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Spot on! That works well (i.e., playing hires on Anthem MRX720. Thank you, @Delija !

I haven't yet figured out how to check resampling on output. If you have any ideas, do let me know. Thanks again!
Ditto, thanks mucho. Had just started playing with PlayFi and had the same Plex question. Got HD Audio working!
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I have on order Anthem 1120. I had assumed it had Dolby Vision but after reading specs on Crutchfield site I didn't see anything about Dobly Vision. Not sure if it was an outdated review or not. Can anyone confirm if it has Dobly Vision or not, and if not should this be a deal breaker. Already I am having buyers remorse as my dealer had me convinced to buy Sony 5000ES over Anthem as he said it can do more than the Anthem. I decided go for Anthem 1120 anyway but now I find that he was right in that Anthem will not support video in my bedroom and there may be a few other things Sony 5000 can do that Anthem can't.
I have a work around to get Video in my bedroom. I will use my Denon 3313 for bedroom and Anthem 1120 for Home Theater. I was using the 3313 to run 5.1 system and use the two remaining amps to run bedroom speakers and TV. It was a surprise that Anthem is not capable of this. I will be using 9 amps for 5.1.4 system and I assumed the two remaining amps could be assigned to bedroom for audio and video.
I am buying Sony 950G which I believe supports Dolby Vision so will I be able to set it up to bypass Anthem to get Sony Vision?
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I have on order Anthem 1120. I had assumed it had Dolby Vision but after reading specs on Crutchfield site I didn't see anything about Dobly Vision. Not sure if it was an outdated review or not. Can anyone confirm if it has Dobly Vision or not, and if not should this be a deal breaker. Already I am having buyers remorse as my dealer had me convinced to buy Sony 5000ES over Anthem as he said it can do more than the Anthem. I decided go for Anthem 1120 anyway but now I find that he was right in that Anthem will not support video in my bedroom and there may be a few other things Sony 5000 can do that Anthem can't.
I have a work around to get Video in my bedroom. I will use my Denon 3313 for bedroom and Anthem 1120 for Home Theater. I was using the 3313 to run 5.1 system and use the two remaining amps to run bedroom speakers and TV. It was a surprise that Anthem is not capable of this. I will be using 9 amps for 5.1.4 system and I assumed the two remaining amps could be assigned to bedroom for audio and video.
I am buying Sony 950G which I believe supports Dolby Vision so will I be able to set it up to bypass Anthem to get Sony Vision?
Thanks
No, Dolby Vision is not on the Anthem, but it is still a superior processor to anything Sony is putting out there sound wise.

I doubt there will be a firmware update for this, but who knows.

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No, Dolby Vision is not on the Anthem, but it is still a superior processor to anything Sony is putting out there sound wise.

I doubt there will be a firmware update for this, but who knows.
I decided to buy the Anthem for the sound quality. I'm hoping I can use my Sony 950G for Dolby Vision
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I have on order Anthem 1120. I had assumed it had Dolby Vision but after reading specs on Crutchfield site I didn't see anything about Dobly Vision. Not sure if it was an outdated review or not. Can anyone confirm if it has Dobly Vision or not, and if not should this be a deal breaker. Already I am having buyers remorse as my dealer had me convinced to buy Sony 5000ES over Anthem as he said it can do more than the Anthem. I decided go for Anthem 1120 anyway but now I find that he was right in that Anthem will not support video in my bedroom and there may be a few other things Sony 5000 can do that Anthem can't.
I have a work around to get Video in my bedroom. I will use my Denon 3313 for bedroom and Anthem 1120 for Home Theater. I was using the 3313 to run 5.1 system and use the two remaining amps to run bedroom speakers and TV. It was a surprise that Anthem is not capable of this. I will be using 9 amps for 5.1.4 system and I assumed the two remaining amps could be assigned to bedroom for audio and video.
I am buying Sony 950G which I believe supports Dolby Vision so will I be able to set it up to bypass Anthem to get Sony Vision?
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The MRX passes all video untouched without any processing so it just passes Dolby Vision straight to the display. DV works great on the MRX. I use mine with DV all the time and with Dolby vision you won't get the onscreen display for volume or any of the other on screen display when DV content is playing
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I decided to buy the Anthem for the sound quality. I'm hoping I can use my Sony 950G for Dolby Vision
A firmware update would very much be in their best interest. I'm a projector guy, so it wouldn't help me anyway, but they've got a true champion in the AVM 60, so it would sell a lot more units and be worth their while.

