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Upgrade path for OpenDRC owners 7 years 3 months ago #13998

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Hi there,

Is there an upgrade path provided for existing owners of OpenDRC boxes? What is the upgrade price and how the process can be accommodated?

Thank you in advance,

Stefanos.

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Upgrade path for OpenDRC owners 7 years 3 months ago #13999

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Just to Clarify,
You are looking to looking to upgrade to the DDRC-22D from the OpenDRC-DI?

I believe I saw that there was different firmware, but the same hardware platform. So its not possible to simply buy the new plugin.
Last I knew, devteam was looking into it.

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Doug

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Upgrade path for OpenDRC owners 7 years 3 months ago #14000

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Actually, I am looking to upgrade from OpenDRC-AN to DDRC-22A.

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Upgrade path for OpenDRC owners 7 years 3 months ago #14001

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Ok.
I believe its the same challenge.
Its the weekend for devteam. Hopefully they will give you the official word Monday morning.

HTH

Doug

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Upgrade path for OpenDRC owners 7 years 3 months ago #14003

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I believe it will be more involved than a simple (user) firmware change. You'll probably have to send the unit back to them for retrofit and/or maybe they'll run some sort of exchange program.

Dave.

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Upgrade path for OpenDRC owners 7 years 3 months ago #14028

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Dear All,

You've got some really good answers already from the Doug and Dave! As mentioned above, you unfortunately can't just buy a plug-in I'm afraid as you'll need to ship the unit back to HK so we can enable and lock a license for it due to royalty requirement with Dirac. We do have an upgrade link now on the website.
www.minidsp.com/dirac-series/opendrc-upgrade

Hoping this info helps and feel free to email us if any questions.
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Upgrade path for OpenDRC owners 7 years 3 months ago #14052

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Dear All,
As mentioned above, you can't just buy a plug-in I'm afraid .



A bit of a typo devTeam, might want to edit your post, I've bolded my change in the quote :)
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Upgrade path for OpenDRC owners 7 years 2 months ago #14100

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Thank you devteam.

What is the exact process for getting the upgrade? (for example how do I ship the unit to you? What do I need to include or write outside the box? etc.)
Also, my unit is silver in color. Will I only get a black faceplate or a whole new enclosure?

Thank you in advance,

--Stefanos.

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Upgrade path for OpenDRC owners 7 years 2 months ago #14112

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The upgrade costs $500 (if you have a Umik1) or $570 without + postage - which from South Africa would be around $100 - so to UG my unit would cost $600 - I paid $299 - so whats the point? It ends up at $899 anyway - so you might as well buy a Dirac at $899 less the $70 for a umik1 (assuming you have one) rather than messing with the openDRC unit aand sending it back and forth which is a major inconvenience
Is Dirac sooo much better than say , acourateDRC ?

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Upgrade path for OpenDRC owners 7 years 2 months ago #14118

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Hello RodneyGold,

if you have access to a PC and a measurement microphone you could make your own judgement at no cost by downloading the two weeks free trial version of Dirac Live:
www.dirac.se/en/consumer-products/dirac-rcs.aspx
and comparing it with the two weeks Acourate Trial version:
www.audiovero.de/en/downloads.html
but it looks like the Acourate trial is not a working version as it does not allow generation of filters (some functions are limited also)

Flavio

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Upgrade path for OpenDRC owners 7 years 2 months ago #14129

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@ Stefanos,
The exact process is as follow:
- Contact us directly so we can provide an RA#. Here is our contact form. www.minidsp.com/support/contactus
- Ship the unit back to us. Once we receive it, we upgrade it within 2 days
- We unfortunately don't have any grey enclosures anymore so we'd upgrade your enclosure to a new box if that's ok with you.
- We ship it back to you.

That easy. :-)
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Upgrade path for OpenDRC owners 7 years 2 months ago #14151

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Hi devteam,

Thank you for clarifying the upgrade process. Does payment need to be provided before the RA# is issued, or afterwards?

One last question:

How does the latency compare between the OpenDRC and Dirac ? I am currently quite happy with the latency that I am getting from my OpenDRC-AN unit. How much more delay will be introduced by the newer Dirac firmware?

Thank you again,

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Upgrade path for OpenDRC owners 7 years 2 months ago #14189

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Stefanos,

- Placing and order for the upgrade link and then sending us an email is the easiest.
- To be confirmed with the measurement but will most likely be similar (or lower knowing it's running @ 96k) based on the DSP resource usage.

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Upgrade path for OpenDRC owners 7 years 2 months ago #14239

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Dear devteam, trust my post finds you well.
I'm an enthusiatic owner of opendrc for my stereo equipment but i consider limiting the maximum sampling ate of 48 khz, so consider this upgrade a good opportunity.
I' would like to have some explanation about.
  1. is it a hw/fw upgrade? or only fw?
  2. will be the maximum sampling rate for a stereo application up to 96 khz?
  3. Considering to maintain the acourateDRC application , is it possible to upgrade the sampling rate to 96khz with the half of the samples? (3k instead 6k)

Many thanks in advance.
Regards

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Upgrade path for OpenDRC owners 7 years 2 months ago #14252

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I am obviously Not devteam.
However, I believe I can answer:
1 The unit must be RMA'ed for an upgrade. Its not just another plugin.
2. The Driac series runs at 96 kHz.
3. As soon as I get my openDRC-DI, I plan to get the miniSHARC 96 kHz plugin and try to see what I can do. My understanding is that the miniSHARC will run either 48 kHz or 96kHz depending on the plugin, and its possible to re-assign resources to get more taps than the default if you are only using 2 channel in and out.
Its still less than half the taps of 48 kHz, so it may or may not work in your application.

HTH

Doug
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