Anthem MRX1120 Dolby Atmos AV Receiver 11 Amplifier Channels, ARC, DTS Play-Fi

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  • Dolby Atmos®
  • DTS:X™ Ready
  • ARC™ Anthem Room Correction
  • 4 Speaker Profile Memories
  • Quad Core Digital Signal Processing
  • Two Sub Out Jacks (parallel)
  • Premium 32-bit / 768 kHz Differential-Output D/A Converters
  • Wireless Network Connection
  • DTS Play-Fi® – Local and Streaming
  • HDMI 2.0a
  • HDCP 2.2
  • 4:4:4 Subsampling at 4K60 (18.2 Gbps)
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • BT.2020 Color Gamut
  • On-Screen Display with 4K 50/60
  • 4K 50/60 Switching

Anthem Room Correction (ARC™)

The Easy-To-Use Anthem Room Correction Kit Delivers Professional Results In Any Room

What is ARC?

Simply put, Anthem Room Correction quickly “corrects” the effects that reflective surfaces such as walls, floors and ceilings have on the sound radiating from a loudspeaker. Removing the effects of these obstacles allows your audio equipment to achieve a more natural sound in any room, as close to the lab standard as possible.

On a more complex level, ARC is a proprietary digital signal processing software that works with a specially-engineered calibration microphone and your PC to quickly and easily optimize audio for your unique listening space. Anthem engineers developed the ARC system while researching how to replicate the audio-lab standard of performance in non-lab environments. This groundbreaking research was conducted in conjunction with the National Research Council of Canada, the Canadian government’s research and technology organization.

Anthem engineers realized that real world listening experiences had little in common with the controlled environment of the audio lab. That’s because even the best loudspeakers are affected by room anomalies like furniture. These obstacles cause standing waves, resonances, and reflections that can color the sound you hear. Imagine the sound waves coming from your speakers as ripples on a water surface. That makes it easy for you to understand how the ripples of sound bounce off any obstruction they encounter. You can immediately see the benefit of removing the obstacles.

ARC digitally compares a room’s acoustic signature to that of the lab standard. It measures the response of each speaker relative to the listening area. Then it uses advanced algorithms to eliminate the negative effects of the obstacles in the room, adjusting response and correcting phase effects. When ARC removes the obstacles, what’s left is the lab standard performance.

How does ARC work?

The ARC Kit is easy to use, and just a few simple steps can customize your loudspeakers for your unique listening space.

Each ARC-ready component comes with a complete ARC Kit, consisting of software and microphone calibration file from our website, a professional quality mic stand and high quality connectors. You will need a Windows-based laptop computer with a CD drive.

Plug the kit’s custom Calibration Microphone into your computer and into your ARC-ready Anthem A/V receiver. Place the microphone at each of the listening positions in your room (a minimum of five, maximum of ten), and allow ARC to take a sound sample from each location.

The proprietary ARC software measures the difference between the speaker’s ideal lab-standard response, and their real-world performance in your room. Then, its sophisticated DSP accurately equalizes response and creates intricate crossover curves so that the performance of the speakers in your room meets the ideal lab standard!

Now you’re hearing exactly what our audio engineers intended you to hear: Pure, natural, transparent sound, no matter what challenges your room presents!

Wi-Fi Music Streaming with DTS Play-Fi®

Limitless music. App-controlled convenience. Wireless connectivity.

Everyone wants instant access to their digital audio library, anywhere in the home. And Anthem’s MRX Series with DTS Play-Fi® technology is the perfect, high performance means of delivery. Anthem MRX Series can take full dynamic advantage of the better-than-CD-quality sound quality delivered by the DTS Play-Fi® streaming technology.

Partnered With the Leader in Wi-Fi Streaming

Partnered with the leader in Wi-Fi streaming, DTS Play-Fi wi-fi streaming technology supports a host of high quality file formats. Controlled directly from your smart device or computer in any operating system, the “Open Ecosystem” of DTS Play-Fi technology makes it easy to stream music throughout your home, and to add more wireless streaming devices on the fly.

All your music, at your fingertips.

