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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 can confirm that Auro-matic works for both user A and B. I have different headphones plugged into both and they both get Auro-matic upmixing. I Tested this with Ford vs. Ferrari 5.1->13.1.
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    The only person who would know is james@smyth-research.com , so ask him. Also see message https://www.head-fi.org/threads/smyth-research-realiser-a16.807459/post-17077555 for more on the current status.
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    I'm a luddite - my film library consists of a dozen Atmos blu-rays, one DTS:X blu-ray, and hundreds of 5.1 movies collected over the years from my Tivo. I got the DTS:X upgrade a whle ago as a lark so I could watch my one DVD. Yesterday I got the Auro3D upgrade and was impressed with the...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    My "silent preset" problem has gone away after I installed 2.11 with factory reset and reprogrammed. I left the first 4 (factory) presets alone and made a single preset on 5. My preset 5 consists of the Surrey room with the center channel replaced and my HPEQ. The A16 now powers up working on...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    There are a few kickstarter orders outstanding and no preorders have been shipped. The last kickstarter shipment that I know of was December 2020. Kickstarter fulfillment got up to somewhere around #289.
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    The operative word here is "should". Yes it should downsample according to the manual but the actual implementation doesn't.
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    The Roon Nucleus configures the digital data, passes it to the NODE, which serves as a passthrough for the data to the A16. For Roon DSP configuration you can start at https://help.roonlabs.com/portal/en/kb/articles/dsp-engine and look for "Sample Rate Conversion" on the DSP menu. Yes, 16/44...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    The A16 optical and coaxial digital inputs won't accept any digital signal over 48kHz. You can use Roon to resample everything to 48kHz and then use a digital connection to the A16.
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Any word on whether the "silent preset" problem has been fixed? I probably won't upgrade if it hasn't been.
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    How many of you are leaving your A16's on all the time? I'm now having the "silent preset" problem on FW 2.05 that takes a few tries to get the optical connection to work (I'm not using the HDMI connection for the Tivo Bolt since it drops out every time I pause). Anyway, it would be more...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    James has said that they intent to fill all KS and preorders, but haven't shipped any since Dec 2020, and unlikely to ship any in 2022 due to parts shortages and the need for full-price sales to keep the doors open. You can upgrade your order to full price and probably get one in short order.
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    When I suggested the Dr HDMI 4K, it was to simulate a 4K/DV/Atmos television plugged into the output of the A16, that is the A16 output->Dr HDMI input. I'm hoping that nothing needs to be plugged into the output of the Dr HDMI 4K. The instruction sheet can be found at...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    The first thing I would try with this is to connect it between the TV and Receiver, make sure everything is working, and then use the "copy EDID" function to record the TV's EDID to carry over to the A16. I was interested to see that some of the presets on the HDFury correspond to Sony, Samsung...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    In the HDMI 1+2 configuration, I take it the A16 HDMI output isn't connected to anything, so it's reporting some A16-defined default video capabilities in the EDID it's sending back to the receiver. Since Dolby Vision worked back through the chain of TV->receiver->A16, plugging something Dolby...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    While Smyth says they intend to fulfill all kickstarter and preorders, they haven't shipped any to these folks in more than a year. You might be able to upgrade your preorder to full price to get one. The last word from James is that some parts are now backordered up to 52 weeks. So no, don't...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    I just sent the following bug report to James: Hi James, Please forward the following problem report to Stephen. There is an interoperability issue with my Tivo Bolt and A16 #254 with Firmware 2.05 and DTS:X. The problem is that after pausing the Tivo Bolt for 1-2 minutes, and then resuming...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Thanks for the reminder. I had the silent preset problem previously (different firmware) and this isn't it. The current problem with no sound after pausing the Tivo Bolt occurs on factory presets and changing the preset doesn't restore the sound - I have to change the "Audio Source" away and...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    When I directly connected the Tivo Bolt to A16 HDMI 2, there was no sound after a 1 minute pause. When paused a static video image is displayed continuously.
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Is anyone using 2.05 with a Tivo Bolt? I upgraded from firmware 2.0 to 2.05 yesterday using the revised instructions. I now have a problem with my Tivo Bolt that didn't happen under firmware 2.0. The problem is that if I pause for more than a minute there is no sound and no activity on the...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Yes, I meant DTS:X sorry about that. Thanks for the responses. I'm going to work up my courage to try it out after recording my listening room and preset settings.
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    How many folks are using firmware 2.05 with DivX? If so, what problems are you encountering, if any. I tried 2.05 and had lots of problems with it. I didn't know at the time to toggle the switch for "full factory reset" that Stephen clarified. I'm thinking about trying it again, since I paid...
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    Survey question - how many of you turn on "Dolby Surround" when listening to 5.1 surround mixes to upmix to more speakers? I've tried it and don't understand why in a 9.1.6 room the top speakers are active and seem to muddle the location information.
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    No, and I never tried DTS because of all the other problems. I’m hoping there’ll be a working DTS firmware some day..
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    Smyth Research Realiser A16

    To follow up, on 2.05 I was able to 100% reproduce that whenever my Tivo paused for 2 minutes, the sound would be lost. Switching inputs restored the sound. Once after resuming from a pause, I actually had sound but everything else was frozen - no speaker map activity and no response to any...
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