Anthem

MRX 720 Multi Channel Receiver

The Anthem receivers are the best sounding home theater receivers we have ever tested. Their ARC technology, coupled with great audio circuitry, results in a sound quality you would expect to have to pay 10 times as much for. The MRX 720 will let you grow into a full-blown Dolby Atmos system with zero compromises. It is by far and away the best choice!

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Anthem Room Correction

Your room has more impact on the sound than any single component. Anthem's ARC is the first easy to use room correction system that makes a huge difference in how your system sounds. It literally takes out all of the big peaks some rooms add to the sound to get you as close to what the recording engineer wanted you to hear.

Real Amps Coupled with High-End DACs

Your digital sources are first decoded by the very high-end 32-bit audiophile DACs. The signal then passes on to the massive power amp section, which is more like what you would find in a separate power amp. The MRX 720 has 7 channels capable of delivering 140 watts per channel of serious power.

Great Speaker Profile Memory

Your digital sources are first decoded by the very high-end 32-bit audiophile DACs. The signal then passes on to the massive power amp section, which is more like what you would find in a separate power amp. The MRX 720 has 7 channels capable of delivering 140 watts per channel of serious power.

Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM)
Anthem's technology monitors current, voltage, and even the temperature to ensure the best possible audio reproduction.

Anthem Room Correction (ARC)
Unlike your standard speaker calibration systems, Anthem's ARC technology will auto adjust the audio reproduction of the connected speakers to the room's characteristics. This will provide a more realistic and natural sound when battling the everyday reflective surfaces in the room. After the software measures the response of each individual speaker relative to the listening space, it will then adjust the response, correct phase effects, and enforce room gain. ARC is capable of detecting how well the room reinforces the low frequencies. This prevents the low end from sounding thin in rooms that aren't ideal for acoustics. When needed, ARC sets the high pass filters on each individual speaker to ensure deep tight bass. This is a user-friendly setup kit and includes the calibrated microphone, a mic stand, and high-quality cabling. You will need WindowS 7 or later and the latest ARC software.

Anthem Logic
This audio technology is designed to enhance 2 channel stereo. You have the option of Cinema mode or Music mode. Anthem Logic Cinema is going to enhance the 2 channel movies to make them more home theater like.

Dolby Atmos
Atmos is the latest audio technology that does not rely on channels. The sounds are put in a three-dimensional space. It allows the sounds to move around you from all directions. Atmos is designed to add overhead dimension as it adds an audio atmosphere directly above your seating area. The MRX 720 supports several Dolby Atmos speaker systems.
5.1.2- This is a traditional 5.1 speaker configuration with one pair of Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers often in ceilings or upward firing speakers.
5.1.4- This is a traditional 5.1 speaker configuration with two pairs of Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. An external amp is required for one pair of the Dolby Atmos speakers.
7.1.2- This is a traditional 7.1 speaker configuration with one pair of Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. An external amp is required for the pair of Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
7.1.4- This is a traditional 7.1 speaker configuration with two pairs of Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. An external amp is required for both pairs of Dolby Atmos speakers.

DTS:X
As of January 5, 2017, a software update DTS:X is available on the MRX 720 and the 1120 receiver. This enables you to experience a life-like immersive audio experience. DTS Neural:X- This is now available via a software update. This takes all content to another level to provide an immersive experience by incorporating DTS:X.

Dolby Volume
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.

Network
The Anthem MRX 720 offers an ethernet connection for a wired connection or you can connect to your wireless home network.

DTS Play-Fi
This combines DTS audio and WiFi (up to 100' range from a wireless router) to wirelessly stream lossless audio, up to 16bit/48kHz. The DTS Play-Fi App needs to be downloaded onto your mobile device. This will provide access to your music files (Apple iTunes or Google Play), Online Internet Radio, and DLNA. Play-Fi is compatible with TIDAL, Pandora, Spotify, Sirius XM, Amazon Music, and many others. The 720 can play WAV, FLAC, AAC, and MP3s up to 24bit stored on your personal computer.

HDMI
The Anthem offers 8 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).

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.

Speaker Terminals
The speaker terminals can accept up to 10 gauge speaker wire and can accept as low as 6-ohm speakers.

Pre Outs
The Anthem 720 has 11.2 channel pre-outs, which allows you to collect external amplifiers. The dual subwoofer outs are discrete. It also offers a zone 2 pre-out, which allows you to connect an external amp to power another pair of speakers in a different room.

Analog Audio
The Anthem 720 offers 5 analog stereo inputs. It has an analog stereo line in output. This is a version has a fixed output level and can be used with a headphone amp that offers volume control.

Digital Audio
The Anthem 720 offers 1 optical and 2 coaxial digital inputs. These support Dolby Digital and DTS.

Headphone Input
The Anthem 720 offers a 1/4" headphone jack. If desired, the receiver allows you to mute the speaker outputs and pre-outs when headphones are connected.

FM Tuner
The Anthem has a built-in FM tuner with the capability to store 30 FM stations.

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 standby mode.

Multi-Zone
The Anthem MRX 720 is a multi-room receiver because it can play the same or different audio in up to 2 rooms. It provides speaker level and line level outs. Compatible inputs for zone 2 are analog input sources, the FM tuner, optical and coaxial inputs, DTS Play-Fi. The volume can be controlled from the receiver itself or an amp.

Party Mode
This allows you to play the same music in zone 1 and zone 2 simultaneously (including HDMI). 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.

Dual HDMI
The HDMI outs are parallel, meaning the same audio/video signal is output through both and can be used simultaneously.

DTS Play-Fi
You can connect multiple Play-Fi products for a multi-room music system.

Receiver Control
The Anthem MRX 720 comes with a backlit remote that offers complete control for the entire system. Or, you can 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.

More Information
MPN 1414000031
UPC 809918001761
Weight 17.80 lbs
Number of Channels 7
Power Per Channel 140 Watts (Channels 1-5, Two Driven into 8 Ohms); 60 Watts (Remaining Channels, Two Driven into 8 Ohms)
Stereo RMS Power 140 Watts
THD Stereo 1%
Signal To Noise Ratio 110 dB
Frequency Response 10Hz - 31kHz (+0, -0.25 dB)
Impedance 6-8 ohms
Total Audio Inputs 5 Analog Audio (RCA)
Total Video Inputs HDMI: 7 (Rear), 1 (Front)
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, Dual HDMI Out, Music Streaming, Phono Input, Room EQ, Voice Control
Product Manual Download
Color Options Black
Warranty 3 Years
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