The whole family can now access personal digital audio libraries from anywhere in your home with the touch of a screen. Take advantage of endless choices from online music streaming services*. Stream from any device, Android or iOS mobile or PC, with a wide range of connectivity options for today and tomorrow.

* Some of the music services listed below may not be available in your region. All logos are property of their respective owner(s).

Audio Features
Preamplifier Channels11.2
Amplifier Channels11
Dolby AtmosYes
Dolby TrueHDYes
DTS:X ReadyYes
DTS-HD Master AudioYes
Anthem Room CorrectionYes
Speaker Profile Memories4
Crossover Settings40-250 Hz
Digital Signal ProcessorQuad-Core 32-bit
Lip-Sync Adjustment Range300 ms
Dolby VolumeYes
DTS Play-Fi® Music Player – Local and StreamingYes
Spotify ConnectYes
FM TunerYes
Optical Inputs3
Coaxial Inputs2
All Digital Inputs Accept 24-Bit / 192 kHzYes
Stereo Analog Inputs5
Analog Direct ModeYes
Premium 768 kHz / 32-Bit Dierential-Output D/A ConvertersYes
32-Bit Conversion for all Digital and Analog-DSP SourcesYes
Sampling Rate Optimized D/A FiltersYes
True Balanced XLR Pre-OutNo
Subwoofer Jacks (parallel)2
Optical Output (passthrough of coax/optical in)Yes
Any Source Downmix to Line-OutYes
Any Source Downmix to Zone 2 (if following Main source)Yes
Zone 2 Plays 2-channel Optical/Coaxial SourcesYes
Zone 2 Plays Analog SourcesYes
AnthemLogic11.2 channels
Dolby SurroundYes
Dolby Pro Logic IINo
DTS Neo:6Yes
All ChannelsYes
Inputs – Rear7
Input – FrontYes
MHL – Supported Inputs1R+1F
HDCP 2.2Yes
HDMI 2.0a Yes
On-Screen Display with UHD 4K 50/60Yes
4:4:4 Chroma Subsampling at 4K60 (18.2 Gbps)Yes
High Dynamic Range (HDR)Yes
BT.2020 ColorYes
xvYCC, Adobe RGB, Adobe YCC601, sYCC601, Deep ColorYes
Outputs (parallel)2
Consumer Electronic Control (CEC)Yes
Audio Return ChannelYes
tandby Pass-ThroughYes
IP ControlYes
RS-232 ControlYes
Control System DriversYes
IR InputYes
12V Trigger Output (configurable)Yes
Rackmount Kit (sold separately)Yes
Additional Features
Toroidal TransformerYes
Advanced Load MonitoringYes
Input Configurations30
Power-On Input AssignmentYes
Auto Power OffYes
Eco Mode for StandbyYes
Front USB Port for UpdatesYes
Backlit Remote ControlYes
Android Remote Control AppYes
iOS Remote Control AppYes
Maximum Output (<0.1% THD)4.2 Vrms, subwoofer channel 5.2 Vrms
Frequency Response (2 Vrms output)10 Hz — 31 kHz (+0, -0.25 dB)
Frequency Response, Analog-Direct (2 Vrms output)10 Hz — 48 kHz (+0, -0.25 dB)
THD+N (2 Vrms output)-95 dB
S/N Ratio (2 Vrms output, IEC-A filter)110 dB
PREAMPLIFIER + AMPLIFIER (1 W OUTPUT)-88 dB channels 1-5, -75 db back/height
Channels 1-5, Two Driven into 8 Ohms140 W
Channels 1-5, Two Driven into 6 Ohms170 W
Remaining Channels, Two Driven into 8 Ohms60 W
Remaining Channels, Two Driven into 6 Ohms75 W
Power Consumption
Typical Load570 W
Standby0.3 W
Standby IP Control Enabled4.7 W
Standby HDMI Bypass Enabled8.2 W
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (H x W x D)6-1/2" x 17-1/4" x 14- 3/4"
16.5 x 43.9 x 37.5cm

Not including power cord
Weight32 lb (14.5 kg)
Warranty 3 Years

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