Posted on 7th February, 2019


Unveiled this week at ISE in Amsterdam, Anthem has announced its third-generation of its Anthem Room Correction (ARC) software.

Anthem's proprietary DSP technology works with both 2-channel and home theatre systems, offering advanced acoustic measurement, correction algorithms, user-configurable target curve customisation, along with a streamlined user interface.

When used with compatible receivers, processors, and preamplifiers with built-in bass management functions, ARC Genesis analyses the frequency response of speakers and subwoofers to calculate custom high-pass and low-pass filter settings that ensure natural-sounding levels of deep, well-blended bass throughout an audio system. 

ARC Genesis is now compatible with both Mac and Windows and offers convenient connections via USB, Wi-Fi/Ethernet, or Bluetooth (depending on the product). ARC Mobile will soon be upgraded to include the feature set of ARC Genesis.

The good news for existing Anthem ARC compatible products is that Genesis is backwards compatible (excluding first-generation MRX receivers that required an RS-232 connection).

According to Anthem, ARC Genesis incorporates performance enhancements that speed up the optimisation algorithm and improve the quality of results. 

Further refinements enhance the software’s ability to detect and automatically select crossover points, analyse room gain, and calculate target curves for each speaker within a system. When used with Anthem’s STR Series products, ARC Genesis aligns the phase of loudspeakers and subwoofers.

ARC Genesis will be available later this year as a free download from the Anthem website.

For more information visit Anthem.

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