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post #4891 of 4904 Old 04-26-2017, 06:25 AM
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Hi Indy. Odd to see your surrounds perform better at 100Hz an below than your fronts n center. In case these should be performing same sth is wrong. Redo the setup using QuickMeasure to position and toe in the correct angle of your speakers. Leave one setting to all auto to start with and for comparison of manual settings. Setting no.1 looks messed up alot, subwoofer at 300-700Hz? These Tannoys can't do 80Hz crossover.
Afaik the firmware has changed some things and is recommended for latest ARC PC software, the downloads include a version history. I recommend to use the latest ones only, both firmware and ARC software.
This is for the latest firmware:
HI Mazpri, yeah it's very annoying why the Fronts and center are not as good as rears. I have been told that the speakers aren't powerful enough, not sure if this is because I'm about 9 feet away from them and I'm pretty close to surrounds.

I've been recommended to buy the KEF LS50's and a BK Subwoofer, I have just got the new sub, BK XLS200, which sounds amazing, go the super spikes to go with it and very happy with it as bass wasn't very good for music on the Tannoy sub.

I have went down to 5.1 and tried messing about with front speakers but can't get a good response at all, still sound ok but I know it can sound a lot better. I'm currently saving up for the KEF's, do you think they will help?

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I have went down to 5.1 and tried messing about with front speakers but can't get a good response at all, still sound ok but I know it can sound a lot better. I'm currently saving up for the KEF's, do you think they will helpy
Don't know, i'm not so much into KEF. I really would try to fix the given setup using an updated firmware and ARC software using the auto settings then.
In case the fronts and rears of that speaker set are same build you also can swap those to see if things change. In case the speakers show same measurement when doing Quick Measure each speaker in ARC software from roughly 3ft mic distance you can blame it on the room layout. I'd put the better ones to the front in case there are any differences.

I'm pretty sure your sub and satellite combo does the job when not broken - and it's a given, there are always better and/or more expensive speakers to find, but that goes way off topic...
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Don't know, i'm not so much into KEF. I really would try to fix the given setup using an updated firmware and ARC software using the auto settings then.
In case the fronts and rears of that speaker set are same build you also can swap those to see if things change. In case the speakers show same measurement when doing Quick Measure each speaker in ARC software from roughly 3ft mic distance you can blame it on the room layout. I'd put the better ones to the front in case there are any differences.

I'm pretty sure your sub and satellite combo does the job when not broken - and it's a given, there are always better and/or more expensive speakers to find, but that goes way off topic...
Thanks mate, yeah, going to swap speakers round tonight and see the difference, all speakers are same spec, I will also move the mic to 3ft away to see results.

I have set my mind on getting new front speakers now so just a mater of deciding which ones but going with all the reviews the and their size the KEF's definitely fit the bill!


it will probably be a wee while before I have funds for them so hopefully find out what the problem is with my set up!

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Don't know, i'm not so much into KEF. I really would try to fix the given setup using an updated firmware and ARC software using the auto settings then.
In case the fronts and rears of that speaker set are same build you also can swap those to see if things change. In case the speakers show same measurement when doing Quick Measure each speaker in ARC software from roughly 3ft mic distance you can blame it on the room layout. I'd put the better ones to the front in case there are any differences.

I'm pretty sure your sub and satellite combo does the job when not broken - and it's a given, there are always better and/or more expensive speakers to find, but that goes way off topic...
Also, everything up to date, just updated ARC 2 days ago, amp is up to date!
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ARC software update

I just stumbled upon a new ARCv2 software version in the download section of AnthemAV.com
The readme file is dated April 13th and reads the following:
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v1.6.5342:

1. Added full support for the dual-jack (3.5mm + USB) microphone which ships with soundbars.

2. (STR Integrated Amp) Fix for USB device programming.

3. (PW Soundbar) Fixed issue with crossover selection. If a subwoofer is used, 120 Hz is selected otherwise a high pass frequency is selected to fit the measured in-room response.

