Originally Posted by Lars Bergvall
After installing version 9006 yesterday and listening through the new calibration, I wonder what Anthem is doing as long as they are sending out 9105 which is so wrong in both sound and phase it seems that the version is tipping the sound to the right
And if i look at the calibration file with 9006, the EQ curve looks completely different, more good bass in the 50-20Hz range and maybe down to ?.
It's good to hear you are getting better results. Myself, I didn't notice better sound with one version or the other, but definitely there are some bugs in 9105. I'm not sure if the auto-phase worked better in 9006 or not. It is a new feature for Anthem, and maybe it's never been right.
What I have found are two things.
(1) Results are highly dependent on the measurements. In my case, for example, I use relatively directional speakers (electrostatics), and I get much better results by measuring in a smaller area than recommended by Anthem. My measurements are only 15 cm apart or so. Also, my speakers are well matched, so if ARC reports different gain applied to each front speaker, I understand that my measurements were not symmetrical, and I take a new set of measurements.
(2) Do not hesitate to experiment with the various settings given by ARC, for example, room gain, maximum correction frequency, and LF boost. If you have good measurements, you can simply copy the ARC3 file to another name, bring it into ARC, change the parameters, and run the corrections again. That way, you can experiment without taking endless measurements and without losing your original results.
In my 2.2 systems, I have tried several kinds of automatic and manual DSP, and I do think that ARC is one of the better ones. I hope that you are able to get good results, too.