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post #331 of 1889
Bob, I am seriously considering this receiver to pair with my Oppo 105. It will be replacing an older Yamaha surround receiver. Do you think I will hear a difference in sound quality? An improvement? I know this receiver does not have 7.1 multi channel inputs. So I will be unable to connect the Oppo this way. Do you think that's a big deal? I care more about music then I do movies. Also, is it relatively easy to set up? Thanks for any input you could provide.

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post #332 of 1889
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Originally Posted by usxplong View Post

1. ARC 2 software is not setup correctly. The sub equalization cutoff is actually the sub cross-over.

2. The AnthemLogic Music is broken. The sub level is too low. Changing to PL II Music or DTS Neo Music brings everything back to live with heavy base. AnthemLogic Music is basically dead.

Anybody else has noticed or has these problems?

2. Someone else reported that when modes are cycled very quickly, the sub channel goes missing until another mode is selected. Maybe it's related but in any case please send details to tech support in terms of how to make problem reproducible.

1. It's the other way around and since tech support has also been getting the "what is ARC-2 really doing to the bass" questions a lot lately, here's a combined response:

The ARC-2 printout should say "Equalization Cutoff" as Targets panels does, instead of "Crossover". Sorry, the printout function was added at the end, after everything else was working and we missed the nomenclature blip.

Whatever its name, most of the time things work out the same. EQ cutoff and crossover frequency have the same Hertz until it comes to the subwoofer (more on that later), or when Full Range is selected for the other speakers, something that ARC does on its own only when there's no sub. In that case the figure is for eq cutoff alone, since crossover is bypassed. This has always been the case since ARC started.

So what exactly is eq cutoff? It's the point where ARC stops flattening and starts rolling off. Why would it do that? Trying to boost the bottom end's "diminishing returns" territory only leads to things like chuffing noise and blown woofers. Every speaker has its natural rolloff on the bottom end, and this includes subs except that built-in protection and optimization, where present, can make the rolloff a lot steeper. ARC detects this too and sets the sub channel's high-pass filter accordingly, up to 16th order (up to 8th order for ARC-1, which is already plenty for 99% of subs). For main speakers, it's 2nd order.

Example: ARC measures a main speaker, sees diminishing in-room response from 100 Hz downward, typical for a bookshelf speaker. It'll be rolled off from there, not flattened. Even so-called "full-range" floorstanders typically start losing their natural oomph at around 40 Hz. The manufacturer's spec sheet may say something different, but your ARC graph is showing exactly what's happening with your speaker in your room as heard from your listening area. That's all ARC cares about.

To better understand the difference between cutoff and crossover, ARC-2 shows the effect of crossover alone (purple curve, not shown by ARC-1 but works out the same in the end) and crossover plus EQ (green curve, same as in ARC-1).

For the sub channel, which plays two kinds of bass - LFE plus what's derived from other channels - it gets more complicated. The following only applies to MRX x10 - not AVM/D and not MRX x00, as each series has its own way of managing bass: LFE has its own frequency control in the setup menu. As the name implies, it acts only on LFE, not the bass derived from the other channels. The other channels are sent to the sub according to their own crossover frequencies (remember we're talking about MRX here, not AVM/D). This LFE crossover can even be set to bypass mode (for AVM/D the only choice when ARC is on). ARC won't necessarily set this one to the same frequency as the sub channel's EQ cutoff. Cutoff is only concerned with the speaker's natural in-room response.

Example: The sub's top end drops off starting at 80 Hz, and ARC sets cutoff accordingly. The LFE filter will not be set to 80 Hz but to a higher frequency such as 120 Hz. The EQ is already taking care of the "safe" range. If another 80 Hz filter was cascaded on top, then there would be double-rolloff at 80 Hz, or 6 dB too low at that frequency. In other words, if the menu says 120 Hz for LPF, it doesn't necessarily mean that you'll hear 120 Hz worth of LFE. You'll get whatever your sub can play as reflected in the red and purple curves.

Not specifically for usxplong but for anyone: Even more confused than before?

