Conclusion: As far as the inputs and outputs go, it's a little bit of a mixed and sometimes lacking bag. However, no two users are the same and whilst some would like more HDMI in/outs, there is precisely as many as I would ever need - It's a subjective call, so I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions based on your own requirements.
Conclusion: The Anthem MRX-700 is every bit an audiophile’s A/V receiver. It doesn’t cram in as many inputs, outputs and ancillary processors as its competition, but it fills the gaps with hardware that delivers musical, true-to-life sound with an authority and finesse that reels you in and refuses to let go.
Pros: Spectacular Sound, USB and Ethernet equipped, Excellent GUI, Excellent Room Calibration Results
Cons: No 7.1 Analog inputs, No S-Video Support, No Bi-Amp capability
Excerpt: When I hear “Anthem,” I also usually hear “ka-ching!” Anthem’s Statement D2v surround processor sells for a cool $8,500, which is enough cash to keep a Colorado hippie blazing in medical marijuana for years. The MRX 700 is the company’s welcome foray into the world of down-to-earth-priced AVRs, punctuated by the inclusion of the same Anthem Room Correction (ARC) system the company uses in its costlier separates.
Conclusion: We’re impressed by the Anthem’s ability to track sounds between the speaker channels, too – effects are panned with confidence and pinpoint precision. All in all this is a terrific performance for the money.
Pros: Sony BDP-S790, A fast, agile and musical sound, impressive sonic precision, good equalisation system
Excerpt: Canadian brand Anthem's classy high-end D2V processor and P-series power amps wowed our high-end sensibilities when we saw them , leading to a three-strong lineup of more affordable AV receivers coming to these shores in 2011.
Excerpt: This Canadian AV receiver makes some unusual but sensible choices in set-up and implementation, and proves a powerful performer. There tend to be three categories of AV receivers. There are the lowcost/entry-level units, some of which are from well-known Japanese or other brand names, while some are from companies unfamiliar to the enthusiast.
Excerpt: Terítéken egy a hazai piacon mostanság megjelenő házimozi márka „nagy” modellje, amely bizonyára felkavarja a nyári állóvizet. Mind kivitelében, mind tartalmában a mára már megszokottakon kívül többet ígér és be is vált ezekből az ígéretekből...
Excerpt: Hvis du ikke har brug for netværksstreaming, massevis af lyd- og billed-tilslutninger eller mere end syv højttalere, men først og fremmest er ude efter bedst mulig lyd fra receiveren, er det Anthem MRX 700, du skal have. Den har virkelig top opløsning, super dynamik, samtidig med at rumkorrektionen er den bedste, vi har testet.