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All About Anthem A/V Receivers With 8K

Updated: Jun 11

Anthem A/V Home Theater Receiver With Kaleidescape Movie Server
Anthem A/V Receiver With Kaleidescape Movie Server

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Anthem’s MRX A/V Receivers are about maximizing HiFi audio performance previously unobtainable at their respective price points. Building on the feature set of  their previous models, Anthem has added the newest version of ARC Genesis, a redesigned and more accurate calibration microphone, Anthem’s Web User Interface, integrated streaming support, object-oriented audio codecs with support for up to 15.2 channels and the clean power delivery Anthem is known for with up to 140 watts per channel.

The MRX 540, 740, and 1140 are great ways to bring premium audio to any home theater or media room. Seamlessly integrate your smart TV or projector with seven dedicated 8K HDMI inputs that support 8K/60Hz or 4K/120Hz pass-through and three dedicated outputs with eARC. With the MRX AVR Receiver series, you can enjoy 8K quality video from all your 8K source devices in fantastic clarity.


With the 4th generation of MRX multichannel A/V receivers, you’ll get new features, capabilities, and robust integration, positioning the Anthem MRX Series as the ultimate power center of premium home theater and audio.


The MRX 1140 8K This beast is a 15.2 Pre-Amplifier / 11 Amplifier Channel A/V receiver with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and is IMAX Enhanced. It puts out 140 watts per channel continuous power into 8 ohms and includes ARC (Anthem Room Correction). HDMI 2.1, HDCP 2.3, 8K/60Hz, or 4K/120Hz are also built-in. Learn More...


Anthem MRX 1140 8K Audio Video Receiver
MRX 1140 8K Audio Video Receiver by Anthem


The MRX 740 8KAn 11.2 Pre-Amplifier / 7 Amplifier Channel A/V receiver, the MRX 740 provides Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and IMAX Enhanced for amazing movie sound. It puts out 140 watts per channel of continuous power into 8 ohms, plus incorporates ARC (Anthem Room Correction). HDMI 2.1, and HDCP 2.3, supporting 8K/60Hz or 4K/120Hz, are also supported. Learn More...


The MRX 540 8kThis entry-level 7.2 Pre-Amplifier / 5 Amplifier Channel A/V receiver supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and IMAX Enhanced sound. It delivers 100 watts per channel continuous power into 8 ohms., and includes ARC (Anthem Room Correction). HDMI 2.1, HDCP 2.3 supporting 8K/60Hz or 4K/120Hz. Learn More...

Anthem MRX 540 AVR Animated
Anthem MRX 540 AVR

It’s Not Complicated

Anthem strives to shape how you interact with your technology and goes the extra mile to ensure no detail is overlooked while providing the utmost flexibility regarding device setup. Using a phone, tablet, or laptop, you can easily access any function or setting and make changes on the fly. Power the primary or secondary zone on and off, adjust volume, change audio modes, tweak channel trims, and more for a perfect surround sound experience. You’re in control, and it’s never been easier.


The built-in high-performance amplifier modules can be configured in many ways to suit the specific speaker configuration. Unused amplifier channels can be re-assigned to Bi-Amplify demanding front speakers, power surrounds, presence speakers, or a second zone (Available on MRX 1140 and MRX 740). Configure amplifier channels for your system’s needs, then fully optimize the presentation with ARC Genesis.


Home Theater AV Receiver by Anthem
Anthem Home Theater AV Receiver

An Advanced 8K HDMI Platform, plus e-ARC Support

Feel the power of every frame with the MRX Series and its advanced 8K HDMI 2.1 Platform with HDCP 2.3. Showcasing 7 dedicated 8K inputs, which support 8K/60Hz or 4K/120Hz pass-through, and 3 dedicated outputs with Enhanced Audio Return Channel, you can enjoy 8K quality video from all of your 8K source devices in fantastic clarity. Also featuring the latest HDMI technology and specification, the MRX 540, 740, and 1140 allow you to take your home entertainment to the next level with HDR10+, Dynamic HDR10+, ALLM, and VRR support. The possibilities are limitless; unlock the true potential of your media with the industry’s most flexible and feature-rich HDMI platform.


Are You Also Into Gaming?

With a 4th Gen MRX, you can experience gaming like never before. With the latest consoles offering up to 4K/120Hz graphics, realistic HDR and Dolby Vision dynamic range, and immersive Dolby Atmos sound, you must ensure your Home Theater gear won’t hold you back. Enter the MRX Series, our most feature-rich AV receivers to date!


Robust Integration

The latest Anthem MRX series A/V receivers feature external control and IP control capabilities for easy customization and compatibility with third-party integration solutions. It offers IP control capability for major third-party control devices including: • Control 4 • SAVANT • RTI • Crestron • ELAN • URC


MRX 1140 AVR by Anthem  Rear View
Anthem MRX 1140 AVR Rear View

Amazing Design & Thorough Testing

We have a long-standing appreciation for Anthem because they design, engineer, and manufacture audio/video products that deliver premium performance and convenience at a reasonable price. They accomplish this by spending thousands of hours selecting and testing components, carefully designing their own circuit topologies, and backing them with robust power supplies that ensure maximum long-term quality and reliability. We achieve this with our Paradigm/Anthem Research Center team and leverage their decades of combined experience.


Anthem also has a new smartphone app, for unprecedented command over your network-enabled Anthem A/V Receiver, Processor, or Pre-amplifier. The Anthem Remote App uses a Wifi connection to simplify the configuration of supported Anthem devices. App-based controls include volume level, muting, input selection, power, listening modes, bass, treble, level trims, menu navigation, and Anthem Room Correction (ARC) control.\


More about ARC Genesis

ARC Genesis is the newest software that works with many ARC enabled Anthem or Paradigm products. New features include support for both Mac and Windows; new target curve adjustment options including deep bass and high frequencies; improved algorithms and much more.

This is the third generation of Anthem Room Correction software and represents a significant leap forward in room correction with the most comprehensive set of features yet. ARC Genesis transforms the audio performance of compatible speakers or electronics while retaining the unique character of any room. Proprietary Digital Signal Processing (DSP) software works in tandem with a calibrated microphone (provided with many ARC and PBK-enabled products) to provide astonishing improvements to the sound you hear.


Anthem Home Theater and HiFi AVR's Features
Features For Anthem Home Theater and HiFi AVR's

In Conclusion

Backed by over 35 years of home-grown, hands-on design, and innovative audio engineering experience, Anthem products provide an unprecedented level of reliability and functionality; delivering one of the industry’s highest performance/price ratios. This is just one reason why Anthem electronics are the choice of knowledgeable audiophiles, professional musicians, and engineers the world over, and one of our best-selling A/V brands. Stop into our Clinton NJ Experience Center and let us play one for you.


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