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On 29/09/2017 at 8:27 PM, BenH said:

You can setup two inputs with the same source and have ARC on for one and off for the other if you want.

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Thanks Ben

 

This helped me out.

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I recently too delivery of 3 PSA MTM-210's speakers for the front stage from Deephz in Melbourne and ran ARC-2 (AVM-60) and I'm pleased with the results. I added some room gain from 1.025 to 2.0. Everything so far sounds excellent.

 

 

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@SimonNo10 how did you find the move d2v to avm60 ? I know d2v is long back in tech but still a good unit. pity they have never replaced  or brought upto tech, but are you finding the avm60 measuring up to the still flagship ? 

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7 minutes ago, :) al said:

@SimonNo10 how did you find the move d2v to avm60 ? I know d2v is long back in tech but still a good unit. pity they have never replaced  or brought upto tech, but are you finding the avm60 measuring up to the still flagship ? 

It's not a huge step up in sound quality but for me ARC-2 is much more refined and an improvement over ARC-1 and for me there was an improvement after running ARC-2 with my system.

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@SimonNo10, am running my fronts and centre as full speakers, with Max Eq Frequency set to 300.  Found this ARC setting to be better for multi channel music and maybe slightly better for movies. Give it a try and see whether you like this tweak.

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6 minutes ago, Snoopy8 said:

@SimonNo10, am running my fronts and centre as full speakers, with Max Eq Frequency set to 300.  Found this ARC setting to be better for multi channel music and maybe slightly better for movies. Give it a try and see whether you like this tweak.

So your Max Eq is 300 not 3000? Just clarifying.

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14 minutes ago, SimonNo10 said:

It's not a huge step up in sound quality but for me ARC-2 is much more refined and an improvement over ARC-1 and for me there was an improvement after running ARC-2 with my system.

thanks for the comparative feedback :)

 

one good thing I see is anthem are offering a calibrated mic option in future with their arc mobile app which is a positive thing I think for those chasing more accuracy of measurement and eq :)

 

https://www.anthemav.com/anthem-room-correction.php

ARC Mobile Makes It Even Easier

ARC Mobile allows you to optimize your ARC enabled speakers by using either the internal microphone of the iOS device (for basic room correction) or an optional calibrated microphone (for advanced room correction -- coming soon!). Optional calibrated microphones, which connect via headphone jack, will be included with compatible Anthem, Paradigm, and MartinLogan products.
The ARC Mobile app is available for free to iOS users on the Apple Store and will be expanded to include Android devices in the future. The app supports Anthem’s MRX Series of AV Receivers (x10 & x20 versions), Anthem’s AVM 60 Pre-Amplifier / Processor, Paradigm’s Premium Wireless Series (PW AMP, PW 600, PW 800, PW Link, and PW Soundbar), and MartinLogan’s Wireless Ensemble (Forte, Unison, Bravado, and Cadence).
To download the ARC Mobile app now, visit the Apple App Store here.

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8 minutes ago, SimonNo10 said:

So your Max Eq is 300 not 3000? Just clarifying.

Yes, three hundred! This was one of things mentioned in the Geeks guides that I posted in the first post of this thread.  The argument is that ARC should not unnecessarily interfering with the natural frequency response of good speakers (and you have them!).   Looking at your charts, you may want to trial 300, 500, 700 (you have 4 profiles to play with).

7 minutes ago, :) al said:

ARC Mobile allows you to optimize your ARC enabled speakers by using either the internal microphone of the iOS device (for basic room correction) or an optional calibrated microphone (for advanced room correction -- coming soon!). Optional calibrated microphones, which connect via headphone jack, will be included with compatible Anthem, Paradigm, and MartinLogan products.

