Thursday, April 25, 2013

"Before ARC, I had never heard a system with a subwoofer that had not been degraded in the crossover area."- Secrets of Home Theater, (Part 2)

We're going to assume you've already read Part 1 of the Secrets of Home Theater ARC review, brilliantly written by David Rich. If you haven't, you really should stop what you're doing, click the link above (blue text) and once read, come back and read on for Part 2. 

Part 1 of the review looked at ARC's firmware in the SSPs and AVRs which have a reduced filter bank size. Whereas Part 2 focused on adding a subwoofer to the mix using the full SSP version of ARC.

We cannot recommend enough that you read Part 2 of the review in full, but to get you started, here are the Coles Notes...

"Below I show my acoustic measurements for the complete system after all the equalizer filter coefficients, bass management filter settings, distance, and level correction have been downloaded to the Anthem D2 Pre/Pro. This plot highlights the remarkable success of the ARC system."

"...the ARC system is able to join main channels and a subwoofer seamlessly."

"Of the room correction systems I have tested, only the Anthem ARC has the ability to create the correct filter shapes for each channel correctly, with the corresponding flat total response curve.

"Before the Anthem ARC, I had never heard a system with a subwoofer that had not been degraded in the crossover area."

"How many equipment reviewers who work in the domain of two-channel music systems are using subwoofers?  If these reviewers had access to an Anthem product with ARC, some minds might be changed."

Just like Part 1, the above summary doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of the detail that David Rich has put into Part 2 of his ARC review. Click here! to read Part 2 of David's review entirely.

ARC can be purchased from authorized Anthem dealers 
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