These are the main things to remember if using a conventional sub/sat system and haven't changed targets:

EQ cutoffs are shown in Targets, crossover frequencies are shown in the setup menu. That's mostly all there is to it because they're the same number except where the sub's top end naturally rolls off earlier than normal. But don't worry about that - you can't lose what was never there and the only thing you can do about that without bringing in new equipment is making sure that the sub's crossover dial is all the way up, and that with the help of Quick Measure, pre-correction response is as good as you can make it.
Edited by Nick @ Anthem - 12/11/13 at 10:08pm
post #333 of 1889
Quote:
Originally Posted by music first View Post

Bob, I am seriously considering this receiver to pair with my Oppo 105. It will be replacing an older Yamaha surround receiver. Do you think I will hear a difference in sound quality? An improvement? I know this receiver does not have 7.1 multi channel inputs. So I will be unable to connect the Oppo this way. Do you think that's a big deal? I care more about music then I do movies. Also, is it relatively easy to set up? Thanks for any input you could provide.

The new MRX Receivers are very easy to set up.

However, there are two things you should keep in mind:

1) One of the things you paid for in the OPPO 105 is the exceptional quality of its Analog outputs. As you know, you won't be able to use 7.1 Analog into the MRX.

2) One of the best features of the Anthems is Anthem Room Correction (ARC). For ARC to operate on Analog input, the MRX has to be set to Process that input -- i.e., to re-digitize it so that stuff like ARC can be applied to it. So for the Stereo Analog you CAN connect from the OPPO 105, you will either forego ARC in the MRX or you will re-digitize the Analog input (which then gets processed and then converted BACK to Analog for output using the DACs in the MRX). So again, you are not getting the full value you paid for in the DACs (Analog output stage) of the OPPO 105.

This may not be a concern to you, and if not then the MRX is a very nice sounding unit for the price. But here are some possibilities to consider:

1) Sell the OPPO 105 and get an OPPO 103 or 103D and use HDMI into the MRX -- you'll likely end up with some extra cash on the sale that you can apply to the purchase of the MRX. This lets you use ARC in the MRX, and of course you can play stereo or multi-channel content this way.

2) Buy a decent quality, multi-channel power amp (not a Receiver) and connect the OPPO 105 directly to the power amp. Volume control and speaker configuration are then managed in the OPPO 105. Essentially the 105 acts as a simple pre-amp. Of course this means you don't get to take advantage of ARC because you are not using the MRX at all, and you will be limited to the OPPO 105 as your sole Source device (except for Sources you connect THROUGH the 105 using its inputs).
--Bob
post #334 of 1889
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Originally Posted by Darren123 View Post

Hi,

The easy solution would be to plug your router in somewhere close to your 510 when you want to run ARC calibration. Since you don't need an internet connection to run ARC, the router can temporarily sit close by your amp and it will still give out an IP address to all connected devices. When you've completed running ARC, you can move the router back to it's original location.

I didn't know you could do that. Thanks for the tip. smile.gif
post #335 of 1889
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Originally Posted by Nick @ Anthem View Post

2. Someone else reported that when modes are cycled very quickly, the sub channel goes missing until another mode is selected. Maybe it's related but in any case please send details to tech support in terms of how to make problem reproducible.

1. It's the other way around and since tech support has also been getting the "what is ARC-2 really doing to the bass" questions a lot lately, here's a combined response:

The ARC-2 printout should say "Equalization Cutoff" as Targets panels does, instead of "Crossover". Sorry, the printout function was added at the end, after everything else was working and we missed the nomenclature blip.

Whatever its name, most of the time things work out the same. EQ cutoff and crossover frequency have the same Hertz until it comes to the subwoofer (more on that later), or when Full Range is selected for the other speakers, something that ARC does on its own only when there's no sub. In that case the figure is for eq cutoff alone, since crossover is bypassed. This has always been the case since ARC started.

So what exactly is eq cutoff? It's the point where ARC stops flattening and starts rolling off. Why would it do that? Trying to boost the bottom end's "diminishing returns" territory only leads to things like chuffing noise and blown woofers. Every speaker has its natural rolloff on the bottom end, and this includes subs except that built-in protection and optimization, where present, can make the rolloff a lot steeper. ARC detects this too and sets the sub channel's high-pass filter accordingly, up to 16th order (up to 8th order for ARC-1, which is already plenty for 99% of subs). For main speakers, it's 2nd order.

