Originally Posted by keeper
Hello, I’m trying to control the d501 amp with my universal remote program (Simple Control). Unfortunately Simple Control doesn’t have the codes in their system. I thought I read that some of you were having issues with different remotes accidentally changing the Crowsons settings. If so what device and what buttons impact the Crowson also?
I use a Harmony, but my Denon and oppo remotes did the same thing. Here are copies of all the posts that I could find:
I'm seeing some strange behavior with my D501 and Harmony Elite remote. The D501 responds to a lot of signals for other devices eg Marantz 7702mk2 and Oppo 103 when sent from the Elite (all commands reduce the volume on the D501), however it does not respond to the same commands sent from the individual remote units.
When I had a Denon AVR it would respond to the Menu command using all 4 remote ID settings (4 different IR code sets) sent from the denon remote.
I think I'll have to cover the IR sensor on the D501 and start using the Oppo to tweak the volume.
Anyone else seeing the same thing?
Yep, me too. I finished setting mine up late yesterday (busy weekend) so I didn't get much time to play with it. I was trying to ballpark the level on the Crowson, but it was jumping all over the place. Then I figured out that my Harmony One was messing with it. As I dial it in this week, with the IR sensor covered, I'll adjust the Crowson manually. I set the MV to the same spot so I don't foresee a need to adjust the Crowson, but if over time I feel a need to do it for some movies then I may use the oppo.
.... BTW, is there anything I can do about the 203 remote causing the crowson amp to either go all the way to maximum or all the way to zero every time I use it? That is sooooo vexing.
I took a black business card and blacked out the lettering, images, etc., with a marker and placed it in front of the IR sensor. I then got a repeater and plugged it into to the IR control input on the back. The repeater receiver I placed on the right side of the Crowson D-501 amp, between it and the side of the audio cabinet. My audio cabinet is on the left so the repeater is blocked from the remote. To make adjustments on the D-501 I move to the left side of the couch and reach out to the left with the remote so it’ll get to the repeater. I don’t use the oppo 203 for music, just movies. My 103D is for music, so I don’t need to adjust the D-105 for anything.
Note: The IR on the D-501 seems to use the same codes as Denon receivers, so when I change the volume on my Denon, the D-501 also gets changed. I ended up covering the IR receiver on my D-501 because of this.
Ahh, ok. I use Marantz so hopefully there's no problem there for me, but I know the headaches of similar codes too well. My LED lighting used the same codes as my Oppo, so for every button press on the Oppo remote the color in the room changed. Even changing the Oppo remote configuration to another of the 3 or 4 options it just remixed them all around.
by H Stevens:
I had the same issue with my Yamaha as well, unfortunately I didn't catch it and my chair felt like I was sitting on a 1947 Farmall tractor.