anthem mrx-720 home theatre receiver
Anthem's MRX-720 has been designed for serious home theatre enthusiasts. 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-720 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-720 is a 140wpc 7.2 AV receiver, ideal for those looking for a basic, high quality AV receiver capable of immersive sound formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS X, rather than paying for unnecessary or unused features.
The MRX-720'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-720 offers a genuine 140wpc, which is backed up by its Quad-Core (over the MRX-520's Tri-Core) 32bit digital signal processor, ensuring effortless delivery of high quality audio, whether that be a thunderously immersive Dolby Atmos or DTS X multi-chanel movie soundtrack, or the latest album from your favourite artist reproduced in multi-channel with DTS NEO:6 or Anthem's own multi-channel 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-720'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 7.1 profile for home theatre and a 2.0
one for stereo listening, a different 7.1 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.
One major difference between the 520 and the 720 is the addition of DTS Play-Fi, a multi-room streaming platform that isn't restricted to the Anthem itself - a whole house multi-room system can be made up of different manufacturer's Play-Fi equipped products.
Play-Fi brings a number of popular streaming services with it - Napster, Amazon Music, Deezer, Spotify Connect, and Qobuz. iHeartRadio provides access to over 800 internet radio stations, and you'll have access to any music stored on your network. All controllable via your phone or tablet.
The MRX-720 provides 11.1 processing with full 11.2 pre-amplifier outputs in order to add up to two subwoofers, higher powered external power amps, or extra amplification for a fully immersive 11 channels.
Plenty of analogue and digital inputs provide flexibility including 7 HDMI inputs, allowing the connection of up to 17 external sources.
140wpc (into 8ohms)
7.1 amplification (or 5.1.2)
dtsX and Dolby Atmos compatible
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