I'm glad you posted those anthem articles. I remember when I read them thinking that I might be better off with an Anthem. And I may buy one for my next receiver. OTOH some of the simplicity/convenience features like dyn eq and dyn volume would have to be similarly implemented (and as pleasingly) before I'd be a full converty.
Yes, agreed. Seems you can’t have everything in one unit. I can live without DEQ, although I do use it currently. But my room is well-treated and I tend to listen to almost everything at the same SPLs - I have no problems with neighbours, sleeping kids or WAF in this regard. I could really just dial in a house curve with PEQ and be done. Similarly, I have never even engaged Dynamic Volume - it might not even work on my AVP for all I know I would definitely consider Anthem if I needed a new unit - their entry level MRX 300 would make a stonking prepro by all appearances. That is not to say I would definitely go with Anthem but I would certainly add it to my list.
I saw pics of your room and I really liked the setup! Lot of room treatments you had in there as well. The PQ also looked very nice
That was the old room. The new room looks even better IMO, with a few more treatments added. I have promised to post some pics as soon as I get a round tuit.