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Anthem MRX 520 / 720 / 1120 Series Owners

aandpwoodley

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Either RCA or XLR cables
 

aandpwoodley

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Paul7777x

Member
Can anyone tell me if the AVM 50V will make a better stereo preamp than the MRX 300. I assume the components in the 50 will be a better class than the 300 so that will help. But so far as I can tell, the ARC software version is the same...?

I’m mainly interested in it for stereo with a subwoofer, though it will be used for 5.1 surround as well.
 

orange55

Well-known Member
Can anyone tell me if the AVM 50V will make a better stereo preamp than the MRX 300. I assume the components in the 50 will be a better class than the 300 so that will help. But so far as I can tell, the ARC software version is the same...?

I’m mainly interested in it for stereo with a subwoofer, though it will be used for 5.1 surround as well.
Based on this review I would say yes.


My 15 year old Tag Processor out performer my MRX310 easily.
 

Frankp01

Novice Member
Hi, I am about to join the Anthem family and have an 1120 ordered to be delivered in the new year, and I’m moving from a Yamaha 3060. It will be driving a 5.1.4 set up.

As this is quite a long thread and I’m feeling lazy, I’m hoping that some of you fine folks might fill me in on some tips, tricks and issues to look out for.

The gear connected to the amp will be;
1. Sony 9400E
2. ATV 4 K
3. XBox One X
4. Foxtel IQ4



Thanks for any help.
 
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kitschcamp

Active Member
The gear connected to the amp will be;
2. ATV 4 K
4. Foxtel IQ4
I use both of those with my 1120. The ATV 4K is no problem whatsoever, the IQ4 is fine as well, even though I'm running it from another room via a 15m optical HDMI cable and a 4K splitter. It's unlikely you're going to need to worry about either of those two too much.
 

orange55

Well-known Member
Thanks, do you have a link? I can’t see it within the normal events section on the forum
 

stewjoy

Well-known Member
Hi, hope someone can help, I have the mrx720. I’ve got a Samsung tv Q90r which does Hdr10+, I’ve just got a Panasonic ub820 that also does Hdr10+, unfortunately the Anthem doesn’t. Therefor I need to go Hdmi video from the ub 820 to the tv on the one connect box , which Hdmi port do I use for this?at the moment I use Hdmi arc out from the Anthem to Hdmi arc on the tv. I know I will have to use the Hdmi audio out from the Blu-ray player to the Anthem . Do I connect this to the second Hdmi out on the Anthem. Hope someone can help thankyou.
 

orange55

Well-known Member
Hi, hope someone can help, I have the mrx720. I’ve got a Samsung tv Q90r which does Hdr10+, I’ve just got a Panasonic ub820 that also does Hdr10+, unfortunately the Anthem doesn’t. Therefor I need to go Hdmi video from the ub 820 to the tv on the one connect box , which Hdmi port do I use for this?at the moment I use Hdmi arc out from the Anthem to Hdmi arc on the tv. I know I will have to use the Hdmi audio out from the Blu-ray player to the Anthem . Do I connect this to the second Hdmi out on the Anthem. Hope someone can help thankyou.
You will need to connect the 820 Video HDMI to the TV and the Audio HDMI to the Anthem.
 

stewjoy

Well-known Member
You will need to connect the 820 Video HDMI to the TV and the Audio HDMI to the Anthem.
Hi orange55,
can I pick any Hdmi on the Samsung tv? And the Audio Hdmi from the 820 does that go to the Anthem second Hdmi, I have the first Hdmi which is arc to the arc Hdmi in the tv. Is that correct.
 

stewjoy

Well-known Member
You'd have to check if all the Samsung HDMI inputs support full 4K, but in theory any input should be fine.
The audio HDMI goes into any Anthem HDMI input.
Don't worry about ARC return channel, it's not relevant in this case. You're just sending the video direct to the TV and the audio direct to the amp.
Hi Eddy555,
Done that and I get hdr10+, but I can’t get the Anthem info on the screen as I can when when using Sky q.
 

Eddy555

Distinguished Member
Correct, you won't get any Anthem info on the screen as it's not handling the image. The Anthem needs to be part of the image chain to be able to add the menu overlay onto your TV.
I'm assuming Sky Q goes into your Anthem before going to the the TV.
You can use all the menu functions from the display on the front of the Anthem though. It's not as easy, but everything is there.
 

stewjoy

Well-known Member
Correct, you won't get any Anthem info on the screen as it's not handling the image. The Anthem needs to be part of the image chain to be able to add the menu overlay onto your TV.
I'm assuming Sky Q goes into your Anthem before going to the the TV.
You can use all the menu functions from the display on the front of the Anthem though. It's not as easy, but everything is there.
Yes SkyQ goes into the Anthem no issues there .i‘ll just have to lay on the floor to see the info. Ha ha ha .
 

stewjoy

Well-known Member
Gone back to one cable connection, compared HDR10 v HDR10+ and there is not a lot of difference. It still looked fantastic in HDR 10. Not worth the hassle.
 

anjan

Active Member
This is a bass management question. I have subwoofers connected to a separate amp that also receives pre-outs from the Fr Lt and Fr Rt of my MRX1120 and drives those speakers too.
What settings do I use in the MRX1120 bass management menu to ensure bass and LFE are routed to the separate amp?
 

gibbsy

Moderator
This is a bass management question. I have subwoofers connected to a separate amp that also receives pre-outs from the Fr Lt and Fr Rt of my MRX1120 and drives those speakers too.
What settings do I use in the MRX1120 bass management menu to ensure bass and LFE are routed to the separate amp?
You will not get LFE from a separate amp. LFE is a channel in itself, the .1 channel. That will only get played through the connected LFE channel of the receiver. Your front and left channels will only be sending the signals above the crossover set on the receiver, usually 80hz in a surround sound set up as all speakers should be set to small with that crossover.

To get any bass to the connected amp and therefore the sub you would have to set your fronts to a low crossover within the receiver but that would still not give LFE effects. If you don't have a sub connected to the receiver and have configured as such then the fronts would be treated as full range and so would the pre-outs. Your sub would then produce bass from those front channels but not the dedicated LFE so you would still be losing a lot of sound effects.
 

anjan

Active Member
Thanks for that excellent explanation. I think I will revert to a stereo switcher so that the Anthem drives the subs for movies, and the stereo amp drives them for music
 

meduk1

Active Member
I’d never considered that the receiver would also need to support video formats like HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. I’d presumed they’d just be pass through signals given it’s the TV that needs to interpret them.

So am I right in thinking that the Anthems fully supports HDR and Dolby Vision, but not HDR10+? Is the addition just a firmware update? Any news on this front?
 

stewjoy

Well-known Member
That’s correct,it doesn’t support HDR10+, that’s why I had to the two cable route. But to be quite honest with my eye’s I struggled to see any difference that’s why I reverted back to one cable from my 4k player into the Anthem. And as far as I know at the moment there is no receiver that has HDR10+.
 

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