Originally Posted by nobodeuno
So I'm looking at picking up a used Nuvo Concerto system from a friend but I can't seem to figure out how to configure the system. Is there a way to obtain the configurator software from Nuvo or would I have to purchase it somewhere?
Yes, the software is available. There was a post here recently from someone that was given a link to it by NuVo Tech Support.
I see a package for sale from Smarthome for $500 but that is more targeted at a technician who is going to sell their services, I am just looking to configure it for my home use. I sent an email to Nuvo support asking them but I figured maybe others here had been successful?
I assume this is the "IR Learning Station". You only need that if you had some component you wanted to control from the keypads, and it wasn't already in the Configurator database. Very unlikely you'd need this - mostly because most folks aren't controlling things like CD players through these systems any more... Most are using the streaming/digital music servers which are supported natively.
Also the Nuvo system I'm looking at comes with the NV-18DDSP keypads. Is it possible for me to use some of the newer keypads with the concerto system? Or how about the iPhone app interface? On their website they list these as accessories for the concerto but I wasn't sure if there were certain versions that they worked with.
No, the newer keypads require the Grand Concerto. The iPhone app requires the music server. Not sure if the music server (and therefore the app) will work on the Concerto. But frankly, if you get so far as to buy the server, you'll want the GC anyway.
Also I'm curious about firmware/software updates as well, are their any and how would I access the updates?
Concerto doesn't get updated anymore. But all NuVo products get their firmware updates via the Configuration SW.
I am looking for a cheap way to enable my pre-wired home with whole-home audio. I have plans to do a more complete a/v distribution later on but the first step is a whole home audio. I haven't thought through everything yet but I am thinking about using an Airport Express to feed iTunes audio into the system...unfortunately I would have to use the remote app and I would loose control with keypads...still figuring everything out
How many zones? You might be better off with a small number of Sonos Connect:Amp units - NuVo also has a similar system "coming soon".
Oh and the unit I'm thinking of purchasing is the NV-I8DM, I see now that the one of their website is I8GM so I suspect there is a significant difference between the two...
G = "Grand". Big difference...