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#275141 - 2018-04-14 00:05 G68 connecting to A7 & the setup
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Quick question about connecting to the G68 - I connected to A7 & I wasn’t 100% sure about how to set it to that in the configuration software. Looks like you just set it as a zone 2 input but that seemed wrong? Any suggestions - been reading up in the configuration manual tonight but not really see what I was looking for yet...

Out of interest, how do you setup a zone 2 as I can’t see outputs for it?

Thanks,

Nick


G55, G68XXV, HD621, Oppo 105D, MacBook running Roon
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#275142 - 2018-04-14 07:14 Re: G68 connecting to A7 & the setup [Re: Laserblues2]
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Nick,

I’m not quite sure what you’re trying to do but:

1.You can set up and assign inputs from the front panel using the “wizard”. Details are in the G68 Installation guide.

2. Inserting sources is also covered in the “Configuration Program Guide”

3. By defaut (I think) A7 is related to the VCR1 input, so if you have a source playing into A7, you should be able to hear it by selecting VCR1 on the Remote (unless the previous owner has reconfigured the inputs)

4. If you’re actually trying to set up room correction, then you need to use the A8-Left input.

There are no actual Zone2 inputs_ the Zone 2 & 3 outputs allow you to send stereo analogue or digital audio to another amp. The zone “inputs” on the wizard allows you to assign a particular source to the zone output (e.g. if you assign A7 to the zone2 output, then whatever is playing on that A7 input, will always be heard thru the zone2 output, even when you are listening to another source input).

Hope that clarifies things a bit.

Brian


Main: G65, MD600, MS600, 218, HD621, DSP5200SE, DSP5200HCSE, M6 & D1500.
System 2: G91A, MS200, DSP5000 (96/24v1), DSP3300.
Edited by bxd; 2018-04-14 07:28. Edit Reason: typo
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#275143 - 2018-04-14 07:44 Re: G68 connecting to A7 & the setup [Re: bxd]
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Also, be aware of the G68 limitation of number of simultaneous inputs - iirc G68 only has 6 channels of digital receivers which are shared by both digital and ADC inputs.

In other words, if you have 6 or more active inputs already in use (analogue or digital), ie multi channel input, then you will not have any inputs available for zones.

Its a complicated subject, and its a long time ago that I tried, but I had a long conversation with M support and came to the conclusion, that for me where i made extensive use of multi channel input (G98), that zoning was not for me.


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#275144 - 2018-04-14 09:47 Re: G68 connecting to A7 & the setup [Re: Ian]
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At the moment the most commonly used source is the Oppo. Nothing else is connected at the moment but I wanted to connect Roon from the MacBook Pro using a dragonfly USB DAC. Using one of the sources with it as a main audio input wasn’t allowed. It seemed to be necessary to set it up as a zone 2? But wasn’t sure if that was correct

I’ve got the cables connected but didn’t want to have to use HDMI. At the moment the MacBook is connected with HDMI so sound comes through that. I’m not sure what the difference in quality will be but wanted to have a go.

Figuring I need to remove the main audio source & then add in A7 in zone 2 settings?


G55, G68XXV, HD621, Oppo 105D, MacBook running Roon
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#275145 - 2018-04-14 09:52 Re: G68 connecting to A7 & the setup [Re: bxd]
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Hey Brian, I would like to run room correction but need to understand more about how it works. Will give this a go once I have a suitable mic. I only have a Rode mic which I use for the Osmo at the moment. Thanks, Nick


G55, G68XXV, HD621, Oppo 105D, MacBook running Roon
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#275148 - 2018-04-14 10:42 Re: G68 connecting to A7 & the setup [Re: Laserblues2]
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I’m not sure what you’re getting at but,

1. Remind us of how your Oppo is connected to the G68? - multichannel analogue, optical or coax digital or 2-channel analogue (I assume you’re not connected via the Multichannel digital input)

2. Analogue 2 channel output from the Dragonfly DAC can go into any other available analogue input, A7 would be fine.

3. Not sure what you mean by “Using one of the sources with it as the main audio input wasn’t allowed”. As I said earlier zone 2 is an ‘output’ to another system and isn’t an input.

