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Anthem MRX-520 5.2 Channel AV Receiver

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Special Price $2,099 Was $2,299

Separates-Quality Performance from a Powerful, Feature-Rich AV Receiver.

Get the award-winning sound quality and power handling of Anthem amplifiers in a third-generation MRX series high-end multichannel AV receiver, packed with features and easy to integrate into your entertainment system.  Comes with Anthem Room Correction (ARC), Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM), 4K pass-through with fast HDMI switching and more.

5.2 Pre-Amplifier & 5 Amplifier Channels with ARC

Anthem Room Correction (ARC) quickly corrects the effects that reflective surfaces such as walls, floors and ceilings have on the sound going out from your loudspeakers.  It's a proprietary digital signal processing software developed in-house at Anthem which works with a specially engineered calibration microphone and your PC to quickly and easily tune-up audio for your own listening space, to achieve reference listening room-quality performance in the home.

Conducted by Anthem engineers in conjunction with the National Research Council of Canada, the groundbreaking research that went into this program lets you perform the required measurements and computations of the correction filters using almost any IBM PC, Macintosh, iPhone or Android device.  Whatever you choose, it offers detailed steps and configuration options for getting your system tuned right.


The provided measurement mic is substantial in size, weight and quality, and comes with its own calibration on the provided CD, and a sizable mic stand for optimal positioning.

> Click here to view the user manual (PDF) <

+ ARC™ Anthem Room Correction
+ 4 Speaker Profile Memories
+ Two sub out jacks (parallel)
+ Premium 32bit / 768kHz differential output D/A Converters

HDMI & Video

As the brains of your home theatre, video capabilities of the AV receiver are as important as audio ones.  The MRX-520 delivers the latest visual innovations of the industry in spades:


+ HDMI 2.0a
+ HDCP 2.2
+ 4:4:4 Subsampling at 4K60 (18.2 Gbps)
+ High Dynamic Range (HDR)
+ Dolby Vision™ Compatible
+ Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)

+ BT.2020 Color Gamut
+ On-Screen Display with 4K 50/60
+ 4K 50/60 Switching

Additional Sonic Features

Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM) ensures that you'll almost never burn out an Anthem amp, no matter what you do with it or to it.

+ Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM)
+ FM Tuner
+ Low Standby Mode power consumption
+ Remote control app for iOS (Apple) and Android (coming soon!)



+ Dolby TrueHD
+ DTS-HD Master Audio

Listening Modes

Different upmixing modes ensure that you can make use of all the speakers in your room in the best way possible, no matter how many channels your source material comes with.

+ AnthemLogic – (5.2 channels with MRX 520)
+ Dolby Surround
+ Dolby Pro Logic II on MRX 520
+ DTS Neo:6 – Cinema, Music
+ All-Channels – All-Speaker Stereo


+ 7 HDMI inputs (7 rear inputs on MRX 520)
+ Digital Audio Inputs: 2 Coaxial + 3 Optical
+ 5 Stereo Analog RCA Inputs
+ HDMI On-Screen Display – setup, video adjustments, status, song/artist info from radio stations
+ MHL Supported Inputs
+ xvYCC, Adobe RGB, Adobe YCC601, sYCC601, Deep color
+ 2 Parallel Outputs
+ Consumer Electronic Control (CEC)
+ Audio Return Channel
+ Standby Pass-through

Custom Installation

Anthem receivers come with various seldom-seen handy input methods for controlling them from almost any remote interface imaginable--very handy for integration into custom installations.

+ IP Control
+ RS-232 Control
+ IR Input (Configurable)
+ 12V Trigger Output
+ Control System Drivers

Additional Features

+ Backlit Remote Control
+ Sidemount Rack Kit (sold separately)

More Information
Model Number MRX-520
RRP 2,299.00

Number of preamplifier channels:  5 main, 2 subs
Number of amplifier channels:  5
Crossover settings:  40-250Hz
Digital Signal Processor:  Tri-core 32-bit
Lip-sync Adjustment Range:  300ms
Optical inputs:  3
Coaxial inputs:  2
Stereo Analog inputs:  5
Listening modes:  AnthemLogic, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS Neo:6, All Channels Stereo


+ Anthem Room Correction
+ Dolby TrueHD
+ DTS-HD Master Audio
+ Dolby Volume
+ FM Tuner
+ All digital inputs accept 24bit / 192kHz
+ Analog direct mode
+ Premium 32bit / 768kHz differential output D/A converters
+ 32-bit conversion for all Digital and Analog-DSP sources
+ Sampling rate optimized D/A filters
+ Optical Output (passthrough of coax/optical in)
+ Downmix any source to the line out
+ Downmix any source to zone 2 (if following Main source)


Maximum Output (<0.1% THD):  4.2 Vrms, subwoofer channel 5.2 Vrms
Frequency Response (2 Vrms output):  10 Hz - 31 kHz (+0, -.25 dB)
Frequency Response, Analog-Direct (2 Vrms output):  10 Hz - 48 kHz (+0, -.25 dB)
THD+N (2 Vrms output):  -95 dB
S/N Ratio (2 Vrms output, IEC-A filter):  110 dB

Amplifier, max continuous output (<1% THD)

Channels 1-5, Two driven into 8 ohms:  100W
Channels 1-5, Two driven into 6 ohms:  130W


Height:  16.5cm / 6.5"
Height with rackmount kit:  4U
Width:  43.9cm / 17.25"
Depth (not including power cord):  37.5cm / 14.75"

Weight:  12.8kg / 28.2lb

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3 Years
All Anthem power amplifiers include a generous 3 Year Australian warranty for your peace of mind.

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