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MiniDSP Flex Questions, IR & USB Related 3 weeks 2 days ago #63682

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Can anyone confirm if the IR Codes provided in the MiniDSP Flex Manual are standard NEC Codes?    I"m trying to use this in Savant who has an IR Translation Tool, but I need to know what the input type is to translate to their required format.     Savant provided me a profile for an older MiniDSP 2x4 and their codes dont match what I'm translating from the Documentation.   Maybe the Savant provided codes were learned in from a MiniDSP remote and aren't perfect? 

Can anyone confirm if the USB Port on the MiniDSP outputs power whenever the device is powered on, and stops outputting power in Standby Mode.   I'm hoping to create to a 12 Volt Trigger for an Amp that doesn't have any other method for on/off.    I guess I need to get a Multimeter on it, but my initial testing has me questioning if this only has power if the input is set to USB or if a Mic is connected for Dirac.

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MiniDSP Flex Questions, IR & USB Related 2 weeks 2 days ago #63803

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Wish I had answers for you, but I'm curious if you've made any progress: I would love a 12v trigger from the Flex to my amp somehow. I'm currently turning it on manually each time and it's a drag.

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MiniDSP Flex Questions, IR & USB Related 2 weeks 2 days ago #63804

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No Tech support confirmed to me that the USB port on the Flex does not output power.   It's a USB Client, not a USB Host.   I'm going to have add some additional equipment to the Home Automation system on this project (Savant) to trigger the Amp separately.   Kind of annoying.    These devices seem like a great value, but I can't imagine adding a simple 12 volt trigger output to them would add to the costs that much and would make them much easier to integrate. 

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MiniDSP Flex Questions, IR & USB Related 2 weeks 2 days ago #63806

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Ugh, thanks for the heads up, I was just about to cut in to a USB cable and splice a 3.5mm end on it. This is a real bummer, the Flex has been great and has enough inputs to completely replace my preamp, but no 12v trigger is proving to be a real nuisance. An IR receiver to respond to the Flex's remote power commands seems ok, but there's always gonna be the chance it gets messed up due to unreceived IR.

I kinda want to open the Flex up and see if I can find some appropriate current from a power LED or something to hijack. Very surprised this wasn't thought of when designing this product, as it's basically a preamp with benefits.

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MiniDSP Flex Questions, IR & USB Related 6 days 57 minutes ago #63957

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Can anyone confirm if the IR Codes provided in the MiniDSP Flex Manual are standard NEC Codes?    I"m trying to use this in Savant who has an IR Translation Tool, but I need to know what the input type is to translate to their required format.     Savant provided me a profile for an older MiniDSP 2x4 and their codes dont match what I'm translating from the Documentation.   Maybe the Savant provided codes were learned in from a MiniDSP remote and aren't perfect? 

 

Standard NEC codes although I had to reverse them to get them working, ie. 0xCA35 instead of 0x35CA.

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MiniDSP Flex Questions, IR & USB Related 5 days 16 hours ago #63970

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@mkefer I purchased one of these.   tricklestar.com/products/ts1006-12-outle...-advanced-powerstrip   I plug the Flex into the control outlet, and the rest of my equipment (TT, Preamp, power amps) into the switched outlets.  Roon server & a rPi rooExtend box plugged into the always on.  Works great.

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MiniDSP Flex Questions, IR & USB Related 5 days 14 hours ago #63974

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Thanks, I actually purchased a similar power strip, but the Flex didn't use enough power to trip the current sensor on it's lowest setting, so I had to split the outlet and plug something else small in (a powered TV antenna did the trick). My amp defaults to off when the power is turned off and on again, so I had to buy a little universal power supply with a 3.5mm plug and use that in the switched outlets for my amp's trigger. It's a bit complicated, but it functions perfectly in practice so far.

A real 12v trigger on the Flex would make this whole process incredibly easy, but I'm glad I got it sorted out.

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MiniDSP Flex Questions, IR & USB Related 4 days 13 hours ago #63982

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Thanks, I actually purchased a similar power strip, but the Flex didn't use enough power to trip the current sensor on it's lowest setting, so I had to split the outlet and plug something else small in (a powered TV antenna did the trick). My amp defaults to off when the power is turned off and on again, so I had to buy a little universal power supply with a 3.5mm plug and use that in the switched outlets for my amp's trigger. It's a bit complicated, but it functions perfectly in practice so far.

A real 12v trigger on the Flex would make this whole process incredibly easy, but I'm glad I got it sorted out.
 

I've heard others have that type of issue.  This specific strip that I posted a link to works flawlessly with mine.   It has three settings for current level needed to activate it.   Not sure which setting I have it on, but as I said, it works well.  Glad you found a solution, and I agree a trigger would be the best fix.

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