Inspired by affordable hi-tech hi-fi -- products that push the technical envelope but don’t cost more than the common man or woman can afford.... and of those five products, our M1 amplifier was one of them.
"I can understand people having trouble making sense of the Anthem Statement M1 -- it’s a completely different type of power-amp animal... a whopping 1000W into 8 ohms -- or a continuous 2000W into 4 ohms if fed 240V AC -- which makes it the most powerful high-end amplifier I know of anywhere near its price."
"The M1’s case, which is only 2.25” high, is home to quite a few technical innovations, but probably the most important thing to highlight here is the circuitry’s class-D architecture. Not an off-the-shelf module... it’s Anthem’s own design. Because it runs in cool class-D and has an innovative ventilation pipe, it generates little heat."
Ultra Audio review:
“The sound was clean and clear, but not scrubbed to the point that it ever sounded threadbare or lacking in tonal density. In that sense, the Anthem Statement M1 approached the theoretical ideal of the straight wire with gain. . . . [The pair of them] played it straight by simply amplifying the signal.”
-- Jeff Fritz, Ultra Audio
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