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Anthem MRX AV Receivers Product Range

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Anthem AV receivers are built for performance. If you want an AV receiver that provides a high-quality experience for sound and video, then Anthem is a brand to consider.

Unlike many companies in this market, Anthem doesn’t release a new model full of all the latest streaming and wireless technologies yearly.

That’s not to say you won’t find these features, but the main focus is on high-quality engineering and components.

If you are an audiophile who wants an AV receiver that can sound as good as a hi-fi system, then an Anthem AV receiver might be just right for you.

The guide to the best AV receivers in 2022 covers the bigger picture and is a comprehensive buying guide across the whole market.

This page will just compare the MRX Series of Anthem AV receivers.

The receivers below are listed by release year and Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP).

You can often buy a receiver below the MSRP, but it’s a helpful guideline for understanding its place in the market.


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ANTHEM MRX SERIES

Four years after the previous models, the MRX Series was updated in December 2020, which introduced new technology and built on the success of the 2016 series. In 2022, the 2020 model was released with updated HDMI 2.1 ports and support for 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz passthrough. This is the only difference between the 2020 and 2022 models – although the new version is slightly more expensive. The main reason for buying an Anthem AV receiver is the build and sound quality. You can expect the highest engineering standards, which very rarely go out of date. If you buy a quality unit like this, then you should have something that will last you for many years to come

2022

Anthem MRX 1140 8K

MSRP: $4199

Anthem MRX 1140 11.2-Ch AV Receiver
Anthem MRX 1140 8K 11.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Anthem MRX 1140 11.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear View
Anthem MRX 1140 8K – Rear View
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Anthem MRX 1140 8K User Manual
Anthem MRX 1140 8K Specifications
Channels 11.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.6/7.2.4/9.2.2 (Support for 9.2.6)
HDMI In/Out 7/3 (ARC/eARC - HDMI 2.1)
Other Video In None
Other Video Out None
Audio In 5x stereo RCA, 3x Optical, 2x Coaxial
Audio Pre Out/Line Out 15.2-Ch + Zone 2 (2-Ch) / Stereo 2-Ch
Other Audio Out 1x Optical
USB Connection 1x Rear (software update only)
Zones Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio - powered or line out)
Auto Room Calibration ARC Genesis
Power (W/Ch)* 140
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4-8
UHD Support 8K/60Hz & 4K/120Hz, HDCP2.3
HDR Support HDR10+, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network/Wireless Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, Roon
Voice Control No
Dolby Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos
DTS Decoders DTS, DTS Express, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X
Other Audio Decoders LPCM 2-ch to 8-ch (Max. 192 kHz/24-bit)
Selected Processing Modes Dolby Surround, DTS:X Pro, DTS Neural:X, DTS Virtual:X, IMAX Enhanced
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17 x 6 x 14.5 in | 432 x 152 x 368 mm (w/o feet)
Weight (lbs/Kg) 33.6/15.2
Year 2022
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.01% THD, 2 Channels Driven
2022

Anthem MRX 740 8K

MSRP: $3099

Anthem MRX 740 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Anthem MRX 740 8K 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Anthem MRX 740 7.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear View
Anthem MRX 740 8K – Rear View
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Anthem MRX 740 8K User Manual
Anthem MRX 740 8K Specifications
Channels 7.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.2 (Support for 7.2.4)
HDMI In/Out 7/3 (ARC/eARC - HDMI 2.1)
Other Video In None
Other Video Out None
Audio In 5x stereo RCA, 3x Optical, 2x Coaxial
Audio Pre Out/Line Out 11.2-Ch + Zone 2 (2-Ch) / Stereo 2-Ch
Other Audio Out 1x Optical
USB Connection 1x Rear (software update only)
Zones Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio - powered or line out)
Auto Room Calibration ARC Genesis
Power (W/Ch)* 140
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4-8
UHD Support 8K/60Hz & 4K/120Hz, HDCP2.3
HDR Support HDR10+, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network/Wireless Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, Roon
Voice Control No
Dolby Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos
DTS Decoders DTS, DTS Express, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X
Other Audio Decoders LPCM 2-ch to 8-ch (Max. 192 kHz/24-bit)
Selected Processing Modes Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X, DTS Virtual:X, IMAX Enhanced
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17 x 6 x 14.5 in | 432 x 152 x 368 mm (w/o feet)
Weight (lbs/Kg) 33.2/15.1
Year 2022
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.01% THD, 2 Channels Driven
2022

