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8240 x2, 7260 fail to keep stored setting

andy-johnson-laird, muokattu 11 Vuodet sitten.

8240 x2, 7260 fail to keep stored setting

Youngling Viestejä: 13 Liittymispäivä: 21.12.2010 Viimeisimmät viestit
I have a pair of 8240 and a 7260 that I just received and set up using the GLM/Autocal kit. I had to borrow the GLM/Autocal kit as it was back-ordered.

I set everything up; it worked first time (thanks to Scott Esterson for an excellent demo of how to do it). I saved the settings in the speakers, switched all three units to use "stored" settings, and returned the loaner GLM/Autocal kit. I ran the setup on a Mac Pro, using OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard). I'm using SP/DIF output from the Mac Pro via a Hosa ODL-312 to convert SP/DIF to AES3 into the 7260.

All was fine and dandy until December 27 when we had a brief power outage (less than half a second). My non-linear editing system didn't go down (it's on a uninterruptible power system), but the Genelecs power cycled off then on.

When I resumed editing, the Genelecs were soooo loud that I thought I was going to have to pick speaker cone out of my hair. It's as though they lost their "stored" setting. I hastily reverted to the manual mode using the DIP switches on the back of the units.

So, my questions are:
1. Is it actually the case that the "stored" settings in the speakers are volatile and will go away if power is lost?

2. Assuming that the settings are non-volatile, is there a way, without a GLM kit, of resetting the speakers back to the stored settings?

3. Anyone got any idea when GLM kits will be available?

Thanks
Andy
andy-johnson-laird, muokattu 11 Vuodet sitten.

Re: 8240 x2, 7260 fail to keep stored setting

Youngling Viestejä: 13 Liittymispäivä: 21.12.2010 Viimeisimmät viestit
Just in case anyone makes the same mistake: I must have saved the configuration to the speakers with Setup > Store Acoustic Setup to all on-line speakers with full master level, not "with current level."

That's perhaps why they came back on so loud when I power cycled them. That suggests that the stored settings do not take effect (as least as regards the master level) until you power cycle the speakers. I don't remember seeing this in the manual but it appears to be a logical explanation for what happened.

However my questions 2. and 3. still stand....

Regards
Andy
ilkka-rissanen, muokattu 11 Vuodet sitten.

Re: 8240 x2, 7260 fail to keep stored setting

Yoda Viestejä: 2564 Liittymispäivä: 23.3.2009 Viimeisimmät viestit
Hello Andy,

I think this is what happened: you stored the AutoCal settings to speakers but didn't store the volume level. While the GLM was running, the level was lowered manually by turning down the virtual fader control. Since the speakers were on all the time, they remembered this volume setting even though the GLM network was disconnected. But once the power cycled, speakers came back on with full volume level (that's how they operate unless you remember to save the volume level) hence your little Maxell moment. :D

Then to your questions:

1) They are non-volatile.

2) Unfortunately you need to connect the GLM kit back for this operation.

3) If you are from USA, as I assume, you should connect genelec.usa@genelec.com for this information.
andy-johnson-laird, muokattu 11 Vuodet sitten.

Re: 8240 x2, 7260 fail to keep stored setting

Youngling Viestejä: 13 Liittymispäivä: 21.12.2010 Viimeisimmät viestit
Thanks for the rapid response, Ilkka.
You confirmed what I thought might be the case. The 8240's didn't seem to distort the signal at maximum level -- or so my neighbors a block away said. :lol:

I'll contact Genelec USA (I'm in Portland, Oregon) at the email address you gave to see what the likely delivery time on GLM kits might be.

Regards
Andy