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#272074 - 2018-01-20 12:02 Re: iOS substitute for MSR? [Re: Nstzya]
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Just one new bit of kit, the Global Cache item. You need it to interface between the RS232 of your DSP and a wired internet connection.

The vMSR is an app you can download for free.


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#272088 - 2018-01-20 14:04 Re: iOS substitute for MSR? [Re: dpstjp]
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It is a minimal investment for the Global Cache unit. I bought one about a year ago and love it. It is very easy to use.

The Global Cache plugs into your router, and the other thing you need is a null modem cable to connect to the processor or controller speaker.


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#272091 - 2018-01-20 14:55 Re: iOS substitute for MSR? [Re: Nstzya]
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It looks as if this interface will require a wired connection into my network... unfortunately I have none in the vicinity of the DSPs... can an AirPort Express work to wirelessly ether-bridge to the network?


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#272094 - 2018-01-20 15:07 Re: iOS substitute for MSR? [Re: Nstzya]
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Then use a cheap wireless router specific to the task of vMSR. Connect the iOS device to it when you need to control the state of the DSP's. If you need something more integrated, look a getting a control system.


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#272095 - 2018-01-20 15:19 Re: iOS substitute for MSR? [Re: Nstzya]
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Originally Posted By Nstzya
... unfortunately I have none in the vicinity of the DSPs...
The forum’s Google search is your friend ... there’s a WIFi version ...

Have a read of this topic: vMSR + iTach WF2SL - any experiences? .

Regards,
Carl


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#272097 - 2018-01-20 15:57 Re: iOS substitute for MSR? [Re: Carl]
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And yes, an AirPort express will also connect a wired device you your network.


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#273883 - 2018-03-01 17:34 Re: iOS substitute for MSR? [Re: JohnSWimer]
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Hi there - has anyone used vMSR with DSP5000's ? I ask as I get
Connected to room: 192.168... The vMSR connection is active!
Then
"Failed to get any response from the Meridian unit on the active connection.."

Mine is plugged into the DSP5000C - I was wondering if anyone uses vMSR on these old units?


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#273884 - 2018-03-01 17:39 Re: iOS substitute for MSR? [Re: BodgerBen]
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Hi BodgerBen

Welcome to the forum.

The vMSR app needs to be used with a Global Cache box on your network, can't remember exactly what model it is, but someone will chime in soon.

Cheers

George

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#273888 - 2018-03-01 18:16 Re: iOS substitute for MSR? [Re: Mr Meridian]
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Thanks George,

I've just got some old kit that I'm having a play with, 18bit DSP5K front L & R, DSP5KC center, 555 to power rear B&W Solids and a 562V with MM for my turntable and DAC (that I'm not using), 565 and 598.

The remote that came with the speakers is pre MSR - a big white D5000 remote, I'm using a Logitech 1100 that works OK, but the vMSR would be nice.

And yes, I'm using the recommended Global Cache IP2SL powered from a USB port of the Intel NUC behind the TV - vMSR sees the Global Cache gizmo - I get

Search completed, 1 compatible device(s) online
-- device [iTachIP2SL/00Cblah_blah_blah]

So vMSR see's the Global Cache box - just not the DSP500C

Most stuff I see for vMSR is for later kit, just wondering if anyone has it working for the old stuff I have.

Cheers,
Ben


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#273889 - 2018-03-01 18:17 Re: iOS substitute for MSR? [Re: BodgerBen]
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All information available on the vMSR website

Edit, sorry posts crossed


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Edited by Ratbert; 2018-03-01 18:18.
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#273892 - 2018-03-01 18:36 Re: iOS substitute for MSR? [Re: Ratbert]
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Thanks guys, but just to be clear, I've read the vMSR website, purchased the Global Cache box they recommend, that's plugged in and working and vMSR sees the Global Cache box.

And the Global Cache box is plugged into the DSP5000C's serial port.

vMSR does not connect to the DSP5000C - I've tried with "Manged Comms" enabled and disabled - and I get

"Failed to get any response from the Meridian Unit"

I tried with the serial cable plugged into the 565 - which reports the same.

So, I thought I'd ask on here if anyone uses vMSR with old 500/5000 stuff.


18 bit Rosewood D5K, 18 bit D5KC, 562V MM and DAC (Technics 1210MK2, Goldring 1042), SB Transporter, 565, 555 (B&W Solid rears) and 598.
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#273907 - 2018-03-02 08:44 Re: iOS substitute for MSR? [Re: BodgerBen]
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A while ago I wrote a GlobalCache emulator and vMSR worked fine with my DSP5000's. No reason why official unit should not.

What serial cable are you using. IIRC that you still need the null modem (ie crossover) cable.


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