Anthem MRX 540 8K

MSRP: $1899

Anthem MRX 540 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
Anthem MRX 540 8K 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Anthem MRX 540 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
Anthem MRX 540 8K – Rear View
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Anthem MRX 540 8K User Manual
Anthem MRX 540 8K Specifications
Channels 5.2
Dolby Atmos Support for 5.2.2
HDMI In/Out 7/2 (ARC/eARC - HDMI 2.1)
Other Video In None
Other Video Out None
Audio In 5x stereo RCA, 3x Optical, 2x Coaxial
Audio Pre Out/Line Out 7.2-Ch / Stereo 2-Ch
Other Audio Out 1x Optical
USB Connection 1x Rear (software update only)
Zones None
Auto Room Calibration ARC Genesis
Power (W/Ch)* 100
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4-8
UHD Support 8K/60Hz & 4K/120Hz, HDCP2.3
HDR Support HDR10+, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network/Wireless Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, Roon
Voice Control No
Dolby Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos
DTS Decoders DTS, DTS Express, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X
Other Audio Decoders LPCM 2-ch to 8-ch (Max. 192 kHz/24-bit)
Selected Processing Modes Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X, DTS Virtual:X, IMAX Enhanced
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17 x 6 x 14.5 in | 432 x 152 x 368 mm (w/o feet)
Weight (lbs/Kg) 28.2/12.8
Year 2022
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.01% THD, 2 Channels Driven
2020

Anthem MRX 1140

MSRP: $3699

Anthem MRX 1140 11.2-Ch AV Receiver
Anthem MRX 1140 11.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Anthem MRX 1140 11.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear View
Anthem MRX 1140 – Rear View
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Anthem MRX 1140 User Manual
Anthem MRX 1140 Specifications
Channels 11.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.6/7.2.4/9.2.2 (Support for 9.2.6)
HDMI In/Out 7/3 (ARC/eARC)
Other Video In None
Other Video Out None
Audio In 5x stereo RCA, 3x Optical, 2x Coaxial
Audio Pre Out/Line Out 15.2-Ch + Zone 2 (2-Ch) / Stereo 2-Ch
Other Audio Out 1x Optical
USB Connection 1x Rear (software update only)
Zones Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio - powered or line out)
Auto Room Calibration ARC Genesis
Power (W/Ch)* 140
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4-8
UHD Support 4K/60Hz, HDCP2.2 (Future 8K Upgrade Available)
HDR Support HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network/Wireless Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, Roon
Voice Control No
Dolby Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos
DTS Decoders DTS, DTS Express, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X
Other Audio Decoders LPCM 2-ch to 8-ch (Max. 192 kHz/24-bit)
Selected Processing Modes Dolby Surround, DTS:X Pro, DTS Neural:X, DTS Virtual:X, IMAX Enhanced
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17 x 6 x 14.5 in | 432 x 152 x 368 mm (w/o feet)
Weight (lbs/Kg) 33.6/15.2
Year 2020
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.01% THD, 2 Channels Driven
2020

Anthem MRX 740

MSRP: $2699

Anthem MRX 740 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Anthem MRX 740 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Anthem MRX 740 7.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear View
Anthem MRX 740 – Rear View
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Anthem MRX 740 User Manual
Anthem MRX 740 Specifications
Channels 7.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.2 (Support for 7.2.4)
HDMI In/Out 7/3 (ARC/eARC)
Other Video In None
Other Video Out None
Audio In 5x stereo RCA, 3x Optical, 2x Coaxial
Audio Pre Out/Line Out 11.2-Ch + Zone 2 (2-Ch) / Stereo 2-Ch
Other Audio Out 1x Optical
USB Connection 1x Rear (software update only)
Zones Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio - powered or line out)
Auto Room Calibration ARC Genesis
Power (W/Ch)* 140
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4-8
UHD Support 4K/60Hz, HDCP2.2 (Future 8K Upgrade Available)
HDR Support HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network/Wireless Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, Roon
Voice Control No
Dolby Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos
DTS Decoders DTS, DTS Express, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X
Other Audio Decoders LPCM 2-ch to 8-ch (Max. 192 kHz/24-bit)
Selected Processing Modes Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X, DTS Virtual:X, IMAX Enhanced
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17 x 6 x 14.5 in | 432 x 152 x 368 mm (w/o feet)
Weight (lbs/Kg) 33.2/15.1
Year 2020
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.01% THD, 2 Channels Driven
2020

