Hi. Hoping for advice from current owners please.
Can't demo at moment but looking to upgrade my av amp and am really keen on Arcam, probably avr20 due to sound quality.
However I'm aware there are many issues and while I'm happy to spend some time on the amp I don't have time to continuously mess with it, install firmware, and report bugs. It's also hard to gauge the severity of the issues so I'm not sure how useable the amp is.
What I'd like to ask is as owners can you just set up, use and enjoy the amp in a normal way without constant issues and does the sound quality make it all worthwhile?
Or would I be better looking at something else like Denon X6700h or similar that seem to have less ongoing problems.
Please if you can give me the benefit of your experience would be much appreciated.
Another hopefully quick ask please:
I've noted the bass management is extra and pretty expensive. Is getting this essential to good sound quality?
When adding further amplifiers can I replace say front 3 with external amp and reassign their internal amps to other speakers?
Can the amp connect to Bluetooth headphones or dies it just accept Bluetooth as a music source?
Had a look through the manual but it's quite short and I'm not clear on these points. Any advice much appreciated.
Still trying to decide on if I should go for one of these with no demo and hope someone can answer another quick query please.
This would initially replace my current avr in a living room and go to more of a cinema room as we extend in a couple of years.
In the living room I won't just be able to run it full tilt so it needs some dynamic compression / volume.
I've noted in the Arcam manual there is only one mention of this with a source setting of dynamic compression equals midnight.
I'm wondering does this work well and are there any other settings / configuration that help with this, maybe through Dirac?
Please if you let me know of your experience that would be really appreciated.
on your iphone under bluetooth devices, check to see if the Audio transmission option are still enable for the Arcam device, sometime this setting gets messed up for no obvious reason.Well I've spent all day trying to connect my device to the AVR, my mrs iphone connects immediately but with no audio. I restarted my phone then connects, again without audio....
I've managed to get a video, can we attach them on here?