Originally Posted by Montekay
Yes thanks again for all your help. This has been a real nightmare for me compounded by being away from home unable to deal with it. I believe you are correct that the current ARC issue will turn out to be a setting issue. I have just sent Nick the latest ARC measurement. The "target" low frequency roll off of this measurement rolls of lower and the transfer function measurement follows the same new lower curve. This makes me think I have something set wrong in the target settings.
I would also like to apologize here on the forum to Nick because I had made negative comments about him here. I had misinturpreted his initial responses as being very dismissive and thus had become very dismayed by the support I felt I was receiving from him. Unfortunately this then became a nightmare for him too. So, I'm sorry for that. It's like I told Nick, I'm an old school analog guy in a digital world and with all these "preset modes" etc and I'm lost!
Anyway, it seems it's almost over. If I can just resolve this final issue of the response apparently following the roll off in the target curves it should all be solved.
Well now we are back in more familiar ground.
Do you know how to do window image captures of the ARC charts and target windows? If so, post those images here so we can take a look.
In addition answer 4 questions:
1) Do you want the subwoofer to be active in your ARC configuration?
2) Are you trying to run LF/RF as "full range" speakers -- either with or without a sub also configured?
3) Do you have more than one subwoofer wired to the Anthem?
4) Do you wire all your subwoofer(s) and main speakers directly to the Anthem? Or do you have the subwoofer wired off a main speaker -- or alternatively a main speaker wired off a subwoofer (i.e., a "satellite" sub for that specific speaker)?
To capture the images, look in Windows Help for the key combo to Screen Capture Active Window. It will be something like ALT-PrintScreen. That captures an image of the visible portion of the active window into the Clipboard.
You can then paste that into, for example, Windows Paint which is an accessory bundled with Windows.
Then tell Windows Paint to Save As and select JPEG format to keep the file size reasonable.
Now you can't get all the charts visible at the same time in one window, so what you do is scroll to the top of the charts and capture that and make one JPEG file. Then you scroll to the bottom and capture that and make another JPEG file. Then you bring up the Targets window and capture that into a 3rd file.
If you have a different Music configuration select to see the Music charts in the View menu and capture 2 more images. That's 5 files in all.
Then when you post here, look below the text type in box for "Manage Attachements" which will let you upload your JPEG files from your computer to AVS -- they will show as links in the message you post here. It will let you attach 3 images, and then after it uploads those it will offer to let you attach the other 2 images. When they are all uploaded and attached, click on Preview Post to see that it is looking as you expected and then submit the post. The image files are uploaded and kept on the AVS server so you no longer need to keep them on your computer or have your computer attached to the network for folks here to view them.
If you have more than one subwoofer, be advised that your Speaker Configuration for use with ARC must, nevertheless, be set to "1 sub".
If you have satellite subs instead of subwoofers and mains independently connected to the Anthem, then the setup actually has *NO* subwoofers. The combo of a main speaker and its attached satellite sub is simply a different way of making a "full range" speaker. [If you specify NO subwoofers, perhaps because you are using satellite subs, then ARC will steer both LFE and redirected bass from Small surround speakers to the LF/RF "full range" speakers.]
If you are trying to set up LF/RF as "full range" be advised that ARC will apply a low-end "cut off" to their Room Correction solutions *ANYWAY*. There are two separate things going on here. There are crossovers which control base steering (e.g., from LF/RF to a subwoofer) and there are cutoffs which control the limits of the Room Correction solution. For each pair of main speakers, ARC normally uses the same value for these, but if you check the "full range" box for a pair of speakers in the ARC setup, ARC will turn off bass steering from those speakers but will STILL apply a low end roll off to the Room Correction solution to keep from stressing those speakers (and their amps) too much.
So if you REALLY want ARC to drive and correct those speakers "all the way down" then you need to do TWO things. In the Targets window, check the "full range" box and ALSO change the cutoff value to its lowest setting (25Hz). ARC will now treat those speakers as TRULY full range -- all the way down to 5Hz.
Make any other changes you need to make in Targets (e.g., raising the Max EQ Frequency target value), accept that set of Targets (which will also dismiss the Targets window) and do a Calculation. If you like how the charts now look, do an Upload and give it a listen.
If you also have a subwoofer configured, it will get all of the LFE content as well as any bass steered from other speakers which are not set to "full range". It will get no bass from the speakers you have set to "full range".