First impression of the build quality is ok. Those speaker terminal is just to flimsy and it feels like they are gonna break. I use Purist audio Venustas speaker cables, the terminal gets bended. The terminals are way to tight between them, need more space.
It had been ok for a $400 machine. But whens it´s costs $2500 it´s not ok! Coming from a Primare SPA22 amplifer myself and those one´s rocked.
The chassie cover could have less grainy a be a lot blacker. It would fit the front plate a lot more. Chassie cover could have been a lot sturdier to, very "clunky" now. makes it feel cheep.
Computer software is a mess, looks like it measures wrong, get some crazy graphs when I start measuring 5.1 5 point when it comes to the subwoofer , when its complete it looks nothing to what it was when it was measured in the real time dialog. Comparing the quick measure to 5 point one it dosent look the same on the subwoofer. it´s like it´s showing it completley wrong.
In a diffrent occasion I was measuring, the right surround was 60db lower then the rest of the speakers. Only solution is to restart the program.
When you finally have uploaded a measurement you need to restart the amplifer for the ARC to work, feels like you have to do that for every little thing you change. Cant hear any diffrence if you use ARC on/off on the amplifer. It needs to be restarted.
When you do really have a succesfull measurement and uploaded the data on config 2, it writes over both config 1 and 2. Then we get to the thing to reopen saved mesurements.
Once you have saved a measurement it´s impossible to reopen. Error. See pic.
I think Anthem have to work some overtime to get this one right! Becasue now it´s a mess. At least for me.
Both computer software and amplifer software was on the newest editions.
Edited by IcedEarth - 11/22/13 at 4:25am