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Anthem or Marantz
#426963 11/09/17 05:04 AM
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Can get a deal with both.
Though the Marantz is the 7011 at 1300 off {sale price}.
Due to the 7012 release.

Anthem retailer closer with a coupon for free wifi speakers.
Which is better? or would you chose?

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brendo #426967 11/09/17 08:39 PM
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Which anthem are you loooking at. I would get the Anthem strictly for their room correction software. I am sure Nick will be by to give his 2 bits wink


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brendo #426969 11/09/17 11:55 PM
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Its the MRX720 the 1120 is a little to steep for me at moment

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brendo #426970 11/10/17 03:32 AM
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I just gave them a quick look but from what i see they are very much the same just the 1120 has more channels so if 7 is enough for you then i say that i would pine for the 1120. You could add more ammp channels later on .


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Re: Anthem or Marantz
brendo #426977 11/11/17 02:27 AM
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Ha missed the sale on the older Marantz.

Though as they say curiosity killed the cat. Was in contact with one of my local Anthem retailers and got the ball rolling on the 720 now up to a week of agony to find out what all this fuss of ARC is about.

already have some external power so extra channels {atmos} should be easy.

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brendo #426978 11/11/17 04:29 AM
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Congrats on the purchase. The waiting is the hardest part. I should write a song about that . I have Dirac and i can tell you that what it does for my already fantastic sounding system is nothing short of amazing. Its like it fills in the blanks and makes everything seem seamless, really hard to describe. ARC and Dirac are the top notch room correction systems that are available.I only use it for HT and some purists dont like RC for 2 channel music. I have a seperate system for 2 channel anyway. I would suggest you run your system without using ARC until you have it set up the best you can possibly get it and then watch a few movies. After that run ARC and prpare to be be amazed. When i moved into my new house and set everything up i went a year without running Dirac because it sounded great and i just kept putting it off. Well long story short i wish had rerun dirac in the new room sooner, lesson learned.


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brendo #426979 11/11/17 03:46 PM
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cool!! Congrats.

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brendo #427002 11/12/17 09:00 PM
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Well, here I am to give my 2 cents, but it isn't needed as it would seem. LOL

I have great respect for Marantz, so not slamming them or their product lines, but you will love the Anthem.

ARC is great, and the software is super helpful even in just tweaking speaker placement. You can run a "quick measure" where you select one speaker, and it just keeps doing the audio "pings" and showing you real-time measurements. If you have the mic at your primary seat, for example, you can adjust and tweak that particular speaker's location to get the best response as possible, then move on to the next speaker and do the same. This allows you to get the absolute best speaker placement from a room response perspective before running any correction. Pretty cool by itself before correcting anything.

Heck, before running ARC I was blown away by the sound that came out of the MRX 1120. Like you said, the 1120 is pretty much the 720 with more amplified channels, but the 1120 has a better Toroidal power supply. How much better? Don't know. That is probably debatable. Anthem claims that the sound is "cleaner," but unless doing a side by side comparison, I doubt that anyone would ever know. Even WITH a side by side comparison, it would probably be tough as the 720 is reported as sounding really great too.

You are going to love it.


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What Nick sad. ARC is an external tool. What Marantz uses seemed to be little more than a built in multi channel graphic equalizer from my experience. I have used both. You can't compare the two.

As you need a windows laptop to plug in your USB mike. This is a real calibrated mike, not some $3 micro gadget you can get off ebay shipped from china. As Nick suggested, you can use the ARC as a tool to locate your speakers and get the best possible sound out of them before applying the magic from ARC. As you can see the realtime data in a graph on your screen, as you do each calibration run, you can see where you are getting a frequency drop or spike, then move the speaker, furnature etc and re-run with an overlay to see if it got better or worse than what you had prior.

You can have 4 speaker profiles where you turn on and off speakers, ARC configuration settings etc.

I have a profile setup for HT and TV. A different one for my media centre where I just have the 2 channel mains on with no correction at all. I also made a profile for doing music 5.1 where I tweaked the sound for more of a concert hall feeling.

But I will say from my experience I could not make the Marantz I had sound even 1/2 as good with all the correction and everything set as the Anthem sounded out the box with no correction at all. Your going to love the unit.


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Re: Anthem or Marantz
brendo #427020 11/15/17 01:24 AM
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Awesome thanks guys.
Went in today and placed my order should make it here to the West coast by Friday. Yay

They only had the 1120 and a 520 in shop. Anticipation of an all Canadian system pretty cool. Yay team Canada.

Cheers

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