post #6871 of 10043
1/13/11 at 6:23pm
It is more likely the result of the sub positioning or seating, or it could be the volume of the room and the capabilities of the subwoofer. It could be a number of things really...this is where the HUMAN comes in contrary to your dealer. Oi.
Oh brother! Who is your dealer??!! Not true...not true at all. ARC, like Audyssey, is a tool...nothing more. It will absolutely not take the place of proper positioning, seating arrangement, treatment, AND someone who knows what they are doing when it comes to calibration. Audyssey, to their credit, will be forth-right enough to say as much. All of the "automajik" buttons are blind and "stoopid" when it comes to these elements...no if's, and's or but's about it. They also will not tell you if you have a blown tweeter or other problems with your speakers, and I frequently catch, at least Audyssey, claiming that the polarity of a speaker is incorrect after I checked every driver individually for just such a problem. The general consumer, without specialized equipment may think otherwise and start flipping wires to correct a ghost problem. Bottom line is, the automajik stuff is often better than nothing, but it will not, repeat not, take the place of a proper calibration with a human being. Best wishes!
Well I have done the crawl test and found that the middle of the side walls sounded the best. I placed both subs there, one on either side wall pointing towards the middle of the room and ran ARC(Anthem Room Correction). I no longer have a kick with the bass, not sure if getting good bass traps will help this, the subs put out 1500 watts of continuous power each(Paradigm Servo 15"X2) and my ceiling is only 7' high. Maybe it's the concrete floor under the carpet, not sure but it also sounds like most of my bass is still in the upper corners by the ceiling. Maybe try raising the subs off the floor?
I thought it funny that my dealer said that ARC would do a better job than a calibrator, but maybe he meant better than his calibrator. Looks like I may have to find a guy that may be able to help in my area.