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Ri8-D Firmware V1.61 (Previous version)

Important Notice

  • With V1.60 firmware, we found that CL consoles may partially lose HA gain control of R series units after being powered on for a long period of time.
    We have released the new firmware V1.61 in which the serious problem was fixed, and strongly recommend to update your CL/R series units with V1.61.
    We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Please do not use the EEE function (*) of network switches in a Dante network.
    Although power management should be negotiated automatically in switches that support EEE, some switches do not perform the negotiation properly. This may cause EEE to be enabled in Dante networks when it is not appropriate, resulting in poor synchronization performance and occasional dropouts.
    Therefore we strongly recommend that:
  • 1. If you use managed switches, ensure that they allow EEE to be disabled. Make sure that EEE is disabled on all ports used for real-time Dante traffic.
    2. If you use unmanaged switches, make sure to not use network switches that support the EEE function, since EEE operation cannot be disabled in these switches.
    * EEE (Energy Efficient Ethernet) is a technology that reduces switch power consumption during periods of low network traffic. It is also known as Green Ethernet and IEEE802.3az.

  • You need to update the Dante-MY16-AUD firmware to V3.3.9 or later before using the Dante-MY16-AUD with the CL series firmware V1.51.

CL/QL/R Compatibility

Please make sure to use appropriate version of CL Editor which is compatible with your CL firmware in reference to the following compatibility chart. Using an unsupported Editor/firmware combination may result in unexpected behavior.
The Firmware Set is a set of main (and sub) firmware of the device and the Dante firmware. The version of Firmware Set is the same as the version of the main firmware. Refer to the release note of each firmware about the details of the Firmware Set.

CL Series QL Series R Series
Editor Firmware Set Editor Firmware Set Firmware Set
2.0.4 2.0.4 1.08 1.08 2.00
2.0.0 2.03 1.0.3 1.07
1.7.0 1.70 1.02 1.02 1.70
1.01 1.01
1.5.1 1.61 - - 1.61
1.5.1, 1.5.0 1.51 1.51, 1.50
1.1.4 1.15 1.15
1.14 1.14
1.1.0 1.12 1.11
1.0.0 1.04 1.02

R Series Firmware Set

Firmware Set Main Dante
2.00 2.01 - - 1.2.1
1.70 1.70
1.61 1.61
1.51, 1.50 1.51, 1.50
1.15 1.15
1.14 1.14 - - 1.0.8
1.11 1.11
1.02 1.02 - - 1.0.4

Main Revisions and Enhancements

New Features

  • Shure ULX-D Digital Wireless Systems and Yamaha XMV8280-D/XMV8140-D were added as Dante devices which can be detected / patched in the CL series.
    The ULX-D firmware has to be updated to the version that supports this feature. Refer to Shure's website for details.
  • Added the function which allows you to view the status of the CL series and the R series (except Ro8-D) on the screen of the CL series (click for details).
    Each R series unit is required to be assigned to the REMOTE HA on the DANTE SETUP screen in order to view its status from the console.


  • When a USB device becomes disconnected because of excessive USB current, the device can now be reconnected without having to restart the CL series (click for details).
  • Improved a problem in which, depending on the connected devices (a condenser microphone or a direct box), a noise was caused when adjusting their input gain from CL series with +48V enabled, at the point (between +17 dB and +18 dB) where the PAD inside HA is switched on or off.
  • Improved the response time of HA for SCENE RECALL, etc.

Fixed bugs

  • Solved a problem in which the CL series or Dante-MY16-AUD may partially lose HA gain control of R series units after being powered on for a long period of time with V1.60 firmware. For this reason, V1.60 firmware was withdrawn from our web site.
  • Solved a problem in which the audio of CL series via Dante may very rarely be interrupted for about 15 seconds with the firmware V1.60 or earlier.
  • Solved a problem in which the date and time could not be set using the TOUCH AND TURN function.
  • Solved a problem in which the LED would not light by pushing a USER DEFINED key, when a SPECIFIC CH of CUE was assigned to the key.
  • Solved a problem in which the response of StageMix (iPad app) was slow, when recalling a scene that has a FADE TIME set.

Known issue

  • If the Dante Virtual Soundcard (DVS) is patched to the CL series device using Dante Controller, the patching may not be recalled correctly when the CL series device is restarted. Patch DVS again. In addition, when using a version of DVS for Windows that is older than v3.2.0, the patch after CH41 cannot be performed from CL series consoles.
    *If you update the device from the V1.15 or later firmware, update the MAIN firmware only. To update the MAIN firmware, perform operations of only the section “Updating the Ri/Ro firmware” in the “Ri8-D/Ro8-D Firmware Update Guide.
    If you update the device from other than the V1.14 or older firmware, update the Rio device by following the steps in the “Ri8-D/Ro8-D Firmware Update Guide.


  • When setting up latency on the Dante Controller, and there is a discrepancy in latency with the transmit device or the receive device, the largest (slowest) latency setting becomes effective.

Important Notice(May 27, 2014)

Windows installer of Dante Firmware Update Manager included in the firmware zip file does not work due to expiration of the Authenticode certificate. Therefore you cannot install Dante Firmware Update Manager into Windows PC. The newly released Dante Firmware Update Manager v1.4.7.1 has fixed this issue. Please use it when you install it going forward. (This installer is compatible with Windows 7 or Windows 8 only.) Please note that you can use Mac OS installer included in the firmware zip file as it did not have this issue.

 Dante Firmware Update Manager for Win

License agreement and software

Ri8-D Firmware V1.61 (Previous version)

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