Although brands, such as Yamaha, Denon, and Onkyo are the most well-known makers of home theater receivers, there are other brands that cater to a more narrow high-end consumer base.
One of those brands is Anthem, which although known for its high-end audio component separates, such as power amplifiers and preamps, also makes an impressive line of the home theater receivers, referred to as the MRX-series.
There are three MRX models – 520, 720, and 1120.
All three receivers are HDMI 2.0a, 3D, 4K, HDR, and HDCP 2.2 compliant, and also incorporate 32-bit DACs (Digital-analog-converters) for optimum audio quality from any digital source, and Zone 2 operation capability.
For easy speaker setup, all of Anthem’s MRX Home Theater Receivers incorporate Anthem Room correction which provides accurate speaker setup using a special microphone and software that connects to a PC/Laptop. The PC, via wired or wireless connection, directs the receiver to output test tones that are then read and analyzed by the software. When completed the software sends all the speaker level information to the receiver, and also generates a graphical report than can be saved and printed for future reference.
MRX 520: Provides a 5.1 channel configuration with support for Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding. 7 HDMI inputs are provided. In addition, an added bonus is that 2 HDMI outputs (parallel) are provided that allow the same video source to be displayed on two TVs, two video projectors, or a TV and video product at the same time.
MRX 720: Additions include up to a 7.1 channel configuration (5.1.2 for Dolby Atmos), as well as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound audio decoding capability, as well as the incorporation of DTS Play-Fi, which includes access to several internet music streaming services, as well as music content stored on network-connected PCs or media servers, that you can stream from a compatible smartphone to the receiver..
MRX 1120: The MRX 1120 has everything the 720 offers with the addition of 11 channels of amplification, allowing for up to 4 Dolby Atmos height channels, in addition to 7 traditional channels.
The suggested price for the MRX 520 is $1,399, MRX 720 is $2,499, and for the MRX 1120, $3,499 and are only available through authorized Anthem Brick and Mortar and Online
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