MRX 520 Multi Channel Receiver
For a high-end multi-channel A/V receiver with audio innovations and full support of 4K and HDR video, the MRX 520 5.2 receiver is guaranteed to out-perform your expectations. The MRX 520 will fit seamlessly in with your HD TV or Blu-ray system to bring you premium stereo or surround sound.
Anthem MRX 520 is an award-winning 5.2 receiver packed with 100 watts per channel. The MRX series is packed with the Anthem Room Correction technology and Advanced Load Monitoring technology.
Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM)
Anthem's technology monitors current, voltage and even the temperature to ensure the best possible audio reproduction.
This audio technology is designed to enhance 2 channel stereo. You have the option of Cinema mode and Music mode. Anthem Logic Cinema enhances the 2 channel movies to make them more home theater like.
Dolby Volume technology automatically adjusts volume levels on content that tends to change drastically. Dolby volume adjusts the level and the frequency response. This allows the volume to stay consistent when the content is at lower volume levels, or much higher than average volume levels, for a more comfortable listening session. With EQ Adjustments, you have control over the bass and treble on the unit via the menu settings.
The Anthem offers 7 HDMI 2.0 inputs and 2 outs. HDCP 2.2 is supported by all HDMI ports. The ports are HDR (high dynamic range) ready, 4K pass-through, support HDR 10, (4:4:4 color subsampling) and Wide Color Gamut(BT.2020). The HDMI outs are parallel, meaning the same audio/video signal is output through both and can be used simultaneously.
ARC (Auto Return Channel)
This allows you to have one connection to the TV from the soundbar via an HDMI cable. That same cable can then send audio from the TV back down through the soundbar, eliminating the need for multiple cables.
The speaker terminals can accept up to 10 gauge speaker wire, pin connectors, and banana plugs. The receiver can accept as low as 6-ohm speakers.
The Anthem 520 can handle a 5.2 channel surround sound setup. The dual subwoofer outs are parallel. It also offers a zone 2 pre-out, which allows you to connect an external amp to power another pair of speaker in a different room.
The Anthem 520 offers 5 analog stereo inputs. These can be used for everything from a CD player to an older VS player. It also has an analog stereo line in output. This is a version that has a fixed output level and can be used with a headphone amp that offers volume control.
The Anthem 520 offers 3 digital inputs: one optical, and 2 coaxial digital inputs. These support Dolby Digital and DTS.
The Anthem 520 offers a 1/4" headphone jack. If desired, the receiver allows you to mute the speaker outputs and pre-outs when headphones are connected. The USB ports must be used for all firmware and software updates. They can be downloaded from Anthem's website.
The Anthem has a built-in FM tuner with the capability to store 30 FM stations. It does not have an AM tuner built in.
Stand By Passthrough
The Anthem can be put in standby mode, which allows the HDMI source to pass through to the TV. The input can also be changed using the remote when the receiver is off and in stand by mode.
The Anthem MRX 520 is a multi-room receiver because it can play the same audio or different audio in up to two rooms. You have to add an amplifier onto the receiver to power the second room. Compatible inputs for zone 2 are analog input sources, the FM tuner, optical and coaxial inputs. The volume can be controlled from the receiver itself or the additional amp.
This allows you to play the same music in zone 1 and zone 2 simultaneously. Once you are in party mode, you are auto switched to stereo mode. The volume levels in zone 2 can be controlled through the remote.
The HDMI outs are parallel. This means the same audio/video signal is output through both and can be used simultaneously.
The Anthem MRX 520 comes with a backlit remote that offers complete control for the entire system. You can also download the Anthem AV remote app for control from your smartphone. The Anthem has to be connected to the same network as the phone. An ethernet connection on the back of the receiver must be connected.
|Number of Channels||5|
|Power Per Channel||100 Watts (8 ohms)|
|Stereo RMS Power||100 Watts|
|Signal To Noise Ratio||110 dB|
|Frequency Response||10Hz - 31kHz (+0, -0.25 dB)|
|Total Audio Inputs||5 Analog Audio (RCA)|
|Total Video Inputs||7|
|Optical Digital Input||3|
|Coaxial Digital Inputs||2|
|Coaxial Digital Outputs||1|
|Power Supply||AC 120V, 60 Hz|
|Features||Apple Airplay 2, Bluetooth Enabled, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Music Streaming, Phono Input, Room EQ, Voice Control|
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