Originally Posted by Williams2
Arc Genesis sounds like it needs a lot of work. My system sounds amazing already with Arc 2, so I think I'll wait at least 6 months to do Genesis, if ever. Maybe the bugs will be worked out by then.
It doesn't need a lot of work, but it is kind of random right now with who can get it to work and who can't. Unfortunately there are so many variables out there to affect that -- different laptops/PC's/Macs, different OS versions, different software and patches installed, different Anthem firmware versions installed. And you can't rule out UKI -- user keyboard interface -- issues. In other words, user error.
For me personally, it has worked flawlessly from the first try. No issues installing, no issues recognizing my mic, no issues running sweeps, no issues uploading profiles. I've done two runs of measures, several curve recalcs and uploads to my AVM 60, and one full run on my Martin Logan sub which also has ARC built in. Not one issue. Now, as for the night and day difference in sound that many are reporting? So far not really seeing it. For me, it's at least as good as ARC2, certainly more flexible and more options for tweaking, but not revolutionary when it comes down to the resulting sound. No proverbial veil was lifted, no angels came down from home theater heaven strumming golden harps, no unicorns shooting rainbows out of their noses suddenly appeared...
If you've put a lot of time into setting up your room and squeezing every last ounce out of an ARC2 calibration, you may not see a revolutionary difference, either. Just my $.02.
Pre/Pro: Anthem AVR 60 | 5.2.4 Config: MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL X FL/FR, Motion 50XT Center, Motion LX16 Surrounds, Motion 4i Atmos | Subs: Velodyne DD-15, Martin Logan Dynamo 1100x | Amplification: Emotiva XPA-3 Gen 1 FL/C/FR, Emotiva A-700 Surrounds and Atmos
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