Connecting Speaker Craft MZC to MLServer

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Connecting Speaker Craft MZC to MLServer

Postby garciajoela » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:16 pm

Hello,

I am a newbie. I would like to tackle the implementation of a Speaker Craft MZC66. I have been offered a unit at a very reasonable price but I want to make sure that I understand all the components involved before I dive in. I would like to know how the MZC is physically connected to the MLServer since I don't see an RS232 port. I see what looks like an ethernet port but my understanding is that the port is for the MODE expansion hardware.

I have read some conflicting opinions on the connection mode. Some say all you need is a DPT-6 which is a DB9 Female to 3.5mm Quad Mini Plug.
Other information states that you need a RSA-1.0 module which connects to the RJ45 ports ont he MZC. So .. my question is? There is a big difference in price so I would like to make sure I have the proper components. I did not buy the MZC from a dealer so I don't have access to the speakercraft support or the EZTools software.

1. What do I need to physically connect the MZC via serial to the MLServer
2. Do I need the Speakercraft EZTools software to configure the unit to work with the MLServer Pluggin.

If anyone has experience doing this and can offer some advice I would really appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Connecting Speaker Craft MZC to MLServer

Postby kevind » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:48 pm

We sell speakercraft so here's the deal. You need to order a special RS232 part from Speakercraft (which only dealers are allowed to do). EZtools is also needed.

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Re: Connecting Speaker Craft MZC to MLServer

Postby garciajoela » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:28 pm

Kevin,

Thanks for your reply. I heard also through Dave that I need a RSA-1.0 from speakercraft and it sounds like I need eztools to configure it. It sounds like SpeakerCraft isn't a good DIY option since it requires eztools to set it up and dealer only parts. I picked up a brand new MZC-66 with 6 keypads for 400.00 but it doesn't sound like I will be able to integrate it without EZTOOLS. Any advice? Should I re-sell it and go the Russound way?


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