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Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • CMT-SX7

About this download

Benefits and improvements from the latest update

  • IMPORTANT: This firmware update must be performed in order to keep using the Spotify music distribution system.
    It improves operational stability when playing back music files on a local network.

Previous Benefits and Improvements

  • Improving the operational stability when using a music distribution service via the Internet.
  • Google CastTM for Audio content:
    • Google Multi Room function is now supported
  • Operation and stability improvements

File Info

File Name

  • Firmware Update for Home Audio System "CMT-SX7"

File Version

  • MC 1.62 / NW 2994

File Size

  • 154 MB (161,896,517 byte)

Release Date

  • 31/08/2017

Preparation

Check the firmware version

If the version is displayed as "MC 1.60 / NW 2935" or lower, we strongly recommend for you to update the firmware.

If you're not sure, it's easy to check which version of the firmware you currently have:

  1. Press the button of the unit to turn on the system and wait a few minutes until the antenna icon is displayed.

  2. Press and hold the ENTER and CD Eject buttons on the unit, until "MC X.XX" is displayed.
  3. Turn the >>| dial of the unit to the right and "CD X.XXX" is displayed on the display.
  4. Turn the >>| dial of the unit to the right and "NW XXXX" is displayed on the display.
  5. Turn the >>| dial of the unit to the right and it returns to the state before a version display.

Important Notice

  • IMPORTANT: If you have not performed software updates that were announced on 30-7-2016 or later on this Website, please unplug the speaker cable and/or the headphones before turning on the main unit.
  • Note: It is impossible to go back to the previous software version after the software update.
  • Read the instructions carefully or you could end up damaging your CMT-SX7
  • Don't turn the CMT-SX7 off - or disconnect it from the power - while it's updating
  • Don't press any buttons, except the ones mentioned in the instructions
  • Don't pull out a power cord or a network (LAN) cable during download and update of the software.
  • Don't operate on the set and the remote controller during download and update.
  • Don't pull out a power cord until update is completed. It becomes a cause of failure of this system.

There are 2 easy ways to update the firmware on your CMT-SX7:

What you needWhy use this method?
Internet / network
***RECOMMENDED***
  • An Ethernet cable or a wireless router to connect your CMT-SX7 to the Internet
  • To make sure your CMT-SX7 is connected to:
    • an active Internet connection
We recommend this method as it's the easiest and quickest way to update your firmware.
USB storage device
  • A computer
  • A USB storage device
Update your firmware this way if you can't connect over the Internet.

Install

Updating your CMT-SX7 over the Internet

We recommend this method as it's the simplest way to update. It usually takes about 15-30 minutes. First set up the equipment, then download the update over the Internet to your CMT-SX7.

What you need:

  • An active Internet connection (using Ethernet cable or wireless router)

Set up the equipment:

  1. Please remove the speaker cable and the headphones before turning on the main unit
  2. Connect the CMT-SX7 to your Internet source using an Ethernet cable or wireless connection via router

Step 1: Install the update

  1. Press of the unit to turn on the system and wait a few minutes until "UPDATE" icon is displayed on the display.


  2. Press MENU of the remote to open menu and press ↑/↓ on the remote to select "Update Menu", then press "ENTER"


  3. Press ENTER of the remote when "via Network" is displayed.


  4. Press ENTER of the remote when "Ok" is indicated by blink.


  5. Please wait about 10 minutes until download and update are completed



  6. Start to update after downloading by pressing "ok" on your remote




  7. Press of the unit after "Complete" is displayed, and then the set is turned OFF.


  8. Press of the unit again and turn on the system.

Step 2: Confirm that the update was successful

  1. Please see the check the firmware version method of this unit, and confirm that the number of the software version is updated to the latest version.

If “Cannot Download”/“Push POWER” is displayed during the update, the software update failed. After this happens, you cannot use any operations (and all functions) on the set except the power button operation. Please check the condition of the system by following these steps, and complete the software update by using a USB flash drive.

  1. Press the button and turn OFF the system
  2. Press the button, after the set is turned ON
  3. Wait about 3 minutes (or until network connection is complete), then check the display on the system
    1. Update not completed


    2. ⇒ The Software update is NOT completed, but the system is in normal condition.
      Instead of the network update, please try the software update using the USB flash device procedure.


