Anthem MRX 540

7.2 Pre-Amplifier / 5 Amplifier Channel AV Receiver w/ Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced, Apple Airplay 2 & ARC Room Correction

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Anthem MRX 540

7.2 Pre-Amplifier / 5 Amplifier Channel AV Receiver w/ Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced, Apple Airplay 2 & ARC Room Correction

$1,699.99
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Overview

The MRX 540 is the successor to the best-selling Anthem MRX 520 Home Theater Receiver. The entry-level MRX 540 delivers 100 watts per channel to 5 channels. However, it does have 7 channels of processing with Dolby Atmos so you could add a small power amp to get 5.2.2 or better yet, add the great new Anthem MCA 225 MKII for your main speakers and re-route the front channels to the Atmos height channels.

High Notes

Anthem Room Correction

Your room has a bigger impact on the sound than any component in your system. Anthem's new ARC Genesis is an easy to use room correction system that gives your sound a huge improvement. ARC takes out all the big peaks to let you hear your home theater and music soundtracks the way the engineers intended.

Real Power with Great DAC's

Anthem receivers have a big, full warm sound due to the fact they have massive power amps inside, actually similar to what you might find in some separate amps. They have a drive and control that makes your speakers come to life. Add in the fact they use audiophile level DAC's for all decoding and you have a receiver that sounds just amazing.

Outstanding Flexibility

With 4 speaker and ARC presets for various listening situations, 30 virtual inputs, 7 channels of processing on board with power amp matrixing, the MRX540 covers a lot of bases. We love the fact you can rearrange 4 of the 5 built in channels and add a big separate amp for the fronts and get 7 channels of object based surround.

Anthem’s MRX A/V Receivers are about maximizing performance for the money - introducing the MRX 540 7.2 Pre-Amplifier. 7.2 Pre-Amplifier / 5 Amplifier Channel A/V receiver with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced. 100-watts per channel continuous power into 8 ohms. Includes ARC (Anthem Room Correction). HDMI v2.1 8K Upgradeable.

Building on the feature set of their previous models, they’ve added the newest version of ARC Genesis, a redesigned and more accurate calibration microphone, Anthem Web User Interface, integrated streaming support, object-oriented audio codecs with support for up to 15.2 channels, and the clean power delivery Anthem is known for with up to 140 watts per channel. The MRX 540, 740, and 1140 are a great way to bring premium audio to any home theater or media room. Seamlessly integrate your smart TV or projector with 7 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs, plus eARC. Ultra HD signals are passed through unaltered up to 18.2 Gbps with Dolby Vision, HDR, and Hybrid Log-Gamma support.

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Details & Specs

Features include:

  • New Electronics platform, up to 7.2 pre-amplifier channels with 5 amplifier channels, HDMI 2.0b HDCP 2.2, hardware upgradeable to HDMI 2.1 (8K)
  • All object-oriented audio codecs have been updated to the latest version of DTS:X and Dolby Atmos.
  • IMAX Enhanced
  • ARC Genesis now features a more precise microphone, ensuring better results in any listening environment.
  • Platform Agnostic Streaming with AirPlay2, Google Chromecast (Audio), Bluetooth v4.2, and Spotify Connect and Roon (coming soon!)
  • Reliable Networking Platform with web-based setup and over-the-air updates
  • Next-Generation DSP Platform
  • Modernized Design with high resolution front panel display
  • Amp matrixing with up to 4 re-assignable channels

Audio Features:

  • 7.2 pre-amplifier channels with 5 amplifier channels. 100 watts per channel continuous power into 8 ohms.
  • Amp matrixing with up to 4 re-assignable channels
  • Two paralleled subwoofer outputs
  • Auto Subwoofer Phase Adjustments (ARC Genesis)
  • Auto Subwoofer Polarity Adjustments (ARC Genesis)
  • Latest Implementation of ARC Genesis
  • Four Speaker Profile Memories
  • 2” / 5 cm Speaker Distance Increments
  • 0.5dB Level Increments
  • Super Sub Front Setting

HDMI & Video:

  • Dolby Vision
  • IMAX Enhanced
  • HDMI 2.0b & HDCP 2.2 (hardware upgradeable to HDMI 2.1 8K)
  • HDMI eARC
  • 4:4:4 Subsampling @4K60 (18.2 Gbps)
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
  • BT.2020 Color Gamut
  • 4K 50/60 Switching
  • Dual HDMI Outputs
  • Standby Pass-Through

Decoding:

  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby HD
  • DTS:X
  • DTS-HD Master Audio

Custom Installation:

  • IP Control
  • RS-232 Control
  • IR Input
  • Three 12V Trigger Outputs
  • Pre-made Control Drivers
  • Save and Load Settings
  • Import and Export Settings
  • Rackmount kit (sold separately)

Streaming:

  • Apple Airplay
  • Apple Airplay 2
  • Google Chromecast Audio
  • Bluetooth
  • Spotify Connect (coming soon!)
  • Roon (coming soon!)

Listening Modes:

  • Anthem Logic
  • Dolby Surround
  • DTS Neural:X
  • DTS Virtual:X
  • Stereo
  • All Channel Stereo
  • Mono
  • All Channel Mono

Additional Features:

  • Anthem Web User Interface
  • Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM)
  • 30 Input Configurations
  • Input trim adjustments
  • Power-on Input Assignment
  • Auto Power Off
  • Eco Mode (standby)
  • Over-the-air Network updates
  • USB updates
  • Beta updates (over-the-air)
  • Backlit Remote Control

Preamplifier

  • Maximum Output (<0.1% THD) - 5.2 VRMS, 7.1VRMS
  • Frequency Response - 20Hz - 30KHz +/-0.2dB
  • Frequency Response, Analog-Direct - N/A
  • THD+N (2 Vrms output) - -100 dB
  • S/N Ratio (2 Vrms output, IEC-A filter) - 110 dB

Preamplifier + Amplifier (1 W Output)

  • SNR: 91 dB ch 1-5

Speaker Impedance

  • Compatible with 4 Ohms or higher impedance.

Maximum Continuous Output (1% Thd) 

  • Channels 1-5, Two Driven into 8 Ohms - 100 W
  • Channels 1-5, Two Driven into 6 Ohms - 130 W

Power Consumption

  • Typical Load - 485 W
  • Standby - 0.3 W
  • Standby IP Control Enabled - 1.8 W
  • Standby HDMI Bypass Enabled - 4.9 W

Dimensions

  • Height (without feet) - 6" (15.24 cm)
  • Height with Rackmount Kit - 4U
  • Width - 17" (43.18 cm)
  • Depth (including wifi ant not power cord) - 14-1/2" (36.4 cm)
  • Weight - 33.2 lb (12.8 kg)
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