Anthem MRX 540 7.2 Pre-Amplifier / 5 Amplifier Channel A/V Receiver
Anthem's MRX 540 is the entry-level model in the Anthem MRX line. Functioning as either a 7.2 Pre-Amplifier or a dedicated 5 Amplifier Channel A/V receiver, it comes fully featured with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and IMAX Enhanced. With 100-watts per channel continuous power into 8 ohms and all of this functionality, the Anthem MRX 540 really cements itself as an incredible value proposition for home theater enthusiasts both new and old.
Anthem’s MRX A/V Receivers are about maximizing performance for the money. Building on the feature set of our previous models, we’ve added the newest version of ARC Genesis, a redesigned and more accurate calibration microphone, Anthem Web User Interface, integrated streaming support, object-oriented audio codecs with support for up to 15.2 channels, and the clean power delivery Anthem is known for with up to 140 watts per channel.
The MRX 540 is a great way to bring premium audio to any home theater or media room. Seamlessly integrate your smart TV or projector with 7 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs, plus eARC. Ultra HD signals are passed through unaltered up to 18.2 Gbps with Dolby Vision, HDR, and Hybrid Log Gamma support.
Dolby Vision Compatiable
Feel the story’s full emotional impact, bringing your entertainment to life with an ultra vivid picture, brighter highlights, and darker shadows.
Sound has never sounded this good. Feel a deeper connection to the stories and music you love with sound that moves all around you with breathtaking realism.
DTS:X is the next generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new audio experiences in immersion and interactivity.
Greater spatial resolution and realism in premium home cinema technology is now possible with DTS:X® Pro technology, which supports up to 32 connected speakers, even from overhead. Experience how truly immersive audio transforms your favorite movies, music, and games.
IMAX ENHANCED is the only way to experience IMAX’s signature picture, sound and scale in the home, IMAX Enhanced combines digitally remastered 4K HDR content and DTS audio technologies with best-in-class consumer electronics products and streaming platforms.
All AVM/MRX components support Apple AirPlay and AirPlay 2 which let the user stream content, plus songs stored on local networks, to any AirPlay-enabled device. AirPlay 2 adds support for multidevice play so you can hear your music throughout the home.
Google Chromecast, lets the user stream content from any Android device like a phone, tablet, or laptop to any AVM/MRX components. If you can listen to it on your phone, it can be Cast to your Anthem receiver or processor
All AVM/MRX components support Spotify Connect allowing you to turn your smartphone into a remote and allows you to play, pause, and stream content from Spotify.
All AVM/MRX components support Bluetooth to stream songs stored on devices like phones, tablets, and laptops.
All AVM/MRX components support Roon allowing you to connect, stream and manage your music collection. Roon tells your music what to do and where to do it.
Engineered With Care:
Introducing Anthem Web User Interface
Anthem Web User Interface is now built in to all MRX Receivers and AVM Processors. Using a phone, tablet or laptop, owners can easily access any function or setting and make changes on the fly. Power the main or second zone on and off, adjust volume, change audio modes or tweak channel trims for a perfect surround sound experience. Web UI can also be used to calibrate speaker delays and levels and configure network settings/control options. Source devices can be renamed, simplifying set up by enabling the elimination of unused inputs. Installers can import and export files to make remote management simple and convenient.
MRX Series Receiver channels can be assigned in many ways. Unused amplifier channels can be re-assigned to Bi-Amplify demanding front speakers, power surrounds, presence speakers, or a second zone (Available on MRX 1140 and MRX 740).
Configure amplifier channels for your system's needs, then perfect the presentation with ARC Genesis.
The Anthem MRX 740 features external control and IP control capabilities for easy customization and compatibility with third-party integration solutions. It offers IP control capability for major third-party control devices including Control, Savant, RTI, Crestron, Elan and URC.
At Anthem, we have one simple goal – to design, engineer and manufacture audio/video products that deliver premium performance and convenience at a reasonable price. We do this by spending thousands of hours selecting and testing components, carefully designing our own circuit topologies, and backing them with robust power supplies that ensure maximum long-term quality and reliability. We achieve this with our team at the Paradigm/Anthem Research Center and their decades of combined experience.
NEW! ARC Genesis Software
ARC Genesis is the newest software that works with many ARC enabled Anthem or Paradigm products. New features include support for both Mac and Windows; new target curve adjustment options including deep bass and high frequencies; improved algorithms and much more.
ARC Genesis is backwards compatible with many Anthem and Paradigm products that are ARC or PBK enabled. For a complete list, please visit AnthemARC.com. This third generation of Anthem Room Correction software represents a significant leap forward in room correction with the most comprehensive set of features yet. ARC Genesis transforms the audio performance of compatible speakers or electronics while retaining the unique character of any room. Proprietary Digital Signal Processing (DSP) software works in tandem with a calibrated microphone (provided with many ARC and PBK enabled products) to provide astonishing improvements to the sound you hear.
