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Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #431893 04/20/19 09:21 PM
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The MRX 1120 showed up today. No damage from shipping. Still in the factory wrapping, even the batteries. Powered it up and all the lights came on. The weight of this AVR reminds me of the older 7000 series HK receivers I have owned.

Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #431896 04/20/19 10:42 PM
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Awesome! I'm looking forward to hearing about SQ and ARC.


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Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #431897 04/21/19 01:45 AM
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Sweet hope it's a great unit.
When I got my 720 they said to wait a couple weeks before you run A.R.C. If you do you should notice a big difference.

Most of us notice a difference just playing out of the box.

Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #431925 04/25/19 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted By michael_d
The MRX 1120 showed up today. No damage from shipping. Still in the factory wrapping, even the batteries. Powered it up and all the lights came on. The weight of this AVR reminds me of the older 7000 series HK receivers I have owned.


How are you liking the 1120 so far? Anthem is on the verge of releasing their new version of ARC (which you'll be able to take full advantage of):

https://www.anthemav.com/support/arc-genesis.php

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Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #431945 04/26/19 01:07 AM
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I have not hooked it up yet. Maybe this weekend.

Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #432348 05/27/19 08:08 PM
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Well as luck would have it, the 1120 is defective. I finally hooked up yesterday afternoon, ran ARC and watched a couple of movies. Was pretty happy overall. Then this morning, I updated the firmware. After the update, it shut down under over-temp. Temp Sensor #2. I was wondering why the fan was running so much yesterday..... It has plenty of space all around it, and I am not using the internal amps either. I called Anthem and of cource, no warranty, but they told me it doesn't sound good. I can either ship it to them to fix, or try to fix it myself. At this point it doesn't matter if I screw it up. It'll be a good $1500 to ship it, fix it, ship it back to me...

Any suggestions for what I should look for inside the unit? Other than something obviously smoked that it.

And no, there will be no financial recourse with the seller or Ebay.

Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #432349 05/27/19 08:34 PM
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Michael, I really feel bad for you. It sounds to me as if the firmware upgrade has caused an issue or exacerbated a problem. Can you revert to your previous firmware?


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Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #432350 05/27/19 09:08 PM
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I have the Anthem AVM60 and have found I don't need independent sub adjustment. You can run a "quick" one time measurement with Arc on any speaker, move it around, until you get the best pre results before running Arc. For my 3 subs, I turn them off and test each one alone, adjusting position, phase, and levels to be around 72dB each. Once each one is done, you turn them all on and Arc measures and adjusts the combined settings. Works wonderful and I can't ask for better results.

Now that Arc Genesis is out it is even better. You can go back after you've already uploaded your results to the AVM60 and just run an individual sweep of that speaker. This is handy if you experiment with moving your mains around or whatever.


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Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
Mojo #432351 05/27/19 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted By Mojo
Michael, I really feel bad for you. It sounds to me as if the firmware upgrade has caused an issue or exacerbated a problem. Can you revert to your previous firmware?


Maybe my luck has changed..... I unplugged the unit for a couple minutes, plugged it back in, and then started it. Now n0 error code, and it's still running (two hours). Maybe it was the firmware upgrade? I'll watch it for a few days.

Randy - thanks for the ARC tips. I will be messing around in the "advanced" menu after I get to know the machine a little better. I just ran the Genisis auto function yesterday.

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Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #432353 05/27/19 11:15 PM
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The firmware update installation over-taxed the CPU.


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100,160,QS10x2,800,M5x2,M2/3/50v4
Air Force, Freedom
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