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Well, I think we are ready to go now with the update tool for the Kii Three.

On their website is a new section, called SUPPORT from where you also can access the update tool.

So have fun!

R.

Edited by Rubysea
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hmmm, I think that section has been taken offline now.....

But at least it seems to indicate that the release of the tool is coming soon

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No, I just saw it there, downloaded the tool and updated. Updated both my speakers and Control to latest versions.

 

After the update, had to repair my Remote Control with the Kii Control and re-enter boundary settings. There's a warning that updating the Control can erase settings, and to write them down first. 

Have functioning BT now and paired the Kiis to my phone just to test that it works - it does. 

Can now impress my friends with songs on their phones through the Kiis.

Cool. 


Main listening (small home office):

Main setup: Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>CAPS IV Pipeline Server + Sonore 12V PS>RPi4 9(dietpi)>Kii Control>Audiolense DRC>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.
 

Secondary Listening: (1) CAPS Pipeline>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)>Schiit Freya>Kii Three .(2) CAPS>ifi iDAC SPDIF>Kii Control.

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup. Living Room/Kitchen: RB Pi 3B+ running RoPieee to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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2 hours ago, firedog said:

Can now impress my friends with songs on their phones through the Kiis.

 

Yes...the next feedback is then: this is not „Hifi“ 😂😂😂 it has Bluetooth! 

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2 hours ago, firedog said:

No, I just saw it there, downloaded the tool and updated. Updated both my speakers and Control to latest versions.

 

After the update, had to repair my Remote Control with the Kii Control and re-enter boundary settings. There's a warning that updating the Control can erase settings, and to write them down first. 

Have functioning BT now and paired the Kiis to my phone just to test that it works - it does. 

Can now impress my friends with songs on their phones through the Kiis.

Cool. 

I'm not seeing the upgrade tool on the support pages. Perhaps they have taken it down.

 

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1 hour ago, phosphorein said:

I'm not seeing the upgrade tool on the support pages. Perhaps they have taken it down.

 

http://kiiaudio.helpdocsonline.com/kii-update-tool


Main listening (small home office):

Main setup: Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>CAPS IV Pipeline Server + Sonore 12V PS>RPi4 9(dietpi)>Kii Control>Audiolense DRC>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.
 

Secondary Listening: (1) CAPS Pipeline>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)>Schiit Freya>Kii Three .(2) CAPS>ifi iDAC SPDIF>Kii Control.

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup. Living Room/Kitchen: RB Pi 3B+ running RoPieee to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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yes, it seems to be available again, and also the FW is newer than this morning.

The tool is now version 1.0.9 with the firmware for v2.0.

There is als a new nav section on the left now for operation of KC with firmware version 2.0.

Maybe you have to be quick before it gets taken down again....

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I downloaded the V1.09 Kii updater on my MacBook pro. It says it connected to both speakers with usb but it crashes at once I push "update" button in the KII Updater application. Can't do any upgrade.. 


Auralic Aries G2 - Kii Control -  Kii Three active speakers -  OPPO BDP 95 - Clearaudio Concept turtable / AT-33 PTG II pu /Clearaudio Maestro Wood pu - Rega Fono MC riaa / Musical Surrondings riaa

Head-fi:

Beyerdynamic DT 1770 Pro - Shure SE846w/Silver Dragon - Chord Mojo

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31 minutes ago, Ken Moran said:

Thanks. Thought I was going mad ....! Ah well, will wait a while longer. 

I still have access to the site. It might be cached? 

Edited by ragwo

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34 minutes ago, Yellowspider said:

Yes, it´s down.

Thanks. Thought I was going mad ....! Ah well, will wait a while longer. 

 

2 minutes ago, ragwo said:

I still have access to the site. 

It’s back again. Downloaded Updater, it recognised I have 2 speakers, crashed when I clicked on the app icon. Running Win 10. 

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5 minutes ago, Ken Moran said:

Thanks. Thought I was going mad ....! Ah well, will wait a while longer. 

 

It’s back again. Downloaded Updater, it recognised I have 2 speakers, crashed when I clicked on the app icon. Running Win 10. 

Same result with MacOS Mojave...updater 1.09.

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3 minutes ago, phosphorein said:

Same result with MacOS Mojave...updater 1.09.

Thanks. I think I’ll hold off on this for a few days. 

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18 minutes ago, Ken Moran said:

Thanks. Thought I was going mad ....! Ah well, will wait a while longer. 

 

It’s back again. Downloaded Updater, it recognised I have 2 speakers, crashed when I clicked on the app icon. Running Win 10. 

That's might be the reason for Kii taking it down? 

 

Edit:

Tried to run the program as administrator? 

Edited by ragwo

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8 minutes ago, ragwo said:

That's might be the reason for Kii taking it down? 

 

Edit:

Tried to run the program as administrator? 

Good point, thanks. Will try this.  

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30 minutes ago, Ken Moran said:

Good point, thanks. Will try this.  

Makes no difference here as I was logged in as root and the app still crashed with a segmentation fault due to an invalid address (?).

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38 minutes ago, phosphorein said:

Makes no difference here as I was logged in as root and the app still crashed with a segmentation fault due to an invalid address (?).

Looks like it’s been taken offline again. 

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yes. they are apparently working on these new support pages with changing/updated content. So I assume they are in their final stages and maybe in a few days (before Christmas?) the support section is up and running with everyone being able to DL the lates FW.

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