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.
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: 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.
Conclusion: Der Anthem bringt für seine Preisklasse wenig Ausstattung mit, lässt sich dafür aber leicht bedienen. Er eignet sich speziell für Musik- und Filmfreunde, die einen puristischen AV-Receiver suchen, der für Individualität und High-End-Image steht. Der luftige und zugleich kräftige Klang ist über alle Zweifel erhaben.