Marantz Feedback

So I've ironed out some of my issues as I move from network control to http/ip control of the SR6006. I did this to take advantage of multiple connections and maybe have a more stable network connection. My questions are: is the SR6006 capable of using the HTTP gateway rather than the Network gateway? Also, I have the settings at port 80, is that correct, I think I read Steve Crabb mention that. I guess, what are the settings in general for this type of gateway, GET...POST, etc. And, I cannot get the feedbacks working although the commands are working. I have modified my entrance to query the status but nothing seems to be working.

Erik
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  • I'd stick with the Network Gateway, port 23. It is easy to add any IP commands that you need to the basic set provided by iRule.

    If that model provides feedbacks I would expect the protocol to be the same as for Denon receivers -- see this message.

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  • Erik,

    The Marantz control over HTTP requires Port 80 and POST method.

    Currently there are no feedbacks for this device. If you require two way feedback you need to use the IP control over port 23.

    Scott
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  • That's a shame Scott. I've had so many issues with the SR6006 gateway hanging and not connecting that the WAF is very low at times. I was hoping that the HTTP port 80 connection would be better. I did go back to the other port 23 gateway and now the connection is spotty. It worked for a bit last night and right now it's got a spinning gateway indicator and sometimes flashing red arrows. The IP address is still the same and its a reserved address in the router. My patience with this is running low.
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  • Are there other remotes connected to the Marantz receiver?

    If you have multiple remotes controlling the Marantz you can mix the controls. The Main remote can use the IP/RS232 controls and the other remotes can use HTTP or IR for control.
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  • >> I've had so many issues with the SR6006 gateway hanging and not connecting that the WAF is very low at times. I was hoping that the HTTP port 80 connection would be better. I did go back to the other port 23 gateway and now the connection is spotty. It worked for a bit last night and right now it's got a spinning gateway indicator and sometimes flashing red arrows. <<

    Erik, for symptoms like this we look first at the local network. Often our customers are not connected to a strong, stable enough WiFi router. "2 bars" on an iPad is not enough. If video is being streamed on the same network it gets pretty tough.

    Here in St. Louis the spectrum is so crowded that I have to search for a WiFi channel that is not already overloaded. If the WiFi router is in the same room as the iPad, the 5GHz band works better.

    Consider routers with better range, like the ASUS RT-N66U. In dire situations you can add 9dBi antennas to it to extend the range about 40%. See also these router tests.

    --Dan in St. Louis
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  • Well after careful review of my setup in the Marantz I noticed the DNS entry, or one other number, was off from what it should have been. I changed that and that has given a green indicator.

    Scott, I only have one remote being used regularly but occasionally I pull out the iPhone and use the Marantz app or sometimes use another iPad that I open iRule with. In those cases it seems to be struggle for the Marantz to let go of the connection and sometimes will hang the connection.

    Dan, thanks for the advice. I actually have that Asus router but my connection is a little awkward. I don't have a hard line to the Marantz so I connect through my Sonos unit which has two lan ports and acts as a wireless connection. Maybe that's part of the problem. But I have two Global Caché units that are fine with that type of connection, never had troubles with those. I think I may have interference but not sure how to diagnose that.

    Erik
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  • >> Well after careful review of my setup in the Marantz I noticed the DNS entry, or one other number, was off from what it should have been. <<
    I guess that counts as a "network issue"!

    >> In those cases it seems to be struggle for the Marantz to let go of the connection and sometimes will hang the connection. <<
    I imagine that Marantz uses the same Network drivers as Denon, which means only one network client can log in at a time. The second client will have to wait several seconds after the first connection is closed.

    >> I connect through my Sonos unit which has two lan ports and acts as a wireless connection <<
    Should not be a problem unless the Sonos is streaming some pretty intensive traffic, in which case there will be latency delays that interfere with smooth transmission of commands.

    >> I think I may have interference but not sure how to diagnose that. <<
    Unfortunately that is not inexpensive. About $200 unless you live near St. Louis and want to borrow mine.
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  • Dan, here's a question. I set all my devices to a reserved IP address, Marantz included. In the Marantz you have a choice to set DHCP on or off. Which is the best setting considering the router has a reserved IP for the device?
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  • Erik, we have had very mixed results with setting static IP Addresses on the Denon receivers. Sometimes they refuse to honor them and they revert to the dynamic address offered by the router.

    A more stable arrangement has been (if the router permits it) to set a reserved address in the router's NVRAM inside the router's DHCP pool. Then, once that has taken hold, set the same address as static in the receiver's NVRAM and turn DHCP off.

    Sort of a belt-and-suspenders approach: if the receiver refuses to assert its own static address, the fall-back choice in the router is the same -- and your Gateways can remain stable.
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