Join Date: Nov 2013
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Well i have posted this question twice without too much response so i answered it myself and bought an Anthem MRX 500 and finally got to compare it with the 751R. Some would say it's not a fair comparison that i should have at least did it with a MRX710 well let me tell you that the 500 did blow the 751R out of the water. One important fact that i want to mention, this review is my own opinion based mostly on a subjective base. I want to make clear that i do not have the pretention to hold the Truth. Why did i find the 500 to beat the 751, two words: bass management. Both are at complete oposite sides of the spectrum. The Cambridge with its basic Audyssey version does verry little and what it does to bass management doesnt help much. In fact it hurts bass quality. The Anthem with Arc correction EQs the subwoofer and the integration with the rest of the speakers is spot on. I cant tell you how much of an improvement it does to multi channel listening, either music or movies. I cant say that I'm a die hard basshead but i will tell you this: Anthem has made me rediscover my SVS PB2000 in a way that i never heard it before. Tight, versatile, detailed and what a punch!!! I'm not saying that Cambridge is a piece of crap, far from it but a 3000$ Multi channel receiver should do better with bass management. Let's hope that the CX series got that.......
Focal Chorus 816v, CC800, 807V, SVS PB2000, Cambridge 751r, OPPO 103D.