Anthem reinvents MRX, AVM and MCA lines

Anthem has launched all-new MRX 540, 740 and 1140 AV Receivers, AVM 70 and 90 AV Processors and MCA 225, 325 and 525 Power Amplifiers.

Pulse Cinemas, UK distributor for the Anthem brand, says it is excited to announce the most significant launch to date from processing and amplification specialist Anthem. A refreshed family of receivers, processors and power amplifiers deliver new features, capabilities and robust integration opportunities that place Anthem as the ultimate power centre of premium home cinema and audio systems, says the maker.

Anthem has unveiled all-new MRX 540, 740 and 1140 AV Receivers, AVM 70 and 90 AV Processors and MCA 225, 325 and 525 Power Amplifiers. Featuring room correction via Arc Genesis, expert management of the latest audio formats and robust integration; these new additions are designed to enable Anthem to continue setting the benchmark for tremendous performance for the money.

Each line up has been refreshed with careful thought regarding the features and capabilities that performance enthusiasts want. The new releases are a culmination of the research and learnings from the past five years and have been enacted to make Anthem the ultimate powerhouse of any home cinema or media room. New MCA Power Amplifiers are a perfect match for the AVM 70 and AVM 90 AV Processors, both sonically and cosmetically.

“Our fans and dealers have been anxiously awaiting these next generations and we are pleased to be unveiling products with such rich feature sets,” says John Bagby, Managing Director, Paradigm Electronics Inc. owners of the Anthem brand. “We’ve had the opportunity to design and create new products that really set the benchmark in terms of delivering tremendous performance for a great value. Being able to continue that legacy is something we’re very excited about.”

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AVM AV Processors

Anthem’s new AVM 70 and flagship AVM 90 AV Processors bring all of today’s technologies into a single component. Features include:

• Latest version of ARC Genesis Room correction.

• Anthem Web User Interface.

• All-New Electronics Platform, up to 15.4 channels, HDMI 2.0b, HDCP 2.2, hardware upgradeable to HDMI 2.1 (8K).

• New Networking Platform with web-based setup and over-the-air updates

• Next-Generation DSP Platform.

• Modernised Design with high-resolution front panel display.

• MM Phono Stage.

• Object-oriented audio codecs with support for up to 15.4 channels.

• Built-in streaming support for Apple AirPlay2, Google Chromecast, Bluetooth. Spotify Connect (coming soon) and Roon (coming soon).

• Video support including 7 HDMI 2.0b inputs with 2 outputs.

• eARC for seamless integration with smart TVs.

• Passthrough of Ultra HD signals at up to 18.2 Gbps with Dolby Vision, HDR or Hybrid Log-Gamma.

• Redesigned and more accurate calibration microphone.

The AVM 90 is Anthem’s new flagship AV Processor with upgraded audio circuitry, four independent subwoofer outputs and a 32-bit AKM AK4499EQ DAC with 768kHz sampling capability.

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MRX AV Receivers

Anthem’s MRX AV Receivers are about maximising performance for the money. Building on the feature set of previous models, the MRX 540, 740 and 1140 now include:

• Latest version of ARC Genesis Room correction.

• Anthem Web User Interface.

• Integrated streaming support.

• New Electronics Platform, up to 15.2 channels.

• Ultra HD signals are passed through unaltered up to 18.2 Gbps with Dolby Vision, HDR and Hybrid Log-Gamma support.

• 7 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs, plus eARC.

• HDMI 2.0b HDCP 2.2, Hardware Upgradeable to HDMI 2.1 (8K), and up to 140 watts per channel.

• Platform Agnostic Streaming with AirPlay2, Google Chromecast (Audio), Bluetooth v4.2, and Spotify Connect (coming soon!) and Roon (coming soon!).

• New Networking Platform with web-based setup and over-the-air updates.

• Next-Generation DSP Platform.

• Modernized Design with high-resolution front panel display.

• Redesigned and more accurate calibration microphone.

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MCA Amplifiers

Anthem’s new MCA Power Amplifiers are available in 2, 3 and 5 channel configurations and are a perfect match for the AVM 70 and AVM 90 AV Processors both sonically and cosmetically.