ARC Genesis works with Mac or PC and is the most comprehensive method of transforming the sound in your room. Includes many new features. Download the FREE software at AnthemARC.com.
The Anthem Advantage
Backed by over 35 years of home-grown,hands-on design, and innovative audio engineering experience, Anthem products provide an unprecedented level of reliability and functionality; delivering one of the industry’s highest performance/price ratios. This is just one reason why Anthem electronics are the choice of knowledgeable audiophiles, professional musicians, and engineers the world over.
Anthem’s MRX A/V Receivers are about maximizing performance for the money. Building on the feature set of previous models, the MRX 540 now include:
- New Electronics platform, up to 7.2 pre-amplifier channels with 5 amplifier channels, HDMI 2.0b HDCP 2.2, hardware upgradeable to HDMI 2.1 (8K)
- On select models (MRX 1140, AVM 90 and AVM 70), object-oriented audio codecs have been updated to the latest version of DTS:X Pro.
- All object-oriented audio codecs have been updated to the latest version of DTS:X and Dolby Atmos.
- IMAX Enhanced
- ARC Genesis now features a more precise microphone, ensuring better results in any listening environment.
- Platform Agnostic Streaming with AirPlay2, Google Chromecast (Audio), Bluetooth v4.2, and Spotify Connect and Roon (coming soon!)
- Reliable Networking Platform with web-based setup and over-the-air updates
- Next-Generation DSP Platform
- Modernized Design with high resolution front panel display
- Amp matrixing with up to 4 re-assignable channels
- 7.2 pre-amplifier channels with 5 amplifier channels. 100 watts per channel continuous power into 8 ohms.
- Amp matrixing with up to 4 re-assignable channels
- Two paralleled subwoofer outputs
- Auto Subwoofer Phase Adjustments (ARC Genesis)
- Auto Subwoofer Polarity Adjustments (ARC Genesis)
- Latest Implementation of ARC Genesis
- Four Speaker Profile Memories
- 2” / 5 cm Speaker Distance Increments
- 0.5dB Level Increments
- Super Sub Front Setting
HDMI & Video:
- Dolby Vision
- IMAX Enhanced
- HDMI 2.0b & HDCP 2.2 (hardware upgradeable to HDMI 2.1 8K)
- HDMI eARC
- 4:4:4 Subsampling @4K60 (18.2 Gbps)
- High Dynamic Range (HDR)
- Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
- BT.2020 Color Gamut
- 4K 50/60 Switching
- Dual HDMI Outputs
- Standby Pass-Through
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby HD
- DTS-HD Master Audio
- IP Control
- RS-232 Control
- IR Input
- Three 12V Trigger Outputs
- Pre-made Control Drivers
- Save and Load Settings
- Import and Export Settings
- Rackmount kit (sold separately)
- Apple Airplay
- Apple Airplay 2
- Google Chromecast Audio
- Spotify Connect (coming soon!)
- Roon (coming soon!)
- Anthem Logic
- Dolby Surround
- DTS Neural:X
- DTS Virtual:X
- All Channel Stereo
- All Channel Mono
- Anthem Web User Interface
- Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM)
- 30 Input Configurations
- Input trim adjustments
- Power-on Input Assignment
- Auto Power Off
- Eco Mode (standby)
- Over-the-air Network updates
- USB updates
- Beta updates (over-the-air)
- Backlit Remote Control
|Maximum Output (<0.1% THD):||5.2 VRMS, 7.1VRMS|
|Frequency Response:||20Hz - 30KHz +/-0.2dB|
|Frequency Response, Analog-Direct:||N/A|
|THD+N (2 Vrms output):||-100 dB|
|S/N Ratio (2 Vrms output, IEC-A filter):||110 dB|
|PREAMPLIFIER + AMPLIFIER (1 W OUTPUT)|
|MRX 540:||SNR: 91 dB ch 1-5|
|SPEAKER IMPEDANCE:||Compatible with 4 Ohms or higher impedance.|
|MAXIMUM CONTINUOUS OUTPUT (1% THD)|
|Channels 1-5, Two Driven into 8 Ohms:||100 W|
|Channels 1-5, Two Driven into 6 Ohms:||130 W|
|Remaining Channels, Two Driven into 8 Ohms:||N/A|
|Remaining Channels, Two Driven into 6 Ohms:||N/A|
|Typical Load:||365 W|
|Standby IP Control Enabled:||1.8 W|
|Standby HDMI Bypass Enabled:||4.9 W|
|H x W x D:||15.24 x 43.18 cm x 36.4 cm|
|220-240 V version:||In countries where the line voltage is 220, 230, or 240 V, this product operates from a single phase AC power source that supplies between 198 V and 264 V at a frequency of 50 Hz.|