Audio Video specialist Anthem has a comprehensive new range of AV receivers, a pre-amp processor and a trio of power amplifiers.
The Flagship MRX1120 at $4999 heads the three new receivers bolstered by the $3499 MRX720 and $2099 MRX520 receiver. Those chasing a pre-amp processor should look no further than the $4999 AVM60 which is a perfect match for the five-channel $5499 MCA525 power amplifier or a combination of the $3999 three-channel MCA325 and/or the two channel $2999 MCA225.
While each of the models, in typical Anthem style, is adept at reproducing music or movies and moreover presents a complete suite of user features, it’s the flagship MRX1120 receiver which represents the best this brand has to offer in audio-video receivers.
The MRX1120 11.2 channel receiver has everything a modern consumer requires in one package configured for the enjoyment of music and movie surround sound to the max.
Moreover it’s thoroughly modern and is amply equipped for hi-res audio and high quality output streaming while the inclusion of Anthem’s famous Room Correction Technology (ARC), makes this model a standout.
Features chosen for the MRX1120 are intelligent and the kind that enhances the enjoyment of music and movies and moreover, is a delight to use.
Owners of the very latest Ultra HD TVs and Blu-ray players will be glad to hear the MRX1120 supports 4K and HDR video. And as for surround sound decoding they can expect a full suite including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The latter will be available via a future firmware update.
Dolby Atmos allows for in-ceiling or ‘’height’’ speakers to provide a totally immersive sound field. The MRX1120 supports 5.1.2, 5.1.4, 7.1.2 and 7.1.4 Atmos configurations.
Sound hasn’t been ignored in fact it’s a priority for Anthem which has given this flagship model the ability to generate 140 watts per channel into an 8-ohm speaker load.
Class AB technology is used for channels 1-5 and Class D for channels 6-11.
This receiver’s ARC speaker calibration technology makes it easy to extract the best performance from the speakers it’s driving, tuning the receiver and speakers to suit any room’s acoustic space.
To complete the task Anthem includes software, microphone and a microphone stand.
A totally modern receiver, the MRX1120 has built-in Wi-Fi as well as DTS Play-Fi to allow you to stream music and have a multi-room music system that pairs with other Play-Fi enabled speakers and components.
Multi-room audio video is also supported via a dual room/dual source output while a second HDMI output connection is ideal for watching the same video source on a different screen.
High quality audio performance is a given for any Anthem model and the MRX1120 delivers this in spades thanks to the inclusion of premium quality 32-bit/768kHz differential output digital to analog convertors which can cover the majority of music file formats and then some.
Connections abound and include 8 in and 2 out HDMI 2.0a connections including 1 MHL ready front panel input.