Optical Direct on Phantom - Custom installations

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Optical Direct on Phantom - Custom installations

The optical direct mode 

Optical direct is a mode of use for Phantom I that allows you to get the lowest latency possible for Phantom’s SPDIF (TOSLINK) input, reducing the usual 60 milliseconds delay to 2 milliseconds.

This mode is mainly used for live performances (concerts, DJ sets…), and for custom surround setups where special hardware is required.

 

Notes : This mode bypasses ALL Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionalities, meaning you would only be able to use the physical input of the speaker once this mode is enabled. If you wish to return to streaming, you would have to reset the speaker in order to take it out of optical direct.



What products is the Optical Direct mode available on ? 

This mode is only available on Phantom I models (108dB, 103dB, and the no longer produced Silver model) that are updated on at least the version 2.11 of the firmware.

 

How to set up Phantom in Optical Direct 

Standard Procedure : 

  1. Put the Phantom in setup mode : press quickly 3 times on the back button in less than a second (The Phantom should play 3 clacks after the third push)
  2. Do not wire the Phantom in Ethernet to anything.
  3. Make 5 presses on the back button in the span of 2-3 seconds (neither faster nor slower than that rhythm).
  4. The Phantom will emit a sound design similar to the “successful BT pairing” one.

Notes : The volume is limited to 70%. The Phantom mix will be mono, no native stereo. Stereo can only be achieved if the signal is split by an intermediary device and both Phantoms are wired individually.

 

 

Advanced Procedure : 

  1. Put the Phantom in setup mode : press quickly 3 times on the back button in less than a second (The Phantom should play 3 clacks after the third push)
  2. Wire the Phantom in Ethernet to LAN.
  3. Make 5 presses on the back button  in the span of 2-3 seconds (neither faster nor slower than that rhythm).
  4. The Phantom will emit a sound design similar to the “successful BT pairing” one.
  5. The Phantom’s webpage is accessible with its IP address (you can find it by using an app such as Network Analyzer. To access the webpage, open your browser and type in the IP address)
  6. The volume limit can be set from the Webpage, and the mix can be set up. (Left, Right or Mono).

 

 

Disabling Optical Direct 

  1. Press on the back button for 10 seconds(Note that Phantom will not make any sound yet)
  2. Wait a minute, and you’ll hear the Phantom playing the booting sound : it is now ready for setup



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