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Re: Official Anthem MRX 720/1120 thread (II)
« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2019, 11:25 »
It appears that the MacOS version of the ARC Genesis has some teething compatibility issues here. So there are some bugs that need to be addressed by Anthem for Mac users. For Windows users, I'm happy to report that it worked right out of the box with no issue.

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Re: Official Anthem MRX 720/1120 thread (II)
« Reply #46 on: May 04, 2019, 13:20 »
Can't wait to try it out. Uncalibrated amp already sounds very good to me :)

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Re: Official Anthem MRX 720/1120 thread (II)
« Reply #47 on: May 04, 2019, 13:36 »
Can't wait to try it out. Uncalibrated amp already sounds very good to me :)

This is a whole "new" level of sound altogether. I will provide some user experience here later today or tmr.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/P2-VDJcAOog&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/P2-VDJcAOog&fs=1</a>
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Re: Official Anthem MRX 720/1120 thread (II)
« Reply #48 on: May 04, 2019, 15:31 »
Here are some screencaps of the new ARC Genesis interface. Compared to the previous version (ARC 2), the interface is much more cleaner and exude a more "pro" look and feel. As you can see, Anthem is trying to emulate D&M setup user interface depicting the diagram to the right to "prompt" the user to move from one calibration position to the next. The design interface is touch-friendly meaning you can use your fat finger or a stylus to move around with ease. No more squinting of eyes to struggle and see the wordings.









The most interesting section of this new version of ARC is the ability to adjust Max EQ frequency for each individual speaker group (e.g. Dolby Atmos height speakers or just the Surround channels) from 200Hz all the way up to 5kHz or higher (though not advisable as too high, the frequency range becomes more "audible" - localized). You can now have more granular control over the Room Gain by only affecting a certain range of frequency instead of the entire range. There is a "new" feature called, Deep Bass Boost which allows one to build a unique "house curve" by adding a few db to the lower range and once again, you can choose to set the epicenter of the frequency range for the Deep Bass Boost to take effect. This is especially useful if you want that ULF kick below human audible range starting from  80Hz and below with adjustable gain up to +6db.



There is also another "new" feature called, Tilt level which I still can't figure out what it does...probably affect one end of the spectrum with an equal and opposite gain/attenuation at the other end. Not sure what it is for...Need to explore more.

For the very first time, individual speaker has its very own high-frequency roll-off to complement the LFE crossover (bass management). What Anthem does is it will take each speaker natural low frequency roll-off and the subwoofer(s) high frequency roll-off to determine the optimal HL and LF roll-off from speakers to the subwoofers and this is "crown jewel" of ARC that differentiate itself from the more traditional Room EQ found in Audyssey, AccuEQ Phase, YPAO and MCACC...
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Re: Official Anthem MRX 720/1120 thread (II)
« Reply #49 on: May 12, 2019, 15:44 »
New version of ARC Genesis released by Anthem on 11 May 19.

Download link: https://www.anthemarc.com/downloads/index.php

Changelog:
Version 1.0.1.8867
- Added a new shortcut in the start menu that forces ARC Genesis to use the angle library rather than the GPU's

- changes to preferences are commited on immediate exit

- loading indicator is now shown with device image image in middle on screen

- 'button' User-Interface (UI) element can now support two lines of text

- removed duplicate completion text for reset eq screen

- added a browse for calibration file to mic selection screen

- fixed an issue where calibration files that included 'Anthem', 'Paradigm' or 'MartinLogan' in the filename were not supported

- fixed an issue where some code paths did not properly handle unicode text/paths

- added a web download link for manual calibration file download

- fixed the issue where some users were unable to download calibration files, or would get the "critical audio problem" during the initialization phase of measurements

- filtered duplicate devices in the supported devices screen

- paired (left/right) MartinLogan Masterpiece series speakers now have a unique curve color for the left/right speaker

- fixed packaging of mac release where license.txt and firmware update files were not being copied to the application bundle

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Re: Official Anthem MRX 720/1120 thread (II)
« Reply #50 on: May 12, 2019, 16:03 »
After playing with ARC Genesis for an extensive period of time (for 1 week) and I must say that Anthem ARC is even more refined than ever before. The new features in ARC Genesis allow users with more flexibility in tweaking the sound to the heart's content. I have to say that it has now reached the level refinement of Dirac Live. The only missing feature missing from ARC Genesis or ARC 2 is the time domain that affects the phase which can easily be fine tuned by other means - playing a 80 Hz sine wave (or the crossover value set by ARC) and play around with the phase control and distance measurement.

