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post #4051 of 16451
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Originally Posted by eric-t View Post

Thank you jayray. I am defiantly going to give my ears time to acclimate to the sound before I do any tweaking. It does sound really good as of now to my ears. What a difference over my Yamaha. Here is two pics to give an idea of my room layout. Don't mind the color as it has been changed Also, the rear speakers are bi-poles.

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In the space you are working in, it looks like you have probably picked about the best location your going to get... I think it is safe to say your rears are not moving anywhere lol.

I have limited options of where I can put my speakers as well, but ARC has done a nice job with your setup, I think you will enjoy it! Now sit down and enjoy a great movie or two!
post #4052 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Tigger! View Post

In the space you are working in, it looks like you have probably picked about the best location your going to get... I think it is safe to say your rears are not moving anywhere lol.

I have limited options of where I can put my speakers as well, but ARC has done a nice job with your setup, I think you will enjoy it! Now sit down and enjoy a great movie or two!

Correct, no other options for surround placement. I was enjoying it all day yesterday. I feel I have new speakers all over again
post #4053 of 16451
Looking at my target window again, I just noticed I don't have the "same as movie" box checked. Is this really needed since the settings are the same already?

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post #4054 of 16451
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Originally Posted by eric-t View Post

Looking at my target window again, I just noticed I don't have the "same as movie" box checked. Is this really needed since the settings are the same already?

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Checking that box will simply grey out the music choices since the settings are the same. Try it.
John
post #4055 of 16451
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Originally Posted by jayray View Post

Checking that box will simply grey out the music choices since the settings are the same. Try it.
John

I was looking at the manual and see I can run a calibration for movies and music separately. I ran ARC manually and I had only run 5 sweeps once and assume this was for movies and music. I missed something Where do I select calibration for them separately? And are they uploaded separately?
post #4056 of 16451
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Originally Posted by eric-t View Post


I was looking at the manual and see I can run a calibration for movies and music separately. I ran ARC manually and I had only run 5 sweeps once and assume this was for movies and music. I missed something Where do I select calibration for them separately? And are they uploaded separately?

Leave the music unchecked. Put in whatever configuration you like for music and upload to your MRX. You will be able to select movie or music for any input. I use a separate music configuration because I only use my front speakers.
John
post #4057 of 16451
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Originally Posted by jayray View Post
Leave the music unchecked. Put in whatever configuration you like for music and upload to your MRX. You will be able to select movie or music for any input. I use a separate music configuration because I only use my front speakers.
John
Since I already uploaded I can just open the target window back up and uncheck my surrounds and center and re-upload without effecting anything but the music config, correct?
post #4058 of 16451
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Originally Posted by eric-t View Post
Since I already uploaded I can just open the target window back up and uncheck my surrounds and center and re-upload without effecting anything but the music config, correct?
Assuming you intend to listen to both your Movie Profile and your Music Profile in the same listening location, there is no need to have ARC run a seperate set of sweeps for you both your Movie and Music Profiles. Instead:

1) Using Manual Mode of 'ARC Room Correction', Open up your saved ARC Calibration file from your previous calibration.
2) Click on the "Targets" button and make the adjustments to your "Music Profile" that you would like... for example setting your surrounds to "No Speaker" or adjusting the room gain. Once done, hit the "Ok" button.
3) Rerun your ARC calculations by pressing the "Calculate" button again.
4) Make sure you are connected to the MRX with your serial cable (no need to connect the mic as you are not taking any new calibration readings).
5) Press the "Upload" button to upload your new calibration settings to the MRX and you should be all set!

NOTE: Even if you are configuring both your Movie and Music profile to have different speakers and 'Response Cutoffs', there is no need re-run your sweeps as each speaker was tested on its own (at full range) during the first calibration run and the measurments should be the same. The only time you need to tell ARC to run a different set of sweeps for your Movie and Music Profile is if you intend for the listening location of the two profiles to be different. (Perhaps you watch movies on your couch, but prefer to listen to music in your comfy chair on the other side of the room... then in this case you would want to have ARC do two different sets of sweeps, one set for each location).
post #4059 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Tigger!

1) Open up your saved ARC Calibration file from your previous calibration.
2) Click on the targets tab and make the adjustments to your "Music Profile" that you would like... for example setting your surrounds to "No Speaker".
3) Run the Calibration again
4) Upload to the MRX and you should be all set!