Example: ARC measures a main speaker, sees diminishing in-room response from 100 Hz downward, typical for a bookshelf speaker. It'll be rolled off from there, not flattened. Even so-called "full-range" floorstanders typically start losing their natural oomph at around 40 Hz. The manufacturer's spec sheet may say something different, but your ARC graph is showing exactly what's happening with your speaker in your room as heard from your listening area. That's all ARC cares about.

To better understand the difference between cutoff and crossover, ARC-2 shows the effect of crossover alone (purple curve, not shown by ARC-1 but works out the same in the end) and crossover plus EQ (green curve, same as in ARC-1).

For the sub channel, which plays two kinds of bass - LFE plus what's derived from other channels - it gets more complicated. The following only applies to MRX x10 - not AVM/D and not MRX x00, as each series has its own way of managing bass: LFE has its own frequency control in the setup menu. As the name implies, it acts only on LFE, not the bass derived from the other channels. The other channels are sent to the sub according to their own crossover frequencies (remember we're talking about MRX here, not AVM/D). This LFE crossover can even be set to bypass mode (for AVM/D the only choice when ARC is on). ARC won't necessarily set this one to the same frequency as the sub channel's EQ cutoff. Cutoff is only concerned with the speaker's natural in-room response.

Example: The sub's top end drops off starting at 80 Hz, and ARC sets cutoff accordingly. The LFE filter will not be set to 80 Hz but to a higher frequency such as 120 Hz. The EQ is already taking care of the "safe" range. If another 80 Hz filter was cascaded on top, then there would be double-rolloff at 80 Hz, or 6 dB too low at that frequency. In other words, if the menu says 120 Hz for LPF, it doesn't necessarily mean that you'll hear 120 Hz worth of LFE. You'll get whatever your sub can play as reflected in the red and purple curves.

Not specifically for usxplong but for anyone: Even more confused than before?

These are the main things to remember if using a conventional sub/sat system and haven't changed targets:

EQ cutoffs are shown in Targets, crossover frequencies are shown in the setup menu. That's mostly all there is to it because they're the same number except where the sub's top end naturally rolls off earlier than normal. But don't worry about that - you can't lose what was never there and the only thing you can do about that without bringing in new equipment is making sure that the sub's crossover dial is all the way up, and that with the help of Quick Measure, pre-correction response is as good as you can make it.

Thanks Nick for your time and explanation.
As I stated in my previous post, one possibility is that the ARC 2 print out says it Sub Crossover instead of Sub eq. Cutoff. That explains it.

On the Anthemlogic Music, the sub is very low. I had Anthemlogic Music as default on my MRX 710 so there was no mode cycling. Doesn't matter how you use it, Anthemlogic music has very low base from sub.
post #336 of 1889
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

The new MRX Receivers are very easy to set up.

However, there are two things you should keep in mind:

1) One of the things you paid for in the OPPO 105 is the exceptional quality of its Analog outputs. As you know, you won't be able to use 7.1 Analog into the MRX.

2) One of the best features of the Anthems is Anthem Room Correction (ARC). For ARC to operate on Analog input, the MRX has to be set to Process that input -- i.e., to re-digitize it so that stuff like ARC can be applied to it. So for the Stereo Analog you CAN connect from the OPPO 105, you will either forego ARC in the MRX or you will re-digitize the Analog input (which then gets processed and then converted BACK to Analog for output using the DACs in the MRX). So again, you are not getting the full value you paid for in the DACs (Analog output stage) of the OPPO 105.

This may not be a concern to you, and if not then the MRX is a very nice sounding unit for the price. But here are some possibilities to consider:

1) Sell the OPPO 105 and get an OPPO 103 or 103D and use HDMI into the MRX -- you'll likely end up with some extra cash on the sale that you can apply to the purchase of the MRX. This lets you use ARC in the MRX, and of course you can play stereo or multi-channel content this way.

