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Is there a Universal Remote for Audio Refinement (YBA)?
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Post 16 made on Sunday October 29, 2017 at 22:38
isaacs
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I realize this is an older thread, but I too have an Audio Refinement Complete, and have been reading and re-reading this thread trying to figure out how to get a replacement remote to control the volume (that's really all I need the remote to do). Based on a comment earlier in the thread from 3FG, I purchased an RCA RCRP05B, and have been trying to work with the EFC codes provided in the thread, but I'm not having any luck. Very green to manual programming of remotes, so if anyone is able to help, I'd be forever grateful!
Post 17 made on Friday December 18, 2020 at 21:23
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Well I will resurrect this thread once more as it concerns the same amplifier and we might as well make this the Audio Refinement sticky thread.

So I have the exact same amp, and a UEI 1056B03 universal cable box remote, and have tried programming all the previously mentioned codes but it seems my remote won't accept 5 digit codes, only 4 digit. I have confirmed that I can program it by programming in 0093 for my TV and that controls my Sharp TV just fine so I know my methods are correct, however when I try to enter the 21781 device code, the AUX light flashes one long after the 4th digit then the 5th digit flashes just a short burst, like the first 3 digits. I tried the 981 factory reset, no difference. I have also acquired and older Philips Universal SRU3005, but haven't tried that yet. Also have Harmony 650 and 700 but none of their "presets" from the online software works either. I have never spent (wasted) so much time trying to get one remote working for a device. I have access to a huge pile of remotes at my local hifi shop (used abandonded etc.) in a large tupperware bin so I could try a different version on the UEI...

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers all. Thanks!
Post 18 made on Saturday December 19, 2020 at 11:31
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There are two issues here.  First, a stock 1056B03 doesn't accept EFCs (keymoves).  Second, it uses 4 digit setup codes rather than 5 digit ones.  Instead of entering 21781, enter 1781 while in AUX mode. (the leading 2 would tell a RCRP05B that you want an AUX group setup code.)

But since the 1056B03 doesn't accept keymoves, setting up 1781 isn't going to control your amp.  Many UEI remotes do accept keymoves using the 994 command, but they may or may not have the 1781 setup code.

If you buy a <$10 USB to RS-232 cable [see [Link: hifi-remote.com] read all the way to the end] then you can fully program the 1056B03 or JP1.3 or newer class remotes using RMIR.  I recommend that website for anything involving UEI remotes.
Post 19 made on Saturday December 19, 2020 at 18:29
kilohertz
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3FG, Thank you so much for the quick reply, very much appreciated.

Okay, well that explains a lot and why I can't get the 1056B03 to work. :-( I actually found that website this morning (hifi-remote.com) and have been reading for hours, and then just saw your reply here. I haven't read the thread you mentioned yet but will next. I went back to the hifi store and spent another hour going thru all of the remotes and found quite a few which have the JP1.3 6 pin header on the back, but couldn't find a 1056B01, or any others which seem to accept the 5 digit EFCs. I have a USB to RS-232 already so I should be able to lick this problem, one way or another.

My ultimate goal is to get any remote to "shoot" the correct IR codes to teach in LEARN mode on one of my Harmony remotes. I just wanted to find a remote that I could enter the 5 digit codes directly into to avoid a complete science project. I could also probably figure out a way to use my Arduino to output to an IR LED but again, more of a "project" than I want...maybe when I retire. :-)

Looks like unless I want to buy a specific remote that will accept the 5 dig EFCs, I will go with the linked method you suggest.

Again, thank you so much for your help, I realize now after seeing your name on various other AV sites as well, you are quite a remote guru.

Cheers and Merry Christmas.

PS do you know of a chart or website that indicates which make/model of remotes are 5 dig EFC capable? thx

PSPS the other remotes I picked up are
UEI URC-2020B0-B1
Motorola URC-580
Philips SRU-3005
UEI 11055BC2
UEI 11055BA2
Russound CA-LRC1

Last edited by kilohertz on December 19, 2020 19:52.
Post 20 made on Saturday December 19, 2020 at 21:59
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Go to the Wiki at hifi-remote (it's in the links at the top of the forum pages) and click on Manual Programming - 9xx Commands.  Use the 983 command to try to blink back the remote's signature.  If 983 succeeds and the signature is 3XXX (the 11055 remotes may have signature 3032)  then the remote is highly likely to use and accept 5 digit EFCs.
Post 21 made on Sunday December 20, 2020 at 00:44
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Thank you 3 finger glove! Cool.

Both come back as 3033. Darn, tried entering device 21781 and only accepted 2178 then flashed long blink, didn't accept the 5th. Both the same. Poo marbles...

EDIT...Yahoo! You rock dude. Tried entering 1781 as the device for AUX and as a test tried EFC 37389 and the amp powered off. Bloody excellent. I should be able to program the buttons from here to get the rest of the functions working.

So grateful for your help. As you have done in the past, rescued many a frustrated tech from almost certain peril. I can return the 20 lbs of remotes sitting on the arm of chair and keep one of the 11055 units.

Take a gold star out of petty cash.

Cheers

Cheers

So for others who read this thread...it seems that even though this remote won't accept the full 5 digit code for the device, if you drop the first digit, it will accept that, and it will still accept 5 digit EFCs....That's what was throwing me off. Good luck!

Last edited by kilohertz on December 20, 2020 01:16.
Post 22 made on Sunday December 20, 2020 at 01:23
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Crap, now I have one other question, I need one more function for this amp, input select or input next or as Audio Refinement calls it LISTEN+. I can't find the 5 digit EFC for that but I found the OBC as 32, or the Pronto HEX as ...a bunch of numbers :-) ...I could probably find out how to translate OBC or Pronto to EFC codes with another days research, but I need to prep for Christmas this week....any help on how to convert?

Pls and thx. Cheers
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