Suave Kajko of CANADA HiFi magazine reviewed the Anthem MRX 500 receiver and had more than just a few good things to say about this new product. Suave gave it a 5 star rating and without hesitation said...
"The MRX is simply a class act and worthy of being distinguished with the CANADA HiFi Editor's Choice badge."The most exciting feature highlighted by CANADA HiFi was the Anthem Room Correction (ARC) system that ships with every single A/V receiver, which until the MRX line was released only shipped with Anthem's high-end multi-channel preamp/processors starting at over $6,000!
After putting the MRX 500 receiver through a "barrage of sonice tests", Suave went on to praise the MRX 500 receiver for it's ability to "produce convincing sonic landscapes", "well reproduced audio", "improvement in the bass" and most notably...
"Following the ARC calibration ... I concluded that the ARC system produced the most balanced sound that I've heard in my room to date... Was the ARC calibration worth the extra effort then? I've been turned into a believer."
"I'm tempted to say that this is possibly the best sounding AV receiver I've heard at the sub-$2000 price point yet.... Everything sounded just as I would expect it to in real life."
"Overall, you might be tempted to think that you're listening to higher-end separates rather than an AV receiver - yes, the sound is that good."
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