I have a Meitner MA-3 and have been using Roon with no issues. I decided to try Mconnect and perusing in the app it said there was a firmware update available. Current firmware showed as 3.9.19
I’m generally hesitant to upgrade firmware (as I’ve seen it brick products) but I couldn’t find any details or change log for the firmware “update”, not even a version number.
What is the latest firmware version for MA-3 and what are the release notes? I’d like to know so I can decide if it’s worth updating.
Also the 3.9.19 firmware version is different than the one that shows if you hold down the input button on face of MA3 (like it shows in the manual). That one shows: “Firmware revisions 1.18 - 130:006”
Hi Thorsten… thanks for the feedback. I’ll probably just let it be for now. I’ve read the firmware is actually from ConversDigital who makes the basic network chip in the MA3, but still almost impossible to find a change log.
there is a new firmware for the Meitner MA3. The best option for me is to drive my preamp in the output fix (bypass). In the past, the output always had to be turned up manually from 60 (switch-on value) to 100.
Furthermore, there are improvements in dealing with 176kHz and 192kHz.
The update must be imported via cable (RS232). Windows should display max. Windows 10, otherwise there will be problems with the COM port.
I no longer have the Meitner in the network via a LAN cable, but only with the USB / W-LAN dongle via W-LAN. No matter what.
Streaming, Updates, etc. The firmware version is irrelevant for using the dongle. It works with the old or new firmware.
Only the firmware for updating the “fixed volume control” has to be requested from Meitner and uploaded from the computer via the serial interface. This was (at the time) not via LAN or W-LAN.
Standard updates can be queried and installed via “mcontrol”.
I’ll put it this way;
I have a stable network and prefer physical separation between core and player. For years I basically only use W-LAN, the Meitner was an exception due to the missing adapter. Another reason is that I don’t have any additional equipment and I am less dependent on the setup.
There are also manufacturers of streamers who say that their devices prefer the wireless connection. you noticed sound improvement by disconnecting the meitner from the lan and using wifi ?
I recently received my MA3. I have Roon on NAS Asustor and hardwired to my switch. I have the MA3 hardwired as well. While I am getting the rate type on screen of the MA3, music is streaming and it’s awesome, I am not getting track or artist information on the MA3 display.
Is this normal? Or am I supposed to be seeing track, artist information as to what’s playing.