The ARC measurement worked perfectly on my first measurement one year ago.
The problem with me is, this time, after the measurements are done, i look at the frequency response BEFORE the correction and it is completely messed up. The "after ARC" graph is showing that ARC corrects it still quite good. But i think there is just something wrong with the measurements. So that i dont know, if the ARC corrects something that is measured wrong in the first place.
Imagine the graph: from 2kHz to 20 kHz all the way trough it shows a bump of 5-9db. In practice ARC is telling me, that my monitors have a big bump troughout the whole high-mids and highs, whereas in the same room one year ago, it was perfectly fine in that area. What i dont get is, where is the problem? I mean, i use the Yamaha HS80, not a kitchen boombox.
Do you have an idea, what can cause the monitors to not represent the whole high-mids and highs?
I did use the ARC microphone, which came with the software...
You're saying that the ARC measurement isn't working? Are you using the mic that came with ARC, or are you using the software with another mic? If so, that's your problem. The mic that comes with ARC is calibrated specifically for the software. Another mic, even if it has the same specs, will not work. I've used ARC on several sets of monitors. The only monitors it didn't do well with were my Yamaha NS-10's. All other monitors were perfect with ARC. The fix for me to get the NS 10's to sound right was, I added a sub and they are perfect now.
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