Originally Posted by yanknuck
I never installed the CD version, just the update. I was a little confused about the mic file, just couldn't seem to locate it. I just installed the update, ran ARC and never recieved a error message. Everything seemed to run ok, except that ARC realized I have a crappy spot for my center.
...did what it was supposed to...
I'm afraid I don't quite follow this? The download instructions tell you to copy the calibration file to the install directory of your download before running the install, if you have never installed ARC before. If you did this, you should be all set. Or if you originally installed from the shipped CD and simply installed the new update over top of your old install you should be all set.
I'm surprised that the AnthemRoomCorrection Software would even run without a calibration file, but you certainly want to make sure that you have one. Without the calibration file ARC will not be able to take into account the microphones own characteristics that maybe impacting how it corrects and compensates for your room.
I would make sure you copy the calibration file off of the original CD that shipped with your unit and place it in the program directory for the AnthemRoomCorrection Software.
The calibration file looks has the form of:
where 123456 is the serial number of your microphone (and should be on a label on the mic for all the MRX's and for that matter any recently purchased Anthem equipment as I understand it).
On my XP machine the directory where the ARC install put the calibration file as well as the other program files is:
Of course you may have a slightly different install path. With my installation that directory contains a folder and 3 files:
If you have been running the AnthemRoomCorrection without the mic calibration file, you should probably rerun your calibrations with the correct microphone calibration file in place so you can compensate for the acoustic characteristics of the mic.
NOTE: If you want to copy the mic calibration file manually to the program directory, simply look at the root of the install CD that shipped with your MRX and you will find the mic calibration file there. You can then just copy it to the program directory where the main application file resides and you should be all set.
Once the calibration file is in place, the AnthemRoomCorrection Software should ask you to select the calibration file to use the next time your start the calibration process.
Nick @ Anthem has confirmed that it is normal that the software ask for the calibration file (even if you only have one calibration file), so if you have never been asked this question and you are running v3.0.1, than you probably do not
have your calibration file correctly installed!