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I would not buy if made in China!
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I would not buy if made in China!

I WILL BUY IT MADE ANYWHERE - Anthem Support is to die for.
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hmm, ill look into that thanks, i will be about 8-10ft from the receiver. but for music i may even just leave the laptop beside the t.v. But if i wanted to listen to music and do stuff on the laptop i would need a cable to wrap around the room a bit and to the couch.
I do have an iphone. Ive never looked into air play i will have to though. thanks

There is also the AirPort Express if you have a free outlet near your receiver. Optical from it to the receiver, then it shows up as a pair of speakers in AirPlay and you can stream to it from your laptop or iPhone. If you are using an app to stream, check if there is a high bitrate option, it is usually off by default to avoid data use on the phone. The AirPlay connection streams 48kHz/24-bit to the receiver.
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Originally Posted by JA Fant View Post

I would not buy if made in China!
So what will you buy then? Onkyo, Marantz, Denon, Yamaha, Anthem, Pioneer, Rotel all have some of their models made in China. So what receiver will you buy if you won't buy one made in China?
Edited by Legairre - 9/9/13 at 8:41am
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Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

So what will you buy then? Onkyo, Marantz, Denon, Yamaha, Anthem, Pioneer, Rotel all have some of their models made in China. So what receiver will you buy if you won't buy one made in China?

+1. It is hard to purchase any AVR's that are not made in China/Malaysia especially at the lower price points.
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+1. It is hard to purchase any AVR's that are not made in China/Malaysia especially at the lower price points.

I am SURE smile.gif That is WHY Legairre asked his question
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Originally Posted by VTGOLFER View Post

Legairre,

I agree. I think the new look looks great. Clean and simple. I can't wait to get the 510.

Do you think the 310, 510 and 710 will be the same sounding units as the 300, 500 and 700 were?
I could be wrong, but I think the new 310,510 and 710 will all sound the same just like the current MRX do. I'm really hoping for a nice improvement in sound with the new ARC1M (not that there's anything wrong with the sound of the current MRX line)
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Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

So what will you buy then? Onkyo, Marantz, Denon, Yamaha, Anthem, Pioneer, Rotel all have some of their models made in China. So what receiver will you buy if you won't buy one made in China?
Im not sure about Cambridge Audio, but he might try AudioNet or sell house and family to give Burmester a try biggrin.gif
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I think the only Receiver made in Japan is the Denon AVR-4520. As far as made ....wherever...I am concerned about having to have any repairs done at all.............I don't want to have to have to use a companies support.....I want to NOT have to call them.
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Im not sure about Cambridge Audio, but he might try AudioNet or sell house and family to give Burmester a try biggrin.gif
Yup Cambridge Audio is made is China too, and so is Arcam, Harmon Kardon and Sherwood. The list of choices is getting pretty slim, but like you said he could always go with AudioNet or Burmesterhe smile.gif. I forgot McIntoch is also still made in the USA.
Edited by Legairre - 9/9/13 at 12:08pm
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Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

Yup Cambridge Audio is made is China too, and so is Arcam, Harmon Kardon and Sherwood. The list of choices is getting pretty slim, but like you said he could always go with AudioNet or Burmesterhe smile.gif. I forgot McIntoch is also still made in the USA.

McIntosh has always been a luxury, low-volume brand. The cost is likely due to hand assembly and economies of scale, or rather a lack of a large scale operation --the quality is also up there with the very best.

MACMX121 - $6000 --based on AV7005 tech from when they were still part of D&M.
MACMX151 - $12500 has the Room Perfect system.
MAC6700 - $6500 - Stereo receiver
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Originally Posted by qibohuall View Post

I am confused about how to tell if the MRX is decoding Dolby True HD as no flag appears on the display. The source is a PS3 and not a slim model. When setting up the audio on the PS3 it does not show choices like either of the HD codecs but it does show LPCM 7.1 with various options. When I was watching DEXTER on BR it does not show on the MRX screen that Dolby True HD is being input or decoded by the receiver.E7jva

From memory the ps3's before the slim couldn't bitstream HD audio tracks what they do is decode the Dolby True HD and DTS HD MA tracks LPCM. This means you won't see a true HD or DTS HD light come on, but it should show that it is getting a multichannel PCM track, which is just the lossless track decoded by the ps3 (I.e. from a sound quality perspective should be the same as if the mrx was doing the decoding).
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Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

I could be wrong, but I think the new 310,510 and 710 will all sound the same just like the current MRX do. I'm really hoping for a nice improvement in sound with the new ARC1M (not that there's anything wrong with the sound of the current MRX line)

I feel the same way about ARC1M and think it will advance the sound as well.
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Originally Posted by VTGOLFER View Post

I feel the same way about ARC1M and think it will advance the sound as well.
Same here I'm also hoping the 310 has preouts for 7.1, even though it only has 5 amps. I'm guessing it will only have preouts for 5.1, but I'm hoping it has them for 7.1.
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Originally Posted by Legairre View Post

Same here I'm also hoping the 310 has preouts for 7.1, even though it only has 5 amps. I'm guessing it will only have preouts for 5.1, but I'm hoping it has them for 7.1.

