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Alter an OpenDRC-AN in an OpenDRC-IN 7 months 1 week ago #61034

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Is it correct that this works?
Do I only need a Digi-FP and a Vol-FP and parts for the housing?
Thanks
Andreas

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Alter an OpenDRC-AN in an OpenDRC-IN 7 months 6 days ago #61105

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The OpenDRC-AN model was an analogue in / analogue out version which is now sadly discontinued.  If that's what you're looking for?
The back panel looks like this...


If you already own the digital only model OpenDRC-DI instead, then it would be possible to convert that into an OpenDRC-AN just by removing the existing DIGI-FP rear I/O connector board and installing the analogue only AN-FP board (which has the 4 balanced XLR connectors pictured above) if you can find one of those.  Unfortunately MIniDSP has discontinued the AN-FP too, but but you might find one for sale on ebay or something.

FYI there also exists a DA-FP board with digital inputs and analogue outputs, which MIniDSP have also sadly discontinued I believe.
Besides the superior OpenDRC series, the Dirac series were also built using some of these I/O board variants.

Have a look at some of these PDFs for further info about these I/O boards.

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Alter an OpenDRC-AN in an OpenDRC-IN 6 months 2 days ago #61428

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Thank you Richard for the explanations.
But there is a misunderstanding: I made a mistake with the second type: there is no OpenDRC-IN - I wanted to write OpenDRC-DI:

I have an OpenDRC-AN und want to rebuilt it to an OpenDRC-DI.

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Andreas
 

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Alter an OpenDRC-AN in an OpenDRC-IN 1 week 4 days ago #63840

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I am also interested in doing this conversion. Hopefully the devTeam will chime in. 

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Alter an OpenDRC-AN in an OpenDRC-IN 1 week 4 days ago #63849

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Hello AR and squiers007,
Yes, the beauty of the OpenDRC platform is the input / output boards are easily swappable (5 minute job with screwdriver, no soldering) and you can effectively convert your OpenDRC-AN machine into an OpenDRC-DI model, or vice versa, anytime you wish.
The 3 different possible output boards (all interchangeable) that exist are pictured below...
Problem is sadly MiniDSP have discontinued the two variants with analogue connection, so trying to get hold of these nowadays might be a challenge.

AN-FP  analogue in / analogue out  (DISCONTINUED!)
 

DA-FP  digital in / analogue out  (DISCONTINUED!)
 

DIGI-FP  digital in / digital out (CURRENT DEFAULT)
 

 
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Alter an OpenDRC-AN in an OpenDRC-IN 1 week 4 days ago #63850

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Thank you very much!

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Alter an OpenDRC-AN in an OpenDRC-IN 1 week 4 days ago #63854

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I messaged MiniDsp about this and they said the Digi-FP will work, but that you also need the vol-FP in order to be able to select the digital input source since the analog encoder has no source selection. 

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Alter an OpenDRC-AN in an OpenDRC-IN 1 week 3 days ago #63872

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I hope this will work without the vol-fp but with the adjustment in the menue/software. Isn't it?
 

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Alter an OpenDRC-AN in an OpenDRC-IN 1 week 3 days ago #63873

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I'm not sure, just relaying what MiniDsp told me when I emailed them about it. The vol-FP is only $20 so not too bad. 

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Alter an OpenDRC-AN in an OpenDRC-IN 1 week 3 days ago #63874

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... but additional a fee of 35 to germany :o(
I've ordered a Digi-FP from a private seller in germany and so the fee is only for the Vol-FP when it is needed.

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