Originally Posted by beatbrother_bw
I've just run the Anthem Room Correction for the first time.
What does it really change ?
Because when I look at my channels now, I also see that my
Front Left has been set to +2
Front Right to +1
and Center to -1
How is this possible ?
Is this correct ? Shouldn't the front left & right be equal to eachother ?
Here are the results altough I don't understand much of it :
Your graphs look really good on the whole. In fact your room and speaker layout doesn't look to be that bad even without room correction, so don't expect a huge difference with as your not in as rough a starting condition as many (which is great!).
A few things (think these have possibly been mentioned already by AV_Mike as well)...
Your fronts look great.
Your surrounds also look really good. They might improve if they had a touch more boundary gain, but this is questionable. If you have room to play with them and can move them a little closer to the nearest wall you may get a little more low end extension. I would not focus on your surrounds though unless you really have nothing better to do and want to play
Your Rear/Heights could be improved by giving them some more boundary gain if possible. Move them closer to the back wall and see if you can get the low end to come up a little. ARC however is doing a nice job of working with these, even as they are, so if you can't move them, not to worry.
The place to focus your attention:
1) Your Center has a very odd 1.3kHz drop. Is this speaker a three way speaker or a two way speaker? If a three way, is the mid range speaker working correctly? Other possibilities, is this speaker on a shelf/cabinet? If yes, where is it positioned? Pulling it forward to the front edge may help, or raising it up a bit. Can you take a picture of your center for us so we can see what it looks like in your room?
2) Your Sub, what did ARC set your levels at for the sub? Is the sub in a corner or really close to a wall? Are there any filters engaged, your sub looks to have a low pass filter set. If possible set all filters to bypass, if that is not an option, set the Low Pass as high as it will go (probably something like 180) and if it has a High Pass filter, set it as low as it will go (probably something like 15).
As for your Front Right and Front Left having slightly different levels, this is ok and very normal. All sorts of things could cause them to be different, a chair on one side of the room. A bit of carpeting, a door... the key is that ARC has matched them both at your listening location by slightly adjusting them.