My next processor upgrade won't happen until Anthem produces a 9.1.6 model. I'm plenty happy with this one because it just never blinks and sounds awesome.

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I decided to buy the Anthem for the sound quality. I'm hoping I can use my Sony 950G for Dolby Vision
Ok thanks, that's good news. I like to see volume on display but I can live without that to get Dolby Vision
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I have on order Anthem 1120. I had assumed it had Dolby Vision but after reading specs on Crutchfield site I didn't see anything about Dobly Vision. Not sure if it was an outdated review or not. Can anyone confirm if it has Dobly Vision or not, and if not should this be a deal breaker. Already I am having buyers remorse as my dealer had me convinced to buy Sony 5000ES over Anthem as he said it can do more than the Anthem. I decided go for Anthem 1120 anyway but now I find that he was right in that Anthem will not support video in my bedroom and there may be a few other things Sony 5000 can do that Anthem can't.
I have a work around to get Video in my bedroom. I will use my Denon 3313 for bedroom and Anthem 1120 for Home Theater. I was using the 3313 to run 5.1 system and use the two remaining amps to run bedroom speakers and TV. It was a surprise that Anthem is not capable of this. I will be using 9 amps for 5.1.4 system and I assumed the two remaining amps could be assigned to bedroom for audio and video.
I am buying Sony 950G which I believe supports Dolby Vision so will I be able to set it up to bypass Anthem to get Sony Vision?
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Don't worry it passes Dolby Vision. No problem. I use it with my LG oled. And HDR with my projector.
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I have an MRX-720 in a 5.1.4 setup using a Sunfire Cinema Grand 5 channel 200 watts per Chanel amp for front & center channels and height 2 wall mounted in rear. Height 1 is a pair of in ceiling front speakers and left/right surrounds powered by the Anthem.

Speaker set up for backs to be height 1 and all speakers play the test tone perfectly. Launch ARC and it gets to height 1 and after timing out, error message.

Cancel out of Arc and the rears in speaker setup now read Main not height 1. I reset, saved user settings, repeat Arc. Same result. Also power cycled the 720. No difference.

Then as a test, switched everything around so the Sunfire powers both height 1 & 2, and center channel. 720 for 4surrounds. Run Arc and it works.

How do I get Arc to work with my desired set up with height one being the Anthem back channels? I’m guessing the Arc settings ran with the Sunfire powering H1 & H 2 are different because of amplifier power difference (200 W/channel @ 8 ohms vs 60 by the anthem back channels.

And I did have the correct boxes checked for the speakers active when trying ARC with back channels being height 1.

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A firmware update would very much be in their best interest. I'm a projector guy, so it wouldn't help me anyway, but they've got a true champion in the AVM 60, so it would sell a lot more units and be worth their while.

Wondering what (if any) firmware updates might be accompanying ARC Genesis this month....?? Maybe they will address this!

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A firmware update would very much be in their best interest. I'm a projector guy, so it wouldn't help me anyway, but they've got a true champion in the AVM 60, so it would sell a lot more units and be worth their while.



My next processor upgrade won't happen until Anthem produces a 9.1.6 model. I'm plenty happy with this one because it just never blinks and sounds awesome.