Agreed! And I would love to see them use some Canadian DAC technology from ESS like the high performance Sabre DACs.

Cheers.
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So the news is the 310 will only be a 5.1 and not 7.1 like the 300? If so I am shocked but not surprised. I purchased the 300 over the 500 and 700 because I use external amps and figured why spend the extra money for the same sounding unit. I use the Apple TV for streaming, internet radio (which I never use) and didn't need to spend the extra money for duplicating what I already have in my system.
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Originally Posted by VTGOLFER View Post

So the news is the 310 will only be a 5.1 and not 7.1 like the 300?...
Unfortunately we didn't manage to get propper information yet. Tomorrow there is a product lauch event in the UK that hopefully gives more answers. From what various shops/forums brought up online - that was also referenced here - I condensed the following guessing:
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Release Schedule
MRX510 & MRX710 this fall, introduction September 12th, shipping October
MRX310 shipping end of year, January 2014

Anthem Room Correction ARC improvements
- ARC M1 version upgrade
- network based upload of settings
- supports two subwoofers
- 4 different ARC settings, 2x for music and video
- cross over freq. settings in 10Hz intevals
- fine grained, more precise room correction
- improved ARC software print/display of pre/post correction

General Audio improvements
- 7.2 Audio - two subwoofer pre out
- 7ch amplifier (MRX510 & MRX710 only) or 5ch amplifier
- Output load monitoring
- Audio in coax/optical/analog for Zone2 possible
- Biamping front L/R (MRX510 & MRX710 only)

Video I/O improvements
- 4k upscaling and pass thorugh
- 2x HDMI out
- 7x HDMI in
- Fast HDMI switching
- Front Panel HDMI in (MRX510 & MRX710 only)
- HDMI Audio Return Channel

General improvements
- Improved on screen menu
- Bigger 2 lines front display
- USB based software update
- Remote control via RS232 and Ethernet
- Remote Apps for iOS and Android
- API/Drivers for software developers

Segmentation
MRX310 80W-RMS 5ch amp
MRX510 100W-RMS 7ch, USB media support, Internet Radio
MRX710 120W-RMS 7ch, USB media support, Internet Radio, HD Radio
... hope we'll find an updated AnthemAV webpage providing official info soon. But then still, we won't know for sure until that thing is on the table (iPod extension anybody?)wink.gif
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I do hope that someone starts a new "Anthem MRX Receivers - 310, 510, 710 Owners Thread & Tweaking Guide" as I am sure there will be a lot of questions and comments regarding these new product separate from the current tread (that has over 15,000 posts). I think this update deserves a fresh start. This will also prevent the current thread from becoming too diluted with unnecessary information for current owners and make it less confusing for owners of the new models.
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Quick question.. Looking to upgrade my receiver and been thinking about getting Pioneer SC-75 but then I found out about Anthem MRX 510 coming out next year. I'm not too familiar with Anthem so I was hoping but you guys could convince me its worth the wait. Basically I'm really interested in this receiver just don't know the pros and cons. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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I'm curious to know what happens to the 300 owners if theirs dies and can't be repaired? Do we get a 310? We bought a 7ch amp and get a 5 ch in return? I still have about 2yrs left of warranty on mine and already on my second one since my first one died. They didn't bother repairing it just replaced it with a new unit.
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Originally Posted by bigjoexxl View Post

Quick question.. Looking to upgrade my receiver and been thinking about getting Pioneer SC-75 but then I found out about Anthem MRX 510 coming out next year. I'm not too familiar with Anthem so I was hoping but you guys could convince me its worth the wait. Basically I'm really interested in this receiver just don't know the pros and cons. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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BEST AVR on the Planet - is my TWO CENT OPINION.

I think the 510 will be out SOONER than Next Year.

