I'm new in this forum and have some questions to the "experts" knowing the MRX series well.
I own an Anthem MRX 700 and amping my 7.1 HT setup with an Anthem P5 (you never have enough power ;-)) and the 2 back channels with the MRX 700.
Speakers are Klipsch Ref series,
Front RF 7 MK II,
Cent RC 64 MK II
Surr RB 81 MK II
Back RB 81 MK II
Sub SW 115.
Room is approx 6.30 x 5.10 meter (20,7 x 16,7 ft).
I use the system approx 80% for HT and only 20% for 2.1 music listening.
BD player is a modded Oppo 93 with BIG power supply (you never have enough power ;-) ) connected via WireWorld Starlight 6 to the MRX. Using an other WW cable to connect HDMI out to my JVC DLA X7 (modded, you ….)
Music playing using my MBP running iTunes with Audirvana Plus and outputting the USB signal via a HiFace USB/SPDIF converter (with separate power supply, you never have enough well filter power ;-) ) and BNC 75 ohm digi cable to the digi input of the MRX.
Running most times my big collection of redbook 16/44 material with Audirvana upsampling to 24/176 or 24/192.
1. Is the DAC in the MRX 710 different and better than the one in the MRX 700 ?
2. Has the video processing and the pass-through in the MRX 710 improved?
(I tested a Yamaha A 3040 last week and despite the sound was different, but not better, …but the HDMI signal through the Yamaha was visually better than through my MRX 700. I have experienced this before and the HDMI signal degration is significant when passed through the MRX 700 (setting through) vs direct connection from my Oppo to the JVC X7.)
3. Has the MRX 710 "sound" as a pre in movie mode (without ARC, I know it should be better on the new model) improved, or is it unchanged compared to 700 ?
Thanks for some feedback.