The MRX520 is a feature-rich 5.1 pre-amp/5 speaker channel AV Receiver. It offers excellent sound quality, efficient power handling, and integrates effortlessly into a current 5.2 entertainment system. The award winning, 3rd generation MRX Series is packed with exclusive audio innovations like Anthem Room Correction (ARC) and Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM) Technology, 4K Pass-Through with fast HDMI switching and much more.
WHY BUY AN ANTHEM MRX520 A/V RECEIVER?
The MRX520 is fully equipped to anchor your 5.1 home theatre system. It’s a “one-box” solution providing audio/video connectivity, switching, processing, pre-amplification and finally, amplification of the highest quality. Courtesy of premium 32-bit / 768 kHz Differential-Output D/A Converters and support for the latest video formats, the MRX520 will deliver breathtakingly detailed and dynamic audio and hi-resolution 4K images. And it will drive difficult speaker loads with ease.
ANTHEM ARC ROOM CORRECTION
Your room plays a vital role in determining the sonic performance of your speakers and A/V receiver.
All of the key audio elements, dynamics, texture, bass management and most importantly, intelligibility, are impacted by your room shape, dimensions and surfaces.
Most modern amplifiers, receivers and soundbars are delivered with some form of room analysis and correction capability.
The Anthem ARC platform sets a new standard for domestic audio installations.
Rivalling many professional acoustic analysis tools, Anthem ARC is a comprehensive kit including software and high-grade condenser microphone that will ensure you experience a full return on your investment!
WHAT IS ARC?
Simply put, Anthem Room Correction quickly “corrects” the effects that reflective surfaces such as walls, floors and ceilings have on the sound radiating from a loudspeaker. Removing the effects of these obstacles allows your audio equipment to achieve a more natural sound in any room, as close to the lab standard as possible.
On a more complex level, ARC is a proprietary digital signal processing software that works with a specially-engineered calibration microphone and your PC to quickly and easily optimize audio for your unique listening space.
Anthem engineers developed the ARC system while researching how to replicate the audio-lab standard of performance in non-lab environments. This groundbreaking research was conducted in conjunction with the National Research Council of Canada, the Canadian government’s research and technology organization.
Anthem engineers realized that real world listening experiences had little in common with the controlled environment of the audio lab. That’s because even the best loudspeakers are affected by room anomalies like furniture. These obstacles cause standing waves, resonances, and reflections that can colour the sound you hear. Imagine the sound waves coming from your speakers as ripples on a water surface. That makes it easy for you to understand how the ripples of sound bounce off any obstruction they encounter. You can immediately see the benefit of removing the obstacles.
ARC digitally compares a room’s acoustic signature to that of the lab standard. It measures the response of each speaker relative to the listening area. Then it uses advanced algorithms to eliminate the negative effects of the obstacles in the room, adjusting response and correcting phase effects. When ARC removes the obstacles, what’s left is the lab standard performance.
• Powerful 5.1 performance.
• Advanced load monitoring ensures control and body.
• Anthem ARC room calibration software and microphone.
• The performance of the MRX520 is powerful and richly textured.
• ARC Room Correction is second to none and a bonus at this price-point.