All the lights on the amps are blacked out so you can't really see the amps when watching a movie.
Originally Posted by Kris Deering /t/1456230/the-system#post_22921572
Honestly I like them both. I think this question really boils down to how good your response in the room is without the correction. If you saw my pre and post calibration graphs for 2-channel, they are almost identical. ARC is doing very little. I tend to use the Anthem with more aggressive electronica or industrial music with lots of low bass to incorporate the subs. Any other listening is typically done in pure direct from the Oppo to the Parasound JC-2. But honestly, I could go either way here. The Anthem sounds outstanding even with the extra conversions and processing.
Originally Posted by Kris Deering /t/1456230/the-system/30#post_23516249
Some new gear entered the picture. Replaced the Parasound amps with some new gear from Emotiva. So far quite happy with them. Also did some REW measurements of the new subs. Room has zero modal ringing above 40 Hz and is flat to 5 Hz!!!. Those Seatons deliver massive performance!!!