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Hi, 

I've just recently bought the Acton II to have as a speaker in our bathroom. Looks great and sound good enough. So far I'm satisfied. 
However, the speaker is driving me mad. Here's why. 
My girlfriend and I both use the speaker whenever we're spending time in the bathroom, so both our phones have been connected to the speaker at some point. 
But, if I'm playing music from my iPhone to the speaker and my girlfriend is in another room, let's say, watching YouTube on her iPhone things get wierd. If she adjusts the volume on here phone it also messes with my music in the bathroom. 

Another example:

Playing music from phone 1 to Acton II. then, Adjusting the volume by using the buttons on the side of iPhone 1 also adjusts the main volume of phone 2. Even though Phone 2 isn't in use. It just messes with the volume of it. 

This is suuuuuper annoying. Since the app is no where near of being good, I don't know how this can be solved. If there's no good solution I'm gonna have to sell the speaker and buy a brand that really knows how to make speakers for this purpose. 

Does anyone know if this can be fixed..??

thanks / Mathias 

asked 01 Feb 2022 at 12:57 AM

Mathias Andersson
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We have two Marshall Acton Multiroom that have the exact same issue. Whenever they have been plugged in the power for more than 24 hours the sound becomes distorted/crackles and it gets increasingly worse the longer the speaker is powered on.

The only solution we have found is to pull the power plug for a minute before plugging it back in. Then the speaker will play fine for another 24 hours before it starts to crackle again. However, this solution is very inconvenient.

We have reached out to the Marshall support but they are not much of a help.

Has anyone else found a solution to this issue?

asked 09 Jan 2022 at 03:51 PM

N M
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Bought a marshall acton II today and I'm unable to play music from my phone on it. It does not show on airplay either while connected on app. I suspect it's broken on ios15. Hope it gets fixed soon or Im requesting a refund as right now it's just standing as decoration. 

asked 09 Oct 2021 at 01:56 PM

Alexandre Freitas
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Hi,

Does anyone know where to find information about firmware updates for the Marshall Multi-room speakers? (Stanmore, Acton, Woburn).
Like a changelog or latest firmware date?

I want to find out if Marshall is even working at fixing all the known problems at all or if they just totally abandoned these products.

My current firmware: 

Marshall Stanmore Multi-Room 
Firmware: 1561616839
Chromecast v: 1.28.102057

Marshall Acton Multi-Room
Firmware: 1561617046
Chromecast v : 1.28.102057

 

asked 20 May 2021 at 11:27 AM

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My Acton II Bluetooth speaker is connected to my iPhone. Playing internet radio is working fine, but when I try to play Spotify the music stops playing after a second. 

I tried several things, but problem persists. 

Can you help me out? 

Regards, Judith

asked 26 Feb 2021 at 09:11 AM

Judith Botman
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Hi. I have two Marshall Acton speakers in my home, which I very much like. The problem is that they both have the same name when searching for them to cnnect via bluetooth on my phone, which can cause confusion, especially if I'm in range of both of them. How can I change the naming convention that one of my Acton speakers uses so I can differentiate between them?

asked 08 Feb 2021 at 06:22 PM

Mateo Bryant
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When using Spotify Connect to play music on my new Acton Multi-Room speaker I get intermittent audio crackling, almost like static. Is anyone else having this problem? It does not happen with other audio sources, like internet radio stations.

asked 20 May 2020 at 09:51 PM

Mike MC
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Hello, i have a problem connecting my acton 2 speaker to the laptop. I find it on the laptop, pair it with the speaker and it gives out a message that the speaker has 0% battery and doesnt play anything, even though the speaker is connected through power cable. The 3,5 jack works, but bluetooth doesn't.

asked 06 Apr 2020 at 06:19 AM

Nikita Demidov
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Hi Everyone.

I currently own a Marshall Acton II speaker. I wonder if someone really uses a 2 speaker coupled, in order to improve the stereo capabilty.

Does it really worth it buying a second speaker?

Thanks everyone.

 

Regards

Luis

 

asked 11 Dec 2019 at 02:36 PM

Luis Lucio
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Is it possible to play the same streamed source (either Apple Music or Spotify) to two voice devices on the same WiFi network. The voice app seems to select only one at at time and the Multi-Room app does not recognise them?

specificially looking at Acton voice and Stanmore voice. I would’ve thought this was straightforward but cannot seem to get it to work as expected.

thanks

asked 23 Feb 2019 at 10:36 PM

G Mat
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Hi!

 

I'm new in the marshall world and don't have any experience in speakers but I recently have bought a Marshall Acton Bluetooth, but the speaker when turned on and no sound have a static noise (like zzzzzz something like that) and even when I put some sound the noise continues but I only can detect if I put my ear in the speaker. 

 

It's that normal? I'm asking because I have the speaker connected with my Amazon Echo Dot and I want that they stay always on and I don't want that static noise...

 

Regards.

asked 29 Jul 2018 at 11:31 AM

Tiago Gonçalves
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Good day,

I try connect Marshall Acton to my PC with Bluetooth 2.0, but require PIN code. 0000 or 1111 not work.
What is the pin on this speaker?

edited 20 May 2017 at 11:38 AM

Marek Bujko (10)

asked 20 May 2017 at 11:37 AM

Marek Bujko (10)
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