- Jul 21, 2020
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On my system I just use the PBK on the BF 210 with the program on a laptop, and then run Audyssey through my Marantz AVR. I dont use REW or know how to do it yet. Im pretty happy with the results I got using what I have so I probably wont mess with anything else for now.ARC has quite a few settings to tailor how it alters the output. Default settings can often be improved upon. It just takes some trials to work through how each setting can alter the output as-measured by REW. I've had ARC and REW open concurrently and have made adjustments, then quickly measured the result with REW, and then made more adjustments, etc, etc, etc. Of course, every room and sub placement will react differently as far as the starting point is concerned, so how much adjustment is possible can largely be dependent upon these variables.
I've only encountered one type of grouping with my subs that had a better result with the sub in one spot needing ARC to be turned off to get a better result with Dirac. But in all other instances I found ARC to be beneficial, so far. And when I say beneficial, I mean the entire sequence of the chain from placement to running ARC to grouping to how the group is aligned (with or without PEQ in the miniDSP) and finally to using Dirac as the final EQing step.
ARC:On/Off and miniDSPEQ:On/Off when using room correction such as Dirac are options that one can decide to try if one has the time and desire.