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post #91 of 10075 Old 08-16-2015, 08:30 PM
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That's not bad really. Less than 1 dB variaton from 5 kHz on down, and 5 kHz is the maximum EQ frequency for ARC on the MRX. I guess I can stop worrying about it.
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Will the new “AVMRX” product family have enough DSP horsepower to apply Dolby Volume to Atmos/DTS:X material?

I just saw in the Yamaha thread that their AVRs don’t have enough DSP for simultaneous loudness compensation and Atmos, and since my “next box” choice is basically between an MRX 720 and Yamaha 3050* I’m curious if Anthem will have the same handicap.

*Yamaha kept Dolby Pro Logic II, which I find useful because I think DSU handles music badly.

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^ Dolby Atmos + Dolby Volume is working. dtsX decoding isn't available yet so the only sure answer there is that the new models are dtsX Ready (there's a logo for that).

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^ Dolby Atmos + Dolby Volume is working. dtsX decoding isn't available yet so the only sure answer there is that the new models are dtsX Ready (there's a logo for that).
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Any word on an MRX 520?
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Nick, what would be the reason to get a AVM60 as opposed to a 1120? Besides the obvious lack of amps and XLR outputs does the AVM have any advantage in terms of processing? Audio? Or is it just for people who already have power amps and just need a processor? If this was covered already I apologize. I went through the 4 pages pretty quickly.
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Hello all,


Don't think I've missed this but when are the official announcements for release in the US and more importantly for me in Europe likely to be? (maybe a question for Nick @anthem ) by the way nick, who is the best person to speak to regarding anthem related questions in the UK maybe your counterpart that I can invite onto my usual forum @avforum s? any advice would be appreciated!
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That's the default. A pair of heights may be reassigned to zone 2.



Curent-gen switches from and scales to 4K24 / 4K30. Next-gen adds 4K50 / 4K60 switching but there's no scaling of any sort. The scaling chip is still there on the side as a source of OSD graphics which the new HDMI interface can blend with the input. The following are supported - keep in mind this is preliminary info but I see nothing to stop these features:

HDMI 2.0a
HDCP 2.2
On-Screen Display with UHD 4K 50/60
4:4:4 Chroma Subsampling at 4K60 (18.2 Gbps)
High Dynamic Range (HDR) - unverified, test spec pending
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BT.2020 Color
While I'm really interested because of ARC, this is nice. Awaiting US pricing and availability and I just hope there is a model within my price range...
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For most part everything sounds great regarding avm60, i like the "less is more" technical aspect of it. Anthem seems to focus where it counts.

But i would really like the avm60 to offer 2 more channels. We all know that there will be 9.1.4 processors next year, nothing wrong with 7.1.4 but 9.1.4 would be at least in my mind, a more "flexible" and "complete" solution for dedicated rooms. Personaly i will "miss" 2 more channels.
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A release date for the US & Canada for the new MRX receivers would be awesome!
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A release date for the US & Canada for the new MRX receivers would be awesome!
Nick already posted in #51 that official announcement (with official specs) is due in October with the CEDIA event.
Until then it's all pure speculation.
However, in a couple of days the IFA in Berlin starts, with a little luck maybe we will know a little more...

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who is the best person to speak to regarding anthem related questions in the UK
Using either of the following, your inquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate party:

www.anthemavs.co.uk/contact
www.anthemav.com/support/contact-us.php
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Nick, what would be the reason to get a AVM60 as opposed to a 1120? Besides the obvious lack of amps and XLR outputs does the AVM have any advantage in terms of processing? Audio? Or is it just for people who already have power amps and just need a processor?
Same processing, upgraded A/D converters, dedicated headphone amp circuitry since there's no power amp to redirect. It's primarily meant for anyone who prefers a prepro with XLR output over AVR-as-prepro.

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Same processing, upgraded A/D converters, dedicated headphone amp circuitry since there's no power amp to redirect. It's primarily meant for anyone who prefers a prepro with XLR output over AVR-as-prepro.


