Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Anthem is the Proud Winner of Two "Best of 2009" Awards from Secrets of Home Theater!

Secrets of Home Theater recently announced the "Best of 2009"awards and Anthem is honored to accept awards for two separate categories!

The Statement D2v won for "Best Surround Sound Processor of 2009" and the LTX 500 won for "Best High-End Projector of 2009"

Check out the Secrets of Home Theater Best of 2009 awards by clicking here!

Friday, December 4, 2009

D2v makes the cut for SoundStage! Publisher's Choice: My Five Favorites of 2009

After writing about the D2v in an October article entitled Anthem's Statement D2v Preamplifier-Processor: A Bridge Between the Worlds, Doug Schneider, publisher of SoundStage! picked the D2v for his top five favorites of 2009!

"...What makes it special is the high level at which it reproduces music and movies -- something, I've found, that not all pre-pros can do. Usually it's the sound that suffers, but not with the D2v -- which helps make it one of the most appealing products on the market right now for anyone who wants to set up a great audio/video system with the least amount of fuss..."

Read the rest by clicking here

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Another great review of the LTX 500 Projector!

Andrew Marshall of Audio Ideas Guide in his review of the LTX 500 LCOS projector said...

"The LTX was outstanding in its resolution, colour accuracy, geometric perfection, absence of motion artifacts, and overall natural picture quality. What more could you ask of a video display device?"

Read more of this review by clicking here!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Andrew Robinson of 'hometheaterreview.com' on the Anthem LTX 500 LCOS Projector

Andrew Robinson of hometheaterreview.com raves about the Anthem LTX 500 LCOS projector in his recent review of the product.

"...Not ones to rest on their laurels, Anthem is at it again, this time tackling something new...HD projectors. You heard correctly: Anthem is now making HD projectors, and like all Anthem products before them, their new line of LCOS projectors are, well, brilliant."

Later in the review he went as far as to say... "I adore the LTX 500 and will not allow it to leave my home for I cannot fathom viewing anything, television or film, without it."

Click here to check out the entire review!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Anthem Announces New Software Update

A new software update is now available for AVM50v and D2v processors! The update offers improved performance through bug fixes, increased stability and faster HDMI switching.

To download the software upgrade for your AVM 50v click here

To download the software upgrade for your D2v click here

Friday, October 16, 2009

Secrets of Home Theater Reviews the AVM 50v

Brian Florian of hometheaterhifi.com reports the following on the AVM 50v "Anthem's AVM line of audio and video processors remains a solid, SOLID value, delivering top tier features and performance, deceptively so since although not priced cheap, are still in the mid-range when looking at the market and industry whole." "...there are precious few pieces of consumer audio/video equipment which are as safe a bet as the Anthems. In a phrase, “Buy with confidence”.

Click here for the full review!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Anthem’s Statement D2v Preamplifier-Processor: A Bridge Between the Worlds

Doug Schneider of Soundstage.com discusses the Anthem Statement D2v. "The high-performing, feature-rich Anthem Statement D2v is one of the great products of today, with features and versatility that, tomorrow, won’t be expected but demanded. It’s a glimpse of the future -- right now." Read the rest of his editorial by clicking here.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Anthem Statement's D2v wins Custom Retailers Excite Award

Anthem is proud to announce the Anthem Statement D2v is the recipient of Custom Retailers Exc!te Award for 2009. Click here for full coverage!

Anthem's new BLX 200 Blu Ray player Makes news at Soundstage!

Soundstage reports on the new BLX 200 Blu Ray disk player. Click here for the full report!

Home Theater Magazine Show Report

Tom Norton of hometheatermag.com reports on Anthems BLX 200 Blu Ray player and new LTX 300v and LTX 500v projectors. Click here for the full report.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Anthem Statement D2v Processor and P5 Multi-channel Amplifier Win Prestigious European Award

Anthem is proud to announce the Statement D2v and P5 multi-channel amplifier as winners of a European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) European HT High-End Award for 2009-2010. The EISA recognizes Anthem for combining the most advanced technology, the most desirable features, the ultimate expression of design, the most satisfying ergonomics and the greatest value.

Chosen annually by panels representing more than 50 prominent photo, video, audio, home theater and mobile electronics magazines from 20 European countries, EISA-nominated products undergo detailed test evaluations, with the final list of nominated products debated in detail at EISA's Annual General Meeting (AGM), attended by Editors-in-Chief from all EISA member magazines.

In describing Anthem’s processing and amplification package, the EISA states:

Hailing from Canada’s Paradigm stable, this massive AV processor/power amplifier combination offers decoding for all Dolby and DTS HD-audio formats while the modular amplifier platform is available in both two and five-channel variants, rates at a substantial 325W. Packed with useful features, the D2v processor offers no less than eight HDMI 1.3 inputs, two outputs, 10 S.PDIF digital inputs and a full 10 channels of balanced analog outputs.

The latest v.2 version also includes Dolby Volume together with a bespoke and powerful EQ system called Anthem Room Correction (ARC) developed from research conducted by the Canadian Research Council. This software is run on a PC hooked into the processor via RS232 connection. The sound of the combination is both massive in its architecture and riveting in its detail, a tour-de-force of musical and movie action to power the grandest of home theatre systems.”

The entire Anthem team is grateful to the EISA for recognizing the value and performance benefits of our Statement D2v and P5 and we're fortunate to have such great support in Europe and abroad.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Statement P5 earns the "Statement" Moniker

Andrew Robinson reviewed the Statement P5 and had this to say "How good is the Statement P5 you ask? Well I've just about owned 'em all, Krell, Mark Levinson, McIntosh and beyond and I can tell you the Statement P5 can not only hang, it can in some cases embarrass some of the before mentioned competition."

