Latest Firmware

Download the latest release of software for your product.

Firmware Download Package

DPA Series…

Due to DPA Series amplifier firmware being updated over an Ethernet connection (or a serial connection if necessary), there is a separate [loader app+firmware] zip file for the DPA range.

Please read and carry out the update instructions before uploading new firmware to ensure you do not lose any settings in the process (MC2 Audio  App Note)

Download DPA Firmware Update Zip File (via MC2 Audio website)

All Other Units…

The downloadable file below contains the latest firmware updates for the DP548, DP448 (and all 4 Series units), DP226, DP224, DP6i and SiDD (DP324).It also contains the necessary flash loader utility to perform the update via the unit’s RS232 port ONLY.  Note that some older versions of firmware are available in this history section – linked items may be clicked on and the zip file containing the software downloaded.

This loader is required to recognise the older DP428. Note that the DP428 is updated to the DP448 with this software version. No memories or settings will be lost in this process. The zip file also contains the last updates to the DP224, DP226, DP6i, SiDD (DP324, and Series 2 processors (C2, G2, D2, E2 – one file for all four units).

Download Firmware Update Zip File

Latest Versions

Click on a version number in the table to see the revision history for that product.

DPA (and MC2 Delta) Series Flash Loader V5.40
Standard Flash Loader V4.22

DPA40 – V1.15
DPA80 – V1.15
DPA100 – V1.15

DP548 – V2.01
DP544 – V2.01
DC1048 – V2.01
DP448 – V3.01
DP446 – V3.01
DP444 – V3.01
DP426 – V3.01
DP424 – V3.01
DP428 – V1.50

DP226 – V3.90
DP224 – V2.90
DP324 (SiDD) – V2.00
DP6i – V2.3
Series 2 – V2.1

Update Instructions

Please follow the instructions carefully. If you are unsure about what to do, do nothing and give us a call – we’ll be only too happy to talk you through the process.

Requirements:

A PC running Windows 98SE/ME/2000/NT/XP/KP/WALKERS/7/8/10

A cable to connect from a free RS232 port on the computer to the 9 pin DEE connector on the unit.

Instructions (Standard loader):

Copy the file UPGRDXTA to an empty or new directory.
Unzip it: this will cause it to extract the latest binary firmward files (.bin) and an exe file. Running the exe file will start the loader program.

– 5 Series, 4 Series, DP224, DP226 and DP324: the interface must similarly be set to Master on RS232 and ID 1 at the correct baud rate.
– DC1048: the USB connection on the front panel must be used and the unit set to Master and ID 1.
– DP6i: the interface must be set to Master RS232 mode ID 1 at the same speed as the loader running on the PC (interface numbers 00, 02, or 04, for 38k4, 19k2 or 9600 baud respectively).
– Series 2 products (C/D/E/G2): the RS232 interface is automatically preset to run at 38400 baud, ID 1, no configuration is required.

Warning! Close any open programs. Any interruptions, internal or external during the download process can cause the unit to become inoperable (including a reattempt at download).

Revision History by Product

Revision History DPA Series

* 1.16 Enhancements

– Fixed muting of OutNet 4 on Dante when new memories stored

– Fixed Aux re-routing causing erroneous Amp 1+2 bridge enabling

– Added new OEM models

* 1.15 Enhancements

– Added Model 40

– Fixed excessive battery current draw

– Fixed DHCP requests for Cisco switches

– Added Network option to switch Auto Negotiation to fixed speeds (see app note on MC2 site here)

– Build 23 (Delta 40), 2412 (Delta 80), Build 59 (Delta 100)
– Build 25 (DPA 40), 208 (DPA 80), Build 27 (DPA 100)
– Build 21 (OEM 40), 21 (OEM 80), Build 21 (OEM 100)

* 1.14 Enhancements

– Initial production release

Revision History DP548

* 2.01 Enhancements

– Boot loader EPROM erasure algorithm modified for greater speed and to ensure continued device compatibility.
DO NO ATTEMPT TO RETROGRADE FIRMWARE TO AN OLDER VERSION FOLLOWING THIS UPDATE AS IT WILL RENDER FURTHER UPDATES IMPOSSIBLE!

