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post #16291 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

From the main menu go into Speaker Configuration >> Bass Management. Pick the movie or music configuration then tab down and hit enter while on the Front speakers. Then you can change them from large to small without rerunning ARC.

Thank you Legairre. I keep running into this same problem: I cannot find the word Small on the menu setting display on the MRX. When I am at the word Front, it reads:Front: 80Hz. I keep on hitting on the Front, but no where can I see the word Small but I can see it says Large. I hit on the word Large but the word Small never shows up!!!! the menu just reads:Front: 80Hz!!!!!!! Am I missing something? Thank you.
post #16292 of 16451
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Originally Posted by hamptons View Post

Thank you Legairre. I keep running into this same problem: I cannot find the word Small on the menu setting display on the MRX. When I am at the word Front, it reads:Front: 80Hz. I keep on hitting on the Front, but no where can I see the word Small but I can see it says Large. I hit on the word Large but the word Small never shows up!!!! the menu just reads:Front: 80Hz!!!!!!! Am I missing something? Thank you.

I believe you can not choose small unless you have a subwoofer enabled.
post #16293 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Bob_Collins View Post

I believe you can not choose small unless you have a subwoofer enabled.

My subwoofer is ON and no matter what I try to do, I cannot see the word Small on the menu setting!!!!
post #16294 of 16451
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Originally Posted by hamptons View Post

My subwoofer is ON and no matter what I try to do, I cannot see the word Small on the menu setting!!!!
So if you hit enter while on front with the sub on you can't use the up/down keys to change it?
post #16295 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

So if you hit enter while on front with the sub on you can't use the up/down keys to change it?

When I hit enter while on the Front with the sub on, even when I use the up/down arrow keys, I cannot change the speakers to Small. It reads Front: 80Hz and that's it. The other thing I notice is when I play around with the up/down keys, it can also read: Front: Large. But when I hit enter, nothing changes to allow me to set the Large to Small. I wonder why it is doing that. The other question is how do you show the menu settings display to the TV screen? Thanks very much.
post #16296 of 16451
I have not checked this forum in a long time and have been using the 300 with separate power amp; sounds great

I see they have the second generation Anthem Receivers

has anyone compared the sound quality and the ARC between the 1st and 2nd Generation receviers?
post #16297 of 16451
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Originally Posted by hamptons View Post

When I hit enter while on the Front with the sub on, even when I use the up/down arrow keys, I cannot change the speakers to Small. It reads Front: 80Hz and that's it. The other thing I notice is when I play around with the up/down keys, it can also read: Front: Large. But when I hit enter, nothing changes to allow me to set the Large to Small. I wonder why it is doing that. The other question is how do you show the menu settings display to the TV screen? Thanks very much.
Just hit "Menu" on the bottom right corner of the remote to display the screen on your TV or projector. I thought that was how you were doing it. Give that a try and post back. I'm assuming you have it setup with an HDMI cable.
post #16298 of 16451
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Originally Posted by detroit1 View Post

I have not checked this forum in a long time and have been using the 300 with separate power amp; sounds great

I see they have the second generation Anthem Receivers

has anyone compared the sound quality and the ARC between the 1st and 2nd Generation receviers?
I haven't read any real comparisons of the two. A few people in the gen2 thread said it sounded better but I haven't read anything that makes me want to upgrade to a gen2. They are also having a good bit of problems with the gen2 so that and what appears to be a minor upgrade just isn't impressing me much.
Edited by Legairre - 2/18/14 at 9:08am
post #16299 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

Just hit "Menu" on the bottom right corner of the remote to display the screen on your TV or projector. I thought that was how you were doing it. Give that a try and post back. I'm assuming you have it setup with an HDMI cable.

I was doing all the menu settings adjustments on the MRX display itself, not on the TV screen. I have the MRX hooked up to the TV with the HDMI cable. I hit the "menu" on the remote of the MRX, but nothing shows up on the TV screen.
post #16300 of 16451
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Originally Posted by hamptons View Post

I was doing all the menu settings adjustments on the MRX display itself, not on the TV screen. I have the MRX hooked up to the TV with the HDMI cable. I hit the "menu" on the remote of the MRX, but nothing shows up on the TV screen.
I'm sorry I should have said press "Setup" on the remote
post #16301 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

I'm sorry I should have said press "Setup" on the remote

No worries. I pressed "set up" but nothing shows up on the TV screen.
post #16302 of 16451
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Originally Posted by hamptons View Post

No worries. I pressed "set up" but nothing shows up on the TV screen.

Make sure your Video configuration is not set to "Through" If set to Through it will not show on your screen because the Anthem isn't processing video.
post #16303 of 16451
Mine is set to Through and I get the screen. Through passes an untouched signal so you don't get the volume meter on the screen, but you still get the menu system when hitting setup on the remote.
post #16304 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

Mine is set to Through and I get the screen. Through passes an untouched signal so you don't get the volume meter on the screen, but you still get the menu system when hitting setup on the remote.
Must be my failing memory then. Checking mine...

