INVICTA & MIRUS Software Updates

Simplified Software Updates

Both INVICTA and MIRUS software can be upgraded without use of a computer or any installer program on the computer. The systems have the ability to replace their own installed software from a file on the SD Card in its own SD Card slot. The update file is the same for INVICTA and MIRUS: the software detects the product type and installs the appropriate code.

Most files on the SD Card inserted to INVICTA and MIRUS will, of course, be music files. But certain file types, (specifically *.bin files) are interpreted as sources for software updates.

The procedure for software updates therefore begins by copying the software update file that you have downloaded from the WWW to an SD Card and navigating to that file with the front panel controls.

Initiating ‘playback’ of the software update file will seamlessly install the new upgrade on your INVICTA or MIRUS.

The latest Software Release is 6.2.4

Important: INVICTA/MIRUS Firmware 6.2.4 requires that latest version of the Resonessence USB Driver on Windows computers. [How do I check this?]

Important: HDMI output should be disabled prior to the upgrade process. [How do I do this?]

Note: You must have firmware version 5.2.2 or 6.2.0 (or newer) installed prior to upgrading to 6.2.4
[see the note below “If you would like to confirm your serial number and software version” to check this]

Update Notes:

Release 6.2.4 adds the following features:

– Allow SPDIF data with the data flag enabled to play.
– Fix an issue with some AIFF files not playing correctly.

Release 6.2.2 adds the following features:

– Fix an issue with some AIFF files not playing correctly.
– Fix possible audio glitch in USB 1.0 mode.

Release 6.2.1 adds the following features:

– Improve support for some types of SD cards.
– Improve our differential headphone output.

Downloading and Installing

Download this file: 6_2_4_Upgrade and take the following steps (this procedure is documented in the Invicta User Guide and repeated here for your convenience)

  1. Download the ZIP file into a temporary directory on your computer, extract the BIN file that is in the ZIP, and copy this BIN file onto an SD Card.
  2. Turn OFF all your connected audio equipment, or disconnect the rear panel connectors.
  3. Turn INVICTA/MIRUS on at the rear panel, and press the center of the Rotary Knob to go to operational mode from standby.
  4. Disable the HDMI output via the options menu prior to continuing. [How?]
  5. Enter the top level menu by depressing briefly the left-most button and scroll with the Rotary Knob down to SD Card Audio.
  6. Insert the SD Card into the SD Card slot, and then press the center of the Rotary Knob. INVICTA/MIRUS will read all the files on the card.
  7. Scroll through (with the rotary knob) to the file “Invicta Upgrade 6.2.4” and press the center of the Rotary Knob to “play” the file.
  8. The display will show the option to update the software, turn the Rotary Knob to select the “Yes” Option, and press the center of the Rotary Knob.

The upgrade procedure will then take place, you will see the actions “Erasing Software”, “Applying Upgrade”, “Writing USB firmware ” and finally, “Upgrade Complete Please Cycle Power”

At this point turn off the power, and after a few seconds, turn it on again. INVICTA/MIRUS will now boot with the new software.

If you would like to confirm your serial number and software version:

  1. Enter the top level menu by depressing briefly the left most button.
  2. Scroll to Options and press the center of the Rotary Knob.
  3. Scroll through Settings to (My Invicta), and press the knob.
    The final selection displays the serial number of the unit and the software installed.