* 1.40 Enhancements

– Simple remote protocol bug fix – unit type not defined so would not respond to messages even though COM LED would flash to signify message received and successfully decoded.

* 1.22 Enhancements

– Metering speed and resolution enhancement when used with iCore

* 1.21 Enhancements

– Minor metering bug fixed

* 1.20 Enhancements

– New shelving filter shapes and full bandwidth options on DEQ bands

– Remote control ID1 only bug fixed

* 1.10 Enhancements

– Initial production release

Revision History DP544

* 2.01 Enhancements

– Boot loader EPROM erasure algorithm modified for greater speed and to ensure continued device compatibility.
DO NO ATTEMPT TO RETROGRADE FIRMWARE TO AN OLDER VERSION FOLLOWING THIS UPDATE AS IT WILL RENDER FURTHER UPDATES IMPOSSIBLE!

* 1.40 Enhancements

– Simple remote protocol bug fix – unit type not defined so would not respond to messages even though COM LED would flash to signify message received and successfully decoded.

* 1.30 Enhancements

– Initial production release

Revision History 4 Series

* 3.01 Enhancements

– Boot loader EPROM erasure algorithm modified for greater speed and to ensure continued device compatibility.
DO NO ATTEMPT TO RETROGRADE FIRMWARE TO AN OLDER VERSION FOLLOWING THIS UPDATE AS IT WILL RENDER FURTHER UPDATES IMPOSSIBLE!

* 2.30 Enhancements

– DP424 updated to match all other 4 Series firmware versions

– Minor bug fixes to ensure compatibility with latest AudioCore

* 2.21 Enhancements

– DP424 ONLY – isolated occasional noise issue resolved (see Techblog for more information)

* 2.20 Enhancements

– Support for new DSP platform (backwards compatible with all units)

– FIR FIltering support added (see associated Techblog articles for more information on this feature – link searches all relevant content)

– Expanded simple remote control protocol to include increment and decrement gain messages – see this document for more info.

* 2.11 Enhancements

– DP446 ONLY – crossover memory recall bug fixed (see Techblog for more information)

* 1.82 Enhancements

– Power up AES bug fixed [Thanks to Otaritec and Y.S.T. in Japan for this one!]

* 1.81 Enhancements (Software available here)

– AES sample rate converter chip bug workaround

[occasional frequency response anomaly if AES lock lost]

* 1.80 Enhancements (Software available here)

– Array Control compatibility added

– G.P.I. Support Added

– Simple remote messaging for gains/delays/memory recall and MIDI format commands (Crestron)

* 1.70 Enhancements

– DP424 minor bug fix. ALL 4 Series up-issued to simplify s/w version numbering

* 1.60 Inital Production Release

– DP428 becomes DP448 – DP446, DP426 and DP424 released

Revision History DP428

* 1.50 Enhancements

– Memory management changes to ensure compatibility with AudioCore V.8.00

* 1.40 Enhancements

– Minor bug fixes to ensure compatibility with AudioCore V.8.00

* 1.30 Enhancements

– Support for preset file loading added

– Long delay (>120mS from power up) bug fixed

– AES Output validity flag error fixed

* 1.20 Initial production release (08.Jun.05)

* 1.10 Prototype release software (18.May.05)

Revision History DC1048

* 2.01 Enhancements

– Boot loader EPROM erasure algorithm modified for greater speed and to ensure continued device compatibility.
DO NO ATTEMPT TO RETROGRADE FIRMWARE TO AN OLDER VERSION FOLLOWING THIS UPDATE AS IT WILL RENDER FURTHER UPDATES IMPOSSIBLE!

* 1.21 Enhancements

– System Mute warning on default screen when remotely enabled, and option to turn off when rebooted

– ALARM mode added to GPI mode options – see TechBlog post for more info.