NOTE: Even if you are configuring both your Movie and Music profile to be different, there is no need re-run your sweeps as each speaker was tested on its own during the calibration and the measurments should be the same.
Recalculate and then upload.
John
post #4060 of 16451
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Originally Posted by jayray View Post
Recalculate and then upload.
John
Thanks Jayray.. fixed my typo
post #4061 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Tigger! View Post
1) Open up your saved ARC Calibration file from your previous calibration.
2) Click on the "Targets" button and make the adjustments to your "Music Profile" that you would like... for example setting your surrounds to "No Speaker".
3) Rerun your calculations by pressing the "Calculate" button again
4) Make sure you are connected to the MRX with your serial cable (no need to connect the mic as you are not taking any new calibration readings).
5) Press the "Upload" button to upload your new calibration settings to the MRX and you should be all set!

NOTE: Even if you are configuring both your Movie and Music profile to have different speakers and 'Response Cutoffs', there is no need re-run your sweeps as each speaker was tested on its own (at full range) during the first calibration run and the measurments should be the same.
TY Tigger
post #4062 of 16451
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Originally Posted by romavictor View Post
Anyone know's when iPod dock for the MRX is coming out?
I stopped into my Anthem Dealers this past weekend to get added to his pre-order list. He suggested that they are expected to start shipping in the first week of June.

I think my dealer said he thought the list price was going to be about $199 however Nick had earlier suggested around $129... I'll shoot an email to Nick and see if he has a final update and will adjust my origional MDX-1 iPod Dock post.

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post #4063 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Tigger!

Thanks Jayray.. fixed my typo
Thought Eric might redo everything
John
post #4064 of 16451
Anyone know if or when the rackmount kit will become available?
post #4065 of 16451
So Tigger, please clarify. If I understood you correctly, I have to turn on the Blu-Ray player all the time to watch regular TV, without having to use the MRX by running an analog video/audio cables from the Blu-Ray player to the TV?? Thanks.
post #4066 of 16451
Hm, I have read about and wanted one of these MRX receivers for a long time now. I now I finally have an MRX500 on loan from a local dealer. But the sound is too harsch, too bright. Really too bad since the integration with the sub was quite good. It might be that my Rotel RSP-1068 is so much more played in. And I always thought Rotel sound-character was a little on the bright side as well, hm.
post #4067 of 16451
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Originally Posted by hamptons View Post

So Tigger, please clarify. If I understood you correctly, I have to turn on the Blu-Ray player all the time to watch regular TV, without having to use the MRX by running an analog video/audio cables from the Blu-Ray player to the TV?? Thanks.

I think we crossed wires

If you leave your cable box attached to the TV the way it is today, you can watch TV anytime you like by just turning on your cable box and TV (by "watch TV" I assume you mean watch cable... not over the air or disks in your BluRay player).

Then if you connect your BluRay player with the HDMI cable to the MRX you will be able to watch High Definition Video, High Definition Audio when you turn on the BluRay Player, MRX (set to the BluRay player input) and the TV (set to the MRX Input).

Lastly, if you would like to ALSO be able to watch movies without the MRX, you could connect the analog outputs of the BluRay player directly to your TV and you would be able to watch up to 480p/1080i* and stereo sound (which is all your TV is likely capable of). This would be done by turning on your BluRay Player and the TV with the TV set to the Analog inputs of the BluRay player.

NOTE: I believe some players may not output the analog signals if the HDMI cable is active... so you may need to confirm the last option above will work with your player. Do you ever watch movies without the MRX?

*if you use component cables or standard def if you use composit cable.
post #4068 of 16451
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Originally Posted by MrBula View Post

Hm, I have read about and wanted one of these MRX receivers for a long time now. I now I finally have an MRX500 on loan from a local dealer. But the sound is too harsch, too bright. Really too bad since the integration with the sub was quite good. It might be that my Rotel RSP-1068 is so much more played in. And I always thought Rotel sound-character was a little on the bright side as well, hm.

If you would like us to help, we need a bit more information... did the dealer set this up for you? Has it had ARC calibration run and enabled? What content are you listening to (CDs, DVDs, BluRays, MP3s... are you running surround sound 5.1, 7.1, 2.1, 2.0?)
post #4069 of 16451
Tigger, is the purpose of this to look at the graphs if I have movie and music cutoffs set different between the two? If I click either one right now both graphs look the same which would make sense.



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post #4070 of 16451
Tigger,

Whenever I watch DVD's, Blu-rays, I always use the MRX. The pictures and sound came out real good.
post #4071 of 16451
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Originally Posted by hamptons View Post

Tigger,

Whenever I watch DVD's, Blu-rays, I always use the MRX. The pictures and sound came out real good.

Perhaps a few of us are over thinking your setup. If you are happy, this is what is most important!

