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post #1471 of 1485

Yes, sorry - corrected original post.....

post #1472 of 1485
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Originally Posted by boatheelmusic View Post

No, I believe that's too old for my MK II unit, but Paul has stated it's the best sounding version yet.

I can testify better than 2.4.3 or 2.4.4.

Try for yourself and see:)

 

I downloaded and installed this latest version this afternoon.  I have been listening for the past couple of hours.  :D:D:D:D:D

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Great sound, yes? smily_headphones1.gif
post #1474 of 1485

I installed it but haven't had a chance to listen yet.  It get quite a bit of praise from owners and a co-founder of PS Audio:

 

http://www.psaudio.com/forum/pwd-topics/2-4-5-released-fixes-mute/

 

Looking forward to hearing it.  Hopefully later tonight.

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Originally Posted by Audio Addict View Post
 

 

I downloaded and installed this latest version this afternoon.  I have been listening for the past couple of hours.  :D:D:D:D:D

Would you please post a link to new software and directions to install?  I'm just being lazy but it would be appreciated if you would. TY

post #1476 of 1485
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post
 

Would you please post a link to new software and directions to install?  I'm just being lazy but it would be appreciated if you would. TY

 

It's in the post above yours.

post #1477 of 1485
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post
 

Would you please post a link to new software and directions to install?  I'm just being lazy but it would be appreciated if you would. TY

 

 

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Originally Posted by Clsmooth391 View Post
 

 

It's in the post above yours.

OMG lazy one thing, but blind too LOL.......thanks

post #1478 of 1485
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Originally Posted by boatheelmusic View Post

PWD firmware version 2.4.5, released today, is just outstanding!!!!

I still prefer 241 to 245. But then I never experienced the functional and popping/clicking problems 243, 244 and 245 were intended to fix. To me 245 lacks the energy, crispness and focus of 241.

And 241's bass is better defined--it is tauter compared to 245. But to each his own. To PS Audio's credit, previous firmware versions can still be downloaded which enables the end user to decide for himself which is best.

post #1479 of 1485
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post
 

 

 

OMG lazy one thing, but blind too LOL.......thanks

http://www.psaudio.com/support/downloads/

 

All options that are still available.  Sonic changes are strictly from the compiling of the code, not actually changes in the code.


Edited by Audio Addict - 7/26/14 at 9:24am
post #1480 of 1485
I have a question. I have a PWD mk2 that was upgraded from mk1. I have been on firmware 2.0.3 since I purchased the device. I have a 2GB Sandisk SD card (not ultra) that is formatted to FAT with update files on it. I've tried it many times over several different firmwares and tried reformatting it with different block sizes and even FAT32. I reset the power every time I reboot my PC because I have to for the device to be recognized and it still reports the same firmware (the SD card with the updates are always kept inside it, inserted properly with pins up). Yes, all files are properly unzipped onto the root of the SD card. The only thing I can think of is to upgrade to a lower firmware first. I have a copy of every firmware ever released.
 
I didn't let it bother me because 2.0.3 worked well and had decent quality. However, 2.4.5 seems nice and trustworthy now. Anyone care to give a recommendation on how I can get the DAC to upgrade finally? My conclusion is to possibly buy another SD card possibly, but I have no clue what SD card would be better than the recommended.
 
EDIT: Ok, the logo flashes really fast a few times on some boots and then it quickly boots up. However, my firmware has NOT changed. I've tried re-extracting the files, so on. This isn't working.

Edited by manaox2 - 8/5/14 at 9:17pm
post #1481 of 1485

^I know.  I don't get it.  I tried buying some OLD 2GB Sandisk cards and wanted to keep a little library of cards with different FW on them for faster switching.  

 

Tried to format on Mac and PC and even to FAT16, IIRC. As it ends up- I only have ONE card that works well for changing FW and it is a micro SD that I use with an adapter.  Good luck finding the right card.

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post #1482 of 1485

It could be as simple as the SD reader in your PWD2 isn't working.  Contact PS, they'll get it sorted out for you.

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Thread Starter 

Try a older 1GB card, I had an issue using anything more than 1GB and I also upgrade to PWD MKII.

post #1484 of 1485

All - 

 

Firmware version 2.4.6 now available.

 

Here's the process to update:

 

I use a MacBook Air, and deleted all the previous files on my 2 GB card (formatted on a MS-DOS computer to FAT 32).

Must be formatted on a non-apple computer, IIRC.

I dragged each file from the unzipped download to the card.  Six files total.

Turn off the PWD in the rear, insert the card with contacts facing up, turn on the PWD and LET THE PWD RUN FOR SEVERAL MINUTES until the blinking stops and the screen appears normal.

 

Turn off the PWD in the rear, remove the SD card, then turn on again in the rear.

While the PWD says "Initializing", touch the PS symbol in the center of the touchscreen, and confirm that the desired version is loaded.

post #1485 of 1485

Thanks for the heads up!  Only thing I wish are any release notes about each new version.  We're left to go on faith that each version is supposed to be better than the last without any details.

 

At least, with the last two updates, I haven't found any reason to roll back.

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