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Are there any Anthem owners out there?

I'd be curious to hear more about ARC... and any experiences with it...
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One of my friends Kris Deering is a long time Anthem owner, I don't know if he's active here though. I'll see if I can get him to chime in. He knows his stuff pretty well

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One of my friends Kris Deering is a long time Anthem owner, I don't know if he's active here though. I'll see if I can get him to chime in. He knows his stuff pretty well

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Would love to read what Kris has to say...
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Sounds like some hype in there. Most AV receivers handle that kind of power without special monitoring or fans even. Why would you need an Ethernet connection for equalization?
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No hype I don't think. ARC requires a connection to a computer. The first generation receivers used a serial port to make that connection which was a pain because many modern computers don't have that port. Many would use a serial-to-USB adapter instead, which was often buggy. Rather than use that or a USB connection (which is length limited), the connection for this generation is made via Ethernet instead. Good thing Imo
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No hype I don't think. ARC requires a connection to a computer. The first generation receivers used a serial port to make that connection which was a pain because many modern computers don't have that port. Many would use a serial-to-USB adapter instead, which was often buggy. Rather than use that or a USB connection (which is length limited), the connection for this generation is made via Ethernet instead. Good thing Imo
Correct and I was just reading the manual and it still runs through a PC. Its a very powerful room correction application from what I understand.

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As far as the monitoring and fans... I believe Onkyo is now putting fans in their upper level models.

I as I understand it... and I am certainly no EE, so I could be a little off, but Anthem's monitoring technique may be very good if it can keep the amp from constantly engaging its protection circuitry and eliminate voltage clipping when being consistently played at louder volumes. Most of us don't really realize it when the protection circuity in receivers and amps turn the power to the output transistors off and on to protect them, but it can cause a harsh sound. Of course all of this is more dependent on the efficiency of the speakers too... with more efficient speakers, it won't be a big deal, but with moderate to low efficiency speakers that have a lower impedance, it can make a difference. If other receivers are not able to monitor this and do not have a means to help prevent it, they will not sound as good at consistently higher volumes with some speakers.

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Anthem in my opinion are elegant receivers. I would like to one day own one! The ARC seems promising and fun to utilize.
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Correct and I was just reading the manual and it still runs through a PC. Its a very powerful room correction application from what I understand.
Funny... when room correction software is discussed, you are likely to hear Audyssey, MCACC, and YAPO mentioned first and foremost. ARC isn't one that necessary gets a lot of talk. In fact XT32 is the one everyone lauds because of its bass management capabilities... but Anthem says ARC has bass management. If anyone has come across a review, I'd love to read it.
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Here ya go... Anthem Room Correction (ARC) System - Part 1

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