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Another question, I have run ARC on my AVM 60 and when ARC finishes it says something like "volume set to 106DB due to room anomalies". Now my home theater room is quite large approximately 27'x33' but I had an Anthem 50v before I purchased this unit and never saw message like that when running ARC on the 50v.

Anybody seen a message similar to that when running ARC.
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Anyone using simple control remote/roomie with the new anthem receivers. If so, does it control everything
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I haven't seen much discussion here about DTS Play-Fi, so maybe I'll describe my experience with it. I was very skeptical about it because when you download the Play-Fi app you can't do anything with it until you have a Play-Fi device connected to it (ala AirPlay). I'm on Android and am generally opposed to having locked down hardware and apps and I was fully expecting to be unimpressed and end up using a Bluetooth adapter like usual. But so far so good with Play-Fi.

The Android app initially couldn't detect my MRX720. But that was on a wired ethernet connection. After I set up the Wifi connection on the receiver the Play-Fi app worked and found the device. I'm not sure yet if wifi is required for Play-Fi to work.

Here are some images of the app when it's connected, it's a fairly straightforward music app that's mostly a clone of Google Play Music:







Music & Audio Quality: The Music app is functionally equivalent to Google Music, but unfortunately has a good 2-3 second delay when switching songs. The app lets you stream MP3 and FLAC directly from the phone app without any limitations - this is better than Chromecast which requires you to subscribe and stream all your music from their servers. Play-Fi's audio quality sounds lossless to me, but I don't have a magic ear capable of telling if it's truly "bit-perfect" or not.

Volume Control: The Play-Fi app's volume control does control the hardware volume on the MRX - no more juggling volume between software and hardware. When the Play-Fi app is open the Android hardware volume buttons also adjusts the volume of the MRX but unfortunately does so in 6DB increments which is way too big of a jump. Another more serious problem is the Play-Fi volume slider has unlimited volume control, it goes from -90DB to 0DB which could be dangerous because it would be super easy to accidentally flick the slider all the way to 0DB and blast the speakers at full volume. They (Anthem or Play-Fi) really need to fix these problems, just give me some additional settings in the Play-Fi app to select my own volume jumps, and set the min/max volume and it would be perfect. Also, Play-Fi automatically pauses/mutes when receiving a call which is nice.

Internet Radio: looks like it's only Shoutcast stations (?), but I'm finding the sound quality is fantastic and streaming from your phone is so much more convenient than it used to be in the Winamp days. I'm not a big internet radio users but I can see myself using this a lot.

App Support/Switching: Play-Fi only streams content within the app itself and NOT all sounds playing on the device the way Bluetooth audio works. I'm finding that to be both good and bad. I can be streaming a song on Play-Fi and watch a youtube video at the same time which would be impossible to do with Bluetooth. In the last screenshot above it looks like you can connect to 3rd party music players but I have not tried any of them.

Overall I'm pretty happy with Play-Fi but I still wish Anthem had also included a Bluetooth adapter in the receiver because then you'd have the best of both protocols.

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No audio Zone 2

Hi Folks. I have an MRX 1120 and am having problems getting audio to play to my zone 2 output. Video shows up fine to zone 2 which is going across my HDMI 2 output, but audio only plays 7.1.4 through the main zone. Any ideas what I'm missing? I'm expecting audio from the TV connected to HDMI 2 out.
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New Firmware posted v0035

Hope someone responds to my previous post, but in the meantime thought it was worth mentioning there is a new firmware for the AVM 60, MRX 1120, MRX 720, MRX 520 posted on the website, here is what's listed in the text document inside the zip file.

Changes:

V00035_2016_02_04.fw:

1. Fixes for various issues including network connectivity, discrete input IR codes, and operation using RS-232/IP control.

2. Added serial commands to allow speaker profile selection without having to create a different virtual input.

3. Serially controlled bass/treble steps now 1 dB instead of 2 dB.

This version corresponds to ARC software v1.2.3750 or later - ensure that it is also up to date.
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Is there a consensus wether it is worthwhile to upgrade to one of the new Anthems from the MRX x10 line if there is no plan to do Atmos? ie just for 7.1?

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Is there a consensus wether it is worthwhile to upgrade to one of the new Anthems from the MRX x10 line if there is no plan to do Atmos? ie just for 7.1?
It's also worth upgrading when you're ready to move to 4K/UHD/HDR video.

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It's also worth upgrading when you're ready to move to 4K/UHD/HDR video.


Point taken - forgot about that

But let's say uhd isn't in my cards for a while. Any reason to swap out a MRX 710?

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Do you still need Keyspan by Tripp Lite USA-19HS High-Speed USB Serial Adapter, PC, MAC with new Anthem?
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Do you still need Keyspan by Tripp Lite USA-19HS High-Speed USB Serial Adapter, PC, MAC with new Anthem?
No they use USB for all updates, or ethernet for hardwired connections. RS232 port is still there if needed
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No they use USB for all updates, or ethernet for hardwired connections. RS232 port is still there if needed
USB for running ARC too? Windows or MAC?
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USB for running ARC too? Windows or MAC?
You can run ARC wirelessly (never works for me) or thru the ethernet port plugged into your laptop. Windows only, I do use a Mac bootcamped works just fine.
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Is there a consensus wether it is worthwhile to upgrade to one of the new Anthems from the MRX x10 line if there is no plan to do Atmos? ie just for 7.1?
I would say probably not just yet, then. Any particular reason you're passing on Atmos? It's pretty fantastic. Sweet looking room, BTW.
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What's the opinion on the MRX-520? Can't find any reviews on the device.

I had a Denon x3100 for just a small while (had hdmi problems and returned it) and I don't know if it was just because I wasn't used to the kind of sound it gave off, but the sound from the Denon didn't sound "full" and felt a little hollow coming from my Pioneer Elite. Was looking at the Anthem's as a possible replacement. My current setup isn't very good for anything but a 5.1 setup atm. I'd get a 710 but I think that would stretch my budget too far. Atmos sounds cool and it would be nice to have 7.1 just in case I ever had a chance to take advantage of it, but then again am I ever going to use them?
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I would say probably not just yet, then. Any particular reason you're passing on Atmos? It's pretty fantastic. Sweet looking room, BTW.



Thanks!

Main reason for putting it off is that to do it the way I'd want aesthetically would be doing in-ceiling speakers and running wires behind walls - which ends up being a bigger project than I want to take on at the moment.

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A quick question: It is known MRX-x1 series process sound at 48 kHz /16 bits
Is that true also on MRX-x2 series? Any difference in that respect for MRX-520?

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What's the opinion on the MRX-520? Can't find any reviews on the device.

I had a Denon x3100 for just a small while (had hdmi problems and returned it) and I don't know if it was just because I wasn't used to the kind of sound it gave off, but the sound from the Denon didn't sound "full" and felt a little hollow coming from my Pioneer Elite. Was looking at the Anthem's as a possible replacement. My current setup isn't very good for anything but a 5.1 setup atm. I'd get a 710 but I think that would stretch my budget too far. Atmos sounds cool and it would be nice to have 7.1 just in case I ever had a chance to take advantage of it, but then again am I ever going to use them?
I would check MRX-310 review: MRX-520 is its son, with some more power, more lip sync and 4K ready. I have seen also many people in MRX-310, 510 and 710 thread giving feedback about (usually in favor of Anthem)

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A quick question: It is known MRX-x1 series process sound at 48 kHz /16 bits
Is that true also on MRX-x2 series? Any difference in that respect for MRX-520?

Nick and the product info both say they don't downsample for ARC, bass management, or Anthem surround processing.

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I'm curious to know if there's a way to set up 9.2.2 on the Anthem. I'm set up for 7.1.4, but I'd love to A/B the two and hear the difference. What I really want is a receiver that will do 9.1.4 as I feel like there really is something missing there. I'll bet the next batch will have it. Carrot on a stick.

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Another question, I have run ARC on my AVM 60 and when ARC finishes it says something like "volume set to 106DB due to room anomalies". Now my home theater room is quite large approximately 27'x33' but I had an Anthem 50v before I purchased this unit and never saw message like that when running ARC on the 50v.

Anybody seen a message similar to that when running ARC.
Mine said the same thing but it was 120db? I have no idea why it does that or what it means?
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Another question, I have run ARC on my AVM 60 and when ARC finishes it says something like "volume set to 106DB due to room anomalies". Now my home theater room is quite large approximately 27'x33' but I had an Anthem 50v before I purchased this unit and never saw message like that when running ARC on the 50v.

Anybody seen a message similar to that when running ARC.
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Mine said the same thing but it was 120db? I have no idea why it does that or what it means?
Thanks mkohman for your reply. At least I know I'm not losing it. I was hoping for around 75db which is what I used to get with the 50V. Don't think I'm going to worry about it though as my system sounds very good and my charts looked good except for the volume setting.
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So, I noticed that apparently you can order direct from Anthem now? Anyone tried it? I'm seriously looking at the 1120 (or maybe the AVM60) to replace my AVM50V, but the nearest "retail" dealer appears to be about 120 miles away, and if they're not willing or able to offer a discount off MSRP that's not really worth a trip.
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So, I noticed that apparently you can order direct from Anthem now? Anyone tried it? I'm seriously looking at the 1120 (or maybe the AVM60) to replace my AVM50V, but the nearest "retail" dealer appears to be about 120 miles away, and if they're not willing or able to offer a discount off MSRP that's not really worth a trip.
You can do better my friend. I was considering the AVM60 and found decent discountsf with a couple of phone calls pretty quickly.
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You can do better my friend. I was considering the AVM60 and found decent discountsf with a couple of phone calls pretty quickly.

Do you just straight up ask for a discount?
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Just ask, some will some wont. Ive been quoted 2700.00 for a new 1120, from my local anthem dealer.

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10 to 20% discounts are not uncommon on Anthem. Just make a few calls. The worst you will hear is "no discount" and then you move on. I was offered 20% off without even really trying to negotiate to much.
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Any user feedback on properly passing HDR from the Samsung K8500? Seems a few folks in the AVM60 thread are having issues.
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So...I'm guessing by the lack of responses that there's no way to do 9.2.2?

Also, I've been reading the thread on DTS:X and it seems there's a significant difference between those who assign top fronts/rears vs front/rear heights in their D&M AVRs. Anthem doesn't seem to make any distinction between the two - ARC simply labels them as front and rear in-ceiling speakers. I'm curious to know if they are treated as the D&M equivalent of heights (good for DTSX, bad for Atmos) or tops (good for Atmos, bad for DTSX) or some amalgamation of the two or neither lol. I can wait for the DTSX upgrade - I just want it to be bug-free.

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So...I'm guessing by the lack of responses that there's no way to do 9.2.2?

Also, I've been reading the thread on DTS:X and it seems there's a significant difference between those who assign top fronts/rears vs front/rear heights in their D&M AVRs. Anthem doesn't seem to make any distinction between the two - ARC simply labels them as front and rear in-ceiling speakers. I'm curious to know if they are treated as the D&M equivalent of heights (good for DTSX, bad for Atmos) or tops (good for Atmos, bad for DTSX) or some amalgamation of the two or neither lol. I can wait for the DTSX upgrade - I just want it to be bug-free.
I think in speaker setup, Height speaker has three type setting. The type of front/back on-wall is like front/back height before, so may setup Height1 to front on-wall and Height2 to middle in-ceiling looks like 9.2.2.

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So...I'm guessing by the lack of responses that there's no way to do 9.2.2?

Also, I've been reading the thread on DTS:X and it seems there's a significant difference between those who assign top fronts/rears vs front/rear heights in their D&M AVRs. Anthem doesn't seem to make any distinction between the two - ARC simply labels them as front and rear in-ceiling speakers. I'm curious to know if they are treated as the D&M equivalent of heights (good for DTSX, bad for Atmos) or tops (good for Atmos, bad for DTSX) or some amalgamation of the two or neither lol. I can wait for the DTSX upgrade - I just want it to be bug-free.
To be precise, the layout would be 9.1.2, and I agree, it would be a welcome option. I am using my AVM 60 now as 5.1.4, and about to be 7.1.4, but I am very intrigued by a 9.1.2 setup, especially since it seems to be favored by Anthony Grimani over 7.1.4 which uses the same number of channels, and I want to hear it for myself. Alas, 9.1.6 would be my Holy Grail in my demo room, because it's not very big, but that's a future preamp, since 15 channels is four more than I currently have outputs for on the AVM 60. I will say, after having this thing for a bit now, it really sounds great! If I never get beyond 7.1.4, I will still be very happy for a very long time.

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