I would never recommend an Anthem receiver after reading the owner comments about all of their problems with them.
I have owned, in the past 45 years, the following brands of amps, preamps, int amps; Sansui, Kenwood, B&K, Conrad-Johnson, NAD, Nakamichi, Marantz, Outlaw; I would say that my MRX-500,Outlaw 7500 is the best of the lot, for musicality (main factor), HT, ease operation.
....by the way, I don't usually listen to pro reviewers-I purchased my Anthem based on USER reviews form various sources, one of the main ones being this forum and the dedicated thread for MRX models....
Anthem MRX-500,Outlaw 7500 5ch amp
Oppo BDP-103, Sony XBR-65X930D, Rotel RP-855, Phillips BDP-7501
Paradigm Studio 100 Fronts,Paradigm Studio ADP-590 Surrounds, Phase Technology 3.5T-PLIIz fronts
Paradigm Studio cc-590 Center, Martin Logan Dynamo subwoofer, DefTech Supercube 4000
Roku Ultra, DIRECTV Genie DVR