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post #14161 of 16451
D-Oh! I think I figured it out. I'm not supposed to attach the Keyspan to the MRX, I'm supposed to attached the Keyspan to the RS-232 cable that came with the ARC mic and then attach that cable to the MRX as normal. Oh, so stupid. I didn't realize that the Keyspan was not replacing the supplied cable, just adapting the RS-232 port to my USB.
post #14162 of 16451
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Originally Posted by SirJohnFalstaff View Post

D-Oh! I think I figured it out. I'm not supposed to attach the Keyspan to the MRX, I'm supposed to attached the Keyspan to the RS-232 cable that came with the ARC mic and then attach that cable to the MRX as normal. Oh, so stupid. I didn't realize that the Keyspan was not replacing the supplied cable, just adapting the RS-232 port to my USB.

The mic gets attached to the usb cable and the usb cable gets attached to your computer's usb port. The Keyspan gets connect to the serial cable that came with the mrx. Like this:

Mic: computer -->usb cable-->mic

Mrx: computer -->keyspan-->serial cable -->mrx
post #14163 of 16451
Thanks! That's exactly what I needed.
post #14164 of 16451
Hell
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Originally Posted by jproy13 View Post

as far as I recall yes. If the graphs look pretty much the same from flat to auto, is there an advantage from one to another? At this point, I think treatment will be my only savior
auto


flat
o,
Hello,
The way you can make sure that the Flat setting is working properly is to watch a blueray like War of the worlds or the new Tron movie! When set to Flat the sub digs down deep to ULF levels where you can feel the bass in your gut and the depth of the overall sound is increased. Try it and let us know.
post #14165 of 16451
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Originally Posted by SirJohnFalstaff View Post

Thanks! That's exactly what I needed.
You're very welcome. We're here to help.
post #14166 of 16451
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Originally Posted by HeffeMusic View Post

Hell
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Originally Posted by jproy13 View Post

as far as I recall yes. If the graphs look pretty much the same from flat to auto, is there an advantage from one to another? At this point, I think treatment will be my only savior
auto


flat
o,
Hello,
The way you can make sure that the Flat setting is working properly is to watch a blueray like War of the worlds or the new Tron movie! When set to Flat the sub digs down deep to ULF levels where you can feel the bass in your gut and the depth of the overall sound is increased. Try it and let us know.

Well then, it's definitely working properly. I was watching The Avengers and I felt it pretty good. I always felt the ULFs but this is different. Not sure how to explain. I'll assume better correction in the lows compare to Audyssey MultEQ.
post #14167 of 16451
Anybody used this calibration disc AIX audio calibration mentioned by Bob Pariseau in this thread? I've been reading is post on dual subs and the more I read it, the more I understand it.

So anybody ever use this disc or is there any better ones?
post #14168 of 16451
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Originally Posted by SirJohnFalstaff View Post

Okay, stupidly-obvious newbie question of the day. Just got my new MRX-700 home today. Installed the ARC software and checked the firmware on the MRX--everything is up-to-date. Tomorrow I'm going to run ARC, so I thought I'd just connect my Asus ultrabook to the MRX via the Keyspan USA-19HS I also just bought just to see if they would talk to one another. The Keyspan won't physically connect to the MRX because of the two hex bolts on it which I think I need to take I need to unscrew from the Keyspan. Is that correct, or am I mad?
I'm confused. The keyspan adapter connects to your laptop..USB to USB. Other end of the keyspan has the serial port that connects to the serial cable included with the MRX. Then the other end of that serial cable connects to the MRX.

Edit. Just saw your after post.
post #14169 of 16451
Here is a noob question. I have seen a post in the past where the error was the user did not use the calibration file for their particular mic from the included cd.

You basically install the program from the cd. Run the program which will prompt you every time which mic serial number you are using. It actually only gives you one choice each time which is the serial that matches your mic serial #. You click that serial # and run the program right? Am I missing something. I'm wondering how the previous poster could have done that wrong. I believe they downloaded the program from the Internet. If u run that won't it prompt you for a mic serial anyways?
post #14170 of 16451
I have the MRX 300.

