Google Search  |  Meridian Systems  |  Meridian Streaming  |  Restaurant  |  WiKi  |  Duncan's Meridian Info  |  Board Rules  |  Restaurant Rules
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#271213 - 2017-12-30 14:00 Is the 218 firmware due to be updated for new feature?
Registered: 2003-09-15
Posts: 374
JohnMcElfresh Offline
Hitchhiker
JohnMcElfresh Offline
Hitchhiker

Registered: 2003-09-15
Posts: 374
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
When the 251 showed up on the Meridian home site, the feature "DSP UnSampling Filters" was added to the 218 specs online (replacing "Apodising Filter"). It's been a couple of weeks and no one has discussed this. (It's also listed on the 251 specs). My assumption was that there would be an update to the 218 to allow this functionality. Having never seen a 218 firmware update, I'm not even sure how it's installed (except that Sooloos configure is involved somehow) so every day I launch Sooloos Configure to see if there's anything new - nothing yet. Anyone know what's up? How will I know new firmware is available? BTW, mine has been Version 1.0, Build 185 since I installed it.

Thanks, all.

John


My system: Apple TV, HD621, G68D, AC11, 218, DSP7200SE (L+R), DSP3200 (L+R Rear) [Zone 2 - M3100 L+R]
Top
#271218 - 2017-12-30 14:24 Re: Is the 218 firmware due to be updated for new feature? [Re: JohnMcElfresh]
Registered: 2009-11-10
Posts: 1,271
CMB Integrations - Bruce Offline
Meridian Partner Working on the ultimate question
CMB Integrations - Bruce Offline
Meridian Partner
Working on the ultimate question

Registered: 2009-11-10
Posts: 1,271
Loc: Lexington, South Carolina, USA
So far there has been one firmware update for the 218 which was just after its initial release. Like most Sooloos components,these updates come over the internet. I would bet there will be additional features enabled via firmware update for the 218 and 251 in the near future.


www.cmbintegrations.com

Personal System #1 Theta Digital Cassablanca 4, 218, DSP8000.2SE, DSP7200SEHC, Revel F228be, Revel B112, Monitor Audio Silver 10, ATI 200WX5 Amp, JVC RS15, Shunyata Denali 600S, Black Diamond Zero Edge screen. QNAP TS-251 3TB
Mark Levinson No515 Turntable

Crestron control and multi room audio via Meridian 258 amplifiers.
Top
#271219 - 2017-12-30 14:31 Re: Is the 218 firmware due to be updated for new feature? [Re: CMB Integrations - Bruce]
Registered: 2012-12-04
Posts: 475
JaapJan Offline
Paranoid android
JaapJan Offline
Paranoid android

Registered: 2012-12-04
Posts: 475
Loc: Land van Maas en Waal, Netherl...
I also noticed this “Unsampling” word when I was reading further details of 218. What is unsampling exactly or is it a spelling error?

It is supposed to be like the utra DAC filter options but still...?


System 1: MC200, 818v3, DSP7200SE
System 2: boxed (DSP5000.1, Monarchy DIP24/96, Squeezebox Duet.)
Office: MS200, STAX SRM-323II, SR303
Top
#271221 - 2017-12-30 15:21 Re: Is the 218 firmware due to be updated for new feature? [Re: JaapJan]
Registered: 2001-05-23
Posts: 2,709
Gianni Offline
Great Green Arkleseizure
Gianni Offline
Great Green Arkleseizure

Registered: 2001-05-23
Posts: 2,709
Loc: North London, United Kingdom
And does that hint at new firmware for the 818 to enable the UltraDAC filters on its analogue outputs?


Wonderful perfect quadraphonic sound with distortion levels so low as to make a brave man weep smile
Top
#271224 - 2017-12-30 15:36 Re: Is the 218 firmware due to be updated for new feature? [Re: Gianni]
Registered: 2004-04-15
Posts: 12,298
VirusKiller Offline
Don't Panic
VirusKiller Offline
Don't Panic

Registered: 2004-04-15
Posts: 12,298
Loc: nr. Milton Keynes, UK
Typo and clearly a copy and paste error. The 218 has no such options.


