Have you ever said to yourself, “I really want to add room correction to my high-end stereo system, but I don’t want to use a home theater receiver or processor as the front end”? Well, Anthem Electronics may have an answer for you!
ELAC’s EA-Series EA101EQ-G integrated DAC amplifier combines easy-to-use yet effective bass management, room correction, lots of analog and digital inputs, a very intuitive and powerful control app, lots of power, and sleek design.
The last time I mentioned ARC 2 was in 2013 as part of the Looking Forward to 2014 – The SECRETS Editorial Team article. That was a quick look at a pre-released version of the ARC-2 software V0.99. Anthem has added many functions since then. You have seen the basic ARC2 panels...
The MartinLogan Impression ESL 11A speakers are evolutionary improvements on their classic hybrid electrostatic line. The sound however, is quite something else.
In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the Anthem ARC (Anthem Room Correction) firmware that is present in their SSPs as well as the AVRs which have a reduced filter bank size. By far, the most significant sonic issue for acoustic music when a subwoofer is deployed occurs around the crossover from the subwoofer to the main speaker. In Part 2 of this series, we take a look at Anthem's ARC (Anthem Room Correction) when adding a subwoofer to the system.
Among the numerous room correction systems I have tested, the Anthem ARC currently stands out as the best for consumers. In this mulit-part review, I take you through how room correction works, and give you some results I obtained in several rooms of my home.
Zildjian has re-introduced the K. Zildjian Constantinople series of rides and crashes, described as being mellow, dry, dark, and warm. The 22" ride comes in two versions, the medium thin high and the medium thin low. We have already reviewed the high version, and now we cover the low version. The words high and low refer to the tonal balance, not the shape of the bell or curvature. They both have a nostalgia "K" sound that so many drummers, particularly jazz drummers, are looking for.