Originally Posted by Ryder125 Anthem isn't a Canadian company anymore, it's American now
, if I wanted to push Canadian I'd be pushing NAD or Bryston. Look it doesn't matter to me who fan bois what, I don't even own Anthem right now and maybe I wont when I buy a new AVR as I still want to ab it against Cambridge and Arcam, so I don't have anything invested in Anthem, just going by how it faired up to others when I ab avrs, and in my opinion they do sound different and that's because of their DSP processing and room corrections effects the sound, for me and what I've tested as of now imho Anthem MRX is the best I've heard
and it never had issues with power, even the 300. If your running it just off the amp than yeah I agree they'll sound the same. We all have different opinions on this topic and what speakers sound better, which is why I said you have to listen to them yourself to find out what sounds best. You have Marantz and your pushing that,
I get it, the other guy has Denon and he pushed that, that's cool you have that, you like it and happy with it that's fine, I own Harman Kardon and I'm not pushing that cause there's a reason why I'm looking at upgrading and I don't feel it matches up with the competition out there so I wouldn't recommend it, just giving my honest opinion. Like I said earlier with a $2000 budget he has a lot of great options
, including ID like outlaw.
Also, when I tested the MRX 300 it didn't lack anything compared to the Denon, Marantz and Yamaha, in the UK forums there's a few guys who sold the Arcam FMJ 600 for the Anthem MRX 300 after hearing the Anthem!
, that's saying a lot for that amp considering the Arcam 600 is 6 times the MRX 300 price. Again we all have different taste in things and if there was only one clear choice than we wouldn't have competition.
I'm going to list this in bullet points so the facts don't get passed by by anyone interested in them. I have also put into bold
your statements so you can see my responses in order.....1:
No, it absolutely is Canadian. It's part of a company called Sonic Frontiers which is Anthem, Anthem Statement, and Paradigm brands. Here is their website: www.Sonicfrontiers.com
, and here is a link to their "Contact Us" page: www.SonicFrontiers.com/contact-us
. The only address is 205 Annagem Blvd., Mississauga, ON L5T 2V1. That's because they are Canadian.2:
I can sit here all day and repeat and reflect on what manufacturers, sales reps, etc. and I have had dialogue about or what gear we use and why/why not and someone is perfectly free to choose to believe it or not. Belief is a choice and facts are facts. FACT: It is impossible to directly compare receivers between different dealers, and most times even within the same dealer.3:
This DSP mode stuff is really overblown and in large part marketing gimmicks at this point for many reasons. DSP mode comes down to user preference and even then often times people prefer to not use it at all. While I would consider Audyssey as the gold standard, you feel like it's Anthem. Other people make threads about Ypao, Mcacc, and whatever the next "digital silver bullet" logo Onkyo or whoever decides to paint on their chassis. To say one is superior over the other is not factual.4:
As I stated as clearly as possible in the post you quoted, I am NOT "pushing" Marantz or any other brand for any reason. I recommended the SR5007 because of it's features, build quality, and price point when coupled with a 3 channel amp in relation to the OP's budget and potential speaker choices.5:
I absolutely agree, he has a lot of options.6:
As far as Guys on forums saying they've tested, traded in, a,b,c outperformed, etc. I would remind everyone of the scandal where employees from a certain ID company who's job it was to infiltrate message boards posing as regular members and either mention their products and/or turn as many forum posts they could into conversations about their products, especially posts and reviews regarding their competitors products and products that regarded B&M brands. This is how they directed potential buyers to their website and grew their business. I am NOT
saying that is what anyone is doing in the European forums you're mentioning or here. Just pointing out that on the internet anyone can be or say anything they want.... INCLUDING ME..... so take it all with at least a little trepidation.