2) Buy a decent quality, multi-channel power amp (not a Receiver) and connect the OPPO 105 directly to the power amp. Volume control and speaker configuration are then managed in the OPPO 105. Essentially the 105 acts as a simple pre-amp. Of course this means you don't get to take advantage of ARC because you are not using the MRX at all, and you will be limited to the OPPO 105 as your sole Source device (except for Sources you connect THROUGH the 105 using its inputs).
--Bob

When reading your post it got to me, what DAC's are Anthem using in the X10 line? Does it do digital to analog after the ARC gone through the DSP or does the DSP it all? And to what quality?
post #337 of 1889
Spotted a bit of an anomaly... I'm unable to choose Anthem Cinema mode when the source is DD2.0. It works fine when the source is PCM2.0.

This is either using the mode button / up+down or setting the default listening mode.
post #338 of 1889

I have an MRX 710.  I wish to output the same material on the Zone 2 outputs that I am listening to on the Main outputs.

 

Besides my main speaker setup in the family room, I have four sets of smaller speakers throughout the house on which I would like to echo the Main material.  I listen to the radio while I'm shaving, & we can wander through the house while the TV news is on & at least hear it while we do other things.  I have an old Niles switch which serves to distribute the Zone 2 material to the various speaker pairs.

 

I have set up my Zone 2 inputs to match the Main inputs as closely as possible.  Unfortunately, the manual indicates that there is no way to feed Zone 2 material that starts life as more than two audio channels.  This works OK for the CD player & radio, but it starts to become a problem with the Blu-Ray player (& possibly the DVR?) due to its multi-channel audio.

 

Is there a work-around that would allow me to have the same material on Zone 2 as is on Main?  Ironically, ALL of my Main material is currently stereo anyway, since there are only two main speakers on the Main outputs right now.

 

Thanks, Robcom2 - his first post...

post #339 of 1889
If your sources have analogue audio outputs, you can connect them up and assign them as the second zone inputs.
post #340 of 1889

Oops...  I should have mentioned that all of my sources are digital.  The problem with the Blu-Ray is that its output is HDMI, & so appears as multi-channel (& is therefore not an option for Zone 2).  I am assuming that HDMI will not magically appear as a Zone 2 input option if I force the Blu-Ray player to output 2.0 stereo.

 

While the Blu-Ray player does have analog outputs, they are disabled when outputting HDMI.  This was one of the the primary reasons I bought the MRX 710.  My 27-year-old previous system was completely analog, & for three years the only way I had to hear the sound tracks on my Blu-Ray disks was to use the TV screen!  (The other reason was because it just sounded so good.)

post #341 of 1889
Bob, You raise some really interesting points. I have to put the brakes on running out and purchasing this 2 grand receiver, thinking I am getting an instant upgrade in sound.
post #342 of 1889
Quote:
Originally Posted by usxplong View Post

2. The AnthemLogic Music is broken. The sub level is too low. Changing to PL II Music or DTS Neo Music brings everything back to live with heavy base. AnthemLogic Music is basically dead.

Anybody else has noticed or has these problems?

I can confirm this. There is virtually no output from the sub when in AnthemLogic Music.
post #343 of 1889
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

The new MRX Receivers are very easy to set up.

However, there are two things you should keep in mind:

1) One of the things you paid for in the OPPO 105 is the exceptional quality of its Analog outputs. As you know, you won't be able to use 7.1 Analog into the MRX.

2) One of the best features of the Anthems is Anthem Room Correction (ARC). For ARC to operate on Analog input, the MRX has to be set to Process that input -- i.e., to re-digitize it so that stuff like ARC can be applied to it. So for the Stereo Analog you CAN connect from the OPPO 105, you will either forego ARC in the MRX or you will re-digitize the Analog input (which then gets processed and then converted BACK to Analog for output using the DACs in the MRX). So again, you are not getting the full value you paid for in the DACs (Analog output stage) of the OPPO 105.

This may not be a concern to you, and if not then the MRX is a very nice sounding unit for the price. But here are some possibilities to consider:

1) Sell the OPPO 105 and get an OPPO 103 or 103D and use HDMI into the MRX -- you'll likely end up with some extra cash on the sale that you can apply to the purchase of the MRX. This lets you use ARC in the MRX, and of course you can play stereo or multi-channel content this way.