Update: Checked mine. While you are correct, the Menu screen does come up after a quick video switch (goes to black then pic and menu come on). When in any other mode, the menu comes up without interrupting the video feed.
Edited by scirica - 2/18/14 at 1:37pm
post #16305 of 16451
True it goes blank because it has to make an HDMI handshake due to the signal being set to Through. When set to Through it doesn't maintain the handshake like it constantly does when set to a specific resolution or Auto because with Through it has determine the resolution each time.
Edited by Legairre - 2/18/14 at 4:49pm
post #16306 of 16451
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Originally Posted by hamptons View Post

No worries. I pressed "set up" but nothing shows up on the TV screen.
could you try quick setup from the main menu of the MRX receiver's display? That might get the screen to display. Quick setup is on the main menu at the bottom of the list.
post #16307 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

could you try quick setup from the main menu of the MRX receiver's display? That might get the screen to display. Quick setup is on the main menu at the bottom of the list.

Thanks Legairre for your advice. I tried the quick set-up and still it would not display anything on the TV screen. I am getting someone to look at it and hopefully, the problems will be fixed. Thanks again.
post #16308 of 16451
I'm sorry for this very basic question, but does Anthem MRX (500 in my case) apply ARC to the analog inputs? I've never used them until now and it occurred to me that I'm not sure I've seen this question.
post #16309 of 16451
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

I'm sorry for this very basic question, but does Anthem MRX (500 in my case) apply ARC to the analog inputs? I've never used them until now and it occurred to me that I'm not sure I've seen this question.

As far as I know, yes because there is no "pure direct" analog path in these receivers. Everything analog goes through the D/A conversion and then through the DSP for ARC processing/final A/D before the amps/preouts.
post #16310 of 16451
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

I'm sorry for this very basic question, but does Anthem MRX (500 in my case) apply ARC to the analog inputs? I've never used them until now and it occurred to me that I'm not sure I've seen this question.
Hi scirica and thanks for the thumbs up the other day. You could turn off ARC through the menu and just use the 500 without it if you just didn't want ARC on for say 2 channel music. That would be the cloest thing to a pure direct like other receivers. You would still go through the A/D processing but without ARC applied.
post #16311 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

Hi scirica and thanks for the thumbs up the other day. You could turn off ARC through the menu and just use the 500 without it if you just didn't want ARC on for say 2 channel music. That would be the cloest thing to a pure direct like other receivers. You would still go through the A/D processing but without ARC applied.
Thanks Legairre. Actually, you read a little into my question. I'm not looking to eliminate ARC. On the contrary, I was simply wondering whether ARC was applied to analog inputs. That's it!
post #16312 of 16451
I am thinking of purchasing an mrx 300. I know that it supports HDMI pass through if off so I do not have to turn the whole system on just to watch TV but does anyone know whether HDMI sources can be switched and passed through while off?
post #16313 of 16451
^^Incorrect, it supports HDMI CeC turned on to let TV stay on with Anthem off. HDMI sources cannot be switched while off. At least that is my understanding.
post #16314 of 16451
But will it at least pass through the signal if off?
post #16315 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Justin Wexler View Post

But will it at least pass through the signal if off?

Yes, if HDMI CEC is enabled in the setup menu, it will pass the signal while the MRX is off.
post #16316 of 16451
Bob Pariseau said:

"ARC works just fine with multiple subs. It hears them playing as a set. You must manually set up the distance for the subs (use the average distance if they are different), the volume for the subs, and the Polarity/Phase for the subs.

The trick to setting up volume, polarity and phase is to power only one sub at a time and set each in turn. Keep in mind that volume adds. So for example with 2 subs the rule of thumb is to set each to 72dB SPL (using the volume knob on each sub) which will result in roughly 75dB SPL when they are played together. ARC will do any fine adjustment necessary on the volume trim for the combo of subs."


So, with four subs, what volume should each one be that they will all add up to 75db combined?
post #16317 of 16451
Hey guys, I am still having issues with my MRX300. I hear popping sounds if I fast forward, rewind, pause or pretty much anything when watching a blu ray with my PS3. Happens with all of them.

And the biggest part annoying me is my HDMI issues. I still cannot get it to work. Essentially the output works but when I connect a cable to the inputs, nothing shows up on my screen. Bought new cables as recommended by a few here, still doesn't work. Brought it to Anthem to get checked out. They said it was fine but they replaced the HDMI board anyways. Brought it home, still doesn't work. Everything worked perfectly before I bought this reciever with the same cables.

I am ssssooooooooo annoyed. Whenever I want to switch inputs, I have to go and swap cables around for each input. I am so pissed. Such a hassle. I am fresh out of ideas.

I have tried all of my older cables and even bought new Red Mere cables. Same crap.
post #16318 of 16451
Do you have any other HDMI sources you could try with your mrx300?
post #16319 of 16451
Well i have a PS3, WD HD TV and a cable box all hooked up and none of them work regardless of the input, or cable I use. I have switched them all out and tried different combos.
post #16320 of 16451
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Originally Posted by 04rex View Post

Well i have a PS3, WD HD TV and a cable box all hooked up and none of them work regardless of the input, or cable I use. I have switched them all out and tried different combos.

Definitely sounds like an issue with the avr. I assume you're running the latest firmware on all of your devices.

I use a Sony BD player, Pivos Aios media player, and HTPC. When I stop, fast forward, skip back, or pause, I will sometimes hear a slight click or pop, but nothing loud.

I used to have a WDTV and Patriot Box Office to my unit too and didn't experience the issues, sound or HDMI.
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