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post #15061 of 16452
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Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

Sounds like something didn't go right. Unless all your speakers are equal distances from where the mic was the speakers should be similar to the the last time you ran it.
Well I did move into a new place..but the room and my setup are similar
It says arc is on in the menu...and it does sound better,but I think your right
Something did not go right...after running arc I went to the menu and clicked on load user settings/save...maybe I should not have done that!
Can I just go hook back up the keyspan to my laptop open the file and ...I dunno
Check..without running the mic again?... I just kicked my wife,kids,dog out of the house to run arc...if I ask them to leave again...I think I would be the one getting kicked out!
post #15062 of 16452
Oh and yes..all my speakers are equally distance from the mic
post #15063 of 16452
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Originally Posted by esh516 View Post

Well I did move into a new place..but the room and my setup are similar
It says arc is on in the menu...and it does sound better,but I think your right
Something did not go right...after running arc I went to the menu and clicked on load user settings/save...maybe I should not have done that!
Can I just go hook back up the keyspan to my laptop open the file and ...I dunno
Check..without running the mic again?... I just kicked my wife,kids,dog out of the house to run arc...if I ask them to leave again...I think I would be the one getting kicked out!

If you think you had a good arc run hThen you can definitely open ARC manually, bring up that file, calculate and upload.
post #15064 of 16452
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

If you think you had a good arc run hThen you can definitely open ARC manually, bring up that file, calculate and upload.
OK great!... Yes the graphs look great...esp. The sub!
I will reconnect keyspan to Mrx and open the file and re load into Mrx
Will report back in a few!
post #15065 of 16452
OK...I'm calculating....I'm uploading....
Maybe I should have run advanced mode
But I did not last time and I sounded great!
We shall see in a few
post #15066 of 16452
Ahhh! We have success!
The sweet,sweet sound of arc!
Thanks guys!
post #15067 of 16452
Tried to upload ARC for hours yesterday. Failed every time. I'm glad it's the Keyspan and not my 500. Placed an order for a new Keyspan from Amazon.
post #15068 of 16452
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Originally Posted by ThePrisoner View Post

Tried to upload ARC for hours yesterday. Failed every time. I'm glad it's the Keyspan and not my 500. Placed an order for a new Keyspan from Amazon.

You too huh? I haven't ordered my new one yet, but please post if it for sure fixes the problem. smile.gif
post #15069 of 16452
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Originally Posted by Sonyrocks View Post

You too huh? I haven't ordered my new one yet, but please post if it for sure fixes the problem. smile.gif
..........mine worked flawlessly. The first try
sometimes you have to try another usb port on your laptop...and make sure the green light on the keyspan is solid green....sometimes it can be picky and you just have to keep hitting download until it catches....i ran my sweeps and had everything loaded and was watching a blu ray within a hour!
post #15070 of 16452
I would be very appreciative if someone could help me on this issue. I've searched most of the web and come up empty. So let's jump right into it.

I have an Anthem MRX 500 loaded with the latest firmware - v50.25 (120v). I am having troubles with the Anthem Room Correction (ARC) software (I think). I go through all of the steps in the program and I get to "Initializing", the Anthem MRX 500 Turns off then back on and we come to the calibration page on the Anthem. The program asks me if I have the microphone in position 1, I click on OK, the windows disappears and nothing happens. The Anthem makes no sound and the software times out and gives me error x03.

Notes:

I checked all of my speaker connections, they work on any other input.

Im running Windows 7 64-bit. Also, tried this on Windows XP 32-bit (same thing).

I am using the provided Anthem serial cable

I am using the recommended USB to Serial converter, The Tripp Lite USA 19H with the latest Windows 7 64bit drivers.

I downloaded the latest ARC software. Same results

I tried this with my windows xp machine with a direct serial connection. (same results)

Serial Port Settings:

Bits Per Second: 115200. I made sure these were the same on the Anthem.
Data Bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop Bits: 2
Flow Control: None

I set the Serial Adapter to Com1

I think the problem may also be the Anthem MRX 500 because I get the same problem on both computers I tried this on.

Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.
post #15071 of 16452
Hi maybe I can help. Make sure you don't have any speakers checked/selected on this ARC screen unless they are connected to the MRX or you'll get the x03 in ARC

post #15072 of 16452
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Originally Posted by GuitarShredder21 View Post

I would be very appreciative if someone could help me on this issue. I've searched most of the web and come up empty. So let's jump right into it.

I have an Anthem MRX 500 loaded with the latest firmware - v50.25 (120v). I am having troubles with the Anthem Room Correction (ARC) software (I think). I go through all of the steps in the program and I get to "Initializing", the Anthem MRX 500 Turns off then back on and we come to the calibration page on the Anthem. The program asks me if I have the microphone in position 1, I click on OK, the windows disappears and nothing happens. The Anthem makes no sound and the software times out and gives me error x03.

Notes:

I checked all of my speaker connections, they work on any other input.

Im running Windows 7 64-bit. Also, tried this on Windows XP 32-bit (same thing).

I am using the provided Anthem serial cable

I am using the recommended USB to Serial converter, The Tripp Lite USA 19H with the latest Windows 7 64bit drivers.

I downloaded the latest ARC software. Same results

I tried this with my windows xp machine with a direct serial connection. (same results)

Serial Port Settings:

Bits Per Second: 115200. I made sure these were the same on the Anthem.
Data Bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop Bits: 2
Flow Control: None

I set the Serial Adapter to Com1

I think the problem may also be the Anthem MRX 500 because I get the same problem on both computers I tried this on.

Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.
It sounds like you have everything correct..i used windows 7 also with no problem
it sounds like it might be a issue with the mic ..did you make sure the usb cable is connected correctly in the bottom of the mic and on your usb port on the laptop...also make sure you click on the correct mic serial number. It defenitly sounds like the mic/ usb is the issue
Try another port on the laptop....sometimes running arc can be a little cumbersome
but eventually it just catches and runs and downloads ok....just keep trying!
post #15073 of 16452
Just posting this in case it helps someone..........
When running ARC, or simply reloading a previous ARC configuration, I have found that having my laptop connected to the mains AC supply caused communication issues. Ensuring that the laptop is fully charged, and them running it entirely on battery (charger disconnected) gives 100% reliability.
Obviously this may only affect my situation - and may not help others at all.
Regards, Mike.
post #15074 of 16452
+1
Defenitly works better this way!.... good call A/V mike
post #15075 of 16452
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuitarShredder21 View Post

I would be very appreciative if someone could help me on this issue. I've searched most of the web and come up empty. So let's jump right into it.

I have an Anthem MRX 500 loaded with the latest firmware - v50.25 (120v). I am having troubles with the Anthem Room Correction (ARC) software (I think). I go through all of the steps in the program and I get to "Initializing", the Anthem MRX 500 Turns off then back on and we come to the calibration page on the Anthem. The program asks me if I have the microphone in position 1, I click on OK, the windows disappears and nothing happens. The Anthem makes no sound and the software times out and gives me error x03.

Notes:

I checked all of my speaker connections, they work on any other input.

Im running Windows 7 64-bit. Also, tried this on Windows XP 32-bit (same thing).

I am using the provided Anthem serial cable

I am using the recommended USB to Serial converter, The Tripp Lite USA 19H with the latest Windows 7 64bit drivers.

I downloaded the latest ARC software. Same results

I tried this with my windows xp machine with a direct serial connection. (same results)

Serial Port Settings:

Bits Per Second: 115200. I made sure these were the same on the Anthem.
Data Bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop Bits: 2
Flow Control: None

I set the Serial Adapter to Com1

I think the problem may also be the Anthem MRX 500 because I get the same problem on both computers I tried this on.

Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.