Anthem MRX 540

MSRP: $1599

Anthem MRX 540 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
Anthem MRX 540 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Anthem MRX 540 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
Anthem MRX 540 – Rear View
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Anthem MRX 540 User Manual
Anthem MRX 540 Specifications
Channels 5.2
Dolby Atmos Support for 5.2.2
HDMI In/Out 7/2 (ARC/eARC)
Other Video In None
Other Video Out None
Audio In 5x stereo RCA, 3x Optical, 2x Coaxial
Audio Pre Out/Line Out 7.2-Ch / Stereo 2-Ch
Other Audio Out 1x Optical
USB Connection 1x Rear (software update only)
Zones None
Auto Room Calibration ARC Genesis
Power (W/Ch)* 100
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4-8
UHD Support 4K/60Hz, HDCP2.2 (Future 8K Upgrade Available)
HDR Support HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network/Wireless Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, Roon
Voice Control No
Dolby Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos
DTS Decoders DTS, DTS Express, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X
Other Audio Decoders LPCM 2-ch to 8-ch (Max. 192 kHz/24-bit)
Selected Processing Modes Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X, DTS Virtual:X, IMAX Enhanced
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17 x 6 x 14.5 in | 432 x 152 x 368 mm (w/o feet)
Weight (lbs/Kg) 28.2/12.8
Year 2020
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.01% THD, 2 Channels Driven
2016

Anthem MRX 1120

MSRP: $3999

Anthem MRX 1120 11.2-Ch AV Receiver
Anthem MRX 1120 11.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Anthem MRX 1120 11.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear View
Anthem MRX 1120 – Rear View
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Anthem MRX 1120 User Manual
Anthem MRX 1120 Specifications
Channels 11.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.6/7.2.4
HDMI In/Out 7+1/2 (ARC)
Other Video In None
Other Video Out None
Audio In 5x stereo RCA, 3x Optical, 2x Coaxial
Audio Pre Out/Line Out 11.2-Ch / Zone 2 (2-Ch)
Other Audio Out 1x Optical
USB Connection 1xx Rear (software update only)
Zones Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio line out/pre-out)
Auto Room Calibration Anthem Room Correction (ARC)
Power (W/Ch)* 140
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 and higher
UHD Support 4K/60p, HDCP2.2
HDR Support HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network/Wireless Ethernet, Wi-Fi, DTS Play-Fi
Voice Control No
Dolby Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos
DTS Decoders DTS, DTS Express, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X
Other Audio Decoders
Selected Processing Modes Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X, DTS Neo:6, AnthemLogic
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/4 x 6-1/2 x 14-3/4 in | 439 x 165 x 375 mm
Weight (lbs/Kg) 32/14.5
Year 2016
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.01% THD, 2 Channels Driven
2016

Anthem MRX 720

MSRP: $2499

Anthem MRX 720 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
Anthem MRX 720 7.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Anthem MRX 720 7.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear View
Anthem MRX 720 – Rear View
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Anthem MRX 720 User Manual
Anthem MRX 720 Specifications
Channels 7.2
Dolby Atmos 5.2.2 (Support for 7.2.4)
HDMI In/Out 7+1/2 (ARC)
Other Video In None
Other Video Out None
Audio In 5x stereo RCA, 3x Optical, 2x Coaxial
Audio Pre Out/Line Out 11.2-Ch / Zone 2 (2-Ch)
Other Audio Out 1x Optical
USB Connection 1xx Rear (software update only)
Zones Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio line out/pre-out)
Auto Room Calibration Anthem Room Correction (ARC)
Power (W/Ch)* 140
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 and higher
UHD Support 4K/60p, HDCP2.2
HDR Support HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network/Wireless Ethernet, Wi-Fi, DTS Play-Fi
Voice Control No
Dolby Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos
DTS Decoders DTS, DTS Express, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X
Other Audio Decoders
Selected Processing Modes Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X, DTS Neo:6, AnthemLogic
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/4 x 6-1/2 x 14-3/4 in | 439 x 165 x 375 mm
Weight (lbs/Kg) 31/14.1
Year 2016
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.01% THD, 2 Channels Driven
2016

Anthem MRX 520

MSRP: $2499

Anthem MRX 520 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
Anthem MRX 520 5.2-Ch AV Receiver
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Anthem MRX 520 5.2-Ch AV Receiver - Rear View
Anthem MRX 520 – Rear View
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Anthem MRX 520 User Manual
Anthem MRX 520 Specifications
Channels 5.2
Dolby Atmos None
HDMI In/Out 7/2 (ARC)
Other Video In None
Other Video Out None
Audio In 5x stereo RCA, 3x Optical, 2x Coaxial
Audio Pre Out/Line Out 5.2-Ch / Zone 2 (2-Ch)
Other Audio Out 1x Optical
USB Connection 1xx Rear (software update only)
Zones Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio line out/pre-out)
Auto Room Calibration Anthem Room Correction (ARC)
Power (W/Ch)* 100
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 and higher
UHD Support 4K/60p, HDCP2.2
HDR Support HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network/Wireless Ethernet
Voice Control No
Dolby Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD
DTS Decoders DTS, DTS Express, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio
Other Audio Decoders
Selected Processing Modes Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS Neo:6
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/4 x 6-1/2 x 14-3/4 in | 439 x 165 x 375 mm
Weight (lbs/Kg) 28.2/12.8
Year 2016
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.01% THD, 2 Channels Driven
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