anthem mrx-520 home theatre receiver
Anthem's MRX-520 has been designed for serious home theatre enthusiasts. There's no Bluetooth, no audio streaming. In fact, Anthem AV receivers avoid the superfluous altogether. They're designed for home theatre first and foremost - the phrase "jack of all trades, master of none" doesn't apply here.
That doesn't mean the MRX-520 is any slouch in the audio department though. Using 32bit/768kHz digital to analogue convertors, Anthem receivers are more than well equipped for reproducing high resolution audio for both movies and music.
The MRX-520 is a 100wpc 5.2 AV receiver, ideal for those who can't accommodate Atmos speaker systems, or for those that don't like paying for unnecessary or unused features.
The MRX-520's back-lit remote control is neatly laid out and intuitive to use, giving easy access to second zone controls, stored speaker profiles, speaker levels, lip-sync, as well as other useful features.
The Anthem MRX-520 offers a genuine 100wpc, which is backed up by its Tri-Core 32bit digital signal processor, ensuring effortless delivery of high quality audio, whether that be a thunderous Dolby TrueHD or DTS Master Audio 5.1 movie soundtrack, or the latest album from your favourite artist reproduced in multi-channel with AnthemLogic.
A high quality calibrated microphone and stand are provided for these measurements to be
taken in order to appreciate the full potential of not only your speaker system, but also your
Anthem AV receiver. Up to four different speaker profiles can be stored in the MRX-520's memory,
and more can be stored on your PC ready for easy transfer to the Anthem. This allows for different
speaker setups to be easily selected. For instance, as well as a 5.1 profile for home theatre and a 2.0
one for stereo listening, a different 5.1 and/or 5.0 profile can be stored for multi-channel listening. Any
of these profiles can be assigned to any input for automatic switching between sources.
ARC room correction
Many AV receivers are let down by their "hit and miss" room EQ systems, and this alone can make or break a home theatre system. Not so with Anthem. Their ARC room correction is among the very best available, measuring and adjusting the amplifier's output accordingly to remove the negative effects the room has on the
end result. With an EQ system like ARC, you're free to choose any speaker system you like.
Front panel controls are kept to a minimum, making for a refreshingly uncluttered look, simple and intuitive in use.
Equally, the display panel only gives you the important information you need to know - source, sound format, video format, and volume level.
A full on-screen GUI displays the complete menu system and associated initial setup options.
The MRX-520 provides 5.2 processing with full 5.2 pre-amplifier outputs in order to add up to two subwoofers, as well as higher powered external power amplification for future upgrading.
Plenty of analogue and digital inputs provide flexibility including 7 HDMI inputs, allowing the connection of up to 17 external sources.
100wpc (into 8ohms)
7x HDMI inputs (incl MHL)
2x HDMI outputs (incl ARC)
5x analogue inputs
1x analogue zone 2 output
2x coaxial digital inputs
3x optical digital inputs
1x optical digital output
2x 12v trigger outputs
H165mm x W439mm x D375mm
3 year warranty