I too got excited when I heard about this App, because it opened up ARC to the Apple crowd.  Note the words though:  "basic room correction" !  The App will only do stereo and until this upcoming optional calibrated microphone is available, no use for HT.  I hope (but not optimistic) that microphone can be used for other applications?  The current supplied one is locked into Anthem and I had to purchase another calibrated mic for use with REW. :angry:

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I recently too delivery of 3 PSA MTM-210's speakers for the front stage from Deephz in Melbourne and ran ARC-2 (AVM-60) and I'm pleased with the results. I added some room gain from 1.025 to 2.0. Everything so far sounds excellent.

 

 

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That looks great Simon

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10 minutes ago, Snoopy8 said:

Yes, three hundred! This was one of things mentioned in the Geeks guides that I posted in the first post of this thread.  The argument is that ARC should not unnecessarily interfering with the natural frequency response of good speakers (and you have them!).   Looking at your charts, you may want to trial 300, 500, 700 (you have 4 profiles to play with).

I too got excited when I heard about this App, because it opened up ARC to the Apple crowd.  Note the words though:  "basic room correction" !  The App will only do stereo and until this upcoming optional calibrated microphone is available, no use for HT.  I hope (but not optimistic) that microphone can be used for other applications?  The current supplied one is locked into Anthem and I had to purchase another calibrated mic for use with REW. :angry:

Thanks for that I'll try it tonight :).

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29 minutes ago, Snoopy8 said:

Yes, three hundred! This was one of things mentioned in the Geeks guides that I posted in the first post of this thread.  The argument is that ARC should not unnecessarily interfering with the natural frequency response of good speakers (and you have them!).   Looking at your charts, you may want to trial 300, 500, 700 (you have 4 profiles to play with).

I too got excited when I heard about this App, because it opened up ARC to the Apple crowd.  Note the words though:  "basic room correction" !  The App will only do stereo and until this upcoming optional calibrated microphone is available, no use for HT.  I hope (but not optimistic) that microphone can be used for other applications?  The current supplied one is locked into Anthem and I had to purchase another calibrated mic for use with REW. :angry:

good feedback there snoopy, can you quote me (to bring to my attention) depending on what you do find in future when this new microphone access becomes available. I agree "basic" sounds no good and neither that only good for 2ch. hopefully something enabled for full use for ht as well with the new capability. I understand the locking to anthem though as no doubt has to link to their calibration file. 

 

I see this calibrated mic step as one forward. vs say marantz taking one step back with new units where can no longer use a calibrated mic.

 

hopefully the new step forward with the calibrated mic on the anthem does mean can actually use it though :D 

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2 minutes ago, :) al said:

good feedback there snoopy, can you quote me (to bring to my attention) depending on what you do find in future when this new microphone access becomes available. I agree "basic" sounds no good and neither that only good for 2ch. hopefully something enabled for full use for ht as well with the new capability. I understand the locking to anthem though as no doubt has to link to their calibration file. 

 

I see this calibrated mic step as one forward. vs say marantz taking one step back with new units where can no longer use a calibrated mic.

 

hopefully the new step forward with the calibrated mic on the anthem does mean can actually use it though :D 

I'll try to update you but I have little interest in Apple (sorry!). Anthem always came with a calibrated mic and a good metal stand. Heard that maybe that metal stand is going plastic but I am pretty sure the calibrated mic stays.  Strange that Marantnz is going away from using one. I assume then that anyone going Audyssey Pro would need to get one? Or is Pro restricted to specialist only (like you)?

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1 minute ago, Snoopy8 said:

I'll try to update you but I have little interest in Apple (sorry!). Anthem always came with a calibrated mic and a good metal stand. Heard that maybe that metal stand is going plastic but I am pretty sure the calibrated mic stays.  Strange that Marantnz is going away from using one. I assume then that anyone going Audyssey Pro would need to get one? Or is Pro restricted to specialist only (like you)?

hi snoopy there is no restriction on pro to specialists or anything anyone can use, i just bought the pro kit thats it and anyone can if they want its an optional thing. the good news with marantz is anyone using audyssey pro on existing units can keep doing so. and no plans here to change. but they are going the way of the app for new units and it no longer has ability to access the calibrated mic just their cheapy plastic which i think a step backwards.