The Anthem passes all video formats, so I’m not sure what you’re seeking here.
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A firmware update would very much be in their best interest. I'm a projector guy, so it wouldn't help me anyway, but they've got a true champion in the AVM 60, so it would sell a lot more units and be worth their while.



My next processor upgrade won't happen until Anthem produces a 9.1.6 model. I'm plenty happy with this one because it just never blinks and sounds awesome.


The Anthem passes all video formats, so I’m not sure what you’re seeking here.
Not Dolby Vision, it doesn't. That was his question.

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Not Dolby Vision, it doesn't. That was his question.
But it does pass Dolby Vision. The MRX passes all video untouched so it passes it as if you ran the HDMI directly to the TV.
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Not Dolby Vision, it doesn't. That was his question.
But it does pass Dolby Vision. The MRX passes all video untouched so it passes it as if you ran the HDMI directly to the TV.
Ah, so is it HDR10+ that it doesn't pass?

Again, I'm a projector guy, so it's irrelevant to me.
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No, Dolby Vision is not on the Anthem, but it is still a superior processor to anything Sony is putting out there sound wise.

I doubt there will be a firmware update for this, but who knows.
I decided to buy the Anthem for the sound quality. I'm hoping I can use my Sony 950G for Dolby Vision
Sorry, I gave you bad info. It does pass DV.
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Well, I seem to have rolled the dice on a MRX 720 and lost. Picked it up on 4/1 and only used it for 2 channel for about two weeks. Lovely sounding receiver. Noticeably better than the Marantz’ I’ve been listening to.

Then I wired it up to the rest of a 7.1 channel all Focal system. Receiver goes into protective mode and shuts off when the volume is increased at all, either playing blu-ray or streaming. Also, no sound into the right side surround and very soft into the right rear bipolar surround, this channel distorts if increased. All other channels driving normally. Also, the right side and right rear surrounds are two separate cable runs. I’m thinking the unit has a bad internal amplifier.

I did update the firmware, but this made zero difference. I haven’t had a chance to talk to Anthem support yet as they are only available when Im working. Suggestions?
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Then I wired it up to the rest of a 7.1 channel all Focal system. Receiver goes into protective mode and shuts off when the volume is increased at all, either playing blu-ray or streaming. Also, no sound into the right side surround and very soft into the right rear bipolar surround, this channel distorts if increased. I haven’t had a chance to talk to Anthem support yet as they are only available when Im working. Suggestions?
Let's do some basic trouble isolation:

1) Disable all but the main L/R speakers in the speaker setup menu. Does that work normally? If so, go to 3).

2) If not, disconnect the speaker wires for all but the L/R speakers. Does that work normally? If so, go to 3).

3) Carefully inspect the surround speaker wiring. Use an ohmmeter to check for proper resistance between the speaker conductors. If no meter, move the known good L main speaker to a surround output. Re-enable the surround speakers in the menu. Does that work normally? If so, something fishy with the surround speakers or wiring.

4) If not, await your chat with Anthem.
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Ah, so is it HDR10+ that it doesn't pass?

Again, I'm a projector guy, so it's irrelevant to me.
Since at a minimum HDR10+ requires HDMI 2.0b and the MRX series has HDMI 20.a I'd say you're right that it won't support HDR10+ . Anthem did add Dolby Vision to the MRX page. I guess they got enough question as to whether it supported it so they added it to features page.
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You're right. I was confusing it with HDR10+. I don't get either one essentially because I'm on a projector.
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Then I wired it up to the rest of a 7.1 channel all Focal system. Receiver goes into protective mode and shuts off when the volume is increased at all, either playing blu-ray or streaming. Also, no sound into the right side surround and very soft into the right rear bipolar surround, this channel distorts if increased. I haven’t had a chance to talk to Anthem support yet as they are only available when Im working. Suggestions?
Let's do some basic trouble isolation:

1) Disable all but the main L/R speakers in the speaker setup menu. Does that work normally? If so, go to 3).