2) Buy a decent quality, multi-channel power amp (not a Receiver) and connect the OPPO 105 directly to the power amp. Volume control and speaker configuration are then managed in the OPPO 105. Essentially the 105 acts as a simple pre-amp. Of course this means you don't get to take advantage of ARC because you are not using the MRX at all, and you will be limited to the OPPO 105 as your sole Source device (except for Sources you connect THROUGH the 105 using its inputs).
--Bob


I had no idea ARC worked like that! It seems like you are basically saying purchasing the 710 would turn my Oppo 105 into a transport. Using the 105 as a pre-amp is not an option for me. This is probably a hard question to answer but If i did sell the 105 and purchase the 103 and the 710, do you think I would get a SQ improvement over the 105 and Yamaha receiver that I currently use?
Thanks for your knowledge Bob.
post #344 of 1889
^ ARC is amazing. I'm a big fan of ARC. I use a Statement D2v in my main configuration and the speakers I'm using are chosen based on the idea that ARC will be there doing an exceptional job managing the transition between speakers and Sub, and taming room issues. With this speaker configuration I would never even consider listening without ARC. So the OPPO 105 that I use for testing is hooked up by HDMI and also by 5.1 Analog, but when using the Analog I run the D2v in the equivalent of what the MRX calls Processed with ARC. And it sounds great!

Now the MRX is not a D2v, but it's no slouch for audio. I would pair it with an OPPO 103 or 103D so you can use multi-channel via HDMI without spending money on multi-channel Analog you aren't using in a 105. You would have the advantage of ARC for ALL your sources, not just the OPPO. And although I've not tried your Yamaha, I think the odds are good that ARC would make the MRX sound better.

To get full value for the 105 in the Yamaha, you would need to be sure the Yamaha was doing Analog pass-through, i.e., no re-digitizing of the Analog. And thus also no audio processing! You would for example have to do Crossover processing in the 105. And no Surround Sound modes like PLIIx in the Yamaha, nor any room EQ. Essentially the Yamaha would be used for volume control only. The Analog from the 105 would go through the pre-amp and power amp stages of the Yamaha -- as Analog. Now whether those are good enough to preserve the exceptional quality of the Analog outputs of the 105 is a big question. And whether the LACK of ARC results in you hearing problems in your speakers and room response is the other important question.

Personally, in this price range of electronics, I'd go with a 103D and the MRX 710 (using HDMI).
--Bob
post #345 of 1889
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Originally Posted by usxplong View Post


.....On the Anthemlogic Music, the sub is very low. I had Anthemlogic Music as default on my MRX 710 so there was no mode cycling. Doesn't matter how you use it, Anthemlogic music has very low base from sub.

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Originally Posted by stevelup View Post

I can confirm this. There is virtually no output from the sub when in AnthemLogic Music.

This would be a deal breaker for me. I use Anthem Logic frequently on my AVM 20. Interestingly, the sub level is boosted about 3db on my AVM 20 when using Anthem Logic, so I have it set to reduce the sub level by 3db when using those modes (very easy fix).
post #346 of 1889
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ ARC is amazing. I'm a big fan of ARC. I use a Statement D2v in my main configuration and the speakers I'm using are chosen based on the idea that ARC will be there doing an exceptional job managing the transition between speakers and Sub, and taming room issues. With this speaker configuration I would never even consider listening without ARC. So the OPPO 105 that I use for testing is hooked up by HDMI and also by 5.1 Analog, but when using the Analog I run the D2v in the equivalent of what the MRX calls Processed with ARC. And it sounds great!

Now the MRX is not a D2v, but it's no slouch for audio. I would pair it with an OPPO 103 or 103D so you can use multi-channel via HDMI without spending money on multi-channel Analog you aren't using in a 105. You would have the advantage of ARC for ALL your sources, not just the OPPO. And although I've not tried your Yamaha, I think the odds are good that ARC would make the MRX sound better.

