Anthem MRX 740 AV Receiver
The Anthem MRX 740 AV Receiver is an advanced audio-video receiver with 7.2 channels and 4K capabilities. It offers significant improvements over its predecessor, the MRX 720. Anthem has made notable enhancements, including the latest version of ARC Genesis, a redesigned and more precise calibration microphone, Anthem Web User Interface, integrated streaming support, and object-oriented audio codecs that support up to 11.2 channels.
The MRX 740 AV Receiver is ideal for enhancing the audio experience in any home theater or media room, delivering the renowned clean power that Anthem is known for. This beautifully crafted device seamlessly integrates with your smart TV or projector, featuring 7 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs, along with eARC support. It ensures that Ultra HD signals pass through unaltered up to 18.2 Gbps, with support for Dolby Vision, HDR, and Hybrid Log Gamma.
One of the notable features of the MRX 740 AV Receiver is its channel re-assignment capability. Users can assign the amplifier channels in various ways, allowing for bi-amplification of demanding front speakers, powering surrounds, presence speakers, or even a second zone. By configuring the amplifier channels according to the system’s requirements, users can fine-tune the audio performance with ARC Genesis.
ARC Genesis, the third generation of Anthem Room Correction software, represents a significant advancement in room correction technology. It offers a comprehensive range of features, including support for both Mac and Windows, adjustable target curves for deep bass and high frequencies, improved algorithms, and more. By working in conjunction with a calibrated microphone, ARC Genesis utilizes proprietary Digital Signal Processing (DSP) software to dramatically improve the sound quality while retaining the unique characteristics of any room.
Anthem Room Correction (ARC) quickly addresses the negative effects of reflective surfaces, such as walls and ceilings, on loudspeaker sound radiation. By removing these obstacles, ARC allows audio equipment to achieve a more natural sound, approaching the standard of a controlled audio lab environment. Developed through ground breaking research conducted in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada, ARC digitally compares a room’s acoustic signature to the lab standard and applies advanced algorithms to eliminate the negative effects, resulting in audio performance that closely resembles the lab standard.
The MRX 740 AV Receiver offers seamless integration with third-party control solutions, thanks to its external control and IP control capabilities. It is compatible with major third-party control devices such as Control 4, Savant, and RTI. Additionally, it supports Apple AirPlay and AirPlay 2, allowing users to stream content, including locally stored songs, to any AirPlay-enabled device. With AirPlay 2, users can enjoy multi-device playback throughout their home.
Key features of the Anthem MRX 740 AV Receiver include
- 11.2 Pre-Amplifier / 7 Amplifier Channel A/V receiver
- 7 amplified channels with 140 RMS power,
- high-resolution audio decoding, high-current performance for movies and music
- state-of-the-art room correction technology,
- premium 32-bit / 768 kHz Differential-Output D/A Converters
- 4:4:4 subsampling at 4K60 (18.2 Gbps)