It’s basically suspended in the center of the box by a foam cage. Whether or not it should be fully surrounded is a debate. It should also be wrapped in plastic, you shouldn’t be able to touch the unit through the hole.Officially an anthem owner. Not to knit pick these package has been thru some turbulent times. I can stick my finger in the hole and can clearly see and touch the processor. I do not feel any styrofoam at all. Hope its all good inside. My 5 channel MCA arrives at the end of the week, hope it is in better shape than this. Would you guys open this or take it back . Its hammered pretty good on the other side as well. I am not blaming Anthem ( should there not be styrofoam protecting it on all sides.
Right now that impact hit an air gap and wouldn’t have transferred force. If foam were there, it would be less damage to the box due to foam reinforcement, but it could also transfer the force to the unit to a degree as it is behind and reinforcing the foam.
This is probably better for mild to medium bumps. At some amount of force though the box would crumple too far and the impact would hit the unit directly.