To get full value for the 105 in the Yamaha, you would need to be sure the Yamaha was doing Analog pass-through, i.e., no re-digitizing of the Analog. And thus also no audio processing! You would for example have to do Crossover processing in the 105. And no Surround Sound modes like PLIIx in the Yamaha, nor any room EQ. Essentially the Yamaha would be used for volume control only. The Analog from the 105 would go through the pre-amp and power amp stages of the Yamaha -- as Analog. Now whether those are good enough to preserve the exceptional quality of the Analog outputs of the 105 is a big question. And whether the LACK of ARC results in you hearing problems in your speakers and room response is the other important question.

Personally, in this price range of electronics, I'd go with a 103D and the MRX 710 (using HDMI).
--Bob

The Yamaha has YPAO, it is their version of room EQ software. When listening to 2 channel sources I use either "Straight" or "Pure Direct" There is no processing at all in pure direct, and no sub output. Straight mode does have sub output, so I guess there is minimal processing in this mode.

I have the settings in the Oppo set to large speakers with a crossover at 50hz. Although I am not sure which outputs these settings affect. Multi-channel out, analog out, or coax out?? I am just now slowly moving away from budget gear, so I know I have a lot to learn. Not sure if I am too keen on downgrading from the 105. I really like that piece of gear. Even though I understand the extra money is spent for the analog audio output. A little confused at this point:....
post #347 of 1889
^ OPPO specific questions are best asked in the OPPO player thread for your player.

Room EQ in the Yamaha will be done digitally. So for Analog audio input Room EQ is either bypassed or that Analog input is being digitized.
--Bob
post #348 of 1889
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Originally Posted by music first View Post

Bob, I am seriously considering this receiver to pair with my Oppo 105. It will be replacing an older Yamaha surround receiver. Do you think I will hear a difference in sound quality? An improvement? I know this receiver does not have 7.1 multi channel inputs. So I will be unable to connect the Oppo this way. Do you think that's a big deal? I care more about music then I do movies. Also, is it relatively easy to set up? Thanks for any input you could provide.


I have the Oppo 105 and an Anthem 710.  I am using the Anthem for Blu-rays and my Satellite Box. I'm just using the Stereo outputs on the Oppo when I listen to music. The Oppo gets plugged directly into my two power amps when listening to music. I must say the Oppo sounds amazing for stereo music and the Anthem is just super with the Blu-rays.

 

May be a tad inconvenient to have to re-plug the devices but the sound is sure worth it. 

post #349 of 1889
Hi follow-MRX owners,

I purchased my MRX 510 a few days ago. Ever since I'm trying to connect my laptop to the MRX to run ARC.
I've already updated the firmware of the MRX(1.1.4) and I've downloaded the latest ARC software (1.0.1). Both my laptop and MRX are connected to the same router.
Both devices get an IP address, and I can ping my MRX from the laptop (does not matter if I'm connected through WIFI or via the UTP cable).
But when I try to connect in the ARC software the MRX is not found.

The laptop is a DELL latitude running Windows 7.
The router is a Linksys 160N running DD-WRT software

Does anyone have any ideas how to solve this ?

Thanks.
post #350 of 1889
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Originally Posted by Vinzie View Post

Hi follow-MRX owners,

I purchased my MRX 510 a few days ago. Ever since I'm trying to connect my laptop to the MRX to run ARC.
I've already updated the firmware of the MRX(1.1.4) and I've downloaded the latest ARC software (1.0.1). Both my laptop and MRX are connected to the same router.
Both devices get an IP address, and I can ping my MRX from the laptop (does not matter if I'm connected through WIFI or via the UTP cable).
But when I try to connect in the ARC software the MRX is not found.

The laptop is a DELL latitude running Windows 7.
The router is a Linksys 160N running DD-WRT software

Does anyone have any ideas how to solve this ?

Thanks.


I had the exact same problem. Both my Oppo and my Sharp TV show up on my laptop as "media" devices my Anthem does not show as a "media" device. All three are plugged into the router the same way. The router assigns an ip to the Anthem...I can ping the Anthem from my laptop....but ACR will not find it.  I gave up and ended up using the direct connect method. Was going to get around to emailing Anthem.  Somehow the Anthem is not identifying itself quite right to the router I think. I assume it should show on the Laptop as a "media" device using  the name you have under "networking" on the Anthem menu.

