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Anthem Launches MDX  Multi-Zone Distribution Systems

Anthem’s new MDX Series features fully powered independent-zone subwoofer connections, as well as ARC Genesis room correction for each zone.

Anthem Electronics has announced the launch of the MDX Series of distribution systems. MDX features advanced DSP processing, matrix switching, and cutting-edge Anthem amplification technology, providing smooth, efficient, consistent high power and reliability, according to the manufacturer.

MDX includes these key features:

  • 60 watts (8 ohms)/120 watts (4 ohms) with all channels driven, or bridges to provide 200 watts (8 ohms).
  • 8- or 16-channels of Ultra-Class-D amplification, each supported by Advanced Load Monitoring technology.
  • Independent Anthem Room Correction (ARC), bass management, bass/treble adjustments, and level control settings are available for each zone.
  • 24-bit/192 kHz digital-to-analog converter (DAC).
  • All DSP and on-board room correction executed at 32-bit/48 kHz.
  • Full digital/analog matrix switching allows any analog RCA, digital coaxial, or digital optical input to be assigned to any output — either pre-configured via the web interface or switched in real-time via IP/RS-232.
  • Customized preset DSP settings.
  • Separate zone-specific bass management and subwoofer integration via a passive (RCA) or active (powered by another zone in bridge mode) connection.
  • Bridging allows up to 200 watts for high power applications such as subwoofers.
  • Digital switching output allows linking of digital inputs between multiple MDX.
  • Analog pass-through connections allow daisy-chaining of multiple MDX-16 units.
  • Speaker terminal block connections accept up to 12 AWG, ideal for long speaker cable runs.
  • IP/RS232 capability ensures compatibility with leading home automation systems.
  • Fast power ON/OFF switched via IP/RS232, 12-Volt trigger, or audio sensing.
  • Secure professional rack-mount arms included.

MDX-16 audio inputs:

  • 8x stereo RCA
  • 2x digital coaxial
  • 2x digital optical (Toslink)

MDX-8 audio inputs:

  • 4x stereo RCA
  • 1x digital optical (Toslink)

MDX-16 audio outputs:

  • 8x stereo speaker level with Euroblock connectors
  • 8x RCA subwoofer
  • 2x stereo analog pass-through
  • 1x digital optical (Toslink) jack.

MDX-8 audio outputs:

  • 4x stereo speaker level with Euroblock connectors
  • 4x RCA subwoofer

MDX-16 retails for $2999/each (U.S.) and $3499/each (CAD).
MDX-8 retails for $1999/each (U.S.) and $2499/each (CAD).

The MDX series is now shipping.

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