Watch the CEDIA announcements at the end of the MONTH.
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[quote name="bigjoexxl" url="/t/1289533/anthem-mrx-receivers-300-500-700-owners-thread-tweaking-guide/15200_100#post_23723150"]Quick question.. Looking to upgrade my receiver and been thinking about getting Pioneer SC-75 but then I found out about Anthem MRX 510 coming out next year. I'm not too familiar with Anthem so I was hoping but you guys could convince me its worth the wait. Basically I'm really interested in this receiver just don't know the pros and cons. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks. Sent from my LG-LS970 using Tapatalk 2[/quote]BEST AVR on the Planet - is my TWO CENT OPINION. I think the 510 will be out SOONER than Next Year. Watch the CEDIA announcements at the end of the MONTH.

Best receiver on the planet... Lol. Care to elaborate on that for me. What makes them so great??
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Originally Posted by bigjoexxl View Post

Quick question.. Looking to upgrade my receiver and been thinking about getting Pioneer SC-75 but then I found out about Anthem MRX 510 coming out next year. I'm not too familiar with Anthem so I was hoping but you guys could convince me its worth the wait. Basically I'm really interested in this receiver just don't know the pros and cons. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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If you're considering a Pioneer just remember that no Pioneer receiver can EQ the sub or any other channel below 63Hz.. The MRX receivers EQ all channels full bandwidth down to 20Hz.. I owned a Pioneer Elite VSX-92TXH before the MRX 300 and in terms of sound ARC in the MRX is so far ahead of MCACC in the Pioneer that I can't even put them in the same class. ARC is that much better.
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Good to know information.. Will the 510 be able to push my Power Sound Audio XV15 to its fullest capability? Cuz right now I have a Marantz SR5006 and whenever I had it in the shop I hooked up a pioneer 822 and that's a cheep pioneer. But that cheep pioneer pushed my subwoofer way harder than my Marantz. That's the only reason I was thinking pioneer.

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Sure it will push your sub. It sends the .1 signal to my Hsu VTF-15H with no problems. It's just a .1 LFE signal so it's really up to the sub's amp as long as the signal is strong enough from the receiver and it is strong enough from the MRX.
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Would I have a problem adding a second subwoofer without it being 7.2?
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Would I have a problem adding a second subwoofer without it being 7.2?

Did you ever hear of a RCA SPLITTER - I have 5 Subs Individually Controlled.
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Best receiver on the planet... Lol. Care to elaborate on that for me. What makes them so great??
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I tried many avrs abing them at the store(same speakers and room) and in my house and I didn't find any that was better than the Anthem, I was going to buy and return the 300 to buy a 510 but I ended up liking it so much I decided to keep it over waiting another month. With my experience with different avrs I would back it up as the best one on the market, so do many reviewers and go look on AV forums and you'll find many trading in their Arcam 500 and 600 for the Anthem MRX 300, going from $6,000 avrs to a $1000 avr and calling it an improvement says a lot.
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The current implementation of ARC looks at multiple subs as one so you would have to level match them individually with an SPL meter then run ARC. I'm not sure how the ARC1M in the new MRX line will work. The current MRX line has one sub out and the new line has two sub outs (so I've read). If it has two sub outs then ARC may provide a way to measure each sub separately. If not you would just level match them individually and then run ARC.
Edited by Legairre - 9/11/13 at 1:13pm
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Originally Posted by Hostility View Post

only problem is i stream music off of soundcloud and hypem. I looked into that option i while ago, i actually bought the western digital streamer but didnt like it to much. at least with that cable i can always use it for youtube on the t.v or what ever really.

Depending on how old your MBA is, you may be able to AirPlay Mirror your whole computer (screen and sound) to an AppleTV.

AirPlay Mirroring works very well on my wife's Retina MBP. It works not at all on my late-2009 white Unibody. There is a cutoff for Airs, and I'm not sure what it is. Some have enough graphics power to do it, others don't/

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Originally Posted by JKR1963 View Post

I think the only Receiver made in Japan is the Denon AVR-4520. As far as made ....wherever...I am concerned about having to have any repairs done at all.............I don't want to have to have to use a companies support.....I want to NOT have to call them.

FWIW, I discovered the MRX 300 in the first place because my POS Denon 4308ci (made in Japan) crapped its digita audio circuitry (only "pure direct" worked) a few months after the warranty ended, and Denon's response was that the repair would be over $500, if they even had the part! At around the same time, my 3808ci (also made in Japan) in the other room started intermittently dumping static out of the center channel. Fortunately, I was able to Cragslist the 3808 for a good deal to someone who planned to use it for stereo only before it completely crapped out on me.

So give me a Chinese MRX, even with the World's Most Fragile Preout Shields, over something built as lousily as a made-in-Japan Denon any day!
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