DRA700 zone 2/speakers B

tennant

Novice Member
I've just taken delivery of a DRA700 receiver; which one of the reasons I bought was for it's ability to drive 2 sets of speakers that are electonically switched.

However it appears that it is only possible to turn on/off the A or B speakers from the unit itself rather than via the remote control. Is this definitely the case, or are there additional remote codes available that can achieve this?

I know I could use zone 2, but that would require a 2nd amp which I want to avoid if possible (don't need the ability for a different source sent to the second speakers).

Tennant
 

Rob100

Novice Member
Try the following Sharp codes:

Speaker A:

0000 006D 0000 0020 000A 001E 000A 001E 000A 0046 000A 0046 000A 001E 000A 001E 000A 0046 000A 001E 000A 0046 000A 001E 000A 0046 000A 0046 000A 001E 000A 001E 000A 001E 000A 0679 000A 001E 000A 001E 000A 0046 000A 0046 000A 001E 000A 0046 000A 001E 000A 0046 000A 001E 000A 0046 000A 001E 000A 001E 000A 0046 000A 0046 000A 0046 000A 0679

Speaker B:

0000 006D 0000 0020 000A 001E 000A 001E 000A 0046 000A 0046 000A 001E 000A 0046 000A 001E 000A 001E 000A 0046 000A 001E 000A 0046 000A 0046 000A 001E 000A 001E 000A 001E 000A 0679 000A 001E 000A 001E 000A 0046 000A 0046 000A 001E 000A 001E 000A 0046 000A 0046 000A 001E 000A 0046 000A 001E 000A 001E 000A 0046 000A 0046 000A 0046 000A 0679


Or these Kaseikyo codes:

Speaker A:

0000 0070 0000 0032 0080 0040 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0030 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0030 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0ACE

Speaker B:

0000 0070 0000 0032 0080 0040 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0030 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0030 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0ACE
 

tennant

Novice Member
Did the codes I posted work?
Just charging my old Pronto to test them, will let you know later today. Thanks.

Tennant
 

tennant

Novice Member
Did the codes I posted work?
Both sets of codes work perfectly, thanks very much.

Can anyone suggest a neat, small, inexpensive (but not cheap looking/feeling) learning remote? The pronto is overkill for this situation, and don't want an LCD screen that drains batteries.

Tennant
 

Sionic

Novice Member
Check out http://www.remotecentral.com/ for some suggestions...

I have the Logitech Harmony One remote which I'm very pleased with. It has a small touch screen, a charging station (so no need to replace dead batteries) and a build in motion sensor that, when picked up, awakes the remote from it's power saving slumber... It's really easy to set up and the ergonomic shape is great too. I guess the price tag is really a very individual thing but I think it's worth every penny... :)
 

Rob100

Novice Member
Both sets of codes work perfectly, thanks very much.

Can anyone suggest a neat, small, inexpensive (but not cheap looking/feeling) learning remote? The pronto is overkill for this situation, and don't want an LCD screen that drains batteries.
Good to know the codes worked :smashin:

I'd personally pick up a 2nd hand RU940 or similar if you want cheap (approx £40-50). Yes I know it has an LCD screen, but if you get one with a docking station then you don't have to worry about charging.

Be careful with some cheap learning remotes, make sure they can import pronto hex. I wouldn't buy a remote that didn't...
 

tennant

Novice Member
I'd personally pick up a 2nd hand RU940 or similar if you want cheap (approx £40-50). Yes I know it has an LCD screen, but if you get one with a docking station then you don't have to worry about charging.
Pronto really is overkill for this situation. The Denon is located in my loft and is driving two sets of speakers in two different bathrooms. I don't therefore need a remote that can handle lots of different devices; merely one that I can add the extra two buttons you kindly supplied the codes for to the existing remote.

Be careful with some cheap learning remotes, make sure they can import pronto hex. I wouldn't buy a remote that didn't...
I already have an old Pronto that I can use to import the hex codes; I'm assuming I can then 'learn' the codes from the Pronto using a standard learning remote?

Tennant
 

Rob100

Novice Member
I already have an old Pronto that I can use to import the hex codes; I'm assuming I can then 'learn' the codes from the Pronto using a standard learning remote?
Yes you would think so.

What's the budget for the learning remote?
 

tennant

Novice Member
What's the budget for the learning remote?
Around £25. I was thinking of the Sony RM-VL600T at around £17. I'm sure that functionally this will do the job, although it doesn't have all the buttons that would be ideal to operate the receiver, so I'll have to use some easily-forgettable substitutions, but I suspect that will be the same compromise with any remote?

Tennant
 

Rob100

Novice Member
Around £25. I was thinking of the Sony RM-VL600T at around £17. I'm sure that functionally this will do the job, although it doesn't have all the buttons that would be ideal to operate the receiver, so I'll have to use some easily-forgettable substitutions, but I suspect that will be the same compromise with any remote?

Tennant
Looks good for the money.

What functions are you looking to control? Unless you have a LCD touch screen then I guess a compromise will have to be made.
 

tennant

Novice Member
What functions are you looking to control? Unless you have a LCD touch screen then I guess a compromise will have to be made.
On a daily basis I just need:

Power On (discrete not toggle)
Power Off (discrete not toggle)
Speakers A on/off
Speakers B on/off
Volume Up
Volume Down
Preset Up
Preset Down

However after a power cut I will also need the ability to select the Tuner input.

The Sony RM-EZ2T would have been ideal from both a size and reasonably relevant buttons point of view and only costs about a tenner; but unfortunately it can't learn codes!

Tennant
 

tennant

Novice Member
No discrete off/on buttons, but I like the look of this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000VT45JW/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

With all these remotes I think you'll have to use something else for the off/on. Maybe use the "power" button as "on" and in the case of the SRU7140 use something under the slider for "off".
I agree this looks quite good...have ordered one, will let you know how I get on. Will probably use 'OK' for power on and the power button for off to avoid the need to open the slider on a daily basis.

Tennant
 

Rob100

Novice Member
Okay, let's hope the remote works well!

In case you are wondering where I got the speaker codes from, I assumed that the DRA-700 codes/firmware would follow a similar pattern as the DRA-697, so used this PDF from the Denon US site. The UK site is hopeless when it comes to this sort of information.

To convert either the Sharp or Kaseikyo codes to Pronto hex use this program (which incidentally I'm the author of :))

Rob.
 

tennant

Novice Member
Impressive stuff. I've kinda let my Pronto skills slip recently. I've got my iPronto pretty much how I want it for my main system, so don't tend to dabble too much asny more.

Tennant
 

tennant

Novice Member
I've taken far too long to report back on the Philips SRU7140, but have eventually got it working. It refused to learn the codes directly from my iPronto (probably too strong signal, but even at a distance it wouldn't work); so had to invest in a Sony RM-VL600T. This learnt the codes from the iPronto with no problems; but too big for my needs on a daily basis. However the SRU7140 learnt the codes from the VL600T with no problems; so now have a working solution.

The slider of the SRU7140 is a bit flimsy and I wouldn't want to be using it on a daily basis; but as I've got all the functions I want programmed into the top face buttons it's perfect. Works fine and doesn't take up much space on the bedside cabinet!

Tennant
 

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