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Anthem AVM70 15.2 AV Preamp Processor

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Anthem AVM 70 15.2 Home Theatre AV Preamplifier Processor

Canadian award-winning specialist AV manufacturer, Anthem, has announced its highly anticipated new range and next generation of processors. The new range sets an even further elevated standard from a brand that has become synonymous with high-performance AV products.

Since the AVM 50 and Statement D2 A/V Processors, music lovers and home theatre enthusiasts have coveted Anthem’s premium surround separates. Featuring industry-leading room correction, expert management of the latest audio formats and robust integration; the Anthem AVM 70 processor is the ultimate nerve centre of any premium home theatre or media room.

With the latest version of ARC Genesis Room Correction, a redesigned and more accurate calibration microphone, Anthem Web User Interface, an all-new electronics platform and a new modernized design; the new AVM A/V Processors bring all of today’s technologies into a single component.

Object-oriented audio codecs have been updated with support for up to 15.2 channels; as well as built-in streaming support for Apple AirPlay2, Google Chromecast, Bluetooth, Spotify Connect (coming soon) and Roon (coming soon).

Video support includes 7 HDMI 2.0 inputs with 2 outputs, plus eARC for seamless integration with smart TVs. Perfect passthrough of Ultra HD signals at up to 18.2 Gbps with Dolby Vision, HDR or Hybrid Log Gamma ensures optimal presentation of your visual media.

Key Features
- 15.2 new generation digital preamplifier
- Next step up from the popular AVM60
- Modernised design with a high-resolution front panel display
- Next-generation multi-core DSP
- Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and IMAX Enhanced codecs
- Professional calibration system: ARC™ Anthem Genesis room correction
- Includes a redesigned and higher precision calibration microphone
- Premium DAC with 32 bit / 768 kHz
- IP based user interface via PC
- 2x independent subwoofer outputs with phase and distance delay
- 7x HDMI 2.0b inputs
- 2x HDMI outputs and independent Zone 2 HDMI
- HDMI 2.1 (8K) available later via the upgradeable HDMI board
- MM phono stage built-in
- Pass-through of Ultra HD signals with Dolby Vision, HDR or Hybrid Log-Gamma
- AirPlay2
- Chromecast (audio)
- Bluetooth v4.2
- Spotify Connect & Roon support

User Manual (PDF, 3.5MB)


Long lifetime, guaranteed

In addition to including a 3-year warranty, you can be confident in the new Anthem receivers as the brand is known for not releasing new models too frequently. Each addition to Anthem's catalogue brings new features, technology, and cosmetic refinements. Buying Anthem today, won't see your investment superseded by new models next year

"Each line up has been refreshed with careful thought regarding the features and capabilities that enthusiasts want and need. The new releases are a culmination of the research and learnings from the past five years and make Anthem the ultimate powerhouse of any home theatre or media room."
John Bagby, Managing Director, Paradigm Electronics Inc, parent company of Anthem



Anthem ARC Room Correction

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.

This new generation of Anthem AVM receivers features the latest version of ARC Genesis Room correction and the redesigned and higher precision calibration microphone.

New ARC Genesis Software

ARC Genesis is the newest software that works with many ARC enabled Anthem or Paradigm product. New features include support for both Mac and Windows; new target curve adjustment options including deep bass and high frequencies; improved algorithms and much more.

ARC Genesis is backwards compatible with many Anthem and Paradigm products that are ARC or PBK enabled. This third generation of Anthem Room Correction software represents a significant leap forward in room correction with the most comprehensive set of features yet. ARC Genesis transforms the audio performance of compatible speakers or electronics while retaining the unique character of any room. Proprietary Digital Signal Processing (DSP) software works in tandem with a calibrated microphone (provided with many ARC and PBK enabled products) to provide astonishing improvements to the sound you hear.  

