"From the get go, it was clear that Anthem’s MRX-1120 was capable of achieving some serious volume levels, so much so that I couldn’t play at my usual volume levels without waking the entire house.
The MRX-1120 created a huge, seamless soundstage that threatened to burst the seams of my small to medium sized home theatre room. The soundstage was seamless, with the MRX-1120 not calling attention to any particular speaker in the room, but rather creating a unified sound-field.
Detail was in abundance. As Chisolm makes his way through an unforgiving desert environment, the harsh winds can be clearly heard whipping around him. While there are plenty of AVR’s out there that are capable of turning in a detailed performance, the MRX-1120 had a way of bringing detail to the fore and giving it a sense of realism. With Chisolm riding into town, the sounds of the townsfolk going about their business and the rings from the smithy’s hammer are all clearly rendered.
The MRX-1120 was also quick to show me who’s in control, putting any doubts I had about its parallel subwoofer inputs to rest. When the mines are blown early in the movie, I was startled as the explosions rattled the otherwise serene countryside; a rarity these days unless I’m watching a James Wan horror movie."