That’s it, a new version is available, v1.5 !!

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  • #46876

    gaelle
    Keymaster

    That’s it, a new version is available, v1.5 !!

    The new V1.5 wallbox2mp3 released manages the sound a completely new way ; The sound is now digitally managed until it arrives to its amp / jack output ,so it’s fully protected against Electromagnetic Interference ,it’s also protected by much more audio filters. The sound doesn’t go any more throughout the remote pot ribbon but has been replaced by a simple current , so you can use a very long remote pot cable ( up to 150 inches,more than 400 inches using an higher wire gauge ) without any consequence on sound quality.

    Moreover the sound amplifier is much more powerfull and can act as a class D ( better efficiency ) or a class AB ( to sum up better sound quality ) audio amplifier

    While waiting for our v2 which should be released in the coming months… .

    If you would like an exchange, don’t hesitate to contact me on contact@r
    2tronik.com, I’ll explain you how to do that !

     

    Have a nice day !!

    #46877

    gaelle
    Keymaster

    ça y est, une nouvelle version est disponible, la v1.5 !!

    Elle gère le son d’une toute nouvelle manière.

    Le son reste désormais entièrement numérique jusqu’à son arrivée à l’ampli / au connecteur jack; Ce afin d’éviter tout parasite lié aux émissions électromagnétiques. Il est également protégé par un plus grand nombre de filtres électriques. Le son ne traverse maintenant plus le câble de déportation du potentiomètre déporté mais a été remplacé par un simple courant analysé numériquement. Ainsi le potentiomètre peut être déporté sur plusieurs mètres sans conséquence sur la qualité sonore.

    L’amplificateur audio est désormais bien plus puissant , il peut au choix fonctionner en classe D ( rendement sonore optimisé ) ou en classe AB ( théoriquement une meilleure qualité sonore )

    En attendant notre v2 qui devrait sortir dans les mois qui viennent …..

    Si vous souhaitez un échange standard, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter à contact@r2tronik.com

    Excellente journée

    #46880

    Sooner
    Participant

    I’m confused. I see there’s a version 1.4 for sale on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/wallbox2mp3-V1-4-jukebox-emulator-for-seeburg-wurlitzer-Rock-Ola-etc-wallbox/293158929742

    And now there’s a version 1.5 available?

    And Version 2 coming soon?

    #46881

    gaelle
    Keymaster

    Yes, we have 2 versions of the wallbox2mp3.

    You can see details of improvements here http://www.wallbox2mp3.com/en/category/news/ or on the user’s manual

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    #46884

    Klaatu
    Moderator

    Yes it exists !

    #46885

    Klaatu
    Moderator

    For Sooner and other wondering :

    Basically, v1.5 treat sound a different way and solve the hum and other noises.

    And v2 will offer the same + LCD screen + Smartphone application.
    So if you don’t need these extra, go for the v1.5 😉

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 2 days ago by  Klaatu.
    #46889

    Sooner
    Participant

    Thanks Klaatu,
    So what’s different about the 1.4 on eBay vs. the 1.3?

    Some questions about the new 1.5 version:
    1. Has the problem missing manual selections been fixed.
    2. Has the problem rejecting more than one selection been fixed?
    3. Do you still have to reprogram the SD card to change from random to manual mode?
    4. Is it still necessary to separate the negative speaker connections if using the class AB mode?
    5. I assume there’s still no Bluetooth transmitter?

    On version 2, what does the smart phone connection allow you to do?

    #46890

    Klaatu
    Moderator

    I’ll let Gaëlle or Fabien answer most of the questions, they have made the test.

    I do have a 1.5 but for a Packard, it’s a special made. So different.

    Don’t know what’s different between the 1.4 and 1.3

    Questions :

    2. Has the problem rejecting more than one selection been fixed?
    Never had this problem.

    3. Do you still have to reprogram the SD card to change from random to manual mode?
    Yes and No, you only need to change a number on the file name, like previous version.

    4. Is it still necessary to separate the negative speaker connections if using the class AB mode?
    That’s what written in the manual, you can check it. Don’t norm the norm.

    5. I assume there’s still no Bluetooth transmitter?
    No bluetooth transmitter , no one says there will be one. Did I miss something ?

     

    #46893

    scudie
    Participant

    Fairly sure a few have mentioned about  Bluetooth transmission, that it could be something that could/ should have been worth considering, while the unit was in development.

    Lets hope that the problems that the earlier unit suffered with have been eradicated in testing before it is released for sale.

    Have to ask though what happened to the pretty cover?

    Cheers Scudie

    #46905

    gaelle
    Keymaster

    hello everybody,

    for Sooner

    1. Has the problem missing manual selections been fixed.

    we have not had any specific request / feedback on this problem, can you detail? Fabien has worked on the program in general and added improvements on operation in general

    2. Has the problem rejecting more than one selection been fixed?

    We have worked a lot on the rejection button problem and have improved things !

    3. Do you still have to reprogram the SD card to change from random to manual mode?

    Changes are planned for V2, for now it’s the same use as for v1.4

    4. Is it still necessary to separate the negative speaker connections if using the class AB mode?

    I will let Fabien answer this question 🙂

    5. I assume there’s still no Bluetooth transmitter?

    No there is not for this version

    On version 2, what does the smart phone connection allow you to do?

    We are not yet fixed on the use of a smartphone application

    For Scudie

    Do you received our mail ? we are surprised to hear no response from you.

    The cover will be reworked for the v2 but we will not produce much v1.5 it’s a limited series since this version allows a technical advance but especially announces the v2 so we have decided to keep it simple so that we can focus on the next

    I hope that I answered your questions, do not hesitate to come and give us your opinion on this new version since at the moment, customers holding v1.5 previously had v1.4. Tell us what you think !

    #46906

    Sooner
    Participant

    Hi Gaelle,

    The missing selection problem was discussed on the forum here:

    Missing Selections & Cancel Function

    and briefly here:

    Seeburg 3WA (200) incorrect song selection

    Since then I’ve also noticed that even when random play is off it misses some selections. It seems like it has something to do with how quickly multiple selections  are made but I haven’t tested it it too much as I don’t have the patience.

    #46908

    fabienw
    Keymaster

    Hello Sooner,

    about missing selections,I’m going to check deeper, but for now , not any selection has been missed and the fact that the system now uses 2 microcontrolers gives it now much power to manage everything.But anyway I’ve coded the system to still wait for a new pulse up to 3 seconds after the last pulse is sent ,It was needed for some wallboxes but I can reduce it at 2.1 seconds. For now I’ve tried to do 6 selections in “always play” mode and to reject them one by one,it worked perfectly

    About Reject : I’ve changed the way it’s managed and It seems that it works now like a charm,but once more,I continue my tests

    Concerning question 4, a wallbox is currently in test since about 24 hours;it’s in “always play” class AB mode and both speakers’ GND are wired to the same minus . After 24hours the sound amplifier isn’t even hot and that’s an excellent news ! Now I try the same test but with an mp3 file dedicated to generate a huge difference in sound level between left / right speakers  , if it pass this test,I’ll be able to ensure that it will work with all stereo wallboxes without any soldering to do to separate both GND 🙂

    the smartphone will give you an alternative way to change the system’s configuration (change wallbox type,mute sound,manage sound volume ,manage random music play,reject/change selections ) ;

     

     

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