* 1.20 Enhancements (Software available here)

– Expanded simple remote control protocol to include increment and decrement gain messaages – see this document for more info.

– LED timeout OFF option added (so LCD backlight and button LEDs stay permanently illuminated)

– Comms “LED” feature added – LCD backlight will illuminate for 5 seconds when unit remotely accessed (unless timeout set to OFF)

* 1.13 New DSP platform supported (backwards compatible with all units)

* 1.12 Combined version for DC1048 and MC2 Ti-1048 units

* 1.11 First production release

Revision History Series 2

* 2.1 Minor AES option bug fix (all Series 2 units)

* 2.0 Control added for new AES interface (all Series 2 units)

* 1.8 C2 ONLY: no auto-dip in level when not listening to sidechain AND changing filter shape (still dips if listen is switched on andfilter shape is adjusted).

* 1.7 First production release (C2/D2/E2/G2)

Revision History DP6i

* 2.3 Wiser wireless support added.

* 2.0 Control added for new AES interface (Software available here)

* 1.7 Preset loading bug fixed (06.Jul.03)

* 1.6 Comms bug fixed – RS232 Master now passes through to RS485 correctly (24.Apr.03)

* 1.4 First production release (01.Apr.03)

Revision History DP324

* 2.00 Control added for new AES interface

* 1.80 New Presets V003 and General Bug fixes. (09.Jul.01)

* 1.76 Support for DynamicC (PC control software added) and Preset support. (14.Mar.01)

Revision History DP224

* 2.90 Enhancements

– New Array Control compatibility added

– Simple remote messaging for gains/delays/memory recall and MIDI format commands (Crestron)

* 2.80 Memory management support for AudioCore V8.00. (Software available here)

* 2.60 Wiser wireless support added.

* 2.40 Control added for new AES interface

* 2.30 Enhancements

– Input channel delay increments down from 1mS to 20uS

– Channel naming via AudioCore (V5.50)

– Split Memory control via AudioCore(V5.50)

* 2.11 Support for GPI option plus increased sensitivity to clip indication with adjustable clip display hold time added. (01.Jun.00)

* 2.00 New Configurations added. Final SIA Smaart Pro interface support. (22.Feb.00)

* 1.70 AudioCore Memory store command bug fix. (20.Oct.99)

* 1.60 Updated support for AudioCore V4.50 + Beta SIA Smaart Pro interface support. (8.Oct.99)

Revision History DP226

* 3.90 Enhancements

– New Array Control compatibility added

– Simple remote messaging for gains/delays/memory recall and MIDI format commands (Crestron)

* 3.80Memory management support for AudioCore V8.00. (Software available here)

* 3.60 Wiser wireless support added.

* 3.40 Control added for new AES interface

* 3.30 Enhancements

– Input channel delay increments down from 1mS to 20uS

– Channel naming via AudioCore (V5.50)

– Split Memory control via AudioCore(V5.50)

* 3.11 Support for GPI option plus increased sensitivity to clip indication with adjustable clip display hold time added. (01.Jun.00)

* 3.00 Final SIA Smaart Pro interface support. (22.Feb.00)

* 2.70 AudioCore Memory store command bug fix. (20.Oct.99)

* 2.60 Updated support for AudioCore V4.50 + Beta SIA Smaart Pro interface support. (8.Oct.99)

* 2.00 Major enhancements.

– Supports Array Control Commands from AudioCore V4.07.

– Supports locking information from AudioCore V4.07.

– Returns locking information when uploading to AudioCore V4.07.

– Added Faster limiter release time constant (x2).

– Returns Unit temperature to AudioCore V4.07.

– AES TX status data fixed (data rate set undefined).

– Added Input and Xover memory erase option to menus.

– Added Interface Off option to menus.

– Arrows added to menu selection system.

– Supports ‘Design Xover’ lock from preset load.

– Supports reading and writing of Preset data Only from PCMCIA card.

– Shows current configuration in status window.