Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Robert Kanno calls the MCA 525 his "favorite midpriced multichannel amp"

"When I watched Pitch Perfect 2, the MCA 525 allowed me to clearly hear the intricate vocal harmonies in every channel. Not only was there a nice purity in the sounds of the voices emanating from multiple directions, I was also able to hear crowd and audience noise, conversations, and other sounds happening all around me even though some of the voices remained firmly rooted in the front channels. Even with all of these sounds occurring, the soundstage remained layered in the surround channels to provide excellent ambience. In a particularly engaging scene that consists of a riff-off among dueling a cappella ensembles, the beat-boxing of Das Sound Machine and the other groups provided a constant catchy beat that was reproduced especially clearly in the surrounds. There was also some delightful harmonizing by the Tonehangers, and an entertaining cameo by some of the Green Bay Packers performing “Bootylicious.” The MCA 525 let me easily hear the baritone (Josh Sitton) buried deep in the mix as he held down the rhythm, and to track the hulking NFL players as they moved around the stage."


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"There wasn’t a single time I didn’t savor sitting down and listening to this processor" - Theo Nicolakis regarding the AVM 60

"Anthem’s AVM 60 brings long-awaited immersive audio support to those who crave two-channel quality in a multi-channel preamp. Simply put, the AVM 60 is a sweet-sounding sonic powerhouse. Two-channel, multi-channel, or immersive audio are handled with all the finesse, detail, control, and emotion you’d expect in a high end preamp. Pair the AVM 60 with first-rate amplification and you’ll lose yourself over countless nights with any movie or artist you chose."

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Find out why reviewer Myron Ho might hold on to his AVM 60!

Myron Ho of Home Theater Review enjoyed the Anthem AVM 60 so much that he's contemplating keeping it as his new reference AV pre-amp!


"As a reviewer, I must admit that it's easy to become a little jaded. Even some of the best components that arrive on my doorstep don't ultimately inspire me to part with my hard-earned money. After all, if I bought everything that I reviewed, I would be very, very poor. But every so often, I find an exceptional item. The AVM 60 is one of those exceptional items. It is as good as some of the finest two-channel music preamps, all the while offering stunning audio and video performance in home theater--along with world-class room correction software and compatibility with all the latest sound and video formats. It just looks so comfortable sitting there on my component rack, I think I'm going to just leave it there permanently as my new reference AV preamp. Be careful auditioning the Anthem AVM 60--you might just have to buy it, like I did."

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Anthem’s AVM 60 Pre-Amplifier/Processor, MRX 720 and 1120 A/V Receivers are now DTS:X compatible!


Anthem’s AVM 60 Pre-Amplifier/Processor, MRX 720 and 1120 A/V Receivers are now DTS:X compatible!

We’re excited to share the news that owners of our AVM 60, MRX 720 and MRX 1120 can now leverage DTS:X with a simple software update.

DTS:X enables listeners to experience a more lifelike, multi-dimensional immersive audio experience, by placing sound where it would normally occur in space. The sound in DTS:X-enabled recordings is meant to mirror real-life, in which sound is everywhere and moves freely in all directions.

A full list of the current DTS:X-enabled content can be found via: http://dts.com/latest-releases.

Our sister company, Paradigm Electronics Inc., offers numerous in-ceiling speakers that can be used as “height speakers” to create the full DTS:X immersive experience.

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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