Introducing Anthem Web User Interface

Anthem Web User Interface is now built into all MRX Receivers and AVM Processors. Using a phone, tablet or laptop, owners can easily access any function or setting and make changes on the fly. Power the main or second zone on and off, adjust volume, change audio modes or tweak channel trims for a perfect surround sound experience. Web UI can also be used to calibrate speaker delays and levels and configure network settings/control options. Source devices can be renamed, simplifying set up by enabling the elimination of unused inputs. Installers can import and export files to make remote management simple and convenient.

Latest Audio and Video Features

New features, capabilities and robust integration position Anthem AVM Series as the ultimate control centre of premium home theatre and audio. The AVM 70 is designed to offer a breathtaking home theatre experience with the most advanced audio and video processing features. 

IMAX ENHANCED is the only way to experience IMAX’s signature picture, sound and scale in the home, IMAX Enhanced combines digitally remastered 4K HDR content and DTS audio technologies with best-in-class consumer electronics products and streaming platforms

Dolby Atmos
Sound has never sounded this good. Feel a deeper connection to the stories and music you love with sound that moves all around you with breathtaking realism

DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new audio experiences in immersion and interactivity.

Greater spatial resolution and realism in premium home cinema technology is now possible with DTS:X® Pro technology, which supports up to 32 connected speakers, even from overhead. Experience how truly immersive audio transforms your favourite movies, music and games.

Dolby Vision
Feel the story’s full emotional impact, bringing your entertainment to life with an ultra-vivid picture, brighter highlights, and darker shadows.

Limitless Possibilities

Today’s premium home theatres need support for as many as 15 speakers and 4 subwoofers to handle the latest Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-oriented audio codecs. Pair an AVM 70 or AVM 90 A/V Processor with a stack of MCA amplifiers and you’ll achieve a sound that rivals the best commercial cinemas.

MCA’s scalability means you can purchase only the channels you need to power your vision of home entertainment. AVM Processors can now manage configurations up to 15.4 channels (up from 11.2) with ARC Genesis Room Correction ensuring the best possible sound at every seat. And you won’t need to hide your gear from view.

Anthem’s modernized design extends to every component in the MCA and AVM lines.



Robust Integration

The Anthem AVM 70 features external control and IP control capabilities for easy customization and compatibility with third-party integration solutions. It offers IP control capability for major third-party control devices including Control4, Savant, Crestron, ELAN, and more.

The Anthem Advantage

At Anthem, we have one simple goal – to design, engineer and manufacture audio/video products that deliver premium performance and convenience at a reasonable price. We do this by spending thousands of hours selecting and testing components, carefully designing our own circuit topologies, and backing them with robust power supplies that ensure maximum long-term quality and reliability. We achieve this with our team at the Paradigm/Anthem Research Center and their decades of combined experience.

Backed by over 35 years of home-grown, hands-on design, and innovative audio engineering experience, Anthem products provide an unprecedented level of reliability and functionality; delivering one of the industry’s highest performance/price ratios. This is just one reason why Anthem electronics are the choice of knowledgeable audiophiles, professional musicians and engineers the world over. 

More Information
Model Number AVM70
RRP 6,299.00


Maximum Output (<0.1% THD): 10.7 VRMS, Subwoofer 11 VRMS
Frequency Response: 20 Hz — 35 kHz (+/-0.2dB)
Frequency Response, Analog-Direct: 20 Hz — 80 kHz (+0, -2 dB)
THD+N (4 Vrms output): -100 dB
S/N Ratio (4 Vrms output, IEC-A filter): 110 dB
XLR Configuration: Pin 1: Ground, Pin 2: Positive, Pin 3: Negative



Typical Load: 60W
Standby: 0.3W
Standby IP Control Enabled: 1.8W
Standby HDMI Bypass Enabled: 4.9W



Height (without feet): 15.24 cm
Height with Rackmount Kit: 4U
Width: 43.18 cm
Depth (including wifi ant, not power cord): 36.4 cm



10.1 Kg

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

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