I am happy to say that my Anthem MRX 720 has sounded even better after calibrating with ARC Genesis. If you have the budget and wants to try some other Room EQ algorithm other than the Audyssey, Anthem MRX or the AVM60 Pre-pro should be placed on top of your short-list.


Well done Anthem!


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Re: Official Anthem MRX 720/1120 thread (II)
« Reply #51 on: May 12, 2019, 16:04 »
I’m impressed. Really looks good.

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Re: Official Anthem MRX 720/1120 thread (II)
« Reply #52 on: May 12, 2019, 16:32 »
I’m impressed. Really looks good.

Will pay you a visit soon to hear your StormAudio - likely next weekend Sun late morning.

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Re: Official Anthem MRX 720/1120 thread (II)
« Reply #53 on: May 12, 2019, 17:17 »
Arrange offline :)

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Re: Official Anthem MRX 720/1120 thread (II)
« Reply #54 on: May 12, 2019, 18:02 »
Arrange offline :)

Yes pl.


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Re: Official Anthem MRX 720/1120 thread (II)
« Reply #55 on: May 12, 2019, 18:26 »
Here are some screencaps of the new ARC Genesis interface. Compared to the previous version (ARC 2), the interface is much more cleaner and exude a more "pro" look and feel. As you can see, Anthem is trying to emulate D&M setup user interface depicting the diagram to the right to "prompt" the user to move from one calibration position to the next. The design interface is touch-friendly meaning you can use your fat finger or a stylus to move around with ease. No more squinting of eyes to struggle and see the wordings.









The most interesting section of this new version of ARC is the ability to adjust Max EQ frequency for each individual speaker group (e.g. Dolby Atmos height speakers or just the Surround channels) from 200Hz all the way up to 5kHz or higher (though not advisable as too high, the frequency range becomes more "audible" - localized). You can now have more granular control over the Room Gain by only affecting a certain range of frequency instead of the entire range. There is a "new" feature called, Deep Bass Boost which allows one to build a unique "house curve" by adding a few db to the lower range and once again, you can choose to set the epicenter of the frequency range for the Deep Bass Boost to take effect. This is especially useful if you want that ULF kick below human audible range starting from  80Hz and below with adjustable gain up to +6db.



There is also another "new" feature called, Tilt level which I still can't figure out what it does...probably affect one end of the spectrum with an equal and opposite gain/attenuation at the other end. Not sure what it is for...Need to explore more.

For the very first time, individual speaker has its very own high-frequency roll-off to complement the LFE crossover (bass management). What Anthem does is it will take each speaker natural low frequency roll-off and the subwoofer(s) high frequency roll-off to determine the optimal HL and LF roll-off from speakers to the subwoofers and this is "crown jewel" of ARC that differentiate itself from the more traditional Room EQ found in Audyssey, AccuEQ Phase, YPAO and MCACC...

Very nice !

I have the same options on the lyngdorf to use “natural roll off”, for each speakers. Quite interesting, a lot of the folks in Europe are using this feature, bass is still being defined on the aspect of what gets sent to bass management plus the speakers will receive the full range signal and be allowed to roll off naturally according to its characteristics... the Eq programme also phase aligns the speakers with subs, this is the part where RP does a good job, check out that one on the ARC

This feature is commonly found on Denon or Onkyo as LFE + Mains, double bass...

One noted problem with this is bloated bass, but I believe the EQ programme does something different to make it sound good and less bloated,  check that as well, I haven’t tried this feature

I subscribed to the idea that subwoofers are better off handling frequency below 100hz, leave the headroom for the mains for it to cruise and be relieved of any bass duties down till its roll off frequency

There is also a lot of capable full range speakers out there that can do a good job down 20hz ...