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

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.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Anthem MRX 1120 AV Receiver Earns Kudos from Home Theater Review

Home Theater Review's Dennis Burger put the Anthem MRX 1120 to the test and was more than pleased with the results!
“Simply put, you'd be hard pressed to find better, more even-tempered, controlled and forceful bass without spending a good bit of money on physical acoustical treatments for your room… I only hesitate to call the MRX 1120's stereo performance "perfect" out of fear that Anthem will top it with its inevitable fourth-generation MRX lineup and I'll have to eat my words…Simply put, the MRX 1120 is kind of in a class of its own right now. At the very least, I'm drawing a complete blank when trying to think of any other 11.2-channel receivers that feature this level of multichannel and stereo sonic performance combined with this much customizability” - Dennis Burger, Home Theater Review to learn more about the MRX 1120.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Best Gear for Building Your Home Theater Includes Anthem MRX 520

The Wirecutter's A/V team spends thousands of hours each year to find the best looking and sounding home theater equipment. Whether you have a dedicated theater room planned or want to upgrade your weeknight living room movie night, they have recommendations covering whatever space and budget you have.

And from those suggestions, the Anthem MRX 520 earned a shout out for an 'Upgrade for the Audiophile looking for the "Best Dedicated Home Theater A/V Receiver".

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

New Anthem MRX A/V Receivers, MCA Amplifiers and AVM 60 - Now Available!

In case you haven't already heard, Anthem has A LOT of  hot new products on the market. We are now shipping three new MRX A/V receivers and MCA amplifiers as well as the all new AVM 60 pre-amplifier/processor! Here are a few details about the new line-up...

MRX Series A/V Receivers with Anthem Room Correction (ARC)

  • MRX 1120: 11.2 Pre-Amp / 11 Amplifier Channel A/V receiver with Dolby Atmos, DTS Play-Fi, DTS:X Ready and 140 Watts per channel of power.
  • MRX 720: 11.2 Pre-Amp / 7 Amplifier Channel A/V receiver with Dolby Atmos, DTS Play-Fi, DTS:X Ready and 140 Watts per channel of power.
  • MRX 520: 5.2 Pre-Amp / 5 Amplifier Channel A/V receiver with 100 Watts per channel of power.
Click here! to learn more about Anthem's new MRX Series.

MCA Series Multi-Channel Amplifiers

  • MCA 525: 5-channel power amplifier, 225 watts per channel continuous power into 8 ohms.
  • MCA 325: 3-channel power amplifier, 225 watts per channel continuous power into 8 ohms.
  • MCA 225: 2-channel power amplifier, 225 watts per channel continuous power into 8 ohms.
Click here! to learn more about Anthem's new MCA Series.

AVM 60 11.2 Pre-Amplfier / Processor with Anthem Room Correction (ARC)
  • Features include Dolby Atmos immersive audio decoding, DTS Play-Fi, future upgrade for DTS:X, support for UHD Blu-ray and 4K60 through HDMI 2.0a with HDR. HDCP 2.2 and 18.2 Gbps are also included allowing switching for compatibility with the latest video formats... and more! 
Click here! to learn more about Anthem's new AVM 60.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Paradigm PW AMP with Anthem Room Correction earns 4.5 stars from Home Theater Review

Home Theater Review gives the Paradigm Premium Wireless PW AMP 4.5 Stars & a raving review!

"...the PW AMP is a wonderful little Class D amp with a smart design and wonderfully dynamic, detailed, nuanced performance, along with excellent bass management and room-correction capabilities and more than enough power to drive great big honking tower speakers" - Dennis Burger, Home Theater Review

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Monday, December 14, 2015

First Paradigm Premium Wireless PW 800 Review Published by HD Living is a Winner!

HD Living recently review the Paradigm Premium Wireless PW 800 and gave it major kudos for it's acoustic ability, flexibility (thanks to ARC) and cosmetics! 

"Post Anthem Room Correction... its performance is pretty much flawless. What’s more, I found that ARC allowed me to get pretty wacky with positioning and still enjoy a really super sweet audio experience... I was a little shocked by just how well the PW 800 handled the wide, expansive stereo sound... with a little subwoofer attached, the PW 800 absolutely rocked my face off my skull... It’s gorgeously built, beautifully designed, and looks amazing on a tabletop or even on a larger bookshelf. Kudos to Paradigm for putting as much work into the style as they did the sound... I think Paradigm has one heck of a wireless speaker on its hands here... If you’ve written off wireless speakers as sub-par from a performance standpoint in the past, you owe it to yourself to find your local Paradigm dealer and hear the PW 800 for yourself." - Dennis Burger

Click here! to read the full PW 800 review from HD Living.
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