Originally Posted by fredrikb125
I am considering a Storm audio, I have a concern though, I read at some other forum (although an old post) that there seems to be a considerable delay with sound when you pause a movie and resume there will be a delay before the sound comes back (up to 8 sec, picure is showing instantly), have you experienced this?
Also I would need a remote, looking at harmony Elite, but as I understand I would need to get a IR receiver to connect to the Storm, is there a special spec of 3,5mm IR receiver or do all work (are there different standard, if sp which did you use?)?
Thank you in advance 😊
If you want to use the Storm with Harmony hub (and for those who are currently using it with Harmony hub), you will have to make a custom cable to make it work reliably -
1. Harmony has a 2.5mm mono
mini jack port. Tip - IR signal, Sleeve - ground.
2. The Storm IR In port uses a 3.5mm stereo
mini jack port. This is the schematic* -
*page 62 of the user manual - https://www.stormaudio.com/media/201...8_29032019.pdf
As you may notice, if you connect the Storm and the Harmoney hub with an off the shelf 2.5mm mono to 3.5mm stereo cable, it may short the Storm's IR In port - ring and sleeve or tip and ring, depending on the cable construction. In my case, it was causing the processor to turn off randomly.
I bought these connectors and soldered them to a 2 conductor wire and made my own cable -
2.5mm connector - https://www.parts-express.com/parts-...-plug--090-328
3.5mm connector - https://www.parts-express.com/amphen...atin--092-0150
Other option - Instead of buying the 3.5mm connector, you could also buy a 3.5mm audio cable, remove one of the connectors and solder the 2.5mm connector (link above) in its place - https://www.parts-express.com/audtek...-6-ft--181-430
Basically you want to ensure that the hot wire (red) is soldered to the tip of both connectors and the other wire (black) is soldered to the sleeve of both connectors. The red wire will transmit IR signal and black wire will be your ground.