Thursday, 31 December 2020

Incoming firmware for NW-A40


NW-A40 stock experience with FM Radio, BT Receiver, and USB DAC mode (BT Receiver is not available in the official stock firmware for the A40). This version will also be faster than the official A40 stock firmware, in a similar way to the current latest official firmware for players like NW-WM1A/Z or NW-ZX300.

This is a port of the NW-A50 stock firmware, which will have the stock features like ClearAudio+ or VPT Surround, and it will include the improved sound signature brought by the "DMP FE" mod.


  


Coming soon to a player near you.


21 comments:

  1. Thanks so much!! Mr.Walkman!

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  2. Thanks a lot!

    Is it possible to port the tone control? I use this in loud speakers.

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    1. Unfortunately not, as we can't really modify the player app in that way without the source code.

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  3. Looking forward to the good stuff!!

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  4. Looking forward to it!!!

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  5. Wow great! Just what I've been waiting for. But is it possible to keep the icon colors white?

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    1. The color of the icons is different on devices that are colored differently, so it's not something done by me, but something from the factory.

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    2. Only through the service menu. This method is described in the technical manual.

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    3. You can't change the color in the service menu actually. If I remember correctly, they describe a method of changing the color, but not through a service menu, as there is no such option.

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  6. Thank a lot! Will FM Radio, ClearAudio+ and VPT available on ZX300 or WM1A/Z?

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    1. FM Radio can't work on ZX300/WM1 players, and I'm not entirely sure about porting this firmware to those devices.

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    2. Ok and thanks a lot for the FE series :)

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  7. If im understand well - DMP-A40 was a functional analogue of DMP-A50R, and this new firmware will be analogue of DMP-A50? (bacically enchanced vanilla a50 experience)?

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    1. Yes, stock firmware experience with BT receiver and more fluid interface than the stock A40 firmware.

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  8. Good job MrWalkman. Looking forward to do it.

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  9. Thanks for your effort MrWalkman!

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  10. Very good news!

    Do you have an ETA?

    Thank you for the effort!

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  11. Very excited! Just one question, will a walkman after this firmware upgrade still work with the tiny remote RMT-NWS20?

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  12. Thanks for your job. On witch date you have a plan put this for people. Or existing way where is download this new version before put here for testing. Please. I look every day its will now or not.. :-) and still not. Its will be second christmas for me..

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    1. Hey, it's gonna a little while more. This week I plan on updating a ZX300 firmware, and then will see about this one. For now there is no beta testing available.

      You can send me a message here and I can share it for testing when it will be available: https://www.head-fi.org/conversations/add?to=MrWalkman

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