Originally Posted by shiznit
I just confirmed that my unit reports Kickstart 1.1.8.
I heard back:
>>Kickstart is the name of the boot-loader installed in the secure boot segment of the main processor’s flash memory. Its purpose is similar to a BIOS in your PC or MAC and it is the product side interface in the firmware update process. The SSP went into production with version 117 in 2008 and since then the only update was to 118 to provide support for a new flash memory device, this was about a year ago. Other than updates it’s in use for about 10 seconds every hard boot to transfer the flash contents to SDRAM where the program executes.
The recommendation is to archive the settings (already done) and do a factory restore and see if the problem is still there before the custom settings are restored.
Is the distortion on a particular channel or channel pair?
Restore factory defaults accessed in the service menu: On the remote, press Menu, then press F1, F2, F3, F4.
After you do that, you may have to see if any of the sources are working, but if so, see if the distortion is present. If so, then probably time to chat with Classe. Ok to reload your settings.
As to the question, if you play a 5.1 source, or a 2-ch source with PLIIx, is the distortion on all channels? Just the loud channels?