Jury still out for me. I think the ARC dialed in a pretty good sound for movies' multichannel audio. Not quite the same for 2-channel music (I do not have a sub, so it is not that...) Still playing with the settings to find my two channel music Nirvana, but the almost infinite tweakability of the 11 parametric EQs should get me there (enventually...............)
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Post by broncsrule21 on Jan 20, 2015 17:09:03 GMT -5
I'm happy with it. The other day I toggled it off and on and the difference was huge. That being said, I didn't go thru a thorough manual set up either. During set up, it did try to set my monitors to large, I corrected that and all was good.
Post by B-613 Command on Jan 24, 2015 19:49:43 GMT -5
I just went thru a trial period with a Marantz SR5009 followed by a Fusion 8100 so I can comment on this. The Marantz receiver had Audyssey MultEQ XT (not XT32). I thought it was a long boring setup process that took many attempts to get it to actually work. It kept setting my sub at +12 dB then at -12 dB when i'd turn it down then back to +12dB etc. I finally got it to a point where it set my sub at a volume that would work. (12 dB is the limit). I thought Audyssey sounded terrible. But that's just me. As far as i'm concerned Audyssey is just an over-priced equalizer. I can set my equalizer to what I want to hear far better than a machine. To me Audyssey is like a 4-year old was playing with your system and messed with the equalizer. If you want LOUD sound - if movie sound tracks are not already loud enough for you - Audyssey is what you want. I could not listen to that sound myself. No movie theater i've ever been in sounded like that. Comparing Audyssey to the Emotiva version of it - the Emotiva version is equally worthless and in many ways more annoying. The Audyssey setup was far quieter but that Marantz kept making me rerun the Audyssey setup and the Emo did not. The setup on the Emo was really really LOUD and I live in a condo so that was a huge minus to me. In the end all they are is an equalizer. The EQ on the Emo is parametric with 11 bands. You're not going to find that on anything Marantz makes. I was able to fine-tune the sound much better with the Emo. OTOH - Audyssey Dynamic Volume does a much much better job of reducing the noise if you need to keep the noise down. The "Midnight Mode" on the Emo didn't do anything at all - maybe turn the volume down 2 notches but did nothing to actually reduce the noise factor. Dynamic Volume really does crank up the voices so I could turn down the noise and still hear it very well without annoying my neighbors. I cannot say that for the Midnight Mode on the Emo.
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I purchased the Fusion 8100 in Sept.2014 first Emotiva product i purchased.i'm very impressed with the room correction..I have Klipsch KG-5.5 Front,KV-3 Center Channel,KG-2.5 surround and a home built Subwoofer.Dayton Audio 15'' HO. in a 9.8 cubic box tuned to 17 hertz.ported and powered by a Dayton Audio SA-1000 Sub amp.I have owned Pioneer,Denon,Onkyo and Insignia Recievers and the Emotiva makes the Klipschs come alive..both music an movies.