DirectStream Junior Torreys Beta Testing


#1

All right, me lads, time to step up to the plate. Torreys for Junior is ready and we believe bug free.

Put another way, we’ve tested the crap out of it and can’t find any problems. We leave it to our good customers to tell us if we’ve done good or not.

Junior owners need download the attached zip file, unzip it, open the folder, copy the files inside the folder (not the folder itself) onto a USB memory stick. Place that stick in the rear of DirectStream Junior and power cycle the unit with the rear panel main power switch. The front panel logo light of Junior will begin blinking, indicating it is accepting the new code.

Test all the features, functions and operations. Publish on this thread your findings. We’ll keep watch here for your words.

A word of caution. This version of Torreys is functionally correct. It has NOT been voiced by Arnie nor myself. Once we determine there are no major bugs to worry about, we’ll send the many versions to Arnie Nudell for voicing then release the Torreys final—a version that will likely sound much better than what you have here.

This version will sound better than what you have now, at least it should. But don’t worry and don’t concern yourself about the sound quality. Just let us know as quickly as possible your findings on the (hopefully) lack of bugs.

Once we release the final Torreys Junior update code, we’ll release the new Bridge II code and then any of our DACs with Bridge II isntalled will be Roon ready.

We’re all waiting with baited breath.

http://www.psaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-073-01-1-FMC-5.zip


#2

So Roon support is a couple of weeks away again, rather than tomorrow?


#3

Paul, do you need to run Torrey for the new Bridge II code that is Roon ready or can it operate with previous DS/DS Jr code.


#4

Release the Kraken, err, I mean the Bridge II update.


#5

Paul,

Could we please have a Yale download for the Junior, so we could go back to Yale, if we were to have problems with Torrey beta? A safety net would be nice, as I don’t like to take chances without a safety net.

Thanks David


#6
davek said Paul, do you need to run Torrey for the new Bridge II code that is Roon ready or can it operate with previous DS/DS Jr code.
Yes. When we release new Bridge code you'll need Torreys for it to work with Roon and the new Transport we're shipping in October.

#7
David said Paul,

Could we please have a Yale download for the Junior, so we could go back to Yale, if we were to have problems with Torrey beta? A safety net would be nice, as I don’t like to take chances without a safety net.

Thanks David


Sure. Good call. I am off to Asia in the morning but Dennis can handle for you.

#8

The latest Yale code is at http://updates.psaudio.com/dak/11-073-01-1-FMC-4.zip

Dennis


#9

For DS “senior” do we need to do anything for Roon compatibility other that update to the latest Roon build?


#10

Just update to the latest Roon build and wait for the release o0f BridgeII module code.

Dennis


#11

What about the PWD with Bridge II? Is there any update needed for the PWD firmware or will one simply need to update the Bridge II in order for Roon to be able to stream to the Bridge II in the PWD?


#12

Yes, there is and update for the PWD. I will try to get that out for beta testing today or tuesday. I will open a separate topic for it.

Dennis


#13

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So far, so good! Update went flawless, sounds great! Will be testing more later today.


#14

I’m in too…will load it in tmro and hope for nothing less than I have had in the past.


#15

I am having problems loading the Torreys. I copied the files to a USB stick and put it in and nothing happens when I power down the rear switch and then power up. It just loads the Yale.

I have four files on the USB stick.

DSJR0093.hex 839 KB

FPG11301.hex 671 KB

LOADER.CFG 1 KB

USBL0021.hex 361 KB

Anyone have any ideas what I am doing wrong?


#16

The USB stick has to be formatted as a DOS FAT drive.


#17

Thanks!

Is FAT the same as DOS FAT? The only options I have are FAT(default), FAT32, exFAT, or NTFS.


#18

I tried formatting it as FAT and it did not work either. It was previously formatted as FAT32 which did not work.


#19

Double check that the files aren’t still in a .zip file - if the USB stick was formatted, the four files copied to the root of the USB stick, the OS used to eject the USB stick then things should work fine.

When I look at the loader.cfg I don’t see it changing the name of the version that will be displayed, so verify that the version number screen shows:

Main: 00.93
FPGA: 00.113
USB: 00.33
Boot: 01.13

(Dang it, I asked that the version screen stay around long enough to read it…) :slight_smile:

If those are the versions shown you have Torreys in your Jr no matter what version name is displayed.


#20

I have the same problem as deanhorn. Tried several times, different USB drives ( even had to dig up old 500M so I can formated as FAT, otherwise is FAT32) - no luck. And yes, the files are not in the zip.

After each attempt the version stays the same as before:

Main: 00.68

FPGA: 00.95

USB: 00.33

Boot: 01.13

regards,don