When I set the DRC setting to "Late Night", it doesn't seem to stick (I set it by pressing the "Dolby Vol" button, on the front of the receiver, twice, and pressing 'up' on the navigation wheel).

It always reverts back to "Normal" and I have to set it again (after powering off the MRX 300).

Any ideas how I can fix this?

Thanks
post #14171 of 16451
^^^^
Try setting it it the main menu and see if it will stick. I stand to be corrected on this but I have a suspicion that when you do it from the remote it's just for that particular instant you want it. Say you set it the way you want in the main menu (late night) but you decide you don't want it for a particular show, use the remote and when you shut off the receiver and turn it back on, it would still be on late night.

cheers
post #14172 of 16451
guys i just bought mrx 300 , and while running arc i am getting error, saus unable to find valid microphone. any idea ? i tried on win xp and win 7 still same error.
post #14173 of 16451
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Originally Posted by rks101 View Post

guys i just bought mrx 300 , and while running arc i am getting error, saus unable to find valid microphone. any idea ? i tried on win xp and win 7 still same error.

When you run ARC, you will arrive at a screen where you are asked to click on a serial number that is supposed to match the sticker on the microphone. Are you getting that screen? Did you install the program from the included CD? Did you check for ARC software updates?
post #14174 of 16451
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Originally Posted by IceB View Post

Thank you, audit.

Unless the HDMI Audio output on the MRX is configured as AVR, the playback device in Windows is MRX ( aside with Essence ST )
Once the HDMI audio is changedon MRX menu, the MRX is unavailbale anymore oin Windows - only JVC which is not audio device.

As for the extended dual monitor solution, it might do the trick, yet again I am trying to find the through chain connection solution. Hopefully...
I thought about this some more and it looks like an incompatibility between the edid detected by your Windows/nVidia combination is probably the issue. With a direct connection to the JVC, Windows/nVidia is correcting detecting the device as being 3D capable. When connected to the mrx, the Windows/nvidia isn't detecting a 3D capable device.

Do you happen to have another 3D capable receiver? What motherboard and cpu are you using?
post #14175 of 16451
yes i did match serial no on microphone and on screen . but when i check device manager it says usb upnp microphone not arc1 microphone. i just called anthem, they think microphone looks bad, they will send replacement. i have all firmware latest as well. i tried on 3 pc i have.
post #14176 of 16451
I ran ARC initially and now after using it for a few weeks I am not too happy with the sound I'm getting from my center channel. I don't know if it's my speaker (CC-490) or the way the ARC adjusted levels. I know some content sounds much better than others, which is extremely annoying. I cannot stand the Dolby Volume, which sounds awful in my opinion, but it almost sounds like it is turned on most of the time. I have checked it numerous times and it is NOT. I do for now have the speakers set to Large due to not having a sub which I will be getting, but am wondering if it is part of the problem that the center is trying to output more bass and it is suffering in other areas.

I don't know, just seems like I have been plagued with center problems with everything I've owned...not sure what is going on
post #14177 of 16451
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Originally Posted by rks101 View Post

yes i did match serial no on microphone and on screen . but when i check device manager it says usb upnp microphone not arc1 microphone. i just called anthem, they think microphone looks bad, they will send replacement. i have all firmware latest as well. i tried on 3 pc i have.
My microphone appears under device manager in three places: as a USB Audio Device, USB Input Device, and Hid-Compliant Consumer Control Device. I do not see any reference at Arc1 microphone.
Edited by audit13 - 4/1/13 at 7:42am
post #14178 of 16451
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Originally Posted by dmpavs View Post

I ran ARC initially and now after using it for a few weeks I am not too happy with the sound I'm getting from my center channel. I don't know if it's my speaker (CC-490) or the way the ARC adjusted levels. I know some content sounds much better than others, which is extremely annoying. I cannot stand the Dolby Volume, which sounds awful in my opinion, but it almost sounds like it is turned on most of the time. I have checked it numerous times and it is NOT. I do for now have the speakers set to Large due to not having a sub which I will be getting, but am wondering if it is part of the problem that the center is trying to output more bass and it is suffering in other areas.

