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Hallelujahs hallelujah ad infinitum.

I got it to work! On both my mrx 700 and mrx 300!

 

I bought a serial cable from Altronics ($9).

Updated the amps firmware via said cable.

Downloaded most recent Arc 1 software.

Windows 10 recognised and installed the microphone.

Only hiccup was me ignoring the microphone calibration file.

When I finally located the microphone calibration file and put it in the Anthem folder - hey presto.

 

So Brisbane, Gents, it can be done! I’m happy to assist or lend out any of the equipment I used.

 

And a big Thankyou Snoopy8 Sensei.

 

 

 

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Hi guys, I may move from Denon to Anthem in the future for my next AVR (MRX-720 most likely).

 

Can it be configured for Atmos top middle only position in a 5.2.2 or 7.2.2?

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Just wanted to close out my ARC issues from my earlier posts. Turns out there was no issue with my MRX300 receiver or ARC1 kit. My issue appears to have been with an older PC which said my microphone was installed correctly but then would not run ARC. As soon as I tried a different PC ARC worked perfectly. My receiver is now nicely calibrated for my strange shaped room. Big thank you to forum member Spoctordock for assisting me with my diagnosis. If you are having similar problems with ARC I would recommend trying a different PC if you have access to one. :) 

Now off to watch ‘Logan’ for the second time! 😃

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So I received my Tripp Lite Keyspan USB to RS232 converter, installed its software and hey presto... My AVM 50 is now found by my PC (Windows 10) and ARC COMPLETELY works.

Anyone know if the sweep tones can be volume adjusted? Seems the receiver goes into a config mode but I dare say it's sweeps aren't at 75dB but more like checking out reference peaks. With highly efficient speakers this unfortunately made across the street have to hear the tones... [emoji51]

I can say at first glance (well, first listen, technically speaking) comparing ARC adjustments on vs off I am impressed.
The low end of the dialogue and vocal body is really evened out across the entire front soundstage.
I let it do full spectrum (up to 5K adjustments). I know some expert tips discuss setting the Max EQ to 300hz - which might be quite valid.
However I find my FR very flat above 600hz onward so the minor adjustments probably aren't hurting the phase or wave form too severely but I will compare this much more over the weekend.

Opening up that discussion - - are there any sneaky tweaks on ARC people recommend such as Max EQ?

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3 hours ago, Neilsy said:

Anyone know if the sweep tones can be volume adjusted?

No ability to adjust volume. Buy some flowers or chocs for neighbours. :lol:

 

There are tweaks in the first post.

Geeks Guide to using ARC-2 (Secrets of Home Theatre)

Super Geek Guide to Tweaking ARC-2 (Secrets of Home Theatre)

 

Good to hear ARC finally working.  

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Hi guys! Proud owner of AVM 60 here.
I read somewhere in this thread you can store upto 4 different profiles of loaded settings from arc2.
Will that be on SAVE/LoAD SETTINGS
under = save user settings
Load user settings
Reset on the fly adjustments
Load factory default

Thanks in advance.

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Have you run ARC yet? 

 

If I remember correctly, when you run ARC you will have some tabs that you can rename and alter the settings as you require. I have a MRX510 so I only have two tabs and thus two profiles, but later generations allow four profiles. Once you finalise ARC and upload the settings the 2/4 profiles will be available to choose in the menu.

 

@Snoopy8

 

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1 hour ago, jomjom said:

Hi guys! Proud owner of AVM 60 here.
I read somewhere in this thread you can store upto 4 different profiles of loaded settings from arc2.
Will that be on SAVE/LoAD SETTINGS
under = save user settings
Load user settings
Reset on the fly adjustments
Load factory default

Congrats!  Those are settings for the AVM60 itself

41 minutes ago, DarkNark said:

Have you run ARC yet? 

 

If I remember correctly, when you run ARC you will have some tabs that you can rename and alter the settings as you require. 

Dave is spot on.  You need to run ARC on your computer. It guides you though steps.  Also, have a look at some of the info in the first post of this thread and post questions if stuck

https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/231088-anthem-av-owners-thread/

 

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Bit jealous of the multiple profiles!! I'm on AVM 50 so ARC1 for me... [emoji51]
Congrats and enjoy. It's great gear.
If only they did a D2 Statement 4K!

Hi guys! Proud owner of AVM 60 here.
I read somewhere in this thread you can store upto 4 different profiles of loaded settings from arc2.
Will that be on SAVE/LoAD SETTINGS
under = save user settings
Load user settings
Reset on the fly adjustments
Load factory default

Thanks in advance.

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I have been only using 5.1 since last year and it already sound awesome.Every time I have guests and hears my system they always say it sounds better than the movie house.
Last week i added 2xparadigm surrounds and use the mobile arc to calibrate 7.1
It work alright with no hiccups.
Tested the sound and it sounds very good.
I haven’t watched a movie yet.
But I’m already looking forward when it comes.

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You didn't consider going 5.1.2 instead? Or the model you have doesn't do Atmos? Personally if I had to choose between the two, I'd take the overheads.

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You didn't consider going 5.1.2 instead? Or the model you have doesn't do Atmos? Personally if I had to choose between the two, I'd take the overheads.



I have the AVM 60.
And yes I am considering Atmos,and that will be my next project.
I’m thinking of using four KEF Q50a instead of bouncing it to the cieling I’m going to mount it directly into the cieling.

Or get it professionally done with Atmos speakers with dynabox.

I just don’t know yet which of the two option is the best .


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Wondering if this is still the current firmware version or is there a new software upgrade?

