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#224377 - 2014-11-22 02:18 Explorer v1 - USB Drivers
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Could anyone point me to where I might find the right USB drivers to run my v1 explorer DAC please. Cannot find them on the Meridian site.


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#224378 - 2014-11-22 02:32 Re: Explorer v1 - USB Drivers [Re: Simon]
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Hi Simon,

Have you tried this The Explorer 2 page on M's site?

There's a "Windows driver v3.34.1 with instructions.zip" download link, this driver will work for the original Explorer as well (also the 8x8, 218, UltraDAC, Prime, Direct, ...)

If it's for a Mac then I don't believe it needs any additional drivers as Mac's support it natively.

Regards,
Carl

EDIT: Adjusted URL to match Meridian's website changes.


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#224381 - 2014-11-22 03:05 Re: Explorer v1 - USB Drivers [Re: Ratbert]
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Thanks chaps, not sure how I missed that ... Anyhow appreciate the assist.


My Kit: 861v8+ID41, 800v4, HD621, MD600, MS200, Oppo BDP-93, Genesis 201, custom center speaker/S4-8 Sub, BG 520i, VTL MB450 II, Krell Showcase 7, Genesis Subs, Danley DTS10 sub, Lumagen Radiance XE, Sony VPL-VW200, Panamorph Anamorphic lens.
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#266009 - 2017-07-17 01:02 Re: Explorer v1 - USB Drivers [Re: Simon]
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I cant seem to find them either. Seems they pulled them from the site and only offer Explorer 2 drivers.


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#266024 - 2017-07-17 11:43 Re: Explorer v1 - USB Drivers [Re: Audiophile1970]
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I don't think you need specific V1 drivers. IIRC that Audio USB-DACS that are a certain class simply need a driver for that class and not specific to the hardware. I think Explorer 1,2 and Prime are all the same Class 2.0.


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#266051 - 2017-07-17 18:58 Re: Explorer v1 - USB Drivers [Re: Audiophile1970]
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Meridian don't have 'Explorer 2 only' drivers

The current release is a package (windows-driver-v3341-with-instructions.zip) that contains the driver which can recognise the following USB connected products / id's:

Meridian ID28 USB input
Meridian Explorer USB DAC
Meridian Director DAC
Meridian Prime Headphone Amplifier (MQA)
Meridian ID29 USB input
Meridian Translator
Meridian Prime Headphone Amplifier
Meridian Explorer² USB DAC
Meridian Direct DAC
Meridian S80
Meridian IE50 USB input
Meridian USB input
Meridian Direct DAC (MQA)
Meridian Explorer² USB DAC


- So this is the correct driver for Explorer 1 and 2

Matt.

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#266069 - 2017-07-17 22:23 Re: Explorer v1 - USB Drivers [Re: MattF]
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Meridian "S80" in that list? shocked

Cheers

George

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#266076 - 2017-07-18 05:38 Re: Explorer v1 - USB Drivers [Re: Mr Meridian]
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Been there for a long time unfortunately.


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#266191 - 2017-07-20 02:55 Re: Explorer v1 - USB Drivers [Re: Ian]
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Originally Posted By Ian
I don't think you need specific V1 drivers. IIRC that Audio USB-DACS that are a certain class simply need a driver for that class and not specific to the hardware. I think Explorer 1,2 and Prime are all the same Class 2.0.

Thank you smile


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