Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?

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doak

Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« on: 24 Jul 2017, 04:52 pm »
Any news on possible upgrade via re-flash?
My Auralic Aries runs Linux and should benefit.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #1 on: 7 Aug 2017, 09:22 pm »
I am waiting for the answer as well, although for my Microrendu.

doak

Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #2 on: 7 Aug 2017, 11:36 pm »
I am waiting for the answer as well, although for my Microrendu.
Glad to have the company.   :)

Gopher

Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #3 on: 8 Aug 2017, 04:34 pm »
Hi Doak,

We're only a couple of days away from the new firmware, but IIRC, don't you use a DSD128 module in your DAC?

Fred

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #4 on: 8 Aug 2017, 05:13 pm »
Hi Doak,

We're only a couple of days away from the new firmware, but IIRC, don't you use a DSD128 module in your DAC?

Fred

That is correct Fred.
My benefit at this time, if it really is one, is doing Native DSD.

Doak

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #5 on: 8 Aug 2017, 09:52 pm »
Very excited. My Atlantic sounds great playing 128, I can't wait ti hear it with 512.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #6 on: 9 Aug 2017, 01:26 am »
Native DSD for my goldengate would be nice.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #7 on: 12 Aug 2017, 12:53 pm »
So, is it ready?

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #8 on: 14 Aug 2017, 09:46 pm »
Any word?

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #9 on: 15 Aug 2017, 03:57 pm »
Very soon.  They new firmware should be out, but I was told there is a PID issue (not sure what that is) and the first attempts left DSD un-usuable for the moment.  Hoping Amanero brings us all some joy this week.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #10 on: 15 Aug 2017, 04:06 pm »
Thanks for the update.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #11 on: 15 Sep 2017, 05:46 pm »
So, is the new firmware out of beta and good to go?

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #12 on: 15 Sep 2017, 05:53 pm »
If I am reading this correctly, it has been released: https://github.com/lintweaker/xmos-native-dsd/issues/12.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #13 on: 15 Sep 2017, 06:18 pm »
Native 128 has been supported by the Amanero in Linux for a while.  The excitement is for native 256 and 512.   256 is working mostly stable in the betas we have tested, but 512 remains problematic.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #14 on: 15 Sep 2017, 07:40 pm »
So, I understand now that if I reflash my Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware (SN731) it will handle NATIVE DSD64 & 128.
Direction on just how to accomplish that will be much appreciated.
« Last Edit: 17 Sep 2017, 07:45 pm by doak »

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #15 on: 16 Sep 2017, 02:03 pm »
Perhaps i misread the post, I thought that even 512 was stable. I admit many of the nuances are lost on me.

So, Lukasz has kindly offered to flash the new firmware for me at RMAF (I live outside Denver). I am hoping that the new fw is stable for 512 by then.

Gopher, is it your understanding that the FW will be out of beta and ready for prime time (DSD 512) by RMAF? Please let me know. Thanks.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #16 on: 16 Sep 2017, 02:06 pm »
Oh, and perhaps, i should clarify, I play DSD 128 on my Atlantic DSD 512 capable dac with my Mircroendu in DOP mode. From the post, it sounds like 512 is stable for DOP playback. Is that correct? Is the only issue native?

Thanks for the input.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #17 on: 20 Sep 2017, 02:06 pm »
Gopher?

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #18 on: 20 Sep 2017, 03:29 pm »
Unfortunately I can't speak as to finalized firmware.  Amanero is a third party vendor and while we obviously maintain good communication with them as we use their product in all of our dacs, we don't have direct control over their meeting of deadlines and they have missed them in the past.   I can say real progress was made and DSD256 is working pretty stably in Linux now.

You can indeed use DoP in linux, but my understanding is if you are not in native, the full benefit of 8xDSD won't be realized.

Doak,

I don't have instructions to give at this time.  When there is a stable firmware we will probably make the update available through our techs for a nominal fee, but in the meantime I can't instruct people to open their dacs to manually short their amanero boards and re-flash them with "pretty stable" beta firmware versions. 

doak

Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #19 on: 20 Sep 2017, 04:11 pm »
"Doak,
I don't have instructions to give at this time.  When there is a stable firmware we will probably make the update available through our techs for a nominal fee, but in the meantime I can't instruct people to open their dacs to manually short their amanero boards and re-flash them with "pretty stable" beta firmware versions."

Understood. 

Thanks Fred.  :thumb: