While the amp may be DOA, I do not understand about the "no signal" notice. The AVM 60 has no idea if the power amp is working or not -- unless you mean when you were trying to run Genesis calibration and the mic was unable to pick up the test signals. Is that what happened?
Hi, on the AVM60 every time it powers on it says "no signal" on the LCD screen. Once it gets a signal from a movie, it goes from no signal to showing the DTS audio then every time a black screen happens (like when viewing previews on a bluray disc) it goes back to no signal and then once it detects the next preview it will show DTS again. I got the amp working by the way. The trigger wire was loose on the Anthem causing the amp not to power on.
The AVM 60 is only capable of creating one unique subwoofer output signal, even though it has two output jacks. It's same as a Y splitter.
This is unfortunate since even cheap denon receivers have independent subwoofer calibration with xt32 audyssey.
How are your 2 subs arranged in the room wrt seating area? If the room is enclosed, symmetrical, MLP in the middle, and the subs are also symmetrically placed, in advantageous locations, ARC will do a good job with EQ. But yes, setting the distances for all speakers is left up to you, unfortunately.
I currently have one sub in the corner wall next to the left tower speaker and the other one in the right corner next to my theater chair and right surround (that's on the wall of course).
No. Physical distance from a sub is not really relevant because most subs introduce latency due to internal DSP. You might need to add 5-15' to the actual distance. It can be done with some test tones and SPL meter, but it will be a lot better to use REW. Hence the video
So if I just measure to each subwoofer in feet and then divide by 2, that won't be good enough for the manual distance setting in the AVR? What about setting phase on the subs. Do I just leave them to 0 phase before running ARC? I have an SPL meter but do not have a calibrated REW mic. I only have the one included with this new processor (the ARC one).