So, I'm new here and found this forum searching about how to put my A7Vs into sleep mode. I had no idea the A control software was so new. Makes sense.
I received my A7Vs a few days ago which replaced my A7Xs which I have been using soffit-mounted for 10 years in a treated control room. When I was researching the A7Vs and saw the Sonarworks integration, I thought it was brilliant, so I took the leap and bought both Sound ID and the monitors. Good news is - the A7Vs work great. They sound well into "good enough" to mix with. The A-control software works, though I really hope they update it with a way to put them to sleep, as the monitors are in my walls with no way to reach around to turn them off from the back-panel. I made the mistake of assuming that would be the case due to the "pulsing green light = sleeping" in their manual. Anyway... Sonarworks SoundID works well, and with a little bit of massaging the resulting EQ, has made my room sound much better. There is a problem, though, and I hope it's user-error on my end, but here's the deal:
When I got the SoundID EQ curve sounding as good as I could, I exported it from Sonarworks, and imported it using the A-Control software into my A7Vs. I then selected the "SoundID" logo in A-Control to implement what I had imported. I then made sure I had turned off the Sonarworks desktop plugin, and played a well-known song. What came out of the A7Vs was absolutely not representative of what the SoundID using the Desktop software had sounded like. It was so bad, I was sure I had made a mistake, so I went through the process again, following directions provided by Adams in their Youtube video, and came to find out that I had not done anything wrong, I don't think. The translation between the way the SoundID Desktop software sounds and Adam's A7V's interpretation of the SoundID, wasn't even close. Even after going through the export / import process 3 times, though the process went flawlessly, unfortunately, the resulting sound was unlistenable. I'm curious as to others experience using SoundID with the A-series, but I haven't been able to find anything on the Internet so far.
This whole experience hasn't made me want to return anything I've bought yet, as the A7Vs sound great themselves (and even better with SoundID running on my Desktop). I realize this software is new, and have confidence Adam will make the appropriate upgrades in time. I had no problems with the A7Xs for the decade I used them, and the A7Vs seem like great replacements. It's still too early for me to tell if they could be considered "upgrades", but if they can get the native A7V translation of SoundID to actually sound like it does with Sonarworks Desktop software, that will definitely be an upgrade.
Anyway... I'll probably create a Youtube video of this experience soon. I hope this was helpful.