Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Peterborough, ON
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Originally Posted by TKO1
I think people are making too much out of this issue. You shouldn't have to run ARC all the time unless you are planning on rearranging your living space and/or moving your speakers. After using Quick Measure and optimising my subwoofer and front speakers (centimeters do matter!) I can't foresee using ARC's microphone again until Anthem updates it where it requires new measurements. This may not be for months. I keep the serial cable attached to the Keyspan adapter with the cable attached to the MRX 500, wrapped up behind my center channel speaker so if I want to modify/tweak ARC's targets I can do so without having to get behind the gear. I bought a second-hand Windows XP laptop for $50 that is only used for this purpose.
I didn't really think I was making a big deal out of that issue, I was just curious at the cable lengths. I'm just trying to visualize how running ARC is going to work. I have a real PITA room I'm going to be working with, so I just want to be as prepared as possible. I totally understand the concept of keeping cables attatched. I don't plan on doing measurements often. Second one I'm sure I will do is when I do a sub upgrade.
I'm just a "details" guy, the wife calls it anal.
In any event, I'm just looking forward to getting my new 500. I think I'm more excited about this than the HDTV.
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