Anthem AVM 40, 50 Processors Offer Room Correction

Fix acoustical problems by automatically configuring speaker's tonal balance.

Anthem AVM 40, 50 Processors Offer Room Correction
Anthem's AVM 50 Processor
Jason Knott · August 26, 2008

Anthem’s AVM 40 and 50 digital processors now offer the company’s Anthem Room Correction (ARC) technology.

The room correction technology, according to Anthem, compensates for acoustical problems by automatically configuring each speaker’s tonal balance.

The ARC process starts with a test signal that is sent from the AVM processor to each connected speaker. The signal is played and then picked up by a specially calibrated microphone, which is placed in various listening positions.

Each speaker is put through a full frequency sweep in order to highlight problem areas and determine necessary adjustments.

The configurations are saved, allowing users to optimize the system for multiple settings.

Anthem, which will be exhibiting at CEDIA Expo 2008 at booth 938, says the ARC technology is based on equalizer filter requirements created during the Athena Acoustic Research Project, performed by Canada’s National Research Council.

The system will be available as an add-on for any existing Anthem AVM 40 or AVM 50 processor.

Anthem also offers the technology on its D1 and D2 processors.

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Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990. He joined EH Publishing in 2000, and before that served as publisher and editor of Security Sales, a leading magazine for the security industry. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He is currently a member of the CEDIA Education Action Team for Electronic Systems Business. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at

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