Anthem’s new surround processor sports a new look, the latest in UHD format support, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Play-Fi to go with a redesigned MCA amplifier series
Dallas, TX – CEDIA EXPO 2015 – Oct. 15th – 17th – Booth #SR-1 – Anthem Electronics is pleased to announce the next generation of its award-winning high-end preamplifier-processor, the AVM 60. Few preamplifiers-processors offer the innovation and performance found in the all-new AVM 60. Added features include Dolby Atmos immersive audio decoding and future upgrade for DTS:X immersive audio decoding, support for UHD Blu-ray and 4K60 through HDMI 2.0a with HDR, HDCP 2.2 and 18.2 Gbps switching. Other AVM 60 improvements include any source downmix to Zone 2 and the fixed-level line outputs, as well as expanded menu options for convenience and ease of setup. AVM 60 includes two subwoofer jacks and a front USB port for software updates. The front HDMI input supports MHL, as does one of the seven HDMI inputs on the back.
Audiophile-friendly features include a toroidal power supply, premium differential-output D/A converters with 32-bit conversion and sampling rate-optimized filters for high-resolution sound. Premium A/D converters with 106 dB signal to noise ratio ensure the highest-quality sound when using analog sources.
Additional features include wireless network correction which can also be used while running the award-winning Anthem Room Correction system, now with improved correction algorithms, memory for four speaker configurations for greater flexibility and an easier to use Targets panel for custom settings.
Anthem’s AVM 60 is also breaking new ground by being the first preamplifier-processor to feature DTS Play-Fi technology. AVM 60 provides listeners the freedom and flexibility to stream their high-resolution, lossless music over a Wi-Fi network to any number of connected speakers once paired with the Play-Fi App. Unlike other wireless platforms, DTS Play-Fi streams music through an interoperable system, allowing listeners to mix and match DTS Play-Fi-enabled audio products from a selection of top audio brands. Using the Android, iOS, Kindle Fire or PC apps, listeners can take advantage of endless music choices from their own libraries, including file formats up to 24-bit/192 kHz, to online music streaming services like Tidal, Spotify, Rdio, Songza, Pandora, SiriusXM, Rhapsody and more.
To complement the AVM 60, the new crafted-in-Canada 225-watt MCA 525, MCA 325, and MCA 225 power amplifiers in 5, 3, and 2-channel configurations have been completely redesigned for improved audio performance and reliability, and cosmetic matching. While the previous MCA series with its successful 15-year production history was no slouch, careful attention was paid to every area for the new series resulting in upgrades such as using eight bipolar output devices for less stress on each device, no relays in signal path to reduce the number of moving parts which can fail, much reduced in-rush current on power-up with less line disturbance and reduced stress on internal components, and higher-quality connectors. As well, power distribution to each channel has controlled impedance with minimum inductance and reduced cabling for lower noise and higher reliability.
The Advanced Load Monitoring system is also improved with a lower chance of a fuse blowing during an over-current condition, with unaffected channels continuing to play and all-channel operation resuming automatically once conditions are back to normal.
The three auto-on and trigger-on options are maintained and consume less standby power than before – under 2 watts.
Estimated availability of the AVM 60 and MCA Series is January 2016. Estimated US MSRP is:
AVM 60: $2,999
MCA 525: $3,499
MCA 325: $2,499
MCA 225: $1,999
Digital images and details specifications are coming soon.
For more information about Anthem, please visit www.anthemav.com
About Anthem Electronics
Anthem is a leading manufacturer of award-winning high-end electronics for music, home theater and distributed sound systems sold internationally under the brand names Anthem™ and Anthem™ Statement. Anthem products are used at all levels of music reproduction and allow you to virtually “be there” every time you listen to a favorite piece of recorded music or experience the excitement of surround-sound home theater.
About DTS, Inc.
Since 1993, DTS, Inc.(Nasdaq: DTSI) has been dedicated to making the world sound better. Through its pioneering audio solutions for mobile devices, home theater systems, cinema and beyond, DTS provides incredibly high-quality, immersive and engaging audio experiences to listeners everywhere. DTS technology is integrated in more than two billion devices globally, and the world’s leading video and music streaming services are increasingly choosing DTS to deliver premium sound to their listeners’ network-connected devices. For more information, please visit www.dts.com.
About Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos delivers moving audio—sound that can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in three-dimensional space, including overhead. It brings entertainment alive all around the audience in a powerfully immersive and emotive experience. Since its introduction in the cinema in 2012, Dolby Atmos has been embraced by all the major Hollywood studios, 14 Academy Award® winning directors, and 27 Academy Award winning sound mixers, among others. Now people can enjoy Dolby Atmos in the cinema, in their home theaters, and on mobile devices. To learn more about Dolby Atmos, visit dolby.com/atmos
Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.