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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    My digital coaxial signal plugged into the A16 coaxial input works with the "co-axial" A16 input setting. There's no sound when I switch the A16 input to Optical. FWIW, the A16 doesn't accept digital signals greater than 48kHz - I get a stuttering sound at 96kHz. I also noticed that there's no...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    I just tested and can confirm. User A was on preset 5 - my one configured preset that uses my Auro listening room 5. I changed user B to preset 4, BBC factory preset that uses factory Auro listening room 1. Since there's only one setting for Auromatic, both were using an Auro 13.1 listening...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    https://smyth-research.com/downloads/ , first section "DTS-X Installation Instructions"
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    FWIW, I received my Auro license from James on 8/3. He may just be on holiday.
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    It seems I was mistaken about the "few kickstarter orders" being left. There is a recent comment on Kickstarter from backer #343. The last that was shipped was to backer #289 or thereabouts, leaving at least 50 kickstarters left before getting to the 160+ preorders.
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    I did have a new, not seen before problem last night. After being paused for a long time, there was no sound when I resumed. I assumed this was the previous problem I'd been having with pausing but none of the usual fixes worked - changing presets to factory and back, changing inputs, etc. I...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Which room is being used when Dolby 5.1 is being upmixed - the Atmos room or an Auro room? Also, does firmware 2.11 come with factory Auro room for BBC and Surrey? Waiting for the documentation...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Is there a new firmware to go with it? I didn't see one on the downloads page - still just 2.11, which wasn't Auro certified.
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    I was considering Auro 3D just for the Dolby 5.1 upmixer. The company is still in business and the A16's are existing hardware, so it's no skin off Auro to go ahead and license the software for A16s. On the other hand, licenses for (maybe) a few dozen A16s aren't going to save the company. It...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    At this point I may as well report on the closed-back HD820's I'm trying out, compared to the HD800S. I'm still experimenting with manLOUD, etc for the 820's, but initial reactions are (1) they solve my sound leakage problem (20 dB less than the 800S) (2) Fit is actually more comfortable since...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Yes, I am using optical stabilization so you've solved my issue. Now to experiment with other stabilization, wait for newer firmware, or just use only User A and just plug and unplug when I want to switch headphones. Thanks!
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Good question, I'm using 16 channel mode.
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Is anyone using the User B head tracker? The status of the head tracker(s) is reported by pressing the "HT" button on the remote just left of the blue "PB" button while the speaker map is displayed. Mine says "not detected" for User B (click on the photo). When I plug in the head tracker when...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Yes, they're still in business - they just released new firmware. But no kickstarter or preorders have shipped since 12/2020 due to supply constraints and financial considerations. You can upgrade your preorder to full price and get one in a couple of weeks (which is what I did last fall)...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions, that's plenty to mull over. Fortunately, wife didn't set a price limit :-) I found new 820's on sale with return privilege, so I'm going to try those first.
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