I don't know, just seems like I have been plagued with center problems with everything I've owned...not sure what is going on

Since you've had issues with your centre channel with everything you've owned, could the centre be defective in some way? Maybe it has something to do with the positioning of the centre?

Post your most recent charts. Someone may come up with a solution.
post #14179 of 16451
Audit13, I have used all different equipment over the years. This is the first time using ARC though.

Okay this is weird I just looked at the ARC report data and it only shows the front left and right and surround left and right graphs. Does this mean the center didn't even get calibrated?
post #14180 of 16451
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Originally Posted by grymok View Post

Got my 2nd measurement done yesterday, but haven't got the time to upload it. This Anthem 300 is still a demo, not sure if the 500 will be any better buy.










Level Calibration:
Front.left: +1 db
Center: -3 db
Front.right: +1 db
Surr.right: +2 db
Surr.left: +4 db

Edit: I don't really get much improvement with the ARC on. When listening to music, it's actually worse with ARC on, the bass dissapears.
Havn't tested much with movie, but as of now, it's not the "Wauw" effect.

Neither did i get the Wauw effect with Marantz SR7007 or Onkyo 818.

Speaker setup:
Front: Monitor Audio RX8
Center: 2x Dali zensor 1
Surround: Monitor Audio RXFX



no one can give some hints?.
post #14181 of 16451
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Originally Posted by dmpavs View Post

Audit13, I have used all different equipment over the years. This is the first time using ARC though.

Okay this is weird I just looked at the ARC report data and it only shows the front left and right and surround left and right graphs. Does this mean the center didn't even get calibrated?

Did you have centre channel issues only with Arc of with other systems such as YPAO, MCACC, etc.?

If the centre is missing, it's not being detected and calibrated. Something is definitely amiss.
post #14182 of 16451
It is pretty strange, it didnt show up when I opened the file but then when I hit calculate it shows a quick progress bar and then says complete. It shows after that but I wonder if it wasn't supposed to have been completed like that before I unhooked the laptop from the MRX? I thought it had been completed if I remember correctly but maybe none of it was even finished. I would just recalibrate it but I have to order the cable now.
post #14183 of 16451
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Originally Posted by dmpavs View Post

It is pretty strange, it didnt show up when I opened the file but then when I hit calculate it shows a quick progress bar and then says complete. It shows after that but I wonder if it wasn't supposed to have been completed like that before I unhooked the laptop from the MRX? I thought it had been completed if I remember correctly but maybe none of it was even finished. I would just recalibrate it but I have to order the cable now.
When you run ARC, it does everything, including automatic calculation. The only time you need to manually re-calculate is if you change the settings in the target window.

At the end of the calibration process, did it upload the file? I think there is a message at the end that tells you that the upload and verification are complete.

Which cable are you missing? Are you able to post the charts you have?
post #14184 of 16451
Here is a pic after I clicked on the calculate, otherwise like I said it didnt even recognize my center when I opened the file, only the two fronts and surrounds. I need the short cable with the surge protector.
post #14185 of 16451
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Originally Posted by dmpavs View Post

Here is a pic after I clicked on the calculate, otherwise like I said it didnt even recognize my center when I opened the file, only the two fronts and surrounds. I need the short cable with the surge protector.
Try running ARC from scratch and see what happens. Hopefully, it detects the centre channel during the measurement process. Also, listen for the "chirping" sound from the centre channel.
post #14186 of 16451
What is the chirping sound?
post #14187 of 16451
I was referring to the test tone that you hear when running ARC.
post #14188 of 16451
The one that goes vroooooaaaahhhhheeeeeshh vvvvrroooooooaaahhhheeesh vrroooooaaaheesh vrooooeeeeaaaeeesh. Vrroooooaaahheeeash? smile.gif
post #14189 of 16451
Oh okay gotcha, yes I know I heard that while running it. Ill have to buy the damn cable and just rerun it. It might be a good time since we just bought a projector, may as well get it all done together. Thanks Audit13 Ill post soon when I run ARC again. I know I had to run it twice because the first time it just sort of froze up.
post #14190 of 16451
Haha yes hard to miss that one.
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