Anthem MRX700 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver - Product Review
20 February 2013
Conclusion: The MRX700 delivers more-than-enough power for most rooms and provides exceptional sound. Practical features I really liked included: Comprehensive audio processing options, analog-to-HDMI video conversion and upscaling, 3D pass-through, and Anthem Room Correction System. Additional features that I liked was the inclusion of built-in internet radio access, and both speaker connections or preamp outputs (your choice) provided for 2nd zone operation.
Anthem MRX 700 A/V Receiver - An Anthem That Is More Than Patriotic!
Audio Ideas Guide
16 October 2011
Excerpt: “Before I delve into the installation, a little more info about the MRX 700. It is the top-of-the-line A/V receiver from Anthem, and sports a polite and tidy front panel with a brushed black face. All the basic buttons are present to navigate, but, as with most A/V products you need your trusty flat screen TV to set everything up.
Excerpt: Anthem Electronics was born out of a well-regarded, purist-oriented Canadian high-end audio company called Sonic Frontiers. (In fact, if you look closely at the shipping cartons for Anthem equipment, you’ll still see the tastefully subdued logo for Sonic Frontiers International embedded in the graphics on the boxes.).
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.
Excerpt: Well, Anthem hasn’t skimped on the power output. The unit offers seven channels, each offering 120 high-fidelity watts. The unit’s specifications go on to say that when five channels are running, it is capable of delivering 90W into each of them at the same time, which is quite impressive. Nor does it skimp on other facilities (except, perhaps, for S-Video which it simply omits, as seems to increasingly be the fashion).
Excerpt: Canada: a land of sweeping mountains, pine forests and ice hockey, where maple syrup rules and giant moose walk the streets. But what the country is becoming increasingly famous for is its rather tasty AV equipment. Anthem’s classy high-end D2V processor and P-series power amps wowed our high-end sensibilities last year, leading to a three-strong lineup of more affordable AV receivers coming to these shores for 2011.
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.