Anthem : MRX-520
5.2 Pre-Amplifier & 5 Amplifier Channels
Experience the breathtaking power and multi-channel flexibility of Anthem’s NEW Third Generation MRX Series of AV Receivers.
Anthem’s award-winning Third Generation MRX Series of high-end multi-channel A/V receivers are known the world over for their excellent sound quality, efficient power handling, and the ease with which they integrate into an entertainment system. The MRX Series is packed with exclusive audio innovations like Anthem Room Correction (ARC) Technology and Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM) Technology, 4K Pass-Through with fast HDMI switching and more.
MRX 520 Features & Functions
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 color 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.
To ensure correct speaker hookups the first time, the MRX Gen 3 Series includes color coded loudspeaker terminals and new color coded labeling above speaker specific terminal pairs.
|Maximum Output (<0.1% THD)||4.2 Vrms, subwoofer channel 5.2 Vrms|
|Frequency Response (2 Vrms output)||10 Hz — 31 kHz (+0, -0.25 dB)|
|Frequency Response, Analog-Direct (2 Vrms output)||10 Hz — 48 kHz (+0, -0.25 dB)|
|THD+N (2 Vrms output)||-95 dB|
|S/N Ratio (2 Vrms output, IEC-A filter)||110 dB|
|PREAMPLIFIER + AMPLIFIER (1 W output)|
|MRX 1120 / MRX 720||-88 dB channels 1-5, -75 db back/height|
|MRX 520||-88 dB|
|Height||6-1/2" (16.5 cm)|
|Height with Rackmount Kit||4U|
|Width||17-1/4" (43.9 cm)|
|Depth (not including power cord)||14-3/4" (37.5 cm)|
|MRX 1120||32 lb (14.5 kg)|
|MRX 720||31 lb (14 kg)|
|MRX 520||28.2 lb (12.8 kg)|
|Compatible with 4 Ohms or higher impedance.|
|MAXIMUM CONTINUOUS OUTPUT (1% THD)|
|120 V version:||
In countries where the line voltage is 120 V,
this product operates from a single phase AC power source that supplies between 108 V and 132 V at a frequency of 60 Hz.
|220-240 V version:||
In countries where the line voltage is 220, 230, or 240 V,
this product operates from a single phase AC power source that supplies between 198 V and 264 V at a frequency of 50 Hz.
|MRX 1120||MRX 720||MRX 520|
|Channels 1-5, Two Driven into 8 Ohms||140 W||140 W||100 W|
|Channels 1-5, Two Driven into 6 Ohms||170 W||170 W||130 W|
|Remaining Channels, Two Driven into 8 Ohms||60 W||60 W||n/a|
|Remaining Channels, Two Driven into 6 Ohms||75 W||75 W||n/a|
|Typical Load||570 W||485 W||365 W|
|Standby||0.3 W||0.3 W||0.3 W|
|Standby IP Control Enabled||4.7 W||4.7 W||2.4 W|
|Standby HDMI Bypass Enabled||8.2 W||8.2 W||5.8 W|