Roon Developer and ex-moderator of this Forum
I am #25 in the HH1 photo of fame.
Top
#271230 - 2017-12-30 16:19 Re: Is the 218 firmware due to be updated for new feature? [Re: VirusKiller]
Registered: 2001-05-23
Posts: 2,709
Gianni Offline
Great Green Arkleseizure
Gianni Offline
Great Green Arkleseizure

Registered: 2001-05-23
Posts: 2,709
Loc: North London, United Kingdom
@VirusKiller Not sure if relieved or disappointed


Wonderful perfect quadraphonic sound with distortion levels so low as to make a brave man weep smile
Top
#271264 - 2017-12-31 00:33 Re: Is the 218 firmware due to be updated for new feature? [Re: VirusKiller]
Registered: 2003-09-15
Posts: 374
JohnMcElfresh Offline
Hitchhiker
JohnMcElfresh Offline
Hitchhiker

Registered: 2003-09-15
Posts: 374
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
No reason the 218 won't have this in the future if the 251 does. Perhaps not yet available.

Meanwhile, how does one find out and install new 218 firmware if it ever arrives?

John


My system: Apple TV, HD621, G68D, AC11, 218, DSP7200SE (L+R), DSP3200 (L+R Rear) [Zone 2 - M3100 L+R]
Top
#271273 - 2017-12-31 09:05 Re: Is the 218 firmware due to be updated for new feature? [Re: JohnMcElfresh]
Registered: 2004-04-15
Posts: 12,298
VirusKiller Offline
Don't Panic
VirusKiller Offline
Don't Panic

Registered: 2004-04-15
Posts: 12,298
Loc: nr. Milton Keynes, UK
The 251 doesn't. Same "Unsampling" copy and paste error which talks about the Ultra when you expand the item. There is no reference to selectable up-sampling filters in the 251 manual.


Roon Developer and ex-moderator of this Forum
I am #25 in the HH1 photo of fame.
Top
#271288 - 2017-12-31 14:16 Re: Is the 218 firmware due to be updated for new feature? [Re: VirusKiller]
Registered: 2003-09-15
Posts: 374
JohnMcElfresh Offline
Hitchhiker
JohnMcElfresh Offline
Hitchhiker

Registered: 2003-09-15
Posts: 374
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Strange that this text is NOT included in the Ultra DAC specs online.

John


My system: Apple TV, HD621, G68D, AC11, 218, DSP7200SE (L+R), DSP3200 (L+R Rear) [Zone 2 - M3100 L+R]
Top
#271487 - 2018-01-06 17:04 Re: Is the 218 firmware due to be updated for new feature? [Re: JohnMcElfresh]
Registered: 2003-09-15
Posts: 374
JohnMcElfresh Offline
Hitchhiker
JohnMcElfresh Offline
Hitchhiker

Registered: 2003-09-15
Posts: 374
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
The text has been changed to Upsampling filters, but the rest is still there. Sounds like something may be coming.

John


My system: Apple TV, HD621, G68D, AC11, 218, DSP7200SE (L+R), DSP3200 (L+R Rear) [Zone 2 - M3100 L+R]
Top

Moderator:  Carl, Duncs, ncpl 
Who's Online
9 registered (Carl, Colin Triggs, Falcon, GovCon, David Haworth, bxd), 41 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
NWD73, HenkHaas, GrahamAvison, JimO, sv1dpp
4618 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Ratbert 63
Rick415 47
Laserblues2 34
CMB Integrations - Bruce 33
Carl 31
Top Posters
VirusKiller 12298
Fiddler 8671
ncpl 8411
Carl 7646
Ian 7420
Forum Stats
4,618 Registered Members
17 Forums
24,671 Topics
252,748 Posts

Most users ever online: 211 @ 2015-05-05 14:40
Meridian  |  Media Centre  |  Support  |  Firmware Release Notes  |  RSS Systems  |  RSS Streaming  |  RSS Restaurant