4. What is your MacBook connected to and are you listening to it on the G68? Is it connected through the Oppo?

5. Again, not sure why you would have to ‘remove’ the main audio source (Is that the Oppo?). The G68 can have up to 12 sources and there isn’t a main one as far as the processor is concerned. Make sure all of your sources are ‘in use’and available via the set up ‘wizard’

It’s also handy to adjust your ‘signature’ to list the equipment that you have, so people can help with your set up.

Brian


Main: G65, MD600, MS600, 218, HD621, DSP5200SE, DSP5200HCSE, M6 & D1500.
System 2: G91A, MS200, DSP5000 (96/24v1), DSP3300.
Edited by bxd; 2018-04-14 10:48. Edit Reason: addition
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#275150 - 2018-04-14 11:03 Re: G68 connecting to A7 & the setup [Re: bxd]
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Oppo connected through HDMI to the HD621 and into the G68

That’s great about the A7 - that’s what it’s connected to at the moment. Just not sure how to set that up in the configuration software as the options are:

Main audio input - MD2 / Last Valid / A8 / D2 / D4 / D6 / O1

The next options are - Component video input / main s-video input / main composite video input / zone 2 audio input / zone 3 audio input

Zone 2 audio input - won’t allow me to open it right now, for some reason but this has A4 / A5 / A6 / A7

So I wasn’t sure whether I should use that instead of the MD2 in main audio input? It doesn’t need video - as it’s Roon from the MacBook I was only interested in getting an audio connection. Just haven’t managed to find anything clear to explain how that works or make it work yet!

Just not sure how you use the zone 2 outputs (can’t see any?!)

The MacBook is connected through HDMI to the HD621 & then into the amp. I’m sure this isn’t the best way to connect it & the Audioquest dragonfly would be better?

Will amend my signature! Sorry!

Thanks,

Nick


G55, G68XXV, HD621, Oppo 105D, MacBook running Roon
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#275151 - 2018-04-14 11:17 Re: G68 connecting to A7 & the setup [Re: Laserblues2]
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Think I might have just worked it out - it needs a new connection to be made and then dragged from the source to the input on the amp... I've now just had to move the MacBook for SWMBO, so will sneak it back into a different place & hide it but connect the USB DAC

Sorry for the newbie mistakes & silly questions


G55, G68XXV, HD621, Oppo 105D, MacBook running Roon
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#275155 - 2018-04-14 12:36 Re: G68 connecting to A7 & the setup [Re: Laserblues2]
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Hi,

Nothing to be sorry about - Meridian kit is a difficult set up, particularly when you are using the configuration program. Many people simply use the wizard from the front panel.

So Oppo is connected thru HD621 then to G68 via MD1 or MD2 - OK, that’s fine.

For other sources, when the set up asks for the “main audio input”, you need to select which input you’re connected to. You don’t seem to have A7 available- that means that A7 may already be assigned to another ‘button’ or it’s ‘hidden’. You don’t want to assign the new input to something that your already using, unless you want to use the same input on the G68 (e.g. When you connect other sources like your MacBook to the HD621, you’d use the same input as your Oppo)

Don’t worry about the Zone inputs right now, I think they can be set later in the program.

It sounds as if you’re getting the hang of it!

Brian


Main: G65, MD600, MS600, 218, HD621, DSP5200SE, DSP5200HCSE, M6 & D1500.
System 2: G91A, MS200, DSP5000 (96/24v1), DSP3300.
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#275156 - 2018-04-14 12:50 Re: G68 connecting to A7 & the setup [Re: bxd]
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Did you do a full "retype" to remove any of the previous owners settings? A mandatory step if purchasing second hand or after a firmware update.

It does a factory reset to a user selected baseline (the 'type') ready for adding user setup customisations.


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#275160 - 2018-04-14 14:39 Re: G68 connecting to A7 & the setup [Re: Ian]
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Thanks for the replies, I've managed to get it connected!! It was something to do with the connection on the sources screen not being connected. I know for next time - it's really cool but very complicated.

I was struggling and SteveM was a massive help in helping me get it set up. He helped me with the configuration and getting the overall gist. So it's slowly but surely becoming exactly what I want!!

Thank you again for your help and guidance

Nick


G55, G68XXV, HD621, Oppo 105D, MacBook running Roon
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