Here’s to share a few thoughts and to ask for some help if any available.
A few months ago I came across Paul McGowan’s YouTube channel. Mr. McGowan is a fine gentleman and obviously is a man of high skill. In a few simple words he manages to explain some technical issues that are otherwise quite hard to master. His easy ways actually sold me an upgrade to my system: I decided to grab a piece of PS Audio equipment, and of all it happened to be a DAC. I didn’t want to break the big buck for the blind purchase, so I decided to opt for some used PWD Mk II in fine mint condition.
The Good Story.
I got my PWD Mk II with Bridge I for as much as $1500. The thing appeared to be quite well cared for, so I pushed myself into it. I installed it into my set-up with a pair of Dali Helicon Mk IIs, connected it to my Meridian 557 power amp via unbalanced RCAs, hooked it up to a DLNA server and used BubbleUPnP as a control app, just as taught by Mr. McGowan. I started the playback and … boy, what a joy! The DAC is an absolute beast! It finally made my system revealing, just as Paul describes it in his videos… Controlled, Unveiled, Balanced, Transparent - these are some words coming to mind when listening to the DAC. I was so overjoyed, until…
The Graceless Downfall.
I decided to update my firmaware… Don’t get me wrong… I liked the sound! But I wanted more! And the download page on this site was so available…
My firmaware version before the update was 2.4.4, if i’m not mistaken. My bridge software was 2.14. I downloaded the 3.0.4. update files and followed the instructions very carefully. But alas… The firmware got installed, and the bridge was never to be found thereafter… I jumped up and started the witchcraft: reload, rebood, reinstall, remove the bridge and put it back in… Nothing, and I mean NOTHING helped! The Bridge option just disapeared from the sources menu… I was desperate… Until I moved back all the way to 2.4.6 firmware… and it worked… I almost cried at the moment…
NOW THE QUESTION.
How do I actually update the firmaware to 3.0.4 and make the Bridge work at the same time???
AND PS, PS Audio: when you make a video on how to update the firmware on a DAC it would be nice if you told your customers to unplug all the connectors to the power amps, at least the RCA ones… The noise that appeared when the firmware was installed almos blew up my twitters!