RL6000

User guide
2,5
Est. time of work
Difficulty

RL 6000

ARE YOU PREPARED?

Before you do anything please start with checking your speaker foams for imperfections. If you can clearly feel them peeling off contact a repair shop before you commense with the upcycling process.

Tools
  • Soldering iron
  • Screwdrivers
  • Wirecutters
  • Wirestripper
  • Electric Drill
  • 8mm drill bit
INGREDIENTS

 

  • Beovox RL 6000
  • BeoCreate 4-Channel Amplifier
  • Rasberry Pi 3
  • MicroSD card (at least 4GB)
  • Power plug & supply
  • 3D printed parts
  • Two isolated wired for the power connector

RL 6000

Written guide
Taking apart the RL6000

Step one

From the back of the RL6000 unscrew two screws holding the plastic stip around the speakers.

Remove the two plastic strips.

Unscrew the nine screws on the sides, corners and the center. The location of all the screws are shown in the next overview.

Location of screws.

Whilst being on the back of the speaker, unscrew the old connectors.

Open up the back plate and remove the dampening material.

Cut all the wires connecting to the old crossover.

Unscrew and remove the old crossover.

Creating a new power connection

Step two

Drill a 8mm hole where the previous connections were located.

Screw the power connector to the back plate.

Strip the insulated wires you reserved for the power connector, so that approximately 1cm of wire is exposed.

 

Check the polarity of the power supply (which is +/-) and identify the corresponding pin on the power plug. Solder both wires to the power plug pins.

Assemble the parts

STEP THREE

Place the Raspberry Pi upon the BeoCreate 4-Channel Amplifier. The supplied spacers will not fix the Pi to the board, but just prevent it from flexing and touching any components on it.

Using the existing mounting posts and screws, attach the 3d printed frame to the inside of the speaker.

Press fit the amplifier to the 3D printed frame.

Strip the wired  coming from the drivers, so that again approximately 1cm of wire is exposed.

The tweeter will require an extension to be soldered onto it.

Insulate the wires soldered previously.

Connect the drivers and power to the amplifier. Check the detailed diagram for that.

Detailed diagram for amplifier outputs

Closing up

STEP FOUR

Connect the power supply.

Plug the power supply into a wall socket.

Make sure a red light turns on on the Raspberry Pi. If it doesn’t, you have switched the polarity of the power supply.

Unplug the power supply from the wall-socket to further proceed with the up-cycling.

Insert the SD card with the BeoCreate software installed on it and proceed to setup the amplifier.

Install the sound dampering material.

Attache the 9 screws on the back cover.

Mount the plastic stips removed in the first step.

Enjoy – Your Beovox RL6000 is now upcycled.