Nick, in terms of ARC does the D2V have more processing power or does the new ARC1M\2? I'm not in the market for either right now but am just curious. In terms of HT priority, a P2 and in the future a P5 are my priority then I'll deal with what pre\pro I'll get. And by the time that rolls around hopefully I'll be in a new house with a better designed room for a HT and not a rec room turned into a make shift HT.
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^ Dolby Atmos aside, D2v DSP still has more power but ARC-2 software which applies to MRX gens 2 and 3 and AVM 60 makes up for it through tweaked algorithms. The important things are a. are the targets the right ones and b. is there enough processing power to meet them. The answer is almost always yes to both regardless of model as long as the subwoofer isn't in a bad position, and it's largely the result of a wide range of real-world .arc files having been sent to tech support when something didn't seem right.

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That's good to know. As I stated before it will be a while before I can get a new receiver or a Pre/Pro. What is nice is that my Sub2 has PBK to help with correction before ARC comes to play. Unfortunately my sub placement is limited and since I removed the futon and put in a pull out couch, my PBK and ARC results got a lot worse for the sub. I'll deal with that another time. Thanks for your response!
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^ Dolby Atmos aside, D2v DSP still has more power but ARC-2 software which applies to MRX gens 2 and 3 and AVM 60 makes up for it through tweaked algorithms. .
Would be nice if "tweaked algorithms" were included in ARC1, no reason why they shouldn't be the same.
Of course except connectivity to the unit(serial vs ethernet).
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^ and a completely different DSP / OS...

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New photos of the 1120 up on the AV Consultants Int'l Facebook page...
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New photos of the 1120 up on the AV Consultants Int'l Facebook page...
Looking forward to this receiver and have the 1120 marked for my next upgrade, after doing some research for the past month. Will be jumping ship from NAD since there is no news on the 787 or a 788 supporting Atmos or anything. Plus taking into account the great reviews the Anthem MRX710 has received, really looking forward to giving Anthem a try.
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I just signed up for a day one purchase of the 720 at my local AV store. I'm so stoked to see how it will make my setup sing. Bloody hell, the wait is killing me!
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Hi Nick,

Will the the Anthem MRX 720 have 7.1 analog inputs?
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^ Dolby Atmos aside, D2v DSP still has more power but ARC-2 software which applies to MRX gens 2 and 3 and AVM 60 makes up for it through tweaked algorithms. The important things are a. are the targets the right ones and b. is there enough processing power to meet them. The answer is almost always yes to both regardless of model as long as the subwoofer isn't in a bad position, and it's largely the result of a wide range of real-world .arc files having been sent to tech support when something didn't seem right.
Question.
Will arc in these units now do distance calibration, or is it still the good old manual way😀

Also, which of these new atmos models, can allow arc to correct upto 20000 Hz?
I know the prior receivers for example onky allowed 5000 Hz as max.
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^ 5k max and tape measure for same reasons as before

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Will the the Anthem MRX 720 have 7.1 analog inputs?
It won't, for same reasons as before but more so. 5.1 analog-in appeared because it was the only standard method of connecting multichannel DVD-A and SACD. Then came HDMI, and more recently music on Blu-ray and downloads.

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It won't, for same reasons as before but more so. 5.1 analog-in appeared because it was the only standard method of connecting multichannel DVD-A and SACD. Then came HDMI, and more recently music on Blu-ray and downloads.
Nick thank you for the reply. I never knew Anthem's reasoning for leaving this type of connection off of the MRX line. I have an Oppo 105, and I currently use the multi-channel outputs to a pre-HDMI receiver. It also gives me another listening option, that does change the sound a bit when compared to the dedicated stereo outs. I just didn't want to lose the use of this feature. That is why I have been hesitant about purchasing the 710. I am looking at the 710 to replace and older model from Yamaha to hopefully better my two channel stereo sound.
Thanks again,

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Anthem new Receiver and Processor support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

Earl,
You are living in the past. Most of us went HDMI years ago and put away the rats nest of analog cables. The improvement in sound quality has me NOT looking back.
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Just got my Outlaw Audio 7700 amp installed. I'm glad I'm still somewhat spry as lifting that beast onto my top rack was a challenge to say the least (93 pounds). Whew. Now everything is ready to go except my receiver. Waiting on you, Anthem.
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I wonder how good it will sound 11 amps they have to be digital! The rating is going to be 50 Watts all channel driven
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^ 5k max and tape measure for same reasons as before
Even 5k cut off for avm60??

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