When we discuss audio/video receivers (AVRs) for home theater, we quickly mention Anthem AVRs. While not yet a household name, Anthem has been designing and building quality stereo and home theater products for over twenty years and had developed a large following and a glowing reputation.
Anthem products deliver some of the industry’s highest performance-to-value equations. And one reason why Anthem electronics are the choice of knowledgeable audiophiles, professional musicians, and engineers the world over.
Another reason is their advanced proprietary technologies, like Anthem Room Correction (ARC®), an industry-leading audio optimizer. We love its accuracy, and you’ll love the profound results and simple to use interface. Like Anthem’s non-invasive Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM) circuitry in their amplifiers, continually monitoring temperature, current, and voltage to ensure optimum long-term performance.
Anthem MRX A/V Receivers
Although Anthem has an extensive line of stereo and home theater integrated and component products, this post will focus on their integrated AVRs for home theater. As lockdowns and school closures continue, many families consider this a great time to add or improve their home theater system, and know we provide expertise and products that can astound. After all, if forced to be together 24/7, we should create unique experiences within our own four walls. Anthem AVRs can provide that experience.
When the Anthem flagship model MRX 1120 first debuted in Dallas at the CEDIA EXPO 2015 (October 15th-17th), top reviews were well-earned. CEDIA is a global trade association for companies that design, manufacture, and integrate in-home technology. Everyone in the home technology, music, and manufacturing industries attends, as exhibitors use this event to showcase their latest products.
Anthem was front and center and had an instant hit with their high-end model, the MRX 1120 AVR. At $3,499, the MRX 1120 found respect with audiophiles and home theater experts alike. At that time, it was one of only a few AVRs to support 11 channels of processing and 11 channels of amplification. The Anthem Room Correction application’s inclusion provided tremendous flexibility in the sound setup based on the room environment. The MRX 1120 was game-changing. Here is what a top sight and sound publisher said at the time:
“The Anthem MRX1120 is the best home theater receiver that I have had the pleasure of ever using.” – Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
Nearly six years later, the MRX 1120 and its sibling models continue to amaze. But the team at Anthem has been busy testing and improving, striving to perform while keeping prices reasonable.
So, now you get it! Great sound, cutting edge technology, great value, and now three new AVRs for home theater. Let us introduce you to them.
2021 Anthem MRX A/V Receivers
High-quality sound output is the sole driver of the Anthem mission. Anthem products deliver across their entire product line through the use of Class AB amplification, regardless of the model one chooses. Another distinct advantage is the Anthem Room Correction System.
Essential details such as independent power supply design and oversized, super-efficient heatsink designs reinforce Anthem products’ incredible stability. Anthem engineers carefully select all of their internal components, many of which are engineered exclusively in-house at Anthem, including hand-designed circuit boards and their enormous, precision-wound toroidal transformers.
Through continual refinement, innovation, and efficient use of technology to recall multiple room seating and sound configurations, home theater enthusiasts and music audiophiles have enormous flexibility to tailor the system’s performance to meet their expectations. Such proprietary solutions are the envy of the industry. Stop into the shop, and we can demonstrate these features while giving you a test drive.
Without getting into the weeds of technical specifications, here are the highlights of three exciting new Anthem AVRs.