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#246068 - 2016-01-29 20:57 861v8 USB input
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Originally Posted By MagnusB
The latest available version is called 1.68.19, it's from November 2015.
However, the installed driver shows up as 1.67.0 in the app and 1.68.7 in the device manager.

How to know if I have the correct driver installed?
I have the same problem in relation to my 861 (the subject of the quote above was the Explorer 2). Not tried to use the USB input on the 861 before and cannot get it to work. In the PC's sound settings it shows as ID29 USB input audio and the green bars are active, but no sound. (The 861 manual says says that the source is VCR2).

The downloaded folder from Merdian indicates 1.68.19. The device manager shows driver version 1.68.7

Any suggestions please?

(Windows 10)


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#246073 - 2016-01-30 00:36 Re: 861v8 USB input [Re: Clemburt]
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Mr. Clemburt

have you used the Meridian Configuration program to program the VCR2 input to be USB ? I had to do this to enable USB on my 818v3 before USB would work. I need a "USB" button for my MSR+ now.

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#246074 - 2016-01-30 06:25 Re: 861v8 USB input [Re: Clemburt]
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Hi Clemburt,

Which firmware version is the 861 running and are you using a standard Type?

Latest firmware release labels the USB input as 'USB'.

Best

Alex


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#246083 - 2016-01-30 10:51 Re: 861v8 USB input [Re: MJT5282]
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Originally Posted By MJT5282
Mr. Clemburt

have you used the Meridian Configuration program to program the VCR2 input to be USB ? I had to do this to enable USB on my 818v3 before USB would work.
Many thanks for the responses. I was indeed making the elementary error of using a custom type and not setting up the USB input. I assumed it would just work.

As soon as the Mrs has finished watching Saturday Kitchen I will have a listen. (Wouldn't mind so much if she cooked any of the recipes! smile )

Best,


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#257400 - 2017-01-11 09:36 Re: 861v8 USB input [Re: Clemburt]
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I'm having a similar problem. I'm trying to set up the USB input on a 861v8 to connect to a PC. I've installed the latest driver onto the PC, but I'm not getting anything through my system. I've made the USB connection in M config too.
Anyone give any pointers or want to have a look at my config file?


Thanks, Edd
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#257406 - 2017-01-11 10:04 Re: 861v8 USB input [Re: Bee]
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This works on my v8 but only after the 861 is power cycled. If the PC reboots it then loses the connection again until the 861 is cycled. (un)Plugging the USB cable has no effect - only a power cycle works

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#257409 - 2017-01-11 10:12 Re: 861v8 USB input [Re: Gparrington]
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I would do some checks on various things.

First make sure the driver is installed OK. Open the Sound icon in Windows Control Panel and make sure the USB output source is listed. In Tidal, if that’s what you are using, make sure the USB output is selected in Settings\streaming. Restart the computer if you haven’t done so after the driver install

On your 861 make sure you have the correct USB input connected (IIRC there are two options). In Config whatever source label you have selected make sure under the 861 properties that USB input is set and saved for that source. With that source selected, disconnect\reconnect the USB cable to the computer.

Hopefully everything should, well, just work




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#257433 - 2017-01-11 14:24 Re: 861v8 USB input [Re: Cliff.]
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Thanks for the replies, but still no joy.
The driver installed ok on PC. Meridian USB control panel is up in the bottom right corner. In config the input is selected as U1, but I don't get any sound at all. Rebooting PC or unplugging the USB cable requires a power recycle of the 861 for the PC to recognise the ID29.


Thanks, Edd
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#257438 - 2017-01-11 14:36 Re: 861v8 USB input [Re: Bee]
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Apologies if this is a little obvious but...

Have you been into Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Sound, Playback, Select a playback device?

You need to have the USB/861 connected for this to recognise the output device.


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#257445 - 2017-01-11 15:29 Re: 861v8 USB input [Re: Gianni]
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If you are using a USB 3.0 port on your PC, try a USB 2.0 port


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#257448 - 2017-01-11 16:21 Re: 861v8 USB input [Re: Gianni]
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Yes. The PC recognises the id29, and so does tidal. But no sounds come through, even the Windows test tones.


Thanks, Edd
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#257449 - 2017-01-11 16:22 Re: 861v8 USB input [Re: Cliff.]
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I've just tried a USB 2.0 port but it's the same.


Thanks, Edd
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