2) If not, disconnect the speaker wires for all but the L/R speakers. Does that work normally? If so, go to 3).

3) Carefully inspect the surround speaker wiring. Use an ohmmeter to check for proper resistance between the speaker conductors. If no meter, move the known good L main speaker to a surround output. Re-enable the surround speakers in the menu. Does that work normally? If so, something fishy with the surround speakers or wiring.

4) If not, await your chat with Anthem. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/redface.gif[/IMG]
Thanks Roger:

I disabled all but L/R in the speaker/input menu, and the receiver went into protect mode and powered off with either HBO or blu-ray. I tried this three times. It played no more than 20 seconds.

I then disconnected all speakers but L/R, and again, the MRX went into protect mode and shut off with the blu-ray. I repeated this test as well.

I have an old receiver that I’m trying to set up to test the channels. But I think this is going back to the dealer.
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I disabled all but L/R in the speaker/input menu, and the receiver went into protect mode and powered off with either HBO or blu-ray. I tried this three times. It played no more than 20 seconds.

I then disconnected all speakers but L/R, and again, the MRX went into protect mode and shut off with the blu-ray. I repeated this test as well.

I have an old receiver that I’m trying to set up to test the channels. But I think this is going back to the dealer.
And finally, if the L/R are also physically disconnected (every speaker wire is removed) and the unit still goes into protect mode, it's clearly an internal affairs matter beyond our reach. Sorry to hear that.

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I disabled all but L/R in the speaker/input menu, and the receiver went into protect mode and powered off with either HBO or blu-ray. I tried this three times. It played no more than 20 seconds.

I then disconnected all speakers but L/R, and again, the MRX went into protect mode and shut off with the blu-ray. I repeated this test as well.

I have an old receiver that I’m trying to set up to test the channels. But I think this is going back to the dealer.
And finally, if the L/R are also physically disconnected (every speaker wire is removed) and the unit still goes into protect mode, it's clearly an internal affairs matter beyond our reach. Sorry to hear that.
I disconnected all the speakers and this time the 720 did not turn off.

I’m wondering if this is an impedance issue. The Focals have a minimum impedance of 2.8 ohm, nominal of 8 ohm. The Anthem states a “minimum” impedance of 4 ohm. Of course impedance varies across frequencies, but if the 948s I’m driving are venturing below 4 ohm too often, I’m wondering if that would cause the protection circuit to scram. The thing is cutting out within 20 seconds.
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I disconnected all the speakers and this time the 720 did not turn off.

I’m wondering if this is an impedance issue. The Focals have a minimum impedance of 2.8 ohm, nominal of 8 ohm. The Anthem states a “minimum” impedance of 4 ohm. Of course impedance varies across frequencies, but if the 948s I’m driving are venturing below 4 ohm too often, I’m wondering if that would cause the protection circuit to scram. The thing is cutting out within 20 seconds.
If your speakers are 8 ohms they wouldn't drop to their minimum 2.8 ohm unless under heavy, heavy load. You'd have to crank it pretty as heck and have the speakers playing full range ( not crossed over) to get them to drop to 2.8 ohms.

Try running just one speaker and if it shuts off try swapping the wire with another speaker to confirm that you don't have a bad wire. A bad wire will cause a change in resistance and can easily cause it to go into protection mode.

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I disconnected all the speakers and this time the 720 did not turn off.
Interesting.

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I’m wondering if this is an impedance issue. The Focals have a minimum impedance of 2.8 ohm, nominal of 8 ohm. The Anthem states a “minimum” impedance of 4 ohm. Of course impedance varies across frequencies, but if the 948s I’m driving are venturing below 4 ohm too often, I’m wondering if that would cause the protection circuit to scram. The thing is cutting out within 20 seconds.
In your first post you said things worked fine with those same speakers in stereo for 2 weeks. Then you added more speakers and it got fussy. But it seems it is not happy to return to the pure stereo condition, so something has changed along the way.

