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post #13471 of 16451
Thanks leg..you was spot on about the cable box,I sold my previous avr a few weeks ago and just ran cable box to TV until I picked up the Mrx,I forgot I changed the settings to pcm
All is good now..should be running arc this week,Everything is working great! The video is very good,better than expected after reading previous post
Very good switching,my harmony one is all set up no problem!..what a beautiful avr!.. Very happy I decided on this!
post #13472 of 16451
Thanks leg..you was spot on about the cable box,I sold my previous avr a few weeks ago and just ran cable box to TV until I picked up the Mrx,I forgot I changed the settings to pcm
All is good now..should be running arc this week,Everything is working great! The video is very good,better than expected after reading previous post
Very good switching,my harmony one is all set up no problem!..what a beautiful avr!.. Very happy I decided on this!
post #13473 of 16451
Dang tablet!.. Sorry about double post
post #13474 of 16451
Hey no problem glad to help.
post #13475 of 16451
Is anyone selling a used mrx 300 if so please pm me thanks a lot.
post #13476 of 16451
Everybody,

I ARC'd my MRX 300: my levels are as follows...

Front left: -2 dB
Front right: -2 dB
Center: +3 dB
Left surround: +1 dB
Right surround: -1 dB

Any advice on how to improve things?

Thanks in advance: be well
Ron

post #13477 of 16451
I'd say your graphs look good. My only recommendation would be to get a sub.
post #13478 of 16451
Do you think the crossover for the fronts is good at 60 Hz? Would it be better at 40? Wouldn't that give me a little more bottom end?
post #13479 of 16451
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Originally Posted by RIppolito View Post

Do you think the crossover for the fronts is good at 60 Hz? Would it be better at 40? Wouldn't that give me a little more bottom end?

You can always manually try changing the front crossovers (from within ARC obviously) and see if the green calculated response still follows the blue target. If you begin to get a marked deviation, then ARC is not able to provide adequate correction. The other thing to keep in mind is that you are asking the internal amps to work a lot harder, the lower frequencies take the most power, that's why the sensible suggestion is to get a sub to relieve the mains of the LF duties, it often makes the mids and highs sound even better.
Regards, Mike.
post #13480 of 16451
thanks for the help
post #13481 of 16451
Guys

Did ARC adjust phase at Sub or i have to doing my self .?
Thank you
Pix
post #13482 of 16451
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Originally Posted by pixellman View Post

Guys

Did ARC adjust phase at Sub or i have to doing my self .?
Thank you
Pix

If by phase you are referring to distances, then ARC does NOT measure or set the distances, you have to do that manually.
Unless you have measuring equipment, you are better off setting any sub phase controls to zero.
Regards, Mike.
post #13483 of 16451
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Originally Posted by pixellman View Post

Guys

Did ARC adjust phase at Sub or i have to doing my self .?
Thank you
Pix

You need to adjust phase yourself. Distance can be used to adjust phase.
post #13484 of 16451
Thank you guys
post #13485 of 16451
Hi guys

Can I do: Digital Coax input to analog stereo RCA output on the MRX 300?

I need to connect a small iPod speaker (that only has a analog minijack input) to the MRX 300, and my input is from a digital coax source.

Thanks
post #13486 of 16451
Just a short note on the quality of this unit; I am using an MRX-300 while I wait for an MRX-500 to arrive. I am using it with an Outlaw 5 ch amp (Model 7500-200 WPC); the MRX-300 is supplying the rear surrounds. I have a Rotel 1072 CD player connected by coax; an Oppo 103 for BluRay and music (HDMI 2, HDMI 3, respectively) and DIRECTV.....
Quite impressed by the musicality of this unit; I use Apogee Centaur Minors (ribbon hybrid) for fronts, (Phase Technology for surround and rears, Martin Logan Dynamo for sub). I am not even using ARC (used my trusty Radio Shack SPL for measuring), only because I should have my unit shortly. Anyways, been doing research here and there for quite a while, and finally decided on Anthem (a lot of that based on user input from this thread) ...So thanks, guys-will be back when I need to tackle ARC....
post #13487 of 16451
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Originally Posted by jmacari View Post

Just a short note on the quality of this unit; I am using an MRX-300 while I wait for an MRX-500 to arrive. I am using it with an Outlaw 5 ch amp (Model 7500-200 WPC); the MRX-300 is supplying the rear surrounds. I have a Rotel 1072 CD player connected by coax; an Oppo 103 for BluRay and music (HDMI 2, HDMI 3, respectively) and DIRECTV.....
Quite impressed by the musicality of this unit; I use Apogee Centaur Minors (ribbon hybrid) for fronts, (Phase Technology for surround and rears, Martin Logan Dynamo for sub). I am not even using ARC (used my trusty Radio Shack SPL for measuring), only because I should have my unit shortly. Anyways, been doing research here and there for quite a while, and finally decided on Anthem (a lot of that based on user input from this thread) ...So thanks, guys-will be back when I need to tackle ARC....

