DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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Anthony (of this forum) has alerted me to the latest Davaar 4.66.255 which he’s currently enjoying, and I have to say, I really like it too.
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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What have they done to the package names? I have a KRDS1 so was looking for KlimaxDsMk2_4.66.255.zip, but the last one in that naming convention is 4.63.223 - now there's just a bunch of zips starting Fw... but no indication what devices they're for. What's all that about then?
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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Make sure you opt out of the beta program, then press the update button. Konfig will find it automatically for you.
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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You can find the correct FW file by looking at the board type for your DS/DSM in Konfig. There is a 3 digit number in the middle of this string which matches the FW file.
I can only assume Linn did this as they changed or upgraded boards without changing the model designation.

PS: doing auto update would take you to 4.67.262 which is the latest production release.
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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Peter@57m wrote: 2018-12-21 08:33 PS: doing auto update would take you to 4.67.262 which is the latest production release.
Oops. Thanks Peter. I hadn't noticed that the latest is now .262
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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Hi,

4.53.125 is the best, waiting for new version...

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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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sunseaexo wrote: 2018-12-29 19:53 Hi,

4.53.125 is the best, waiting for new version...

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Have you tried 4.66.255?
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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Yes I have.

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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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For the Exakt lurkers on here, have you tried 4.67.262 yet?

I think I'm hearing a more insistent and consistent sense of timing. Seems to be driving the foot tapping a bit harder, but without the tiring shoutiness that Naim think is part of that deal.

Anyone else notice anything?
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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Same observation "non exakt"......
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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sunbeamgls wrote: 2019-01-07 22:18 For the Exakt lurkers on here, have you tried 4.67.262 yet?

I think I'm hearing a more insistent and consistent sense of timing. Seems to be driving the foot tapping a bit harder, but without the tiring shoutiness that Naim think is part of that deal.

Anyone else notice anything?
I tried it this evening and it appears to sound really good. I couldn’t go back to check because there was a problem with the .255 file but it certainly sounds very tuneful.
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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Spannko wrote: 2019-01-23 01:22
sunbeamgls wrote: 2019-01-07 22:18 For the Exakt lurkers on here, have you tried 4.67.262 yet?

I think I'm hearing a more insistent and consistent sense of timing. Seems to be driving the foot tapping a bit harder, but without the tiring shoutiness that Naim think is part of that deal.

Anyone else notice anything?
I tried it this evening and it appears to sound really good. I couldn’t go back to check because there was a problem with the .255 file but it certainly sounds very tuneful.
Glad its not just my imagination. That's a few people now seem to have heard an improvement (via other communication methods).
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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is that only based on experience with Exakt systems?
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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Defender wrote: 2019-01-23 17:49 is that only based on experience with Exakt systems?
I refer the gentleman to the answer given by uvo66.
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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sorry not sure how I could have missed that :)
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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uvo66 wrote: 2019-01-10 18:46 Same observation "non exakt"......
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I tried the latest Davaar on my ADS/3. I preferred 63.233 after going back and forth twice: while 67 has some (minor) additional propulsion, it also has a greater focus on the dominant voice or instrument. But it is not as clean and integrated/homogenous/natural as 63, which makes 63 the one without listening fatigue.
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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Sorry, no fatigue:-)
"driving the foot tapping a bit harder"
nothing to add!
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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I don't disbelieve you. The results here seem to vary with the hardware, or perhaps with the rest of the system - my comparison was quite clear, in my system.
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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This is why I was very clear to say that my observations are in my Exakt system.

I don't think its right to expect that to automatically transfer to non-Exakt systems, and vice versa.

"which is best?" is so context sensitive.
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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After playing with the latest versions for a while, I’ve gone back to my old favourite 53.125.

My thoughts are, from a musical perspective, 53.125 is more accurate (tune wise) and much more enjoyable.
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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Does anyone got the 53.125 for ADSM?

Since it was a beta it is no longer downloadable.
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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Hi,

Anyone try the
- 4.70.291 ?
- 4.70.296 ?
- 4.70.298 ?

Compare to 4.53.125

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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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I presume that 4.53.125 came out before Kat. Therefore not an option for some of us.

I get the impression that the recent firmwares, at least for my ADS, sound rather similar.
As does the very latest 4.70.300. Perhaps I am getting unexpectation fatigue.
Bit of a habit updating all the time. I do not need the latest features.

Anyone got a recent favourite I "should" be sticking with??

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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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I’ve stuck with 67.262.

Tried some of the later releases but fairly quickly go back. I tend to download all releases, beta and production, so I have them in case somebody says one I haven’t tried is good. But mostly I just don’t try them as there have been no new features that I must have.

Problem will come when I want a new feature but don’t like the sound of the release.

Edit: I should have said I have a Katalyst KDSM and run non Exakt.
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Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

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I’ve got Katalyst and Exakt Akudoriks and still use 53.125, although I do wonder for how long 53.125 will remain viable. Konfig reports that the speakers and firmware are ‘in an incompatible state’ and I can’t make any changes to the Exakt filters. The solution to this is to upgrade the firmware to the latest version, make changes then revert back to 53.125. Since I hardly ever need to adjust the filters, this isn’t really a problem, and sound quality is more important to me than any additional functions Linn might add, so I’m happy with the way it is.
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