Tuesday, December 6, 2016

"I can’t recommend the Anthem AVM 60 highly enough" - Roger Kanno, SoundStage! Access

Roger Kanno was impressed with the AVM 60's two-channel performance.

"It sounded absolutely fantastic with movies, but I expected that. What I didn’t expect was how well it would reproduce two-channel recordings of music. In fact, the AVM 60 performed so well in my reference system as a stereo DAC-preamp that I was more than happy to listen to it as my primary two-channel source for the entire listening period -- a high compliment for a $2999 surround-sound processor. If you’re in the market for a high-quality surround-sound processor, I can’t recommend the Anthem AVM 60 highly enough. I would think long and hard before spending more."

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Anthem MRX 1120 is a HomeTheaterReview.com Best of 2016 Award Winner

HomeTheaterReview.com was impressed with both the MRX 1120 and the AVM 60.

"Anthem's new flagship MRX 1120 is "in a class of it's own right now." Its performance is stellar (with both stereo and multichannel audio), and it boasts a lot more features than previous MRX
offerings, including support for 4K/HDR video pass-through, DTS Play-Fi, and Spotify Connect. Of course, you also get the excellent Anthem Room Correction tool. If your amplification needs are already covered, consider the $2,999 AVM 60 AV preamp instead: Our full review is coming in a few weeks, but suffice to say, its performance is just as good."

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Sound & Vision Gives the Anthem MRX 1120 Five Stars

"...the MRX 1120, through countless hours of music listening and movie watching, provided the escape I was looking for without introducing any of the fatigue I’ve experienced with lesser products. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better-sounding solution short of going with separates. Highly recommended."

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Anthem MRX 720 Receives Reviewers' Choice Award from SoundStage! Access

"When I was offered Anthem’s MRX 720 for review, I mostly looked forward to using it to listen to Dolby Atmos soundtracks at home. And although I really enjoyed my experience of this surround format, by the end of my listening to the Anthem it seemed mere icing on the cake. What most
impressed me about the MRX 720 was its state-of-the-art Anthem Room Correction, its clean amplification, and its effortless streaming abilities. If you’re looking for a great-sounding HT receiver that sounds better than other HT receivers while giving up nothing in features, and is simple to use, give Anthem’s MRX 720 an audition. I’m sure you’ll be as impressed as I was."

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Praise for the Anthem MRX 1120 Continues to Roll In!

Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity's Carlo Lo Raso applauds the MRX 1120, saying "the Anthem MRX 1120 is the best home theater receiver that I have had the pleasure of ever using. It looks deceptively simple on the outside and while it might not have every last bell and whistle that some of its competitors do, the features it does have are the ones that matter and are well thought out. It’s defining characteristic though is its sound quality and the MRX 1120 is truly top shelf in this regard. I don’t think I’d be overstating it if I said that the sound quality you get from this unit is comparable to having separates from some other manufacturers. ARC 2 room correction continues to show why it is one of the most well regarded of these types of systems. Bass was always tight, powerful and perfectly rendered regardless of the source material. "

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Another rave review for the MRX 1120

Inside CI's Steve May reviewed the MRX 1120 and liked what he heard!

"In many ways, Anthem has redefined expectations around home cinema. For many brands, the category has simply become an arms race about features and functionality. Anthem has stripped all that back to offer a sublime level of performance allied to a truly sensational calibration and room EQ solution. The result is a fabulous home cinema centerpiece."

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Straight from CEDIA 2016 - New STR Integrated Amplifier and ARC Mobile!

This year at CEDIA we featured the new, modern STR Integrated Amplifier.

The STR Integrated Amplifier features inputs for moving magnet and moving coil phono cartridges. Also included is a high-resolution pre-amplifier section and high current, high output amplifier section – 600W continuous @ 2 ohms. The DAC section features S/PDIF, AES/EBU inputs, as well as Asynchronous USB with support for USB, which supports 32-bit /384 kHz PCM, and DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz sources. The amplifier features a stunningly beautiful front Thin Film Transistor (TFT™) display for an improved, high-resolution image compared to traditional LCD displays.

Additional features include:
  • MM and MC phono inputs, balanced input, coaxial, optical, and asynchronous USB inputs
  • Bass management for two subwoofers, which can be used in mono or stereo
  • Analog Direct mode
  • Eight bipolar output devices per channel, massive toroidal power supply, and Anthem’s Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM) for 225W at 8 ohms, 400W at 4 ohms, and 600W at 2 ohms, all continuous
  • Controllable via ethernet and RS-232
Also announced was the arrival of ARC Mobile – now available for free in the Apple Store http://apple.co/2cDlOfU

ARC Mobile is a user-friendly app that enables you to optimize your ARC enabled speakers and equipment in less than five minutes, using your mobile device and ARC’s proprietary digital signal processing software.

The ARC Mobile app will be expanded to include Android devices in the future. The app supports Anthem’s MRX Series of AV Receivers (x10 & x20 versions), Anthem’s AVM 60 Pre-Amplifier / Processor, Paradigm’s Premium Wireless Series (PW AMP, PW 600, PW 800, PW Link, and PW Soundbar), and MartinLogan’s Wireless Ensemble (Forte, Unison, Bravado, and Cadence).

ARC Mobile allows you to optimize your ARC enabled speakers by using either the internal microphone of the iOS device (for basic room correction) or an optional calibrated microphone (for advanced room correction). Optional calibrated microphones, which connect via headphone jack, will be included with compatible Paradigm, Anthem and MartinLogan products.