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.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #30 on: 20 Apr 2018, 01:40 pm »
Where do we stand with native DSD via Amanero/ Linux? Has there been an update since the last post on this thread? I am using an Sotm 200 ultra and an Atlantic Plus, and it would be nice to have native DSD. Is there as yet a stable version of the Amanero firmware that will accomplish this?

Thanks,
  Ron

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #31 on: 20 Apr 2018, 03:41 pm »
Ron,

They aren't perfect, but 2002B is what the factory has most faith in for linux applications at this point in time.  I personally have been using 2003B_71A with pretty good results.  There will occasionally be a glitch, but in my own system it's manageable.

I do wish amanero would finalize the firmware....

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #32 on: 20 Apr 2018, 04:45 pm »
Thanks very much for the update. I'm with you in wishing that Amanero would finish this project.

For me, the major issue with performing a firmware update is that it requires knowledge of windows audio. It would be great if there were instructions, starting from scratch, that would allow someone with a mac using bootcamp to set up just enough audio in bootcamp/ windows 10 to be able to follow the Amanero firmware update instructions.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #33 on: 22 May 2018, 01:48 pm »
So, I have been using the beta combo 384. Is 2002, 2003, and 2004, the new direction? Any word on a final version? Thanks.

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #34 on: 22 May 2018, 03:09 pm »
So, I have been using the beta combo 384. Is 2002, 2003, and 2004, the new direction? Any word on a final version? Thanks.

Would you happen to know when 2004 was released?  I had downloaded the OEM tools last week and the highest version that I saw was 2003_71a

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Re: Amanero Combo384 USB Firmware Upgrade?
« Reply #35 on: 22 May 2018, 06:18 pm »
I am actually a bit confused about the various firmware options. I know that I am running one beta version of combo 384 (whichever one was current in early December 2017). With it, I can play dsd 512 using the MR NAA into my Atlantic dac. It works, but has periodic issues.

I just recently read about 2002, 2003, and 2004. I am not sure whether those are fundamentally new firmwares or just different versions of combo 384?

On Computer Audiophile, I read that 2004 will be coming out "soon."

I have owned my Atlantic dsd only since March of 2017. For the entire time, I have been told to wait just a little longer for a true release version of this firmware. Very frustrating (Amanero's fault, not Lampi's obv.).