Anthem MRX Receivers - 300, 500, 700 Owners Thread & Tweaking Guide - Page 552 - AVS | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
First ... 550  551  552 553  554  ... Last
Receivers, Amps, and Processors > Anthem MRX Receivers - 300, 500, 700 Owners Thread & Tweaking Guide
grasshoppers's Avatar grasshoppers 09:04 PM 07-11-2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04rex View Post
Thanks Legairre. You were right. I had to change them to none, now it works fine. I appreciate it!!
Yep, Legairre knows his stuff, no doubt about that!!

Legairre's Avatar Legairre 09:57 PM 07-11-2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04rex View Post
Thanks Legairre. You were right. I had to change them to none, now it works fine. I appreciate it!!
Always glad to help. Make sure you set them to PLIIx in the Listening Mode Presets menu or your 5.1 movies won't use the two center backs. If you set them as follows your 5.1 movies will use all 7 speakers and so will your 7.1 movies.

2.0 Dolby Digital Surround - PLIIx Movie
Muilti Channel PCM - PLIIx Movie
5.1 Dolby Digital - PLIIx Movie
Doldy Digital Surround EX - None
5.1 DTS - Last Used
DTS-ES- None
Legairre's Avatar Legairre 10:02 PM 07-11-2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by grasshoppers View Post
Yep, Legairre knows his stuff, no doubt about that!!
Grasshoppers, thanks for the kind words. After all the DTS MSTR 7.1 defaulting to 5.1 stuff earlier this year, I finally figured out how to always get all 7 speakers working.
04rex's Avatar 04rex 08:01 AM 07-12-2014
Will do Legairre. Thanks again!!
Crescent's Avatar Crescent 06:00 PM 07-18-2014
I have had my MRX 300 for a while now. I'm trying to do a re-calibration due to the fact that I got a new subwoofer. It started running some sweeps, but then shows the message that it can't find a valid microphone. I'm running it on Win 7. The last time I ran ARC successfully was on XP. I searched the forum, but only got four hits. One guy said that Anthem said the mic was bad but there was no follow up. Any help would be appreciated.
rwheelwright's Avatar rwheelwright 12:50 AM 07-19-2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crescent View Post
I have had my MRX 300 for a while now. I'm trying to do a re-calibration due to the fact that I got a new subwoofer. It started running some sweeps, but then shows the message that it can't find a valid microphone. I'm running it on Win 7. The last time I ran ARC successfully was on XP. I searched the forum, but only got four hits. One guy said that Anthem said the mic was bad but there was no follow up. Any help would be appreciated.
Did you make sure device manager saw the MIC and did you make sure you have the MIC file copied?
Crescent's Avatar Crescent 05:01 AM 07-19-2014
i installed arc 3.02 from the web. Uninstalled it. Installed it from the CD and then updated from the web. At first, device manager did not see the device. I pointed it to the folder where I extracted ARC and it worked for a while. Then in the middle of running sweeps, it gave the error. I could not get it recognized no matter what I did even though I pointed the driver install to the same folder.

Any help on how to fix it?
rwheelwright's Avatar rwheelwright 11:07 PM 07-19-2014
No idea. I haven't had any issues running. Maybe a bad cable?
AV_mike's Avatar AV_mike 07:29 AM 07-20-2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crescent View Post
i installed arc 3.02 from the web. Uninstalled it. Installed it from the CD and then updated from the web. At first, device manager did not see the device. I pointed it to the folder where I extracted ARC and it worked for a while. Then in the middle of running sweeps, it gave the error. I could not get it recognized no matter what I did even though I pointed the driver install to the same folder.

Any help on how to fix it?
When I had an MRX300, I found that the microphone connection could be really touchy, make sure you are using the cable that came with the kit - I also found that the micro-USB connector was NOT the same as some other devices. I could NOT us the much longer cable that came with my Paradigm PBK kit microphone (it just did not work at all) even though it initially looked identical - close inspection showed a different profile to the internal plastic moldings.

Try disconnecting and re-connecting the microphone at both ends of the cable -once you get it working.................don't touch the mic connection until you complete the ARC run (tape it to the boom arm to stop it moving about as you move the mic from one position to another).

If you suspect a 'bad device' install, then :-
Restart the laptop, connect the mic, go to Control Panel - Device Manager, tell Windows to uninstall the driver associated with the ARC-1 mic, power-down the laptop, disconnect the mic, restart the laptop, allow it to fully start and become idle, now reconnect the mic, Windows should reinstall the driver - now start ARC.
Regards, Mike.
Crescent's Avatar Crescent 09:26 AM 07-20-2014
Thanks Mike. I'll give it a shot. But for now my new subwoofer amp just died, so I'm going to wait to try and rerun ARC. It's supposed to be fixed Monday. I'll report back.
rwheelwright's Avatar rwheelwright 02:02 PM 07-20-2014
My mic and cable are the same for both pbk and arc. I use one cable and switch mics and never had a problem. Also I do not use a USB to serial adapter for arc. I have a doc for my laptop that has a serial port.
CptSpig's Avatar CptSpig 02:15 PM 07-23-2014
I have three JBL Synthesis LS120P subwoofers. Frequency response is 25 Hz to 150 Hz. Attached are two of my ARC runs. The first is what ARC did naturally. The second is advance options 4th order and subwoofer high pass frequency at 25. This looks flat down to 25 hz will this cause damage to my subwoofers?

