Originally Posted by xatic
I have a Squeezebox Touch connected to my 510 via digital coaxial and unfortunately the first second of each track is chopped off.
The same thing happen with GUI sound enabled in XBMC connected via HDMI. A "single" GUI sound is not heard and a second after, the display changes briefly from No Signal to 2.0 PCM.
An upgrade to firmware 1.1.1 has not helped.
This could be a deal breaker for me.
Originally Posted by ~Ohdee~
Could anyone shed some light on how the D2 would compare to the 510/710. I have an opportunity to trade my five year old D2 in and get a credit towards a new receiver. Are they comparable or is one better than the other?
I currently have an AVM20. Any AQ comparisons between the older AVMs and the new receivers interest me.
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
I've attached a document from Anthem on setting up Direct Connect ethernet for Windows 7 and Windows XP.
Note that in addition to selecting Direct Connect in the MRX (instead of Wired LAN), you also need to set the MRX to use a Manual IP address of 192.168.1.3.And you need to make sure the MRX has IP Control ENABLED.
This should be the default setting, but check it anyway.
Meanwhile in your computer, you need to temporarily set it to use a manual IP address of 192.168.1.2, and to use a Gateway setting of 192.168.1.1
You can use the PING command via the Terminal Command Prompt utility to check that the computer can find the MRX -- i.e, that it can now PING 192.168.1.3
DirectConnectSetup.pdf 651k .pdf file
Technical Note: ARC2 uses a special broadcast protocol on the network connection (UDP) to find the MRX. This can work even if the MRX is not properly set up to use Direct Connect. This likely explains why ARC2 could "find" the MRX, but still not control it to begin the Measurements.
Thanks for the info. It sounds like setting up a direct connection is a bit of a pain, particularly for someone like me who isn't computer savvy.
Is the a limit to how long the cable can be from the receiver to the router (and from the router to the laptop)? I ask because when updating my AVM 20 I was able to run a temporary long cable, about 50ft, from the computer upstairs to the AVM 20 downstairs in the living room. When I was done updating, I just removed the cable and put it away. Could I do something like this to avoid having to go through the "direct connect" procedure?
Originally Posted by TechGuySK
Hey guys. I just setup my 510 tonight. Everything works really well and I am really impressed with the unit so far... before ARC.. dun dun dun dun!
I am not sure what I am doing wrong but when I ran ARC the whole system just sounds restricted, like it is holding back. The bass is almost gone, but the dialog and other sounds are crystal clear.
Windows7printeddocument.pdf 4048k .pdf file
Could you guys take a look and see if there is any malfunctions on my graphs? I have the following gear:
Anthem MRX 510
Anthem PVA 7
Paradigm Studio 100v3 fronts
Paradigm Studio cc490 center
Paradigm Studio adp side surrounds
Monitor Audio Gold 100 - back rears (for 7.1)
Paradigm Servo 15 v2 sub
When I first ran ARC it told me after it measured listening position 1 that the sub level was too high and to reduce it by 8db. I turned down the sub by what I think was 8db (who knows, I only turned it from 3 o clock to 12 o clock on the dial) and it sounded really really good while ARC was running the test noises to get the measurements so I am a bit stumped on this. I had no issues with my AVM 30 that it replaced, the sound was just like the 510 before I ran ARC. I checked the menu and it has it at -2db for the level..
Originally Posted by TechGuySK
Ahh yes.. So here is the new graphs. I am not sure how much better I am going to get it.
Windows7printeddocument-1.pdf 4049k .pdf file
What I did was start from scratch pretty much. i looked over everything again and went from there. I turned my sub to the left, and that seemed to make a difference while I quick tested. Then I turned knob #2 all the way to the right for the max bump. Then I looked at my mic and stand again and made sure it was correct height for the listening position and found it was off by a bit ( to high) and I mapped out the 5 measurement places better to make sure they were pretty close for equidistant (sp?) for the best measurement possible.
Now it sounds great. I did bump the sub level up to 3 instead of 1 in the bass mgmt menu, even though the ARC nanny didn't set it there, I like it a bit more there
Other than that, it doesn't sound anemic anymore. It was really confusing why the clarity and effects were really good, but no bass. So everything put together, I am one happy camper. I guess I had overbloated bass here for 9 years
and that is going to take a bit of getting used to with the new sound, but it really does sound incredible. Much better than my AVM 30 did, and I think that is still a great piece of gear.
Thanks for the report on how the MRX 510 compares in SQ to the AVM 30. I have an AVM 20 and wonder if going to the MRX 510 would be a step down in SQ (or any other way for that matter).
Originally Posted by Tank_PD
You can use a wireless bridge to make a wired network by your home entertainment center.
Wireless bridge? Sorry, I'm not computer savvy and don't know what that is. Is that like adding another router where the AV equipment is located? I have read that using multiple routers can cause interference problems, so I'd like to avoid that if possible.
Like I mentioned above, I could temporarily run a long cable, about 50ft, from the receiver to the router, then another long cable from the router to the laptop and just remove the cabling when I'm done. Would that work? I know some types of cables have length restrictions, but I don't know if that applies in this case.