Click here for the full review.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Anthem Statement D2v Preamplifier/Processor is a RESI Award Finalist

Anthem is proud to announce the Anthem Statement D2v's nomination as a finalist for the Residential Systems RESI Award crediting the most innovative industrial designs of products in the custom installation industry

According to Jeremy Glowacki, editorial director of Residential Systems, "In our sixth year of honoring the best industrial designs in the CEDIA channel, I couldn't be happier with our finalists...These products demonstrate that ergonomics, intuitive functionality, and elegance of design do not need to be compromised in a down economy."

The D2v was nominated in the best AV Processor/Receiver category. According to a NewBay media press release, each category winner will be announced at the 2009 Resi Awards reception, held at 5 p.m., during CEDIA EXPO in Atlanta, Georgia, September 9, 2009, in Room C205 (next to the press room) of the Georgia World Congress Center.

More information about the Anthem Statement D2v can be found on our website.

We've dedicated thousands of hours developing this product and based on early feedback from press and end-users, it's become the industry's flagship A/V processor. A RESI combined with a CEDIA Manufacturers Excellence Award would only cement that reputation so we look forward to representing in Atlanta.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Anthem Statement D2v A/V Processor Named a Finalist for CEDIA Manufacturers Excellence Awards

The Anthem Statement D2v was recently nominated as a finalist for the 2009 CEDIA Manufacturers Excellence Awards in the "Best New Products" category.
Winners will be announced during CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Atlanta but this would be an honor for our entire team and the customers who support Anthem.

More details about the award and information about other finalists can be found here: http://www.cedia.net/awards/2009_finalists.php.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Anthem Integrated 225 Amplifier Review - "Steel Fist in a Velvet Glove"

In what might be our favorite headline to a review ever, esteemed AVguide.com and Absolute Sound reviewer Chris Martens captures the essence of the Integrated 225 with the gripping statement comparing the amplifier to a "Steel Fist in a Velvet Glove."
In his conclusion, Martens offers this take:

"Consider this amplifier if: you want an amp characterized by a robust, full-bodied sound that is, at the same time, beautifully controlled, refined, open, and full of finesse. And man, is this thing ever powerful; you can wade into challenging sonic territory (yep, Gustav Mahler, we’re talking about you) that would make lesser amps fold up and collapse, secure in the knowledge that the Anthem Integrated 225 will back you up every step of the way."

We couldn't have said it better ourselves.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Check out this great review of the Anthem Integrated 225

Check out this great Review of The Integrated 225!


Friday, April 24, 2009

New Review of the Integrated 225

Click the link below to read a fantastic review of the Integrated 225 from our friends at Playback Online! http://playback.avguide.com/issue/19/100

Monday, April 13, 2009


We are very pleased to announce that Anthem has entered the world of high-end video with the introduction of these two NEW anthem projectors!
  • LTX 500 Projector: Native 50,000:1 Contrast Ratio … highest available! THX® certified;
  • LTX 300 Projector: Native 30,000:1 Contrast Ratio;
  • Both models feature:
– 2x High-precision glass zoom lens with motorized focus and auto dust cover;
– Fully digitally driven 3-panel 1920 x 1080p LCOS;
– Superb gray scale reproduction;
– Exceptional Colour Rendition (LTX 500 interpolates colours individually by R,G,B,C,Y or M);
– Dual 1080p HDMI v1.3 (Deep Colour) Digital Inputs;
– Ultra-quiet and efficient … fan noise at 19 dB is lower than a soft whisper!

Complete details are available at www.anthemav.com

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

More connections, better A/V processing and support for the latest audio formats make version two of the acclaimed preamplifier/processor an A/V-phile's dream.

Toronto, Ontario - March 2009 -
Anthem, a leading manufacturer of high-end electronics for music, home theater and distributed audio systems, announces the availability of version two of its award-winning Statement D2 audio/video processor. The next-generation model enhances the unparalleled performance features found in its first iteration with significant upgrades.

As a pioneer in the troubleshooting and integration of HDMITM, Anthem knows better than most how to utilize these connections to their fullest. The Statement D2v is equipped with four additional HDMI 1.3c inputs (for a total of eight) and one additional HDMI 1.3c output (for a total of two), delivering unprecedented connection capabilities for a preamplifier/processor.

More connections are useful, of course, but performance is king. The Anthem Statement D2v delivers outstanding video enhancement courtesy of its updated VXP® digital image processor. This "latest-generation" processor offers professional-grade, fully-adaptive deinterlacing. Also included are adaptive 3D noise reduction, mosquito noise reduction, block artifact reduction, adaptive detail enhancement featuring sharpness and texture enhancement with overshoot control, and adaptive contrast enhancement. The D2v's powerful, multi-layered graphics engine allows for sophisticated on-screen display generation that is ideal for setup menus. All inputs and outputs offer Deep-Color support (36-bit).

Audio performance on the Statement D2v has been ramped up to meet the demands of emerging HD audio standards. Two dual-core digital signal processor (DSP) engines offer 800 MIPS (million instructions per second) of processing power to allow 7.1-channel decoding of Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HDTM High-Resolution Audio and DTS-HDTM Master Audio. The Anthem Statement D2v also supports 24/192 PCM audio input, up to 7.1 channels.

Anthem's Room Correction System (ARCTM) is a standard feature on all Statement D2v preamplifier/processors. While equalizing frequency response in a room to achieve some generic (i.e., "flat") response is a common approach, it sounds unnatural because it assumes the listening room is anechoic and does not account for how a speaker sounds in a room. Anthem's true audiophile approach with ARC instead uses proprietary processing to compute each speaker's in-room frequency response and then computes a target frequency response for each to yield the optimal sound.

Estimated FMV for the Anthem Statement D2v is $7,499. For more information, please visit www.anthemav.com.