Congrats Erik. I hope it works well for you.
It's a real shame how complicated a HT processor or receiver can be.
I've figured out the eARC issues, now faced with the room correction software utterly failing to connect to the receiver.
Basic settings, like distance, volume, and crossover frequencies are available via the simple web interface but one of the main reasons for purchasing this unit was the built in EQ. I was really hoping to get to evaluate the automatic configuration settings as well as my ability to change them.
Honestly, @soix , when I started looking for processors I didn't either. The problem is I was spoiled by the (now vintage) Theta Casanova and the sound quality for everything, movies, music was just so much better than the first two HDMI processors I was unable to move away from the Theta for a very long time.
I wish I could afford modern top end Theta or Datasat gear but I just can't, so finding a reasonably affordable receiver/processor with all the 21st century audio format support AND comprehensive DSP capabilities was a real godsend.
Thanks for sharing your experiences. The Anthem mrx540 sounds like it may be the ticket to a good 3.0 system. I can’t seem to get beyond a 2 channel system for HT because I’ve never been happy with AVR’s sound quality. My 10 year old Rega Mira3 sounds clearly better than my 4 year old Yamaha RXV681 that I can’t justify purchasing a center speaker for a 3.0 system, so I’m stuck in the world of 2 channel, switching between the two. I like the DSP programs that helps w/ some poorly broadcast programing material, but the Rega is clearly better that I’m in turmoil. Maybe the MRX-540 will change that. What do you think?
I haven't heard a Yammi receiver in forever, but I can tell you that I went through Onkyo and Emotiva HT processors and they absolutely sucked. The Anthem AVM 50 was not meatless like those were, and the MRX is more transparent.
I have lived with and without a center channel. I will say that I'd rather have a subwoofer than a center channel and that the Genesis ARC, following my guide, does spectacular.
I always found arc sounded better off but not sure on the new generation. It will probably depend on your system and room. The trick I found is to restrict the amount of boost and find the natual room gain of your speakers and room so that there is less of a delta. It is always better to cut than to boost. Genesis usually gets it pretty close but you may have to tweak the speaker levels when you get more practice. Taking more measurements and varing the height of the microphone also help. You can go up to 10 positions. I usually don't see many people using the tilt but it was refreshing to see someone else that uses it also. It is usually done to track the natural roll offf of your speaker rather than boosting it flat. YMMV.
Room Gain: 2.0 dB
Then setup a few other profiles like this an then try limiting Maximum Correction Frequency: 350 Hz Or changing Deep Bass Boost Center Frequency to 80hz or removing the tilt