Thanks, Eddie
Attached: Chart1.png (30.9 KB)  Chart2.png (30.8 KB) 
Legairre's Avatar Legairre 04:46 PM 07-23-2014
You shouldn't need to use 4th order. You should use Flat and set your sub's "LFE/Normal" switch to LFE and then turn your sub's crossover up to 150Hz (it's highest setting.). In your first graph the sub is rolling off steeply at 50Hz, which is the lowest setting of your crossover on the back of the sub. This tells me that the sub's crossover is still active and that's why you have that drop off at 50Hz when using Flat. Give that a try and let me know if I can help further.
CptSpig's Avatar CptSpig 05:26 PM 07-23-2014
Thanks for the reply. All the subs are switched to LFE and set to 150 Hz the highest setting. If I set the subs to Flat only being capable down to 25Hz. Will that damage the subs?

Eddie
Legairre's Avatar Legairre 06:11 PM 07-23-2014
Hi Eddie, nope it won't hurt the subs at all. You subs will roll off naturally below 25Hz and you'll see the roll off in the graph. ARC will automatically detect your subs lowest Hz and set the roll off there.
CptSpig's Avatar CptSpig 08:18 PM 07-23-2014
Thanks
04rex's Avatar 04rex 06:50 PM 07-25-2014
Hey Guys, what do you think of my sub graph?
Attached: Sub.png (15.0 KB) 
grasshoppers's Avatar grasshoppers 07:11 PM 07-25-2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04rex View Post
Hey Guys, what do you think of my sub graph?
Kind of squiggly...but, ARC has managed to
Correct just about all of it!!

I say it's a keeper!
04rex's Avatar 04rex 07:27 PM 07-25-2014
Nice, thanks!

Only thing of concern is at the end, i believe around the 20hz mark, there seems to be a dip.
Legairre's Avatar Legairre 09:02 PM 07-25-2014
Yeah there is the dip at the end, but I assumed it was just the sub rolling off naturally. What sub do you have and what are it's specs? Is the subs crossover engaged? If so turn up the crossover on the back of the sub as high as it will go. that will get it out of the way.
04rex's Avatar 04rex 07:33 PM 07-26-2014
Hey Legairre. I have 4 DIY Ultimax 15 in their own 3cu ft enclosures. They are being driven by a CV-5000. So no crossover settings or anything (on the sub amp) . I believe the specs on these subs are to 15hz.
Legairre's Avatar Legairre 08:14 PM 07-26-2014
Looking at the graph it appears the it was dropping off at around 30Hz before ARC. Then ARC was able to compensate and it now drops off at at about 22 Hz. Since you don't have a crossover on the sub and it rated to 15Hz it's probably a room null at 30Hz that ARC boosted enough to fix it down to 22Hz.. Do you have a door that seals of the room? If so try opening it during the ARC calibration and see if the drop goes away.
04rex's Avatar 04rex 01:19 PM 07-27-2014
No. Open basement. I was thinking of getting an iinuke dsp model amp though. Since it has dsp, I assume I can fix that null?
Legairre's Avatar Legairre 02:46 PM 07-27-2014
You can also try moving the sub to another location just to see if it goes away. Just make sure you re-run ARC again after moving it.
04rex's Avatar 04rex 04:02 PM 07-27-2014
Fo shizzle. I may try that. Thanks.
delobe 09:04 AM 08-18-2014
Hi, I hope this might find some subscribers,


So, I got a second hand anthem 500 mrx, recently, since the new ones are out.


This was well taken care of, I thought, with mic and everything supplied.


It caught fire momentarily, as I was watching a film, with the volume slightly higher than usual at -14 dB.


WTH


How can this have possibly happened? No idea what this is, the machine now powers down in protection mode.


The flare happened near the ac outlet from what I saw. I have it plugged in via the ac input with a three pronged plug.
I cannot figure this out, or why this could have happened, since the machine has enough room around it and nothing covering the top. It was quite hot.


Hugo
Legairre's Avatar Legairre 09:40 AM 08-18-2014
Hi Hugo, sorry to hear about you MRX500. Wow I've never heard of one catching fire before. Is there any chance you can return it?
NeogeoG's Avatar NeogeoG 12:33 PM 08-20-2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by Legairre View Post
The 3/4 on the display is the input. If you hit audio then you should see the output to the speakers. None means there isn't any post processing and that wharever number of channels is input should be output to the speakers. If you see something else when you hit audio then use the up/down arrows to change it to none and see if the speakers come on.

When you get home make sure the listening mode preset in the MRX for Dolby 5.1 isn't set to "Last Used". If it is and you play a 5.1 movie it will only use 5 speakers for all movies until you change it to None by hitting audio or another setting like PLIIx in the listening mode presets.
If I have a 5.1 configuration, ¿how should I configure the mode preset?

Regards.
scirica's Avatar scirica 12:45 PM 08-20-2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeogeoG View Post
If I have a 5.1 configuration, ¿how should I configure the mode preset?

Regards.
In the main menu, you have choices for all potential processing sources. Most will keep keep Dolby digital to none. For non-Dolby or DTS sources, you can choose one of Anthem's available processing modes to "create" a surround experience out of non-surround material. These will be the defaults for each of these audio streams and can be changed on the fly with the remote.
Skytowner's Avatar Skytowner 07:04 AM 08-27-2014
Hello, I am experiencing some issues with my MRX 500. When watching TV for instance the receiver will suddenly continually switch from 1080 to 480, making it impossible to watch the program. It does this for a few minutes,I power the unit off and sometimes it fixes it and other times it does not. It seems to be an intermittant problem, I had it set to Auto and changed to throughput but it still does it?

I am by no means an expert and am learing as I go so any input/help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Tags: Anthem Mrx500 , Anthem Mrx300 , Anthem Mrx700 , Receivers Amplifiers , Component Amplifiers , 3d Hdtv , Speaker Systems
First ... 550  551  552 553  554  ... Last

Up
Mobile  Desktop