But if you ALWAYS use the MRX when using your BluRay player, than you may find further improvement by going directly to the MRX with an HDMI cable.

That having been said, if you are happy and things work the way you would like them, sit back and enjoy!
post #4072 of 16451
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Originally Posted by eric-t View Post

Tigger, is the purpose of this to look at the graphs if I have movie and music cutoffs set different between the two? If I click either one right now both graphs look the same which would make sense.

Yes, if you are playing with the music setup and you would like to see the curves for the music profile, that menu will switch between the graphs of the Movie vs. Music profile.

If, for example, you were to set your fronts to be "Full X-Over" and than instead of 60 you set them to Flat, you would see that the "target" dotted line would move and when you hit calculate you would see that the green line would change to try an match the new target line.
post #4073 of 16451
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Originally Posted by Tigger! View Post

Yes, if you are playing with the music setup and you would like to see the curves for the music profile, that menu will switch between the graphs of the Movie vs. Music profile.

If, for example, you were to set your fronts to be "Full X-Over" and than instead of 60 you set them to Flat, you would see that the "target" dotted line would move and when you hit calculate you would see that the green line would change to try an match the new target line.

That's what I was thinking, thank you.
post #4074 of 16451
Tigger: I have done the setup myself. ARC has been run and activated. I played flac material from my htpc connected with optical toslink cabel. 2.0 to make the comparison as easy as possible.
post #4075 of 16451
ARC measurements





post #4076 of 16451
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Originally Posted by MrBula View Post

ARC measurements






Your L/R computed responses look very good - more-less flat with a gently tapering off highs past 10K. It definitely does not look like the sound should be harsh just by looking at the curves. Perhaps you have a lot of reflected HF energy due to a 'live' room? If you have flat on-axis resonse but have a lot of upper midrange/high frequencies reflecting off hard surfaces, you may get sound that is tipped up. ARC should tame some of it but I am not sure it can cure everything. You also claim that when you had your Rotel with the same configuration, it was less harsh.
post #4077 of 16451
Hi, Last week I brought home a MRX700, set it up (it is in a cabinet) and was surprised at a humming noise coming out of the receiver. It is loud enough to hear sitting 10 feet away in between songs. The glass cabinet doors are even closed! I do have it plugged into a panamax power filter. I brought it back and of course, you could hardly hear it in the show room. The dealer swapped it with another one. I set that up last night and the same thing. Is this normal and I am expecting too much for wanting a receiver that makes no noise? Is that the nature of a toroidal transformer - to be loud? Would I have been better off with the 500? The rev number of the firmware is 50.02. I did search this thread and did not find similar issues so I am wondering if this is to be expected.

Thanks,
-Herb
post #4078 of 16451
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Originally Posted by swimhike181 View Post

Hi, Last week I brought home a MRX700, set it up (it is in a cabinet) and was surprised at a humming noise coming out of the receiver. It is loud enough to hear sitting 10 feet away in between songs. The glass cabinet doors are even closed! I do have it plugged into a panamax power filter. I brought it back and of course, you could hardly hear it in the show room. The dealer swapped it with another one. I set that up last night and the same thing. Is this normal and I am expecting too much for wanting a receiver that makes no noise? Is that the nature of a toroidal transformer - to be loud? Would I have been better off with the 500? The rev number of the firmware is 50.02. I did search this thread and did not find similar issues so I am wondering if this is to be expected.

Thanks,
-Herb

Anthem doesn't recommend power filters. Did you try it plugged directly in the wall?
post #4079 of 16451
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Originally Posted by swimhike181 View Post

Hi, Last week I brought home a MRX700, set it up (it is in a cabinet) and was surprised at a humming noise coming out of the receiver. It is loud enough to hear sitting 10 feet away in between songs. The glass cabinet doors are even closed! I do have it plugged into a panamax power filter. I brought it back and of course, you could hardly hear it in the show room. The dealer swapped it with another one. I set that up last night and the same thing. Is this normal and I am expecting too much for wanting a receiver that makes no noise? Is that the nature of a toroidal transformer - to be loud? Would I have been better off with the 500? The rev number of the firmware is 50.02. I did search this thread and did not find similar issues so I am wondering if this is to be expected.

Thanks,
-Herb

I am using a PS Audio filter and I have no issue with hum. I did noticed some posts with Panamax filter and the MRX.
post #4080 of 16451
I just ordered Paradigm Studio speakers (100,adp590,center 690). I am about to research this forum. I have Onkyo 708 receiver that I bought 7 months back.

Is it worth to upgrade to Anthem MRX 500?
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