|
|Beam Direction Control||Front Left||Yes||High & Low latency|
|Front Right||Yes||High & Low latency|
|Back Left||Yes||High & Low latency|
|Back Right||Yes||High & Low latency|
|Active Room Compensation||Measurements||Yes|
|Multiple ARC Zones||Yes|
|Advanced controls||Latency mode||Yes||Auto / High / Low|
|Triggers||by Speaker Group||Yes|
|Wireless Power Link||Yes|
|Manual||Yes||Selection between active sources|
|Detection Threshold (analogue)||Yes|
|Maximum Input Voltage||Yes|
|Power Link Volume for digital inputs||No|
- The factory-default sound design has been updated. As a result a BeoLab 90 with the new software and without an ARC filter will sound somewhat different than the same BeoLab 90 with the 1.x software and without an ARC filter. However, if an ARC filter has been measured and implemented with the same Beam Width and Latency Mode, then the final result will be the same with both software versions
- The ARC filters are now independent for each Beam Width, Beam Direction, and Latency Mode. In the 1.x software with the PC-based ARC filter, the resulting room compensation was only valid for the parameter settings of the loudspeaker during the measurement procedure (typically Narrow, Front, Long Latency). The new ARC system creates 14 different room composition filters for the 3 front Beam Widths and the 4 additional Beam Directions (a total of 7 different directivities) in both latency modes. These are switched automatically when other parameters are changed.