Anthem Is Deaf to Quad: Does This Affect You ?
Hi Folks - first time posting in this thread.
I'm dropping in from the Anthem Statement thread
, to ask if any MRX owners experience this problem, and would they like to do something about it.
I suspect there's a family resemblance between the MRX and Statement line, when it comes to 4.0-channel PCM > HDMI playback. If you never listen to Quardaphonic music, please ignore the rest of this message.
OK... anybody left ? Well then, here goes...
Anthem does not recognize four channel PCM input over the HDMI connection (...at least not in the pre-pro units). To confirm you are affected by this design feature, play this multi-channel FLAC file over an HDMI connection:[4.0] Lf-Rf+Ls-Rs (24b-48K).flac
If your MRX reacts like my Statement D2, the track will indicate Stereo
input, and only the front L/R speakers will sound (...unless you have a 2-CH > Surround mode set for that input). Frustratingly, there is nothing Anthem Support can/will do to alter this (ie: firmware fix).
But... there is now Hope on The Horizon for quad playback.
My main source is an HTPC, running xbmc
, and a specific fix for Anthem AVRs is in the works - latest details are in this post
. At last, Alan Parsons original quad mix of DSoTM
- as it should be heard
If you can check off all the boxes, and feel your MRX should be included in the fix, feel free to PM me for further detail and contact info. I will presume you've read and understood the posts linked above.
Happy Listening, and Welcome to The Seventies...
nb: cross-posted in the other
MRX thread for completeness