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Anthem MRX AV Receivers Product Range

Anthem AV Receivers: Comparing the MRX Series. Master volume control on an Anthem AV receiver.

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Anthem AV receivers are known for their high-quality performance. But which MRX Series receiver is the right one for your room and budget? Here is a comparison.

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.



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 You can expect the highest engineering standards, which very rarely go out of date.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

Features in the best high-end AV receivers

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)
Zones Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio – powered or line out)
Pre Out / Line Out 15.2-Ch + Zone 2 (2-Ch) / Stereo 2-Ch
Power (W)* 140
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4-8
UHD / HDR Support 8K/60Hz & 4K/120Hz, HDCP2.3 / HDR10+, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / Airplay 2 / Chromecast / Spotify Connect (Coming Soon) / Roon (Coming Soon)
Auto Room Calibration ARC Genesis
Selected Audio Decoders 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, LPCM 2-ch to 8-ch (Max. 192 kHz/24-bit)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding 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
* 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)
Zones Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio – powered or line out)
Pre Out / Line Out 11.2-Ch + Zone 2 (2-Ch) / Stereo 2-Ch
Power (W)* 140
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4-8
UHD / HDR Support 8K/60Hz & 4K/120Hz, HDCP2.3 / HDR10+, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / Airplay 2 / Chromecast / Spotify Connect (Coming Soon) / Roon (Coming Soon)
Auto Room Calibration ARC Genesis
Selected Audio Decoders 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, LPCM 2-ch to 8-ch (Max. 192 kHz/24-bit)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding 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
* 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)
Zones None
Pre Out / Line Out 7.2-Ch / Stereo 2-Ch
Power (W)* 100
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4-8
UHD / HDR Support 8K/60Hz & 4K/120Hz, HDCP2.3 / HDR10+, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / Airplay 2 / Chromecast / Spotify Connect (Coming Soon) / Roon (Coming Soon)
Auto Room Calibration ARC Genesis
Selected Audio Decoders 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, LPCM 2-ch to 8-ch (Max. 192 kHz/24-bit)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding 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
* 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)
Zones Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio – powered or line out)
Pre Out / Line Out 15.2-Ch + Zone 2 (2-Ch) / Stereo 2-Ch
Power (W)* 140
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4-8
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, HDCP 2.2 (Future 8K Upgrade Available) / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / Airplay 2 / Chromecast / Spotify Connect (Coming Soon) / Roon (Coming Soon)
Auto Room Calibration ARC Genesis
Selected Audio Decoders 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, LPCM 2-ch to 8-ch (Max. 192 kHz/24-bit)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding 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
* 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)
Zones Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio – powered or line out)
Pre Out / Line Out 11.2-Ch + Zone 2 (2-Ch) / Stereo 2-Ch
Power (W)* 140
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4-8
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, HDCP 2.2 (Future 8K Upgrade Available) / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / Airplay 2 / Chromecast / Spotify Connect (Coming Soon) / Roon (Coming Soon)
Auto Room Calibration ARC Genesis
Selected Audio Decoders 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, LPCM 2-ch to 8-ch (Max. 192 kHz/24-bit)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding 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
* 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)
Zones None
Pre Out / Line Out 7.2-Ch / Stereo 2-Ch
Power (W)* 100
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4-8
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, HDCP 2.2 (Future 8K Upgrade Available) / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / Airplay 2 / Chromecast / Spotify Connect (Coming Soon) / Roon (Coming Soon)
Auto Room Calibration ARC Genesis
Selected Audio Decoders 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, LPCM 2-ch to 8-ch (Max. 192 kHz/24-bit)
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding 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
* 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)
Zones Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio line-out/pre-out)
Pre Out / Line Out 11.2-Ch / Zone 2 (2-Ch) – Line Out & Pre-Out
Power (W)* 140
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 and higher
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, HDCP 2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Spotify Connect / DTS Play-Fi
Auto Room Calibration Anthem Room Correction (ARC)
Selected Audio Decoders 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
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding 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) 32
* 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 (Processing for 7.2.4)
HDMI In / Out 7+1/2 (ARC)
Zones Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio line-out/pre-out)
Pre Out / Line Out 11.2-Ch / Zone 2 (2-Ch) – Line Out & Pre-Out
Power (W)* 140
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 and higher
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, HDCP 2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet / Wi-Fi / Spotify Connect / DTS Play-Fi
Auto Room Calibration Anthem Room Correction (ARC)
Selected Audio Decoders 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
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding 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) 31
* 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)
Zones Zone 2 (HDMI & 2-ch audio line-out/pre-out)
Pre Out / Line Out 5.2-Ch / Zone 2 (2-Ch) – Line Out & Pre-Out
Power (W)* 100
Speaker Impedance (Ohms) 4 and higher
UHD / HDR Support 4K/60p, HDCP 2.2 / HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
Network / Wireless Ethernet
Auto Room Calibration Anthem Room Correction (ARC)
Selected Audio Decoders Dolby Digital, DD+, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express, DTS-HD HR Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio
Selected Sound Modes: Post Decoding 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) 28.2
* 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.01% THD, 2 Channels Driven

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