Originally Posted by gerard1meehan
I am confused as to setting the levels. Page 30 of the manual says use a meter to set the levels if not using ARC. So I did not adjust as I am using ARC. Please clarify how I am approaching this incorrectly.
I did utilize the quick measure function for the L&R fronts. This was how I determined that distance.
ARC is on for all sources.
As for the targets I set the SUb as you suggested. As for the the remainder of the speakers I left the crossovers at what ARC Autodetected. They were as Follows
I will hopefully have the charts up in a few hours
I guess I would be confused also if I had to follow the Anthem manual exclusively.
Luckily we have some knowledgeable forum members who have hashed this out previously.
It does state in the ARC section of the D2v manual " The first microphone position is at the central listening position". " This is used to set Speaker Calibration Levels".
Yet Anthem does not have the instructions
You will need a Sound Lever Meter set to C weighted, Slow response
Here is Bob Pariseau's Speaker Calibration Technique
"Zero all the lines in Setup > Level Calibration, then use the Test Level line (test tone will come from LF speaker) and adjust that to yield 75dB SPL measured with a sound pressure level meter at your ARC mic position 1 (center seating).
Everyone uses the inexpensive, digital readout SPL meter sold by Radio Shack. Point that straight up, held at arm's length, at seated ear height, and set to "Slow" response and "C" weighting.
Leave the rest of the Level Calibration lines at 0dB. Go down to to the Subwoofer line and, leaving that at 0dB, adjust the volume using the volume knob on the Sub itself
. Ballpark settings are fine for this, as ARC will do all the fine tuning of volume levels.
With the Test Level line and the Sub volume knob set, and with speaker distances and Sub Phase dialed in, you can now do your ARC Measurement pass.
NOTE: You only have to do these preliminaries once (presuming you don't shift speakers around), as what you set up here will still be in place for any subsequent ARC runs you do."
Also I looked at your latest charts and noticed two items that absolutely need fixing.
There is something wrong with both the front speakers
The anomaly in the frequency response of the Left Front speaker. Try Quick Measure and see if you can eliminate the dip from 50hz to 200hz.
There is also an anomaly in the right front speaker starting at 400 hz and going to 50hz.
I suggest you try switching the amp inputs and rerunning ARC or Quick Measure to see if changing the inputs changes the freq response charts.
Or, temporarily switch the speakers and see if the charts change with the speakers.
You are not going to get the sound you want until you get a hand on the problem.
With the left front speaker ARC has added as much correction as the program allows and it is not enough to overcome the problem.
Last, when looking at your Targets for some reason it did not lock in the changes to the sub.
Maybe you forgot to click OK It should look like this.