 

I appreciate the non interest in apple, but yeah if do find / out it is more useful (ie full use via app) do let know. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Snoopy8 said:

I too got excited when I heard about this App, because it opened up ARC to the Apple crowd.  Note the words though:  "basic room correction" !  The App will only do stereo and until this upcoming optional calibrated microphone is available, no use for HT.  I hope (but not optimistic) that microphone can be used for other applications?  The current supplied one is locked into Anthem and I had to purchase another calibrated mic for use with REW. :angry:

Hey Snoopy ; found a tutorial @ audioholics that is more encouraging for a full h/t cal with the ios phone ; as he did his 7.1.4 atmos system .

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 it showed me it was ready to measure all 7.1.4 channels in my Dolby Atmos surround theatre.

 It was a preview though so things may have changed ? No substitute for a calibrated mike as you say but great you can apparently use your iPhone not your pc :) plugging the calibrated mike into the 3.5mm iPhone jack would be great as well

https://www.audioholics.com/av-preamp-processor-reviews/anthem-arc-mobile-app-preview

 

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Any one using Apple MacBooks ( Parrallel win 10 ) to calibrate the Anthems ?

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12 minutes ago, franin said:

Any one using Apple MacBooks ( Parrallel win 10 ) to calibrate the Anthems ?

The following came from Anthem AV FAQs

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Will Anthem Room Correction (ARC) software run on a Mac or Apple computer?

All versions of Anthem's ARC software runs on Windows only, but it is possible to run it on a Mac directly. Apple support running Windows operating system on your Mac at native speed with their Boot Camp software. Once Windows is installed via Boot Camp, you may install and run ARC from your Mac.

For more information, please visit Apple's knowledge base article on installing Boot Camp here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1461

 

DarkNark in the following thread decided to buy a cheap Win laptop instead:

 

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Yeah i might do the same

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1 minute ago, franin said:

Yeah i might do the same

Hope you do not mind me asking : which Anthem do you have or thinking of getting?  I can then add you to the list of owners in the first post of this thread.

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I’ve ordered the AVM60

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Should hopefully have it by Sat

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1 hour ago, franin said:

I’ve ordered the AVM60

 

1 hour ago, franin said:

Should hopefully have it by Sat

Welcome to the Anthem club on Sat! And coming in at the high end.  :)  Would like to hear your impressions of it and how it compares to your old Marantz.

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Welcome to the Anthem club on Sat! And coming in at the high end.  [emoji4]  Would like to hear your impressions of it and how it compares to your old Marantz.


Thank you for the welcome. Being an Audyssey user for a very long time for me it’s like entering a whole new world with ARC. Big thanks to Simon as well for helping me with my decision.

Would arc work with Windows 8.1 ?


Thank you

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4 hours ago, Snoopy8 said:

The following came from Anthem AV FAQs

 

DarkNark in the following thread decided to buy a cheap Win laptop instead:

 

That doesn’t sound right to me at all. I can’t see why you wouldn’t run virtualisation software on your Mac (vmware, parallels or oracle’s free product), install windows in that and run your ARC software. MS even have a free version of windows that you can download and run for limited periods (it’s intended for developers but anyone can download it).

All of the vm products allow direct access to USB hardware. Assuming it’s a USB mic?

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4 hours ago, Gridmon said:

I can’t see why you wouldn’t run virtualisation software on your Mac (vmware, parallels or oracle’s free product), install windows in that and run your ARC software. 

I can't see why you would run virtualisation software on your Mac when you can buy a laptop with Windows 10 installed for the same price that you can download Windows 10.

 

4 hours ago, Gridmon said:

MS even have a free version of windows that you can download and run for limited periods 

While certainly a solution for some, the limited periods wouldn't suit me. 

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