The Canadian manufacturer Anthem specializes in high quality home cinema audio. As the Audio Components sales department responsible for Austria and Germany announced, there are now two new products: one AV processor as well as one AV receiver.
Anthem AVM-70 AV processor
With the anthem AVM-70 AV processor can be extensive 15.2 setups shape. It can be said with a clear conscience that it is armed “to the teeth” with inputs, including: seven HDMI inputs, five S / PDIF inputs (3 x optical, 2 x coaxial), but also four analog ones Line level inputs and even a phono MM input. The Anthem AVM-70 also supports Apple AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast, Bluetooth, Spotify Connect – in the near future, it should also be used for playback via a network via an Ethernet socket and a LAN antenna Roon ready be. A wide selection of asymmetrical and symmetrical outputs rounds off the connectivity portfolio. Get supported Dolby Atmos, DTS: X and IMAX enhanced such as HDMI v2.1 with ARC.
But that’s not all: The Anthem AVM-70 comes with its own ARC room correction: The entire setup can be precisely adjusted to the acoustics of the listening room via a measuring microphone and integrated software.
Anthem MRX-740 AV Receiver
While the AVM-70 is a preamp / converter, that comes with it Anthem MRX-740 as a hybrid Receiver and Preamplifier therefore – with a total of seven loudspeaker outputs that can be internally assigned or routed differently. On the input side, it is equipped almost the same as the AVM-70, only that there is no phono MM input, but an additional high-level input. It can be used to implement 11.2 setups, whereby seven freely selectable channels can be routed to the loudspeaker terminals – with a sinusoidal power of each 140 watts per channel. This device also comes with room correction.
Both devices are available now.
Anthem AVM-70 AV processor price: 4,150 euros
Price Anthem MRX-740 AV Receiver: 3,199 euros