Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
I don't really know where your loud pops are coming from, but what you are doing with the No Subwoofer music configuration is exercising NEW CODE in this "test" ARC software so you should be prepared for surprises. I.e., play loud passages at low volume at least to start.
I suspect we'll see a new "test" version shortly that fixes Jayray's hardware ID bug. So you might want to wait a couple days for that.
I suspect that resources are not moved from speaker channel to speaker channel, but rather that there's a certain amount of processing that can happen on each channel. Which means eliminating speakers doesn't boost the processing on the remaining channels.
But the subwoofer case is special, so perhaps you are right.
Well, Bob, I took your warnings pretty seriously so:
- I did a backup on the D2
- Another backup of my ARC 1.2.5 setup files
- And another of my old 1.2.5 measurement
Just in case...
Then... I monitored my volume level all along and started to work on 1.2.9 aka 126.96.36.199
So here are my results:
- You were right about the Xover set on the D2, they are different. Now mine are around 60~65Hz all over (7.1 config)
- The music profile when set to stereo only leaves the front speakers set to "Advanced" but with no sub. Which is good.
- My gain for 7.1 movies was set to 3.9 and music to 0.7 so I took an old advise you gave me and raised my music gain to 3.
- Although there was no sub for music, ARC set my front speakers target frequency to 55 (?!). I reset it to 25 before I started calculating.
- The loud pops have disapeared
- My movie profile sounds the same as before, I think...
- My stereo music profile sounds HUMONGOUSLY BEAUTIFUL, I LOVE IT