Denon DN-700R setup
Theory of Operation
The DN-700R MP3 recorder is configured to copy its audio files (via FTP) onto the Dharmaseed website after each recording is completed. A modified router is used to provide a secure link between the recorder and the website’s FTP server. The security measures are taken to allow the recorder alone to access the Dharmaseed website’s FTP server – without the router, the website’s FTP service is inaccessible.
Connect the recorder to one of the router’s LAN ports, supply power and switch it on. The recorder’s built-in administration and configuration pages can be accessed from a web browser on a test PC that is connected to the Dharmaseed router (see diagram above). You access it via the recorder's IP address.
Recorder Network Setup
We recommend setting the Denon Recorder to Auto mode. This can be set from the front panel.
Push the MENU button and use the REC LEVEL knob to scroll to 08 System Setting.
Next, momentarily push the REC LEVEL knob and then use it to scroll to item 26 IP Address.
Push the REC LEVEL knob again and scroll to Auto and then push the knob to select it.
Finally, press MENU to save the settings and exit setup mode.
This will cause the recorder to set its IP address, mask, etc. from the Dharmaseed Router.
Recorder IP Address
To find the recorder’s IP address (once it has been connected to the router and started), push the MENU button and use the REC LEVEL knob to scroll to 09 Utility. Next, momentarily push the REC LEVEL knob and then use it to scroll to 05 Network Status. Push the knob in again and you will see the IP address displayed. It should be something similar to 192.168.50.xxx (for Asus routers) or 192.168.175.xxx (for Linksys routers). Use that address in the following sections as the URL to access the configuration pages.
These screenshots describe the setup for BCBS, but other centers will be similar.
Login with username Admin, no password:
Navigate to Archive Setting
Set Archive Mode to Auto
FTP Server Settings
Set Server to 10.8.0.1
Set User ID to [username]
Set Password to [password]
Set Folder to /home/username/AudioRecordings (Note: if the browsing choices are only / and /AudioRecordings, choose /AudioRecordings)
Set Auto Deletion to 12h (the recorder will ensure there is always 12 hours of free space available for the next recording after it completes its archive operation)
Click SAVE to retain these settings
After the settings have been saved, click CONNECTION TEST. The web page should respond with “Success”
Navigate to System Setting
System Setting 1
On the top half of the System Settings page:
Set File Name Form to DT_UA_MN.
Set User Area to BCBS1 (choose a name appropriate to the center)
Set Time Form to 24H
Set Date Form to YMD
System Setting 2
On the bottom of the System Settings page, under Network Settings and Time Zone Settings, configure as follows:
Set IP Mode to Auto
Set NTP Mode to “On”
Set NTP server to the IP address of a publicly available server. Ping time.nist.gov for a server address, or choose one from https://tf.nist.gov/tf-cgi/servers.cgi
Time Zone Settings
Set the time zone to UTC (H 00 : M 00) (The server converts from UTC to each particular recorder's time zone)
Navigate to Preset Setting
Set ALC to Off
Set Audio Input as appropriate for the analog audio input you are using
Set Rec Format to MP3-128 for mono or MP3-192 for stereo
Set Rec Channel to Mono L or Stereo depending upon whether you are recording with a single microphone or multiple microphones
Set Sample Rate to 44.1K
The audio input settings will depend upon your audio hardware setup: when the microphone is connected to the AES inputs, choose "Bal" (for balanced) when connected to the RCA-PHONO inputs, choose "Unbalanced".