Anthem has begun shipping of its MRX 500 and 700 receivers.
The Anthem MRX 700
All MRX series receivers feature seven channels of amplification, four HDMI in/one out and the ability to play music from a flash drive, USB disk drive or the internet. MRX receivers also are equipped with the Anthem Room Correction (ARC) system.
Customers who prefer separation between amplifier and preamplifier/processor still have that option with Anthem Reference products, while the new MRX receivers deliver a single component solution. Anthem MRX receivers include support for the latest audio formats including Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, and DTS-HD Master Audio. Internet radio is available on both models while HD Radio is supported by the MRX 700 only.
MRX series receivers will also provide pass through for 3D movies and television when paired with a 3DTV and a 3D capable source component, making them a stalwart in 3D-enabled home theaters. Trigger output and second zone functionality along with video configuration memorized by source adds further value to the Anthem receiver line.
U.S. MSRP pricing for the first two models in the MRX series is as follows: MRX 500 - $1,499, MRX 700 - $1,999.