Originally Posted by imagic
I also would consider that including ARC and a mic is a significant differentiator versus the offerings from all the ID brands. It's a very capable room correction system and I consider that one of the most crucial ingredients in getting great sound.
The built in ARC is nice for those looking to add a sub to a 2-channel system without room correction in the electronics, or for those with older HT receivers, but I wonder how much cost it adds to the units for those that already have an ARC or Dirac enabled receiver (or one of the better versions of Audyssey even). It seems like it would be a redundant feature in those settings.
HT: Sony 940C, Oppo 203, Harman/Kardon DPR1001, Infinity Interlude IL40 x2, Infinity Interlude IL36C, Infinity MS-1 ii x2, Infinity MSW-1
Computer: Elac Uni-Fi UB5 x2, Elac Element EA101EQ integrated amp, SVS SB-12NSD
Dedicated 2-channel: Infinity Intermezzo 4.1t towers, Bluesound Node 2, Emotiva PT-100, Crown XLS 1502, Furman PL-8C