4. Improved auto-updates for slow connections by increasing timeout for the file downloader.
So it doesn't look like any important changes occurred for MRX owners, quite different to when v1.5.4872 was released. They added support and fixes for the new Paradigm soundbar that comes with ARC and the new Anthem STR integrated stereo amp.
Latest firmware for MRX-x10 series is still v.1.2.9 from 2015. The AVM60 and MRX-x20 series have seen firmware updates last December v.2.067, just in case anybody was wondering...
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MRx310 not recognizing flash drive

I recently purchased an mrx310 and I'm in the process of setting it up. I'm running into a snag, I can't get the MRX 310 to recognize my flash drive. The flash drive is formatted to FAT, but I tried exfat and NTSF. The .fw file is the only thing on the drive and it's in the root directory. I formatted it on a PC but it works fine on my Mac also. It's currently running 1.2.6. Any suggestions?
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I recently purchased an mrx310 and I'm in the process of setting it up. I'm running into a snag, I can't get the MRX 310 to recognize my flash drive. The flash drive is formatted to FAT, but I tried exfat and NTSF. The .fw file is the only thing on the drive and it's in the root directory. I formatted it on a PC but it works fine on my Mac also. It's currently running 1.2.6. Any suggestions?
I would (in order)
  1. Try a real power off (unplug, try power-up unplugged and plug in it again).
  2. Try another flash. Better if you are sure is USB 2.0.
  3. Try a reset to default (not so sure it may have effect. Anyhow your saved configuration are still there, so you can restore them at the end.

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I would (in order)
  1. Try a real power off (unplug, try power-up unplugged and plug in it again).
  2. Try another flash. Better if you are sure is USB 2.0.
  3. Try a reset to default (not so sure it may have effect. Anyhow your saved configuration are still there, so you can restore them at the end.
Thanks, problem solved. #2 did the trick, I guess it just didn't like that particular drive.

Very impressed with this unit so far!
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I am considering purchasing an Anthem MRX520 for movies and music listening in my small entertainment room. And someone on another forum who works in the audio service industry told me that he has seen a lot of Anthems with service issues. I would appreciate hearing from any long time Anthem owners about your experience with their receivers. Thanks!
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I purchased an mrx500 about 3 months after it was released and used it for about three years before I sold it. I never had a single problem with the unit.

I purchased an mrx310 about two years ago and also never had any issues with the unit.
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I purchased an mrx500 about 3 months after it was released and used it for about three years before I sold it. I never had a single problem with the unit.

I purchased an mrx310 about two years ago and also never had any issues with the unit.
Same with me; MRX-500 since it came out; use it for daily television, streaming, music, BD, CD, Flac, etc....works wonderfully......

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I never streamed media to my anthem receivers, I have a htpc connected to play all of my media files via hdmi.

Never had any audio or video sync or handshake problems either.

I also have a marantz sr7007 and its sound quality is not as good as my mrx500.
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I am considering purchasing an Anthem MRX520 for movies and music listening in my small entertainment room. And someone on another forum who works in the audio service industry told me that he has seen a lot of Anthems with service issues. I would appreciate hearing from any long time Anthem owners about your experience with their receivers. Thanks!
I had my MRX300 for 5 years and the only time it went in for service was for an RCA connector that was pulled off by a cable I had with a really really tight grip on the MRX300 RCA connector. Anthem fixed it under warranty and I can't really blame the receiver for the problem. I'm now a MRX 720 owner and it's been just flawless like the MRX 300. I'd gladly buy Anthem again and gain.

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Hi
I am considering purchasing an Anthem MRX520 for movies and music listening in my small entertainment room. And someone on another forum who works in the audio service industry told me that he has seen a lot of Anthems with service issues. I would appreciate hearing from any long time Anthem owners about your experience with their receivers. Thanks!
I've had my MRX-300 for over 6 years now and never had any issues
With. Use it almost daily too. I would buy another Anthem in a
Heartbeat.

Anthem MRX-300-Outlaw Audio M2200
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Assassin HTPC (movies)

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