Originally Posted by wingnut4772
I am considering getting an AVM 50 to replace my Integra 80.3. I'm just not happy with Audyssey and I can't afford a D2v. Is there any discernible difference from the D2 to the 50? Is the ARC feature the same? Can anyone compare the 50 with the 80.3? Would I notice an improvement or would I be going sideways?
I have both a avm50v and a integra 80.2. 80.2 and 80.3 have the same audio circuts.......no difference inn Sound.
Hope you understand my bad english :-)
First ARC vi audessey .
Auddessey does a better job with two Subs . ARC can't handle two Subs , regards EQ anyway. You Can phase Them manuel.
In my book, the bigest drawback for Auddessey is it's All or nothing. In ARC you Can set a Cut off for how High in frekvens you want to EQ . Changing room gain, is also i good tool.
I'am not the Best to deskrive the tecnical difference. Only if it is on Danish ;-)
Buttonline in praksis. When you hear integra whit out Auddessey . You hear the integra Sound. When you turn Auddessey on , you hear the Sound off Auddessey . And that isent a good Sound. The timbre change dramatic. Yes - the bas's become tighter. But that is what EQ suppose to do........made bad thing better. The problem is that Auddessey also makes good thing bad - espessaly the treble .
ARC don't set the same fingerprint on the sound. It just make bad thing Sound good, and good tings Sounds better. When ARC is in the chain, you still hear the Sound from anthem
The Sound difference anthem avm 50v vs integra:
Both units have a very neutral Sound. Integra have a more Smooth Sound - marginal. But that have some drawbacks. Anthem kills the integra regards attack and dynamik . Much more teksture inn the bass. Integra have a more flat Sound. The Sound from anthem is very much "Real World " where integra just Sounds "Nice"
Anthem have also a more open Sound.
You get a very good processor for the Price - integra.
But the anthem just better in All aspekts. And in dynamik and attack it simply outperform the integra . To me it Sound that integra take the egde off the Sound, simply to make it Sound "Nice".
If i have to say one drawback against anthem is the DTS hd MR 7.1 issue. It mixes the surround side channels , in to th the front L/R. But that issue Will hopefully bee fixed soon.
All the above is only regards movies. For Music i Will not compare integra to the anthem. It is not fair to the integra. Anthem dosent have thiese kind off limitations.
Anthem avm50v is a very complet processor. My search for no limitations processor is over.
Before anthem - audiolab - lexicon - primare - integra i still have.
Hope you understand my impresions.