From what I read the pioneer does a good job. Takes ten minutes to run. You put a
microphone at the sweet spot you want to calibrate to.
Takes into account speaker distance, sound pressure, and standing waves. Now I know it
can't work miracles, but it will be interesting to see what it does. If it does a good job,
I'll probably draw out my room and show my speaker placement. To show people what
I had to deal with. There's probably a thread out there that will be appropriate for this
data. I don't know much about the arcam stuff. BTW, rented 2 bluray movies today to
test out the system. The Last Samurai and Terminator 2. I don't have any SACD
or DVD-audio. I usually like to burn my own CDs, since I can pick and choose what I
listen to, can't stand buying a CD with 1 or 2 good songs. As I mentioned before, I
just bought these new remastered Beatle's discs. (Love). It's the soundtrack used
in a Vegas show, Cirque du Soleil. The first two soundtracks blew me away. There are
two discs, 1 2-channel Cd disc, and 1 DVD with 5.1 surround sound. A good test to
see how the pioneer's MCACC works. 1 more day to wait.