These Gen2 amplifiers are Crafted in Canada and provide greater transparency with dynamically complex material. Background noise is almost completely eliminated thanks to a 120dB signal-to-noise ratio. Power ratings start at 225W into 8 Ohms and go up to 600W into 2 Ohms with perfect stability while driving the most demanding speaker loads.

Advanced Load Monitoring ensures protection from clipping and maintains long-term performance and reliability. High current output and low distortion enable full immersion into a movie or music track.

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Additional features include

• High current output for lower distortion.

• Cosmetic match for AVM 90 and AVM 70 AV Processors.

• Advanced Load Monitoring system ensures long-term performance.

• 8 bipolar output devices per channel for less stress on each device.

• Crafted in Canada.

Limitless Possibilities

Today’s premium home cinemas need support for as many as 15 speakers and four subwoofers to handle the latest Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-oriented audio codecs. Pairing an AVM 70 or AVM 90 AV Processor with a stack of MCA amplifiers produces a sound that rivals the best commercial cinemas, says Anthem.

MCA’s scalability means customers can purchase only the channels needed to power their vision of home entertainment. AVM Processors can now manage configurations up to 15.4 channels (up from 11.2) with ARC Genesis Room Correction, ensuring the best possible sound at every seat. Modern aesthetics extend to every component in the MCA and AVM lines. All MCA power amps are Crafted in Canada.

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Introducing Anthem Web User Interface

Anthem Web User Interface is now built into all MRX Receivers and AVM Processors. Using a phone, tablet or laptop, owners or installers can easily access any function or setting and make changes on the fly. Power the main or second zone on and off, adjust volume, change audio modes or tweak channel trims for a perfect surround sound experience.

Web UI can also be used to calibrate speaker delays and levels and configure network settings/control options. Source devices can be renamed, simplifying set up by enabling the elimination of unused inputs. Installers can import and export files to make remote management simple and convenient.

AVM Processor & MRX Receiver Channel Re-assignment

AVM Processor and MRX Receiver channels can be assigned in many ways. Bi-amp demanding speakers by assigning unused channels to bass or mid-range drivers. Extra channels power an additional audio zone in a whole-house system. Set up any configuration of height, width or presence speakers in a Dolby Atmos or DTS:X system; then balance the presentation with ARC Genesis.

All of these new additions position Anthem to be a true powerhouse in home audio. Anthem reserves the right to change specifications and/or features without notice as design improvements are incorporated.

The range at a glance

AVM 90 AV Processor

15.4 A/V Pre-Amplifier/Processor with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced. Includes ARC (Anthem Room Correction). HDMI v2.1 8K Upgradeable. MSRP: £6,749.00 inc vat.

AVM 70 AV Processor

15.2 A/V Pre-Amplifier/Processor with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced. Includes ARC (Anthem Room Correction). HDMI v2.1 8K Upgradeable. MSRP: £3,599.00 inc vat.

MRX 1140 AV Receiver

15.2 Pre-Amplifier / 11 Amplifier Channel A/V receiver with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced. 140-watts per channel continuous power into 8 ohms. Includes ARC (Anthem Room Correction). HDMI v2.1 8K Upgradeable. MSRP: £3,899.00 inc vat.

MRX 740 AV Receiver

11.2 Pre-Amplifier / 7 Amplifier Channel A/V receiver with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced. 140-watts per

channel continuous power into 8 ohms. Includes ARC (Anthem Room Correction). HDMI v2.1 8K Upgradeable. MSRP: £2,799.00 inc vat.

MRX 540 AV Receiver

7.2 Pre-Amplifier / 5 Amplifier Channel A/V receiver with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced. 100-watts per

channel continuous power into 8 ohms. Includes ARC (Anthem Room Correction). HDMI v2.1 8K Upgradeable. MSRP: £1,799.00 inc vat.

MCA 525 GEN2 Power Amplifier

5-channel power amplifier; 225 watts per channel continuous power into 8 ohms. MSRP: £3,495.00 inc vat.

MCA 325 GEN2 Power Amplifier

3-channel power amplifier; 225 watts per channel continuous power into 8 ohms. MSRP: £2,495.00 inc vat.

MCA 225 GEN2 Power Amplifier

2-channel power amplifier; 225 watts per channel continuous power into 8 ohms. MSRP: £1,995.00 inc vat.

Estimated availability is December 2020.

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