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19 hours ago, jomjom said:

 

 


I have the AVM 60.
And yes I am considering Atmos,and that will be my next project.
I’m thinking of using four KEF Q50a instead of bouncing it to the cieling I’m going to mount it directly into the cieling.

Or get it professionally done with Atmos speakers with dynabox.

I just don’t know yet which of the two option is the best .

 

 

 

When I was researching, I was building my room from scratch, and I just didn't end up going with in ceiling. After a lifetime hearing how important enclosure design and constructions it to sound reproduction, it seemed antithetical to just stick them in the ceiling. Plus I was insulating every cavity, so I'd need to build baffle boxes or go the dynabox route. Plus the cost of decent in ceiling speakers. So I ended up getting kef q100s (when they were clearing out speakers a year or so back) and mounting them on brackets aimed at the seating position. I've never regretted it. It is hard getting decent brackets though.

 

So I'd definitely agree with your idea of mounting Kef q50a's on the ceiling. That would work pretty well and neater than the q100s on brackets. The q50 is basically the same speaker as the q100, same driver - just a better enclosure on the 100 - hence the better frequency response from the same speaker. Eg the 100 is 49hz at -3dB where the q50 is 96hz at -6dB (which means at -3dB it is probably looking like 110hZ). Which just proves my initial thoughts on the importance of enclosure on the sound...

 

You can get the q100s still about the same price too.

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Ok thanks.
I’ll get my wife to download and extract for me.

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On 02/03/2018 at 12:02 PM, betty boop said:

I understand this is the case, have seen mentioned before,

 

"If the AVM 60 looks a lot like Anthem’s top A/V receiver—well, essentially, it is a de-amplified edition of the brand’s 11.2-channel MRX 1120 (reviewed last month), at a $500 savings and with all-channels balanced (XLR) preamp outputs where the speaker outputs would otherwise be"
 

Read more at https://www.soundandvision.com/content/anthem-avm-60-av-processor-review#K1rwLiQ8jemxjGYy.99

If the  AVM 60 is a de-amplified version of the MRX 1120 at a $500 discount, are most people getting the MRX 1120 over the AVM 60?

 

$500 for a amplifier seems a good buy???

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Just now, Serpeant said:

If the  AVM 60 is a de-amplified version of the MRX 1120 at a $500 discount, are most people getting the MRX 1120 over the AVM 60?

 

$500 for a amplifier seems a good buy???

sergeant just depends what you are chasing i guess. id personally pick up a rotel 1075 or better 2nd hand for similar money- you wouldn't be able to fit amp like that in an avrs casing. amps have never been more affordable... there is a elektra theatre 7 going for $1200 in classifieds, and a theatre HD went for $2k... these weighs more than AVRs around ! better heat sinking and more gutsy power supply genuine power house with the veritable iron fist in a velvet glove.... and no concerns of power claims or anything there with power reserves on tap.

 

Dont get me wrong, i have owned AVRs myself even gutsy ones ... also used AVRs as pre processors .... and some including talking about I'd easily recommend in that role. where come in is if say want to still use a gutsy amp for main channels and say the built in for surrounds or heights and such. and there is also the approach of external channels altogether which some take as well. 

 

many roads ... :)

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17 minutes ago, Serpeant said:

If the  AVM 60 is a de-amplified version of the MRX 1120 at a $500 discount, are most people getting the MRX 1120 over the AVM 60?

 

$500 for a amplifier seems a good buy???

The AVM 60 also has a better power supply and better analog circuitry.  The MRX 1120 is a convenient 1 box solution but does compromise on the amplification.  Anthem used to publish the power output when driving 5 channels, but sadly now hide behind the misleading power when only 2 channels are driven.  

 

If you want a better HT experience, then AVM 60 + multi channel power amplifier is the way to go.  However, the MRX 1120 is a good compromise when space, WAF etc..  needs to be considered

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1 hour ago, Snoopy8 said:

The AVM 60 also has a better power supply and better analog circuitry.  The MRX 1120 is a convenient 1 box solution but does compromise on the amplification.  Anthem used to publish the power output when driving 5 channels, but sadly now hide behind the misleading power when only 2 channels are driven.  

 

If you want a better HT experience, then AVM 60 + multi channel power amplifier is the way to go.  However, the MRX 1120 is a good compromise when space, WAF etc..  needs to be considered

Thanks for your ideas, betty and snoopy.

 

I've always thought that separate pre and power are better but when you look at the MRX 1120 vs AVM 60. Similar price and very similar components, but you have to spend another $3k+ to get a reasonable power amp if you got the AVM 60.

 

I have power hungry Krix speakers but fortunately, I still have my Emotiva XPA-5 Gen I (which I bought for < $1000 in the good old days). However, this solution, I will lose by 7.1 setup and have a 5.1 instead. This is why the dilemma to get the MRX 1120.

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On 31/03/2019 at 11:43 AM, Serpeant said:

I have power hungry Krix speakers but fortunately, I still have my Emotiva XPA-5 Gen I (which I bought for < $1000 in the good old days). However, this solution, I will lose by 7.1 setup and have a 5.1 instead. This is why the dilemma to get the MRX 1120.

Why not get a 2 channel power amp?

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Just in case you are interested...

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Still waiting for ARC Genesis to come online 

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Yeah, I'm interested to see what the Arc genesis is like. Not that I have any issues with the current arc!

 

On the AVM60 vs 1120, I have the 1120, and have no complaints. My HT room isn't that large. My speakers are all kef Q series, with 4x 900's plus others. 

 

An all in one is just easier and if you don't already have the 11 channel amp to spare or want to have a stack of X channel amps.

 

Plus I never really figured how you control the volume with a pre  / post amp. Do you lock the amp at a fixed volume? Max volume? Or what?

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