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Can a DMS-1200 work completely standalone?
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Post 1 made on Friday March 23, 2018 at 03:25
jrm77
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I inherited a URC system (professionally installed) but the SNP-1 is now a brick and we don't use any other automation features. Can I simply hook up Sonos Connect to the DMS-1200 like any other amp, and get rid of the URC switch and MRX-10? The DMS-1200 seems like a solid amp and I'd like to keep using it.

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Post 2 made on Friday March 23, 2018 at 06:54
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The DMS-1200 can be controlled via IR through its IR input and use it like a regular amp. If you use CCP the codes are in the database. If you want to adjust any of its EQ or other features you have to do it on the network through Total control.
Post 3 made on Friday March 23, 2018 at 08:21
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In order to make the amp work, you need to URC Accelerator software, which is dealer only.  Even if you had it, this isn't a simple thing to set up.  If you do a search, I've explained previously how to make a DMS1200 work as a stand alone amp.  You still need that URC switch though, or you will crash your network.
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Post 4 made on Friday March 23, 2018 at 08:44
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On March 23, 2018 at 08:21, Duct Tape said...
In order to make the amp work, you need to URC Accelerator software, which is dealer only. Even if you had it, this isn't a simple thing to set up. If you do a search, I've explained previously how to make a DMS1200 work as a stand alone amp. You still need that URC switch though, or you will crash your network.

In standalone using IR for Control, does it require a network connection?
Post 5 made on Friday March 23, 2018 at 08:50
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On March 23, 2018 at 08:44, goldenzrule said...
In standalone using IR for Control, does it require a network connection?

yes.

all analog audio connections become streams on the network.  the DMS amp then picks those streams off the network.  if you don't connect it to the network, you get no sound.  (that's why I said he still needs that URC switch)
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Post 6 made on Friday March 23, 2018 at 09:17
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On March 23, 2018 at 08:50, Duct Tape said...
yes.

all analog audio connections become streams on the network. the DMS amp then picks those streams off the network. if you don't connect it to the network, you get no sound. (that's why I said he still needs that URC switch)

I get the needing the switch if connected to network. I was just not aware it required it for standalone. I've never connected one outside of TC.
Post 7 made on Friday March 23, 2018 at 09:41
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On March 23, 2018 at 09:17, goldenzrule said...
I get the needing the switch if connected to network. I was just not aware it required it for standalone. I've never connected one outside of TC.

Before I was comfortable using Total Control on our yachts, we used to install DMS amps and controlled them with CCP.  That's how I figured out how the DMS stuff works.  Everything is put on a stream so the audio stays in sync.
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Post 8 made on Friday March 23, 2018 at 16:59
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On March 23, 2018 at 09:41, Duct Tape said...
Before I was comfortable using Total Control on our yachts, we used to install DMS amps and controlled them with CCP.  That's how I figured out how the DMS stuff works.  Everything is put on a stream so the audio stays in sync.

I can see how no one would know with the way TC is sold and described in training.  Good info though, thanks for sharing.


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