Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?

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Shredder

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #20 on: 20 Sep 2017, 07:04 pm »
OK. Thanks.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #21 on: 8 Oct 2017, 03:31 pm »
So, I am sitting at my computer listening to native dsd 512 on my Atlantic streamed from a Microrendu NAA.

On Friday, Amanero finally formally released the long promised firmware that will permit playback of 512 with their dac chip when streaming with a linux NAA. As luck would have it, I live in Denver and RMAF is this weekend and Lampi (Lukasz, Fred and Rob) were all in attendance. Lukasz kindly took some time out from the show and flashed the chip and updated the firmware. Now, I am streaming 512 without a glitch. Sounds great, definitely quieter and richer sounding.

And, btw, the new Pacific sounds amazing. Even in a mediocre at best room, the dac sounds crystal clear and very natural. Very impressive.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #22 on: 8 Oct 2017, 08:09 pm »
So, I am sitting at my computer listening to native dsd 512 on my Atlantic streamed from a Microrendu NAA.

On Friday, Amanero finally formally released the long promised firmware that will permit playback of 512 with their dac chip when streaming with a linux NAA. As luck would have it, I live in Denver and RMAF is this weekend and Lampi (Lukasz, Fred and Rob) were all in attendance. Lukasz kindly took some time out from the show and flashed the chip and updated the firmware. Now, I am streaming 512 without a glitch. Sounds great, definitely quieter and richer sounding.

And, btw, the new Pacific sounds amazing. Even in a mediocre at best room, the dac sounds crystal clear and very natural. Very impressive.

Nice, looking forward to getting my Amanero upgraded.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #23 on: 11 Oct 2017, 03:47 pm »
And, the 512 is really sounding great. Just more of everything.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #24 on: 12 Oct 2017, 09:28 pm »
FWIW, playing 512 has got me playing with the HQP filters. I had used the xtr-2's when playing 128. I found that filter fatiguing with 512, it was almost like I could hear the ringing. At the moment, i am really enjoying minringFIR. Way better separation between instruments/vocals and more natural. Great presence. And, most importantly for me, not fatiguing.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #25 on: 13 Oct 2017, 12:23 am »
@Shredder,
Does the final firmware upgrade allow use of both Windows and Linux?

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #26 on: 13 Oct 2017, 01:38 pm »
I don't know about Windows, but this definitely allows use with Linux (my Microrendu is Linux based).

I thought that the previous firmware worked with Windows. With it, I was able to play 512 when I plugged my windows server directly into the dac by USB. Not sure if Windows NAA works, but I assume it would.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #27 on: 13 Oct 2017, 03:22 pm »
I don't know about Windows, but this definitely allows use with Linux (my Microrendu is Linux based).

I thought that the previous firmware worked with Windows. With it, I was able to play 512 when I plugged my windows server directly into the dac by USB. Not sure if Windows NAA works, but I assume it would.

I was hoping that the new final firmware would handle both Windows and Linux.  I believe the previous version was either Windows or Linux for 512.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #28 on: 26 Oct 2017, 02:35 pm »
Anyone done this yet? It is pretty great. A serious improvement.

I am using minringFIR-mp filter with HQP.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #29 on: 27 Oct 2017, 08:16 am »
Shredder,

I will try it when fully set up.