Originally Posted by jayray
I think it was more than fair. I compared Audyssey in a more expensive receiver to a less expensive one with ARC and it had much better sound with ARC. I didn't compare my D2v with full blown ARC, it was the reduced DSP one in the MRX 500. Why would I compare it to a full blown Audyssey which costs even more than the Denon version? Google ARC and tell me about one review that picks Audyssey over ARC. If you can't find any, go to the Anthem website and check out the reviews from well known and respected reviewers.
As for ARC being proprietary, how does this diminish it as a great room correction system. Anyone can buy one for less than many of the big name receivers and get a superior system.
My freind, you're way off base. The cost of the receiver is completely irrelevant, as is the DSP or it's quality. With ARC, all the heavy work is done on the computer (like Audyssey "Pro") and the DSP just has to have the filters etc available for it to use. If you're not
comparing ARC to Audyssey "Pro" then the Denon does have to use it's DSP to do the calculations and is limited to the amount of measurements it can take and compute. Further the quality of supplied mics with on-board Audyssey implementations is not at the same level of those supplied in the Pro kit or ARC.
I didn't suggest that ARC being proprietary dimished its' quality, what I was implying is more along the lines of it being exclusive to the brand and therefore doesn't have to work with different manufacturers parameters.
I don't need to google anything, because what I'm talking about is common sense. ARC is a superior RC to on-board Audyssey MultEQXT for a variety of reasons, and that's why your's is not an apples to apples comparison.
An Audyssey Pro
MultEQ XT calibration would be fairer, but do a Pro XT32
calibration vs ARC, and then we'd be talking apples to apples.