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Anthem MRX-540 8K 5.2ch AV Receiver

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POS-141118
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$3,899

Anthem MRX-540 8K 7.2 Pre-Amplifier / 5 Amplifier Channel AV Receiver

Anthem's MRX A/V Receivers are about maximising audio performance that previously has been unobtainable at their respective price points. Building on the feature set of previous models, they've added the newest version of ARC Genesis, a redesigned and more accurate calibration microphone, Anthem's Web User Interface, integrated streaming support, object-oriented audio codecs.

Canadian award-winning specialist AV manufacturer, Anthem’s MRX A/V Receivers are about maximising audio performance that previously has been unobtainable at their respective price points. Building on the feature set of previous models, the MRX 540 8K now include:

Key Features
- New Electronics platform, up to 7.2 pre-amplifier channels with 5 amplifier channels, HDMI 2.1, HDCP 2.3
- Latest versions of DTS:X and Dolby Atmos
- 100W continuous power output per channel (8 Ohm)
- Internal power amplifiers freely assignable
- ARC Genesis now features a more precise microphone, ensuring better results in any listening environment
- Platform Agnostic Streaming with AirPlay2, Google Chromecast (Audio), Bluetooth v4.2, Spotify Connect and Roon (coming soon!)
- Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced
- Professional measurement system: ARC™ Anthem Genesis Room correction
- Includes a redesigned and higher precision calibration microphone
- Next-Generation DSP Platform
- Modernised Design with high resolution front panel display
- Premium DAC with 32 bit / 768 kHz (AKM AK4458VN)
- HDMI eARC
- HDMI 2.1 & HDCP 2.3

User Manual (PDF, 3.54MB)
Dimensions (PDF, 2.48MB)

 

Advanced 8K HDMI Platform with e-ARC Support

Feel the power of every frame with the MRX Series and its advanced 8K HDMI 2.1 Platform with HDCP 2.3.

Showcasing 7 dedicated 8K inputs which support 8K/60Hz or 4K/120Hz pass-through and 3 dedicated outputs with Enhanced Audio Return Channel, you can enjoy 8K quality video from all of your 8K source devices in amazing clarity.

Also featuring the latest HDMI technology and specification, the MRX 540, 740 and 1140 allow you to take your home entertainment to the next level with HDR10+, Dynamic HDR10+, ALLM and VRR support. The possibilities are limitless; unlock the true potential of your media with the industry’s most flexible and feature-rich HDMI platform.

 

Enhanced Audio Return Channel (e-ARC)

e-ARC simplifies connectivity, provides greater ease of use, and supports the most advanced audio formats and highest audio quality. It ensures full compatibility between audio devices and upcoming HDMI 2.1 products.

Dynamic HDR

Dynamic HDR support ensures every moment of a video is displayed at its ideal values for depth, detail, brightness, contrast and wider color gamuts—on a scene-by-scene or even a frame-by-frame basis.

Enhanced Gaming Features

Enhanced gaming features ensure an added level of smooth and seamless motion and transitions for gaming, movies and video Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) reduces or eliminates lag, stutter and frame tearing for more fluid and better detailed gameplay. Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) allows the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity.


Experience Gaming Like Never Before on an MRX

It’s never been a more exciting time to be a gamer. With the latest consoles offering up to 4K/120Hz graphics, realistic HDR and Dolby Vision dynamic range, and immersive Dolby Atmos sound, you have to make sure your Home Theater gear won’t hold you back. Enter the MRX Series, our most feature-rich AV receivers to date!

With up to 48Gbps bandwidth available on each of its 7 HDMI inputs, features like 4K/120Hz HDR graphics, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos have never been easier to experience. MRX's Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support includes both Freesync and G-Sync, so whether you are a console or PC gamer you can experience high frame rate gaming with no screen tearing. In addition, MRX's true HDMI 2.1 functionality means you won't be locked out of any of the other current technologies made possible with next-generation consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Coupled with support for advanced features like Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and HGiG, the MRX Series is ready and waiting as these technologies roll out to your next-gen gaming hardware. For both today and tomorrow, the MRX Series defines state-of-the-art gaming performance.



Design

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

Channel Re-Assignment

One key and sought-after feature introduced in this MRX Receiver range is channel re-assignment, or 'matrixing'. This receiver's channels can be assigned in many ways. Unused amplifier channels can be re-assigned to Bi-Amplify demanding front speakers, power surrounds, presence speakers, or a second zone (Available on MRX 1140 and MRX 740).

Configure amplifier channels for your system's needs, then perfect the presentation with ARC Genesis.

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 MRX 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.

Anthem Remote App

Gain unprecedented command over your network-enabled Anthem A/V Receiver, Processor or Pre-amplifier.

The Anthem Remote App uses a Wifi connection to simplify the configuration of supported Anthem devices. App-based controls include volume level, muting, input selection, power, listening modes, bass, treble, level trims, menu navigation, and Anthem Room Correction (ARC) control.

Latest Audio and Video Features

New features, capabilities and robust integration position Anthem MRX Series as the ultimate power centre of premium home theatre and audio. The MRX 540 8K is designed to offer a breathtaking home theatre experience with the most advanced audio and video processing features. 

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

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

Robust Integration

The Anthem MRX 540 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 MRX-540-8K
RRP 3,899.00
Specs

Pre-Amplifier
- Maximum Output (<0.1% THD): 5.2 VRMS, 7.1VRMS
- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 30KHz +/-0.2dB
- Frequency Response, Analog-Direct: N/A
- THD+N (2 Vrms output): -100 dB
- S/N Ratio (2 Vrms output, IEC-A filter): 110 dB
- Pre-Amplifier + Amplifier (1W Output)
- SNR: 91 dB ch 1-5

Speaker Impedance
- Compatible with 4 Ohms or higher impedance

Maximum continuous Output (1% THD)
- Channels 1-5, Two Driven into 8 Ohms: 100 W
- Channels 1-5, Two Driven into 6 Ohms: 130 W
- Remaining Channels, Two Driven into 8 Ohms: n/a
- Remaining Channels, Two Driven into 6 Ohms: n/a

Power Consumption
- Typical Load: 365 W
- Standby: 0.3 W
- Standby IP Control Enabled: 1.8 W
- Standby HDMI Bypass Enabled: 4.9 W

Dimensions
- Height (without feet): 6" (15.24 cm)
- Height with Rackmount Kit: 4U
- Width: 17" (43.18 cm)
- Depth (including wifi ant not power cord): 14-1/2" (36.4 cm)
- Weight: 12.8 kg

Power Requirement
- 220-240 V version: In countries where the line voltage is 220, 230, or 240 V, this product operates from a single phase AC power source that supplies between 198 V and 264 V at a frequency of 50 Hz.

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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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