Laptop is Toshiba with Windows 7 and router is an Asus RT-N66U with stock firmware.

post #351 of 1889
Ok thanks for sharing. I'll try the direct connect option tomorrow. Anything I have to do or don't when using that method? Hopefully Anthem will address this issues in a software update...
post #352 of 1889

You need to put the direct connect options in the Anthem under the network menu. I'm at work but from memory there are two settings to change there.

You are setting up a little network between your laptop and the Anthem. The laptop needs 192.168.1.2 as a static ip and 192.168.1.1 as gateway..the Anthem assigns itself 192.168.1.3 as an ip and 192.168.1.1 as the gateway when you change the options under networking.

There shouldn't be anything different as far as ARC is concerned.

post #353 of 1889
Ok clear. Will try it tomorrow..
post #354 of 1889
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Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau View Post

^ OPPO specific questions are best asked in the OPPO player thread for your player.

Room EQ in the Yamaha will be done digitally. So for Analog audio input Room EQ is either bypassed or that Analog input is being digitized.
--Bob

Gotcha, thanks Bob
post #355 of 1889
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Originally Posted by melb View Post

You need to put the direct connect options in the Anthem under the network menu. I'm at work but from memory there are two settings to change there.
You are setting up a little network between your laptop and the Anthem. The laptop needs 192.168.1.2 as a static ip and 192.168.1.1 as gateway..the Anthem assigns itself 192.168.1.3 as an ip and 192.168.1.1 as the gateway when you change the options under networking.
There shouldn't be anything different as far as ARC is concerned.
Still no luck. The only thing I can think is resetting the MRX to its factory settings and try again...
post #356 of 1889
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Originally Posted by melb View Post


I have the Oppo 105 and an Anthem 710.  I am using the Anthem for Blu-rays and my Satellite Box. I'm just using the Stereo outputs on the Oppo when I listen to music. The Oppo gets plugged directly into my two power amps when listening to music. I must say the Oppo sounds amazing for stereo music and the Anthem is just super with the Blu-rays.

May be a tad inconvenient to have to re-plug the devices but the sound is sure worth it. 

Interesting melb. I am just curious, have you tried using the dedicated stereo outputs into the MRX710? If so, how did it sound? Also, do you miss not being able to use the multi-channel outputs of the Oppo?
post #357 of 1889

^^  Turn off Firewall and Anti-virus program if running? Oh and disable wireless network on laptop too.

post #358 of 1889
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Originally Posted by music first View Post


Interesting melb. I am just curious, have you tried using the dedicated stereo outputs into the MRX710? If so, how did it sound? Also, do you miss not being able to use the multi-channel outputs of the Oppo?


Just setting up the dedicated stereo outputs into the Anthem now. Going to set up an input and run them into the analog 1 input then set speaker config 2 for no processing and just two front speakers. Basically just a switch I hope. Will report back...got a lot to do today.

 

The Oppo is new to me as well so I have never had a chance to use the multichannel outputs. Before I got the Anthem (last week) I had a Yamaha RX-V3800.

 

Before I got the Oppo I had an Arcam BDP-100. The Arcam would not play many many Blu-rays. It was very good sounding (I thought) with CDs but against the Oppo...no contest.

post #359 of 1889
Hi

Could I get some feedback on my graphs please?







Front three:- B&W LCR7 in-wall speakers
Surounds:- B&W CCM-626 ceiling speakers
Subwoofer:- SVS PB1000

Couple of things that surprised me... Firstly, the very low frequencies ARC has selected for my speakers. They are capable units, but I didn't think they were -that- capable.

Second thing I found surprising was the low room gain. Most other people seem to get figures of around 3.5 and higher.

Is this bad or good?

Cheers,

Steve
post #360 of 1889
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I have this same issue with my apple tv. I emailed Anthem over a week ago and got no response on the issue.

 

Same here.  I did try with optical... same problem.  It seems it goes to sleep too fast!.

 

I'm also experiencing a weird issue with the headphone jack : sometimes, the volume is WAY too low.  Unplugging them and plugging them back again seems to fix the problem.  I'm wondering if this has anything to do with the previous issue we're having...

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