Thursday, December 29, 2011

Anthem MRX 700 wins "Best of 2011" Award

As you may recall, back in February 2011, Caleb Denison of Digital Trends reviewed the Anthem MRX 700 and called it "Every Bit an Audiophile's A/V Receiver".

It appears the love for the MRX 700 has not been forgotten, as Digital Trends just released their "Best of 2011 Awards" and the MRX won "Best A/V Receiver" in the Home Theater category.

"The Anthem MRX 700 earned its spot on our best-of 2011 list based almost entirely on its sound quality. While other manufacturers are cramming every feature they can into a single box, Anthem sticks to the simple art of making a great-sounding piece of equipment, leaving the Internet streaming tricks for a component better suited to the task... While the MRX 700 faces pretty stiff competition from A/V receivers like Pioneer Elite’s SC-57 receiver, it holds its position due to its warm, powerful and revealing sound quality"

Click here! to see the full list of Digital Trends "Best of 2011"
award winners in the Home Theater category.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

"Once you hear what this remarkable integrated amp can do, you will be forever spoiled," says Digital Trends on the Anthem Integrated 225

Caleb Denison of Digital Trends reviewed the Anthem Integrated 225 amplifier and thoroughly enjoyed this special "middle child" so much so that it earned the Editors' Choice award. Here are a handful of teasers from the review:

Features and design
"Both the appearance of the front face and component layout inside the case are kept incredibly simple and straightforward... The Integrated 225's connection bay on the back couldn't be better laid out either."

"That’s part of the beauty of this piece, though. There’s an absolute minimum of components generating noise and surplus heat. Maybe it’s a purist thing, but we like it and, as we’re about to discuss, we think it makes a pretty significant difference."

"The Anthem Integrated 225 floored us with the very first note it produced... The very first second we heard the Integrated 225 doing its work, we knew we had a winner on our hands. In all the time we’ve spent reviewing A/V receivers, pre-amps, amplifiers and integrated amps we’ve never heard this track reproduced with such purity and pinpoint precision...." (Track: Tierney Sutton singing "I’ve Grown Accustomed to His Face")

"...we’ve used the same source and speakers with other receivers and integrated amps, none of which were able to match the Integrated 225’s authority, truth and pure muscle...The Integrated 225’s muscle proved useful whether we were listening to delicate, acoustic music or raw, highly energized rock."

"Good amps won’t just reproduce the notes, but expose sympathetic string noise and the subtle harmonics that go with it. Great amps will do all of that, then smack you right in the face when the rest of the band comes in. The Integrated 225 just about blew us out of our chair."

"The Integrated 225 handles music reproduction like a masterful sculptor who at one moment pounds clay into submission then turns around and exposes fine details with precision and finesse."

"The Integrated 225 worked with our turntable to provide a big, warm, highly detailed sound with powerful bass and wonderfully liquid midrange...found something new to enjoy every time we put needle to wax."

"The fact that Anthem’s entirely solid state Integrated 225 is able to take listeners to that magical place for $1500 is not just a testament to its value, but also to the brilliant engineering involved in its design and construction."
"...once you hear what this remarkable integrated amp can do, you will be forever spoiled. We enthusiastically offer our Editor’s Choice Award to this fine piece of gear from Anthem."

When the only complaint holding us back from a perfect 10/10 rating is an overly sensitive volume control, we're ok with a 9.5! 

Click here! to read the entire Integrated 225 review.
Click here! for more information on the Integrated 225.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Anthem MRX 700 listed as "Best Home Theater Product of the Year" by released the "Best Home Theater Products of the Year" for 2011 and the Anthem MRX 700 made it onto the list:

Click here! to see the "Best Home Theater Products of the Year"

The MRX 700 was also recommended by Canada HiFi in the "2011 Holiday Gift Guide from the Editors":

Click here! to see Canada HiFi's Holiday Gift Guide

And lastly, Digital Trends released their "Home Theater Gift Ideas" and recommended the MRX 700 without reservation!:

Click here! to see Digital Trends' Home Theater Gift Ideas

For more information on the MRX series click here.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Anthem cleans up with not 1, not 2, but 3 awards from Secrets of Home Theater's "Best of 2011"

Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity released their "Best of 2011" award winners and Anthem brought home not 1, not 2, but 3 awards!  See below for award details:

Anthem Integrated 225 wins "Best Value Integrated Amplifier"

 Anthem MRX 500 wins "Best Mid Priced AVR: Audio and Arc"

Anthem MRX 300 wins
"Best Advanced Room Correction Firmware"

Click here! to see the full list of winners.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Anthem MRX 700 wins 2011 Best A/V Receiver! announced the annual "Best of Awards" for 2011 and the MRX 700 took home "Best A/V Receiver"!

"The Anthem packs in all of the current features you need paired with many of the features from the lofty Anthem D2v AV preamp all for about $2,000. That’s a lot of value", says Home Theater Review.

Click here! to see the full list of winners.
Click here! for more information on the MRX series receivers.