I recently purchased the RX-V3900 ($450 AUD) and installed firmware 1.23.
Its a fantastic machine. So many options. I'm very impressed with it considering its age.
I'm even more impressed with Yamaha still providing firmware updates.
Anyway , I have connected it all up and calibrated it using the YPAO. Calibration reported my front speakers were wired incorrectly , I double checked every connection and they are all correct. I assume its something to do with running the front through a separate amplifier. (I have used a pioneer previously using mcacc which reported no wiring issues)
I am using an old Yamaha CR-840 as an amp for the main speakers purely because it was my late fathers and I really like the sound it produces and of course the look of it
. (He was an electrical engineer and rebuilt the reciever).
I then bought a YDS 12 dock and hooked it up running Mode B for compatibility with the RXV3900 as per the instructions. The receiver displays unknown ipod for every ios device i plugged in. 5 in total. Ipod touch 2nd , 3rd gen, ipod nano touch, iphone 4 , iphone 4s.
I rolled back one of the ipods to ios 4.2 , still no good. All the devices charge and they all recognise they are in a dock. The receiver also displays ipod disconnected when i remove the ipod.
I am wondering if anyone else uses the YDS12 dock with the latest firmware 1.23? or with any other firmware version.
One other question i have, Is there any way to shuffle play all songs on a connected usb device? I have a 500GB drive which works great but I cant work out how to shuffle all songs, if this is an option. I worked out how to shuffle all songs in an album but thats about it.
I also wondered if anyone has any luck using a mac as a music server? All the info I can find is for windows machines. I have an apple tv connected but I find that its always requiring an update or some other issue