Was there a particular reason you went with the 500 and not the 300 you have if you are using an external amp?
post #13488 of 16451
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Was there a particular reason you went with the 500 and not the 300 you have if you are using an external amp?

Yes, the extra power, i.e., if ever had a problem with the Outlaw amp, I still would have more power with the 500 while either replacing amp, or omitting it altogether from the future setup. Also, I will be powering my rear surrounds with the 500 (I like extra power:))
Also, the 500 has Ethernet capability/Internet Radio (even though I get that with Oppo); I can also use my 16GB flash drive or, in the future, a HDD, for playing music through the 500's USB (again, that's what I do with the Oppo)...so I do have redundancy with the the equipment I have now, but for the somewhat minimal difference in price, I figured I would go for the middle-priced model (MRX-500).
post #13489 of 16451
Makes perfect sense! I forget about the extra features I wouldn't really ever use. I really like mine so far and haven't used the ARC yet either.
post #13490 of 16451
Quick question: I have a Toshiba laptop and it has a small port on the side I think is RS232 but it doesn't have the screw holes and is flush against the side of the housing, so it won't accept a RS232 with a shield part around like so many have nor will it accept one with the protruding screws. Any ideas or any links to what I need to use the ARC?
post #13491 of 16451
Quote:
I have a Toshiba laptop ....

Not knowing your laptop, but that may just be a VGA input; what you need is on the very first post on the 1st page/FAQ of this thread.
It is a Keyspan USA-19HS USB to Serial Adapter ......
post #13492 of 16451
Damnit mine is a VGA! Now wtf? What if I cannot find someone who has a serial adaptor port?
post #13493 of 16451
Quote:
Damnit mine is a VGA! Now wtf? What if I cannot find someone who has a serial adaptor port?

...did u do a search of the part I indicated in my previous post ( Keyspan USA-19HS USB to Serial Adapter )???

It is an adapter which plugs into a USB port which ALL modern laptops (10 years old? ..or more?) have.....
post #13494 of 16451
Sorry, no I thought it was the link to the one on the first page. Ill look
post #13495 of 16451
Well that was dumb of me, my dealer borrowed me his but I told him that it wouldn't work because I didn't know the USB went into the laptop, I was thinking the other end did and the USB into the ARC...Very damn stupid.
post #13496 of 16451
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Originally Posted by dmpavs View Post

Damnit mine is a VGA! Now wtf?
Ignore the VGA port on your computer you won't need it for the upgrade.

In order to connect the laptop to the MRX you must use the the Tripplite Keyspan adapter model number USA-19HS that jmacari mentioned. You connect the keyspan adapter to your computer's USB port and then it connects to the MRX cable VGA end. That way you never have to worry about your computer's VGA port because the adapter plugs into your computer's USB port. If you do not use this specific adapter from Tripp Lite your upgrade will more than likely fail. This is the exact adapter recommended by Anthem for the MRX.

Amazon has them: http://www.amazon.com/Keyspan-USA-19HS-Hi-Speed-supports-Sequence/dp/B0000VYJRY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360109949&sr=8-1&keywords=tripplite+keyspan

post #13497 of 16451
Oops you beat me to it and found the answer. Ignore my post.
post #13498 of 16451
Quote:
This is the exact adapter recommended by Anthem for the MRX.

Legairre-

I did go ahead and order this adapter from Amazon; but I do have an old Compaq EVO N1000v (WinXP), that has a docking station with a serial port...I wonder if it would work with that? Like I said, I bought the adapter for my other laptop so its not a big deal, but it was like I was going to designate my old laptop as the "MRX machine"....
post #13499 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

Ignore the VGA port on your computer you won't need it for the upgrade.

In order to connect the laptop to the MRX you must use the the Tripplite Keyspan adapter model number USA-19HS that jmacari mentioned. You connect the keyspan adapter to your computer's USB port and then it connects to the MRX cable VGA end. That way you never have to worry about your computer's VGA port because the adapter plugs into your computer's USB port. If you do not use this specific adapter from Tripp Lite your upgrade will more than likely fail. This is the exact adapter recommended by Anthem for the MRX.

Amazon has them: http://www.amazon.com/Keyspan-USA-19HS-Hi-Speed-supports-Sequence/dp/B0000VYJRY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360109949&sr=8-1&keywords=tripplite+keyspan


That's a good price for that too. I think I paid twice that to my dealer.
post #13500 of 16451
Looking at images of the back of N1000v it has two USB ports. You should be able to use those if you un-dock it, if your docking station doesn't have USB ports
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