Originally Posted by DanFrancis
'sorry I couldn't help on this one, Jeff- I've been out of town for the weekend with the wife.
and actually unplugged from the world!!
I'm glad to see that things are back to normal for you. Did you ever receive word from ADA? I've been wondering about the way your RTI XP-8 is sending rs-232 commands via ethernet cable to the Rhapsody: shouldn't that really be converted by an adaptor somehow? Does it (XP-8) actually send UDP commands? I was under the impression that device utilized Hex codes that were translated to serial.
No problem. It's good to get off the grid. I learned quite a bit about the ADA this weekend (as I think others did as well). So, all good. I got my Sunday night movie in.
Really, everything was figured here on the forum. Friday the tech guy (Algis) and Richard were both out. I think it was a combination of things. I think ADA wonld've picked up on this if they reloaded my files on their bench. But there seem to be some discrepancies between older .c4p files and newer software.
Another tidbit is that the ADA defaults to TEQ ON (though neither ON or OFF are highlighted red when looking in the software after a reboot. This precludes volume control working via PC program or any serial / IR device. THis should be changed as if you fail to load a PROM or reset it, it'll make you crazy. Thanks Joel for that tidbit.
I did set up with the crossover cable in ISO-e and, unlike others (Mani), when I tried to connect via the PC software this morning without changing my ISO-e address / settings the PC software wouldn't boot up and show errors. Mani says he can switch between the crossover cable and
plug into a router without changing ISO-e settings and fully control the unit via PC program. I cannot. I'd like to get back to a network connection, but for now I'm going to stick with the crossover cable. I'm going to plug back in tonight to make some changes but this was exhausting this weekend. I have 5 devices in my rack that I can connect to via PC. Most use USB / serial and I've never had so much trouble. Where is plug and play when you need it! But now that I am in, all should be stable. USB, to me, is still the preferred means to update products.
But I watched (finally) Mission Impossible 4
last night and WOW! What dynamics and low bass. The ADA may be a little busy in the set up but I was rewarded on the back end with big sound and incredible 7.1 effects!
MY RTI XP-8 sends serial commands via ethernet cable to the ADA bus. Not hex commands. You can get feedback as well via this set up (though I am not set up for it as there are no feedback drivers for the ADA Mach IV).