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Anthem MCA 225 Gen 2

Stereo power amplifier

Item # 973MCA2252

This impressive amplifier improves upon its predecessor, with an even better power supply and full internal redesign.

This impressive amplifier improves upon its predecessor, with an even better power supply and full internal redesign.

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Item # 973MCA2252

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Expected: 1/27/2021

$1,999.99

About the Anthem MCA 225 Gen 2

Anthem's rock-solid amp has evolved

The orginal Anthem MCA 225 earned rave reviews from Crutchfield customers. So naturally, the company made the new MCA 225 Gen 2 even better. It's been completely redesigned, with shorter internal cabling that creates a smoother circuit pathway. Why does that matter? Because a well-designed amplifier can do a better job of controlling the stop-start motion of your speakers' drivers, enhancing virtually every aspect of sound quality from deep bass, to dynamics, to soundstaging.

Anthem's rock-solid amp has evolved

The orginal Anthem MCA 225 earned rave reviews from Crutchfield customers. So naturally, the company made the new MCA 225 Gen 2 even better. It's been completely redesigned, with shorter internal cabling that creates a smoother circuit pathway. Why does that matter? Because a well-designed amplifier can do a better job of controlling the stop-start motion of your speakers' drivers, enhancing virtually every aspect of sound quality from deep bass, to dynamics, to soundstaging.

The MCA 225 Gen 2's rated power output provides a clue to this amp's unshakeable grip on the music. It produces 225 watts per channel at 8 ohms, 400 watts into 4 ohms and an incredible 600 watts into 2 ohms! Those numbers tell you that the MCA 225 has a very robust regulated power supply.

Two-channel champ or home theater hero 

Usually power amps like this one are paired with stereo preamps, or A/V preamp/processors. Anthem's MRX Series home theater receivers have preamp outputs, so you can easily connect the MCA 225 Gen 2 and use it to drive your main left and right channels. That surge of added power does wonders for music and movie soundtracks.

Made in Canada, respected around the world

For more than two decades, Anthem has been making award-winning high-performance audio/video equipment for music and home theater. Anthem power amplifiers are designed, engineered, and built in Canada.

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Product highlights:

  • 225 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.015% THD with 2 channels driven
  • 400 watts per channel into 4 ohms
  • 600 watts per channel into 2 ohms
  • Class AB design with 8 high-current bipolar output transistors per channel for lower distortion
  • low-noise, high-power toroidal transformer for stable, noise-free performance
  • high-quality filter capacitors and advanced power supply regulators
  • Advanced Load Monitoring™ technology monitors internal temperature, current, and voltage to ensure safe, uninterrupted operation
  • 3-way on/off operation: manual, triggered, or signal-sensing auto on/off
  • stereo balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs
  • custom-designed binding post terminals accept bare wire, banana plugs, and spade lugs
  • 3.5mm trigger in/out jacks allow the amplifier to be turned on or off remotely
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 120 dB
  • designed, engineered, and manufactured in Canada
  • detachable power cord
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