Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Here is a tough question I hope someone can help me with. It's about ARC Genesis, which I'm using in a 2.2 audio system.
When you are adjusting targets and you want to get back to default values, there are two options to choose from: (a) "Auto-Detect (System-Wide Target and All Channels)" and (b) "Auto-Detect (System-Wide Target)". I can't figure out the purpose of the two.
When I asked Anthem tech support, they said that "Your crossover points, roll off, as well as the levels of all of your channels are all factors in using [method (b)]. These factors are ignored using [method (a)]."
That answer does not compute for me. Since crossover points, etc., are determined by ARC, why would ARC ignore them in any case? Why would a user ever want to ignore them? Also, why does Room Gain (and apparently only Room Gain) change between (a) and (b)?
In short, can anyone give a practical explanation, in plain English, of the intended purpose of (a) and (b) and when one would use each option?
Mike (Portland, Oregon -- no longer in North Carolina)
Main 2.2 system: Synology NAS, Auralic Aries G1 streamer, Anthem STR (DAC-)Preamp, Bryston 4B3 amp, Janszen Valentina mains, 2x JL Audio F112 subs. Desktop 2.1 system: JRiver Media Center, Classe CP-800 DAC-preamp, Marsh A400s power amp, Harbeth P3ESR, B&W ASW610.