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Anthem MRX 710 - Anybody heard it yet?

How would you rate the sound quality as compared to Yamaha & Pioneer flagships, and Arcam? With movies? With stereo music?

Also, which 5.1 speaker packages would partner well? Kef R series? B&W CM series? Any other?

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RE: Anthem MRX 710 - Anybody heard it yet?

Also, is it a significant step up over 510?

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RE: Anthem MRX 710 - Anybody heard it yet?

Just a couple of snippets for you 

 

http://hometheaterreview.com/anthem-mrx-710-av-receiver/?page=2

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1497598/anthem-mrx-receivers-310-510-710-owners-thread-tweaking-guide

 

Sounds like the 510 might be worth the saving over the 710 when you see the differences.

 

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RE: Anthem MRX 710 - Anybody heard it yet?

bigboss wrote:

How would you rate the sound quality as compared to Yamaha & Pioneer flagships, and Arcam? With movies? With stereo music?

Also, which 5.1 speaker packages would partner well? Kef R series? B&W CM series? Any other?

 

What happened to your plans to go with Ken Kreisel? Or has that come to an end after the dark lord lost the deal and has stopped banging on about them?

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RE: Anthem MRX 710 - Anybody heard it yet?

I was never interested in KK, as I want floorstanders, & have been interested in the Kefs since I demoed them in May last year.

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RE: Anthem MRX 710 - Anybody heard it yet?

skippy wrote:

Just a couple of snippets for you 

 

http://hometheaterreview.com/anthem-mrx-710-av-receiver/?page=2

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1497598/anthem-mrx-receivers-310-510-710-owners-thread-tweaking-guide

 

Sounds like the 510 might be worth the saving over the 710 when you see the differences.

 

Hmmm......you have a point. Not much to differentiate between 510 & 710 except the watts per channel.  :?

Anyone compared the two yet?

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RE: Anthem MRX 710 - Anybody heard it yet?

From my experience there will be more in it than just 20w on paper.

More to do with the power supply reading that review which is extrenely important - also i think 120w per channel is a minimum amount needed based on products i have owned. 

 

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From my experience there will be more in it than just 20w on paper.

More to do with the power supply reading that review which is extrenely important - also i think 120w per channel is a minimum amount needed based on products i have owned but dont trust me

 

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RE: Anthem MRX 710 - Anybody heard it yet?

The quoted watts per channel did concern me a bit, but I checked a review which says this:

"We have always found that whilst Anthem's power numbers might not seem as big as some of the competition, they are actually based on some semblance of reality."

That's why I'm interested in people's experience of 510 vs 710. I will of course be demoing to compare. Even on the manufacturer's website, the only difference between the 2 is watts per channel.

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RE: Anthem MRX 710 - Anybody heard it yet?

The sound of the Anthem is quite similar to the Pioneer in some respects, but as good as MCACC is, the Anthem's ARC EQ is superior, mainly because it will EQ down to 16Hz, and you can also set a upper limit on the frequencies you want EQ'd - personally, I don't see the point in EQing higher frequencies as this can be detrimental, so this is a useful feature.

The main difference with the 710 over the 510 is its toroid transformer, which gives a little more 'on tap' power and improved quality.

And Ben. Oh Ben. You could always get in touch with me to find out some facts rather than making assumptions and posting them as sly digs Smile

The deal was always that L Sound were European distributors (that includes the UK) - that hasn't changed. What has changed is their need to promote and sell other products they deal with in the UK - we were never interested in their other brands other than SVS which we also bought from them, but that all changed when Karma AV became UK distributor for the brand. It's just business, there's no ill feelings.

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RE: Anthem MRX 710 - Anybody heard it yet?

Steve withers has gave it a refrence award on the av forums,I was all set to get the pioneer lx87 now this comes along,airplay might be a deal breaker for me tho ,don't know if the anthem has it.

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RE: Anthem MRX 710 - Anybody heard it yet?

No, the Anthem doesn't have AirPlay.

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RE: Anthem MRX 710 - Anybody heard it yet?

A Torodial Transfomer will do more than add on tap power - its a much better/ lower noise design than a switching power supply so the extra £500 for the 710 is more than just from 20 extra watts as I said before.  It will benefit the whole receiver, digital sections as well not just the amplification section. 

 

ARC is more complex than MCCAC - Pioneers sound better with all the eq etc turned off.  I bet the Anthem does as well - but EQ vs non EQ is a different debate.  All I will say is after adding some GIK bass traps to my room only yesterday - there is no substitution for proper room acoustic treatment

 

 

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RE: Anthem MRX 710 - Anybody heard it yet?

David@FrankHarvey wrote:

The sound of the Anthem is quite similar to the Pioneer in some respects, but as good as MCACC is, the Anthem's ARC EQ is superior, mainly because it will EQ down to 16Hz, and you can also set a upper limit on the frequencies you want EQ'd - personally, I don't see the point in EQing higher frequencies as this can be detrimental, so this is a useful feature.

The main difference with the 710 over the 510 is its toroid transformer, which gives a little more 'on tap' power and improved quality.

Thanks for that. I'm interested in real difference in sound quality rather than theoretical. Need to demo both before deciding. Toroid transformer certainly sounds interesting, and perhaps worth the upgrade. Will it suit Kef R series / B&W CM series then?

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RE: Anthem MRX 710 - Anybody heard it yet?

Google Linear Power Supplies for Sound Quality...

Look at whats inside a top of the range power amp such as this - it has 5 torodial transformers - thats for a reason !!

 

Obviously demo though mate Wink

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RE: Anthem MRX 710 - Anybody heard it yet?

No airplay.......either the pioneer lx87 or the yamaha a3030 for me then.

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