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#266206 - 2017-07-20 13:35 218 - Switching between Roon & G68
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My 218 has just arrived! I have it streaming MQA via Roon into its Ethernet connection and out to my analogue amplifiers. My G68 is connected to its analogue inputs.

I'm trying to work out how to bypass the 218 when I want to play something from the G68. Is this configured through the 218 software or the M config program?

Without Meridian comms I guess it can't communicate with the rest of my system and needs to be switched independently? It's just not obvious to me how to do it.

Any advice appreciated.

Thanks,
Andrew


HT: G68ADV, HD621, 5000C, Marantz BD, 218, REL SW, analogue fronts & DSP5000 rears.
Office: Prime PS, MS200, Director, Woo Audio WA2 (w/ Tung-Sol tubes), Beyerdynamic T1's
Family Room: Allo digi, 568.2mm, 598, 3100's, REL SW
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#266209 - 2017-07-20 14:11 Re: 218 - Switching between Roon & G68 [Re: Struttmaster]
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With the web interface of the 218 you can switch its inputs to send the G68 signal through it. If you establish Meridian comms with a Reviver, you can integrate that way.

Set all the 218 sources except Sooloos (Aux) to the analog input.


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#266212 - 2017-07-20 19:51 Re: 218 - Switching between Roon & G68 [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
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Cheers Bruce,
What's a Reviver and do you know of any other switching options?


HT: G68ADV, HD621, 5000C, Marantz BD, 218, REL SW, analogue fronts & DSP5000 rears.
Office: Prime PS, MS200, Director, Woo Audio WA2 (w/ Tung-Sol tubes), Beyerdynamic T1's
Family Room: Allo digi, 568.2mm, 598, 3100's, REL SW
Upstairs: SBT, explorer2
BBQ/Party: Raspberry Pi, F80
Intel fanless NUC running ROCK
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#266217 - 2017-07-20 23:24 Re: 218 - Switching between Roon & G68 [Re: Struttmaster]
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#266219 - 2017-07-21 01:11 Re: 218 - Switching between Roon & G68 [Re: Struttmaster]
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Why don't you connect the master R+L front speaker output of the G68 to the 218s SPDIF RCA input? Then you'll get digital all the way through. If you use a reviver, you can connect comms and the R+L front output to the SpeakerLink input of the 218 and it will handle bring comms to the 218 directly.

John


My system: Apple TV, HD621, G68D, AC11, 218, DSP7200SE (L+R), DSP3200 (L+R Rear) [Zone 2 - M3100 L+R]
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#266220 - 2017-07-21 01:56 Re: 218 - Switching between Roon & G68 [Re: JohnMcElfresh]
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Hi John, I am more than happpy to forgo the reviver/ ac 12 if there is another way to switch. I haven't worked out how to do it on the 218's web interface. No reason for going analog in. Freeing up space for MQA CD's down the track via the Spdf, but if there is a reviver / ac12 free option, anything, just now I'd be glad to hear it because I've spent all my pocket money getting the 218.


HT: G68ADV, HD621, 5000C, Marantz BD, 218, REL SW, analogue fronts & DSP5000 rears.
Office: Prime PS, MS200, Director, Woo Audio WA2 (w/ Tung-Sol tubes), Beyerdynamic T1's
Family Room: Allo digi, 568.2mm, 598, 3100's, REL SW
Upstairs: SBT, explorer2
BBQ/Party: Raspberry Pi, F80
Intel fanless NUC running ROCK
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#266225 - 2017-07-21 06:56 Re: 218 - Switching between Roon & G68 [Re: Struttmaster]
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Hi

The 218 can be controlled by Ir using a 511. If you have line of sight this may be a cheaper solution.

I have a 512 patch box and Ian made me a cable with legacy Comms at one end and rj45/sl at the other. I am hoping that i can use this to provide comms to my 218. (I ruptured my Achilles a few weeks a go so not the most straight forward thing to do right now) . The end goal is to stream Roon back to my G68 for Trifield. I currently use a reviver.

Cheers
Tom


Main: G68J, 218 HD621, 3*5200s (2 SE L&R),DSW, 2* Reviver, 3200s,SBT, PS4, Amazon TV Fire, Dune Base 3.0, Xbox, NUC (Roon server & Kodi)
Kitchen: 5200s, SBT, Chromecast
Office: A330i, G41, Explorer2,Velodyne CT120
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#266227 - 2017-07-21 07:43 Re: 218 - Switching between Roon & G68 [Re: GMT]
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Thanks Tom, hope you have speedy recovery. Best bet for me will be to try and work out, (or rely on Bruce's expertise-again- to explain), how to switch using the web interface.


HT: G68ADV, HD621, 5000C, Marantz BD, 218, REL SW, analogue fronts & DSP5000 rears.
Office: Prime PS, MS200, Director, Woo Audio WA2 (w/ Tung-Sol tubes), Beyerdynamic T1's
Family Room: Allo digi, 568.2mm, 598, 3100's, REL SW
Upstairs: SBT, explorer2
BBQ/Party: Raspberry Pi, F80
Intel fanless NUC running ROCK
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#266230 - 2017-07-21 09:37 Re: 218 - Switching between Roon & G68 [Re: Struttmaster]
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Sounds like a good plan and a reviver is a handy piece of kit to have.

Cheers
Tom


Main: G68J, 218 HD621, 3*5200s (2 SE L&R),DSW, 2* Reviver, 3200s,SBT, PS4, Amazon TV Fire, Dune Base 3.0, Xbox, NUC (Roon server & Kodi)
Kitchen: 5200s, SBT, Chromecast
Office: A330i, G41, Explorer2,Velodyne CT120
F80s, M60s
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