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The Upgraded Anthem AVM-20 2.1

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Marc_E, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. Paul Gere

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    BRAVO, ANTHEM!
    Man, I just can't believe the new features in the upgrade - VERY cool! I had to read this thread again to be sure we were talking about just a software upgrade!!

    I can honestly say I've never had an ownership experience in my HT hobby (or maybe even elsewhere) where the manufacturer kept making the product better and better - and such a thrill to own.

    Thanks also to our beta testing friends. You'll be busy with Q&A once this thing rolls, me thinks. [​IMG]
     
  2. ChrisHeflen

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    So, with the new LFE crossover bypass option thing-a-ma-jig,
    if you set different crossover "values", per speaker set (front, rears, center) would you still be experiencing the holes and phase issues that were said to be happening?
    I know the LFE is seperate from just bass so would the answer be yes?
     
  3. Michael Mohrmann

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    Chris,

     
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    All of you Beta-Testers are making me jealous!!

    I just can't wait for the upgrade. It seems as though Anthem has done a lot of work to work with the Bass Management System and maxing out the potential of the unit.

    Matthew
     
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    I wish all you beta testers coulda kept this news to yourselves until the software was available.[​IMG] You don't know how painful it is to hear all this gloating and not be able to get your hands on it.[​IMG] Its no fun being an outsider.[​IMG] Think I'll just tune out for a few weeks.[​IMG] Somebody send me an email when 2.10 is available for the rest of us poor outsiders.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Michael Mohrmann

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    Lots of unhappy faces on that last post! [​IMG] I am inclined to believe that Anthem should have held firm on the NDA until the release date. Too many possibilities to disappoint some people. I am excited at what AVM-20 owners will be getting soon, but maybe it is time to temper that enthusiasm until the actual release occurs and people have had a chance to review the updated owner's manual.

    Michael
     
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    Michael,

    I am rather excited about the release of the new software that Anthem is releasing. It's almost like Christmas in July/August for me. Anticipation can be a positive experience. [​IMG]

    It's quite alright for the Beta testers from this perspective to share their experiences. However, I do understand Wayne's and Matthew's thoughts on being an outsider!! [​IMG]

    End users can learn a bit about what they are in for and know that the software will be tested by our own group here and as bug free as possible. That is a good thing!!!

    Charles
     
  8. Michael Mohrmann

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    Charles,

     
  9. Wayne_T

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    Michael, I meant those unhappy faces in the most lighthearted way, just to show how eagerly I am anticipating the upgrade and my impatience, like a child waiting for a new toy. I should have concluded my post with a smilie face. [​IMG]
    By all means continue the discussions... foreplay is a very enjoyable part of the experience. [​IMG]
     
  10. Matthew Woodley

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    Michael

    Don't worry about my complaints. To be perfectly honest, I'm glad that Anthem has given you the opportunity to Beta Test version 2.10 along with various others. I can't think of anyone else who will put the Anthem through it's paces and provide excellent feedback to both the Forum and Anthem. I just hope that I will be able to soon enjoy some of the new features along with the rest of our fellow Anthem owners.

    Regards,

    Matthew
     
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    Once again I have an off the subject topic, but alas, I can't help it as curiosity has me wondering with my fingers.
    I was wondering, for all you people who have the inside line to Anthem, if anyone has ever asked about the future of Sonic Frontiers? I know Anthem is their new thing, but is S F dead? Will they release anything under that line again? Home theater or not?

    Just wondering if anybody knows..

    Sorry.
     
  12. Steve*MH

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    Great question. I hope someone out there has a possible answer. It seems that they still use the Sonic Frontiers name on the website, etc. It is now Anthem/Sonic Frontiers. What was going to be the Sonic Frontiers line of Home Theater products is now the Anthem Statement line which should be out in a couple of weeks I hope. So not sure what that means for the Sonic Frontiers line. I would hope that maybe it will revive itself as a "super" high end line of home theater and stereo products--to represent the best of the best to compete with the Mark Levinson, etc.
     
  13. Michael Mohrmann

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    I am pretty certain that if anyone on this forum or thread had information about a release date for the Director, it would be posted in a flash. The fact that this information hasn't been posted means that Anthem is keeping this secret close to the vest, if such a release is ever going to occur. You would have better luck contacting Anthem - Sonic Frontiers - Paradigm directly and asking them.

    As far as the Sonic Frontiers line is concerned, it may indeed return with new products, but once again I would contact the parent company, Paradigm, to see if they are willing to answer your question. I am not sure which direction Paradigm plans to take in the future.

    Michael
     
  14. Michael Mohrmann

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    It appears that Anthem is doing very little to squash the announcement of the upcoming v2.10 upgrade. Robert George posted over at AVS the following statement:

    "...I was told by Anthem that the v2.10 update will be available Aug. 1st."

    August 1st is a week from this Friday. It won't be long now! [​IMG]

    Michael
     
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    I had a problem on a display model V2.08 that I bought a few weeks ago and to anthems credit they sent me a brand new one with V2.10 software and while I certainly haven't done exhaustive testing it seems to be very stable and no issues yet. Great product and BTW, I'll have a REF50 in my system tonight nad will post a comparison in another thread[​IMG]
     
  16. Michael Mohrmann

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    James,

    Interesting that you received v2.10 with your replacement AVM-20. I am curious how long ago you received your AVM-20 with v2.10?

    Michael
     
  17. James Gallup

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    Michael,

    I received the AVM20 with 2.10 software last Wednesday.
     
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