I have not had a chance to run Genesis yet, but something in the feedback from users has me intrigued. Many users are reporting that their surround and/or height channels are now way more prominent after running Genesis. Yet, in most cases, their ARC2 vs. ARC Genesis channel levels have increased proportionately by a few decibels, including their L/C/R. If all channel levels have increased, then I am trying to understand how the numbers don't support the impression of more active surround channels. And I am in no way doubting anyone's results.
Is it possible that Genesis is really adding some hidden gain in the surround channels that is not being shown to the user in ARC results or on-screen speaker levels?
Now if there had been a firmware update along with Genesis rollout, I might suspect tweaked decoding algorithms in the processor, but all of these differences are simply from a new room correction upload. Trying to get my arms around this.
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