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Son_of_Odin  
#1 Posted : Monday, December 7, 2020 7:32:18 PM(UTC)
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Hi!
I have an issue with Buffalo II DAC, the lock goes on and off with high resolution files.
It is advised to flash the Bufallo II with alternative firmware.
Does anybody know where to get that firmware and how to actually do it?

I already changed USB input from Amanero to XMOS 216 chip...
Then realised the lock problem on BII is the real issue.

Thank you!
Brian Donegan  
#2 Posted : Monday, December 7, 2020 8:47:27 PM(UTC)
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The "High-Bandwidth" version of the firmware is available on the Volumite page (http://www.twistedpearaudio.com/control/volumite.aspx) at the bottom.

Does your Buffalo-II have a 80 or 100MHz clock?

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#3 Posted : Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:01:46 PM(UTC)
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Hello brian, thank you for your answer.
I am not sure.
Is 80 or 100 MHz clock changeable or there are 2 versions of Buffalo II?
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, December 8, 2020 4:35:39 PM(UTC)
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Actually, my mistake. We used 80MHz clocks in the early version of the Buffalo I, but had moved on the 100MHz for all Buffalo II and beyond, so that should not be a factor for you.

Here is the HBW version HEX file in case you can flash it yourself: Buffalo_II_on_board.hex (3kb) downloaded 2 time(s).

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#5 Posted : Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:42:08 AM(UTC)
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Hi Brian,

Thank you for the HEX file and your fast reply.
Shortening I2S wires to less than 1cm helped.
Also isolating USB input from the chassis helped.
But still problem exists with HR files, dropping out of lock.

How to flash it myself?
I tried to find it online, but it is nowhere to be found.
Does BII connect to the HEX file through DAC USB input?
Sorry, I'm not much of a PC guy d'oh!
Son_of_Odin  
#6 Posted : Saturday, December 12, 2020 7:21:08 PM(UTC)
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Guys, does anybody know the answer?
How to flash Buffalo II with alternative firmware???
If I can not flash Buffalo II with alternative firmware, then next step is
taking it out and replacing it with DIYINHK 9038 board.
I just don't know what else to do.
I replaced amanero with XMOS 216 for nothing.
Issue was buffalo II lock.
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:26:10 PM(UTC)
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Nothing? Really?
What about support for
audio enthusiasts and customers?

Does ANYBODY know how to flash Buffalo II with new
firmware?
I am lost here.
Brian Donegan  
#8 Posted : Monday, December 21, 2020 6:24:23 PM(UTC)
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Hi, sorry, didn't see this.

You need a uController programmer to flash the firmware(I use an AVR Dragon). If you don't have a programmer, I can send you a pre-programmed chip.

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#9 Posted : Monday, December 21, 2020 7:03:53 PM(UTC)
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Hi Brain,

Thank you for your reply.

Sorry for being pushy, I did not have any bad intention.

Does uController connect to AVC header directly on Buffalo II,
or it connects through USB input of the DAC?
I have USB input with XMOS XU216 chip.
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#10 Posted : Monday, December 21, 2020 10:17:58 PM(UTC)
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The 8-pin chip in a socket on the DAC is an AVR uController that controls the DAC. This is what you need to program with the HEX file. To program it, you remove it from the DAC and put it in your programmer of choice and push the hex file.

It is much easier to just get a replacement chip if you don't have the tools on hand.
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Son_of_Odin on 12/21/2020(UTC)
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#11 Posted : Monday, December 21, 2020 10:24:49 PM(UTC)
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Thank you, Brian.
I will go with replacement chip with installed alternative firmware.
How do I order it?
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, December 30, 2020 1:40:28 PM(UTC)
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Thank you very much for sending me the firmware chip, Brian.
This is the support every seller should provide for their customers.
Excellent job, and I am really glad that Brian chose to help me
It shows how customers should be treated.

Happy New Year everyone !
😀😁
Son_of_Odin  
#13 Posted : Friday, January 15, 2021 8:57:12 AM(UTC)
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Thank you for the chip, Brian.
Buffalo II now works great! Dancing

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