Can you try a different pair of speakers? Maybe use the surrounds -- just to see if it reacts differently.

Do you have an ohmmeter?

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If your speakers are 8 ohms they wouldn't drop to their minimum 2.8 ohm unless under heavy, heavy load. You'd have to crank it pretty as heck and have the speakers playing full range ( not crossed over) to get them to drop to 2.8 ohms.
Yes, they will
Impedance is associated with frequency and not the loudness/volume.

Of course, if you play louder - more current is needed.
And if impendance is lower - again, more current is needed.
BTW, phase angle is also important.
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I disconnected all the speakers and this time the 720 did not turn off.

I’m wondering if this is an impedance issue. The Focals have a minimum impedance of 2.8 ohm, nominal of 8 ohm. The Anthem states a “minimum” impedance of 4 ohm. Of course impedance varies across frequencies, but if the 948s I’m driving are venturing below 4 ohm too often, I’m wondering if that would cause the protection circuit to scram. The thing is cutting out within 20 seconds.
I haven't had any problems driving my Focal Aria 936s with the MRX-720. Have you done a reset on the Anthem?

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I disconnected all the speakers and this time the 720 did not turn off.

I’m wondering if this is an impedance issue. The Focals have a minimum impedance of 2.8 ohm, nominal of 8 ohm. The Anthem states a “minimum” impedance of 4 ohm. Of course impedance varies across frequencies, but if the 948s I’m driving are venturing below 4 ohm too often, I’m wondering if that would cause the protection circuit to scram. The thing is cutting out within 20 seconds.


I have the same issue with my mrx1120, but even when i disconnect all speakers it still turns off. Says “amp protect powering on” then shuts off again. I had it for one week before this happened, happened during the first movie i watched. Contacted my dealer he said the most common cause for this is a digital amp board gone bad.
If you figure out what’s wrong with yours let me know and i’ll let you know if i know anything.


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I disconnected all the speakers and this time the 720 did not turn off.
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In your first post you said things worked fine with those same speakers in stereo for 2 weeks. Then you added more speakers and it got fussy. But it seems it is not happy to return to the pure stereo condition, so something has changed along the way.

Can you try a different pair of speakers? Maybe use the surrounds -- just to see if it reacts differently.

Do you have an ohmmeter?
I think Roger may have solved the issue. After reading his post this morning, I got to thinking and recalled that originally I hooked up the Arias with a set of AQ cables in 3.1. I had to shuffle around some cabling (owing to my wife’s displeasure at me cannibalizing her TV setup to setup my new HT), and subsequently replaced the AQ with some brand new BJC cabling.

The Anthem does not like the BJC. I swapped it out with what I originally used and voilà, no protection mode. It was a “eureka!” moment.

I don’t have time to hook up all seven channels this morning, but I’m thinking this may at least have solved the amp protection problem. I have never had an amplifier/receiver flat out reject a speaker cable.

Thanks for all your help. When I get a chance to hook up the rest of it, I’ll let you know what happens.
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I think Roger may have solved the issue. After reading his post this morning, I got to thinking and recalled that originally I hooked up the Arias with a set of AQ cables in 3.1. I had to shuffle around some cabling (owing to my wife’s displeasure at me cannibalizing her TV setup to setup my new HT), and subsequently replaced the AQ with some brand new BJC cabling.

The Anthem does not like the BJC. I swapped it out with what I originally used and voilà, no protection mode. It was a “eureka!” moment.

I don’t have time to hook up all seven channels this morning, but I’m thinking this may at least have solved the amp protection problem. I have never had an amplifier/receiver flat out reject a speaker cable.

Thanks for all your help. When I get a chance to hook up the rest of it, I’ll let you know what happens.
Interesting...are you referring to speaker or HDMI cables? All my HDMI and RCA connects are BJC but my speaker cables are Wireworld.

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