Originally Posted by jayray
This is great news for us little brothers(avm50). Can't wait. Now that this is looking like it will happen I have several questions.
1. I have several large cardboard Characters in my room. Should they be removed or just left to let ARC adjust to their presence?
2. My understanding is that if you run Standard for ARC, you can save a file and open it later in Advanced and recalculate to get the graphs. If not interested in the graphs, or adjusting anything after ARC is there any reason standard shouldn't be run?
Set up your room as you would have it for normal listening. This includes doors opened/closed, curtains opened/closed, etc.
NOTE: The doors open/closed thing is IMPORTANT. Even a closet door being open may produce a significant change in room response in the bass frequencies.
ARC's Advanced mode is dead easy to use. You don't HAVE TO make any changes to the ARC defaults. The nicest thing about Advanced mode is that you get to decide when each phase of the process happens: Measurement, Calculation, and Upload.
For example, I take my measurements and then exit ARC after the measurements are saved to the file. Then I make a copy of that file and Write Protect the original. Then I restart ARC, open the copy of the file, do the Calculations and do the Upload. If I ever want to revisit ARCs settings I know my original measurement file is guaranteed to be the way it was right after the measurements were taken. I can just make another copy of it. There's no chance I could somehow screw up that file and need to do the measurements all over again.