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Anthem AV Receivers: Comparing the MRX Series

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Updated: October 14, 2019

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

Unlike many companies in this market, Anthem don't release a new model every year packed full of all the latest streaming and wireless technologies.

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.

My guide to the best AV receivers in 2019 covers the bigger picture. A comprehensive buying guide across the whole market.

On this page, I will just compare the models in the MRX Series of Anthem AV receivers.

The receivers below are listed by release year and Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). You will often be able to buy a receiver below the MSRP. But, it's useful guideline to get an idea of it's place in the market.



ANTHEM MRX SERIES

The MRX Series is currently into its third generation of AV receivers. Although originally released a few years ago, these receivers are still packed with features that are relevant today.

However, the main reason for buying one of these receivers is the build quality. You can expect the highest standards of engineering - which is something which very rarely goes out-of-date.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.

2016

Anthem MRX 1120 11.2-Ch AV Receiver

Features in the best high-end AV receivers

MSRP: $3999

Anthem MRX 1120 11.2-Ch AV ReceiverImage Credit: Anthem
Anthem MRX 1120 11.2-Ch AV Receiver RearImage Credit: Anthem
Anthem MRX 1120 User Manual
Anthem MRX 1120 AV Receiver Features
Channels Power (W/Ch)* HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos?
11.2 140 7+1/2 5.2.4 / 7.2.4
4K/HDR Support Zones Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio line-out/pre-out) 4 and higher Anthem Room Correction (ARC)
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
11.2-Ch / Zone 2 (2-Ch) - Line Out & Pre-Out Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Spotify Connect / DTS Play-Fi 32 17-1/4 x 6-1/2 x 14-3/4 in | 439 x 165 x 375 mm
Digital Audio Formats/Processing
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X + Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X, DTS Neo:6, AnthemLogic
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.01% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2016

Anthem MRX 720 7.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $2499

Anthem MRX 720 7.2-Ch AV ReceiverImage Credit: Anthem
Anthem MRX 720 7.2-Ch AV Receiver RearImage Credit: Anthem
Anthem MRX 720 User Manual
Anthem MRX 720 AV Receiver Features
Channels Power (W/Ch)* HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos?
7.2 140 7+1/2 5.2.2 (Processing for 7.2.4)
4K/HDR Support Zones Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio line-out/pre-out) 4 and higher Anthem Room Correction (ARC)
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
11.2-Ch / Zone 2 (2-Ch) - Line Out & Pre-Out Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Spotify Connect / DTS Play-Fi 31 17-1/4 x 6-1/2 x 14-3/4 in | 439 x 165 x 375 mm
Digital Audio Formats/Processing
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS:X + Dolby Surround, DTS Neural:X, DTS Neo:6, AnthemLogic
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.01% THD, 2 Channels Driven

2016

Anthem MRX 520 5.2-Ch AV Receiver

MSRP: $1399

Anthem MRX 520 5.2-Ch AV ReceiverImage Credit: Anthem
Anthem MRX 520 5.2-Ch AV Receiver RearImage Credit: Anthem
Anthem MRX 520 User Manual
Anthem MRX 520 AV Receiver Features
Channels Power (W/Ch)* HDMI In/Out Dolby Atmos?
5.2 100 7/2 None
4K/HDR Support Zones Speaker Impedance (Ohms) Auto Calibration Type
HDR10 / Dolby Vision / HLG / HDCP2.2 - 4K/60p 4:4:4 Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio line-out/pre-out) 4 and higher Anthem Room Correction (ARC)
Pre Out / Line Out Network / Wireless? Weight (lbs) Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.2-Ch / Zone 2 (2-Ch) - Line Out & Pre-Out Ethernet 28.2 17-1/4 x 6-1/2 x 14-3/4 in | 439 x 165 x 375 mm
Digital Audio Formats/Processing
Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio + Dolby Pro Logic II & DTS Neo:6
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.01% THD, 2 Channels Driven

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