"Venerable Canadian audio brands Paradigm, Anthem, and MartinLogan have been sold back to a familiar name. Original founder Scott Bagby, along with John Bagby, have announced the purchase of Paradigm Electronics, Anthem Electronics, and MartinLogan Loudspeakers, effective May 10, 2019. Venerable Canadian audio brands Paradigm, Anthem, and MartinLogan have been sold back to a familiar name. Original founder Scott Bagby, along with John Bagby, have announced the purchase of Paradigm Electronics, Anthem Electronics, and MartinLogan Loudspeakers, effective May 10, 2019. "
One would expect a founder and new-again owner to "tweak and improve" rather than neglect.
At least Anthem supports a competent technical support line manned by English-first language tech's who know the products and sincerely try to assist.
I've owned six different Anthem products since 2003 and all have served me well.
But I sure miss Nick Platsis, who left Anthem in 2017.
Anthem's customer support has not been the same since Nick departed. Methinks Scott Bagby ought to try to hire Nick back. Nick always kept his eye on the legendarily looong AVS thread "Anthem D2/D2v/AVM50/AVM50v/ARC1 tweaking guide". Nick kept up with that thread and would contribute to it frequently.
It does boggle the mind that Anthem has not updated its ARC Genesis software for such a long time. Having myself been through every iteration of ARC, ARC-2 and now Genesis with first a D2, a D2V (< still in my rack) and an AVM-60 going on 3 years, ARC has come a very long way. But to not address its deficiencies so thoroughly referenced in this thread, seems a missed opportunity to advance/burnish Anthem's reputation.
JVC RS3000 in AeroLift 150, Paladin DCR lens, Lumagen Radiance Pro, Two Screens: Stewart ElectiScreen StudioTek 130G 153” 240:1 and Screen Innovations Motorized Series 5 Slate 1.2 120" 16:9, Rack: Anthem AVM-60, Oppo 203, Sony CX-7000ES BD Changer, two Anthem A-5's, Rotel 1075, Atmos 7.2.4: 7 Thiel PowerPoint 1.2's, 2 SVS SB-16 Ultra's, 4 Thiel PowerPlane 1.2's. Projector cabling: FIBBR + RUIPro 10M, Remote: URC MX-990.