I thought the recommended adapter was the keyspan not the tripp lite?
post #15076 of 16452
The Anthem recommended keyspan is the TrippLite 19H. Keyspan is just the type of device it is.
post #15077 of 16452
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Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

Hi maybe I can help. Make sure you don't have any speakers checked/selected on this ARC screen unless they are connected to the MRX or you'll get the x03 in ARC


This fixed my problem... I checked the box for the sub and everything worked perfectly. Testing Tron: Legacy on the system as we speak smile.gif Thanks!
post #15078 of 16452
Quote:
Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

The Anthem recommended keyspan is the TrippLite 19H. Keyspan is just the type of device it is.
I feel dumb now. I use serial to serial so I never needed the adapter.
post #15079 of 16452
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Originally Posted by rwheelwright View Post

I feel dumb now. I use serial to serial so I never needed the adapter.
No need to feel that way. I'm like you I'd never heard of a keyspan before getting the MRX either.
post #15080 of 16452
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuitarShredder21 View Post

This fixed my problem... I checked the box for the sub and everything worked perfectly. Testing Tron: Legacy on the system as we speak smile.gif Thanks!
Thanks for the thumbs up. Glad I could help. Let us know how you like the sounds with ARC turned on. For me ARC is really something special.
post #15081 of 16452
Yes...the difference between arc off..and arc on
is like heaven and hell....i finally got arc dialed in to perfection..and it sounds soooooo dam right!
post #15082 of 16452
Quote:
Originally Posted by esh516 View Post

Yes...the difference between arc off..and arc on
is like heaven and hell....i finally got arc dialed in to perfection..and it sounds soooooo dam right!
Yeah when you get ARC dialed in just right it's just so sweet. ARC has just spoiled me for other room correction software to the point that unless something better shows up in other receivers or pre/pros my next unit will be an Anthem as well. Anything else would be a downgrade in terms of sound quality.
post #15083 of 16452
+1.......2...3. AND 4!
post #15084 of 16452
Hey...anyone out there with a oppo 103?
I know...dumb question..
I'm trying to decide what would sound better for
CD playback into my Mrx...HDMI?..digital coax..or analog...right now I'm using audioquest carbon HDMI..sounds great!... Just curious if analog would sound better...just would like to know how you guys out there handle this.
I do have a dedicated CD/DAC for CD playback
But the DAC in the oppo rivals that!
Not that it matters because everything going into the Mrx gets digitized for arc anyway...just looking for thoughts from others..that's all
Listing to stone temple pilots now...storming bad here in south Florida...I love it!
Thanks guys
post #15085 of 16452
post #15086 of 16452
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Originally Posted by Ryder125 View Post

http://www.hembioconsult.se/ANTHEM/MRX-710.htm?sClickID=Prisjakt-9

Sneak peak at the new Anthem MRX

I see some great reasons to upgrade. I like ARC via Ethernet and the extra HDMI features. Sad that I don't see anything about upgraded video or audio processing (new chipsets, power supply, etc).
post #15087 of 16452
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

I see some great reasons to upgrade. I like ARC via Ethernet and the extra HDMI features. Sad that I don't see anything about upgraded video or audio processing (new chipsets, power supply, etc).

I call 4K Upscaling a BIG VIDEO IMPROVEMENT
post #15088 of 16452
I like the upgrades, I would love to see the new look. Might preorder a 510 from my dealer as I currently use a 500.
post #15089 of 16452
I think the design will be much improved, the current one isnt a looker at all, I hope it looks more like their DV stuff.
post #15090 of 16452
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

I see some great reasons to upgrade. I like ARC via Ethernet and the extra HDMI features. Sad that I don't see anything about upgraded video or audio processing (new chipsets, power supply, etc).

It doesn't seem like the amps will be any differ. The other features are better than I expected though, iOS app, network upgrade, etc.

"Dual setting profiles for both music and movies."

I like this feature the current MRX, but having to use up inputs to switch between them is a hassle. I'd love dedicated button to be able to switch between profiles on the same input. For example my blu-ray player requires BDP and CD inputs for movie mode / music mode. Kind of prevents you from hooking up a separate CD player, or reusing the input. Though with 7 HDMI inputs they must have updated the number of mappable inputs.

Do you think the HDMI input on the front is included in the 7? It seems like manufactures are counting that one towards their total, but it's a pain to use for anything that isn't temporary.
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