(Editorial note: The AVguide staff has learned the Anthem’s eagerly anticipated A/V receivers—the first every offered by the Canadian firm—have now started to ship to dealers worldwide. Below, we present the text of the Anthem press release, along with two images of the flagship MRX 700 receiver.).
With backorders to fill and 3D ready technology, the first receivers launched by Anthem arrive at authorized A/V dealers internationally.
Toronto, Canada – December 29, 2010 – Anthem, the leading manufacturer of high-end electronics for music, home theater and distributed audio systems, announces shipping of their MRX 500 and 700 receivers. All MRX series receivers feature seven channels of amplification, four HDMI in/one out and the ability to play music from a flash drive, USB disk drive or the Internet. For optimal sound reproduction from any set-up, MRX receivers are also equipped with the Anthem Room Correction (ARC) system.
Impassioned audiophiles who prefer separation between amplifier and preamplifier/processor still have that option with Anthem Reference products, while the new MRX receivers deliver the convenience and value of a single component. Anthem MRX receivers include support for the latest audio formats including Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, and DTS-HD Master Audio. Internet radio is available on both models while HD Radio is supported by the MRX 700 only.
MRX series receivers will also provide pass through for 3D movies and television when paired with a 3DTV and a 3D capable source component, making them a stalwart in 3D-enabled home theaters. Trigger output and second zone functionality along with video configuration memorized by source adds further value to the Anthem receiver line.
Technical features of the MRX receivers include:
• 7 channels of amplification
• Built in award-winning Anthem Room Correction (ARC) system
• Internet Radio via built-in Ethernet port on models 500 and up
• Front and rear USB inputs play music from the hard drive or memory stick
• 1080p up-conversion with Deep Color support
• Second 2-channel zone
US MSRP pricing for the first two models in the MRX series is as follows: MRX 500 - $1,499, MRX 700 - $1,999. More information on Anthem can be found at www.anthemAV.com.
Anthem, part of Paradigm Electronics Inc., is a leading manufacturer of award-winning high-end electronics for music, home theater and distributed sound systems sold internationally under the brand names Anthem® and Anthem® Statement. Products are used at all levels of music reproduction and allow you to virtually "be there" every time you listen to a favorite piece of recorded music or experience the excitement of surround-sound home theater. Headquarters are in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Anthem and Anthem Statement are trademarks of Anthem/Sonic Frontiers International, copyright Paradigm Electronics Inc. All rights reserved.