    3. ”Update Retry” is displayed


    4. ⇒ The Software update FAILED, and the system cannot be used in this condition. This condition is different from Update not completed. Please follow the below steps

  1. Download the file CMTSX7V1622994.zip [154 MB (161,896,517 bytes)] to your computer - remembering the directory you download it to
  2. Extract the file to your computer - The extracted folder is called "UPDATE"
  3. Make sure that these four files are included inside the "UPDATE" folder:
    • CMT-SX7: LUTE04-FW.BIN, LUTE04-FW.ID, LUTE04-FW_MB.BIN and LUTE04-FW_MB.ID

For Windows® operating system:

  1. Go to the directory where the folder was created, and Right-click the UPDATE folder
  2. From the appearing menu, click "Send To..."
  3. Click the drive that represents your USB device (e.g. Removable Disk E:)
  4. The update folder will be copied onto your USB device.

For Mac OS® X operating system:

  1. Drag and drop UPDATE folder to the root folder of the USB device

Note: The update will not be performed if the file is not copied to the root directory of the USB device or if the name of the file is modified.

  1. Insert the USB flash device to the USB-A front connector when "Update Retry" is displayed.


  2. Press the ENTER button on the remote when OK appears on the screen


  3. Please wait about 10 minutes until download and update are completed.



  4. Start to update after downloading by pressing "ok" on your remote




  5. Press of the unit after "Complete" is displayed, and then the set is turned OFF.


  6. Please see the check the firmware version method of this unit, and confirm that the number of the software version is updated to the latest version.

Update via USB Memory Device and your PC

We recommend you use the Internet to update if you can. If not, you can use this method instead. You'll download the update to your computer, transfer it to a USB memory device, then transfer it to your CMT-SX7.

Preparations for Firmware Update

Before downloading the firmware, please ensure that your computer is running one of the following operating systems and prepare USB flash drive.

Operating Systems

  • Windows® 10
  • Windows® 8.1
  • Windows® 7 SP1
  • Macintosh® OS X version 10.4 or later version

If you are using Windows® 10/8.1, please use it in desktop mode.
Operation is not guaranteed for all PCs installed with a compatible OS.

Recording Media requirements

USB flash drive : Capacity: more than 256MB

Operation is not guaranteed for all USB flash drives.

Step 1: Install the update

  1. Make sure no program other than your Internet browser is running.
  2. Read and agree to the terms and conditions
  3. Download the file to your computer - remembering which directory you download it to CMT-SX7: CMTSX7V1622994.zip [154 MB (161,896,517 bytes)]
Transfer the update files to the USB storage device:
  1. Extract the file to your computer - The extracted folder is called "UPDATE"
  2. Make sure that these four files are included inside "UPDATE" folder:
    • CMT-SX7: LUTE04-FW.BIN, LUTE04-FW.ID, LUTE04-FW_MB.BIN and LUTE04-FW_MB.ID

For Windows® operating system:

  1. Go to the directory where the folder was created, and Right-click the UPDATE folder
  2. From the appearing menu, click "Send To..."
  3. Click the drive that represents your USB device (e.g. Removable Disk E:)
  4. The update folder will be copied onto your USB device.

For Mac OS® X operating system:

  1. Drag and drop UPDATE folder to the root folder of the USB device

Note: The update will not be performed if the file is not copied to the root directory of the USB device or if the name of the file is modified.

Transfer the update to your player

First get the equipment ready, then transfer the update to your CMT-SX7.

Get the equipment ready:
  1. Please remove the speaker cable and the headphone before turning on Main unit.
Transfer the update:
  1. Start the CMT-SX7 by pressing the button
  2. Insert the USB flash drive (including the update files) into the USB-A front port.
  3. Select "USB FRONT" by repeatedly pressing the FUNCTION button on the remote controller.
    Please wait until "ROOT" is displayed.


  4. Press MENU on the remote to open menu and press ↑/↓ on the remote to select "Update Menu", then press "ENTER" .


  5. Press ENTER on the remote when "via USB" is displayed.


  6. Press ENTER on the remote when "Ok" is indicated and blinking.


  7. Please wait about 10 minutes until download and update are completed.



  8. Start to update after downloading by pressing "Ok" on your remote




  9. Press on the unit after "Complete" is displayed. The set is then turned OFF.


  10. Press of the unit again and turn on the system.

Step 2: Confirm that the update was successful

  1. Please see the check the firmware version method of this unit, and confirm that the number of the software version is updated to the latest version.