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Anthem MRX 540

5.2-channel home theater receiver with Dolby Atmos®, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and Apple AirPlay® 2

Item # 973MRX540

Anthem's MRX 540 A/V receiver delivers high-octane home theater, plus convenient music streaming.

Anthem's MRX 540 A/V receiver delivers high-octane home theater, plus convenient music streaming.

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Item # 973MRX540

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Expected: 2/11/2021

$1,599.99

About the Anthem MRX 540

Elite 5.1-channel surround sound

Anthem's MRX 540 is exactly the kind of receiver I'd consider buying I were building a high-performance home theater in a smallish-sized room. It has everything I look for — fantastic A/V processing, robust amplification, and exceptional room calibration — without extra channels of power that would go unused.

Elite 5.1-channel surround sound

Anthem's MRX 540 is exactly the kind of receiver I'd consider buying I were building a high-performance home theater in a smallish-sized room. It has everything I look for — fantastic A/V processing, robust amplification, and exceptional room calibration — without extra channels of power that would go unused.

Anthem MRX 540 5.2-channel home theater receiver

The MRX 540's large front-panel display gives you easy-to-read status updates at a glance.

Built for high-quality content

This upscale receiver is an especially good choice if you plan to play premium content through it — like 4K Blu-ray discs, or uncompressed music files from a high-resolution library.

The MRX 540 is engineered to squeeze every drop of detail out of these high-res formats, and that's why it's worth considering over more modestly priced 5.1-channel receivers.

Intuitive web-based controls

One of the features that makes Anthem's home theater receivers stand out from the crowd is their user-friendly control interface. Access it from a web browser on your computer or smart device, and easily adjust audio settings, rename sources, and more.

Advanced room calibration with ARC Genesis 

The MRX 540 includes the company's own highly regarded ARC (Anthem Room Correction) Genesis software — one of the industry's best room-correction platforms. 

ARC Genesis measures the acoustics of your room with the included microphone, and then fine-tunes the output of your system to best match the unique sonic characteristics of your space. The resulting sound is clear, smooth, and ultra-detailed, with tight bass and impactful dynamics.

Note: You'll need to install the free ARC Genesis software on your Mac® or PC prior to calibration.
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Product highlights:

    Power and processing:
    • 5-channel Class AB amplifier
      • rated at 100 watts per channel
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
      • Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X processing for use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for more enveloping home theater sound
      • supports 5.1.2 Atmos setup with optional external power amp
    • IMAX® Enhanced reproduces the full dynamic range of specially encoded IMAX soundtracks from compatible sources
    • ARC Genesis speaker calibration system helps fine-tune your system to best match your room's acoustics
      • requires installation of free ARC Genesis software on a Mac or PC prior to calibration
    • audiophile-grade 32-bit/768kHz DAC (digital to analog converter)
    • large front-panel display gives you easy-to-read status updates at a glance
    Digital and streaming music options:
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and compatible computers
    • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free internet radio, and music services
      • free future firmware update will include support for Spotify® and Roon
    • Apple AirPlay 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music® (via free future firmware update)
    • Google Chromecast for wireless music streaming from compatible devices
    HDMI features:
    • HDMI 2.0b audio/video switching: 7 in, 2 out
      • all HDMI connections support 4K/60Hz video
      • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with Ultra HD sources and TVs
      • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible TVs and HDR-encoded content
      • supports HDR10, Dolby Vision™, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
    • supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) and eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
      • eARC receives uncompressed surround sound signals including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X via the HDMI connection with your compatible TV
    • HDMI board is easily upgradeable to accommodate possible future hardware updates
    Other connections:
    • digital audio inputs: 3 Toslink optical, 2 coaxial
    • 5 analog stereo RCA audio inputs
    • 7.2-channel RCA preamp outputs
    • outputs for 5 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R)
    • full-sized front-panel headphone jack
    Warranty and other info:
    • intuitive browser-based control interface
      • easily adjust audio settings, rename sources, and more
      • supports smartphones, tablets, and computer browsers
    • support for IP-based third-party remote control systems
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # 1414000037

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    Features & specs

    Amplification
    Number Of Channels N/A
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) ---
    THD in Stereo ---
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) ---
    Minimum Impedance L/R ---
    Minimum Impedance Center ---
    Minimum Impedance Surround ---
    General Features
    Bluetooth Built-in
    Apple AirPlay Via Firmware
    Alexa-compatible No
    Google Assistant-compatible No
    Chromecast built-in Yes
    DTS Play-Fi No
    App Remote Control No
    On-Screen Display ---
    Auto Speaker Calibration ---
    Multi-room Audio/Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Total Number of Zones ---
    Playback from Digital Audio Inputs No
    Playback from Streaming Sources No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital ---
    Dolby Atmos Yes
    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization ---
    DTS ---
    DTS:X Yes
    DTS Virtual:X ---
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input No
    Audio-Video Inputs ---
    Audio-only Inputs ---
    Component Video Inputs ---
    Component Video Monitor Outputs None
    Optical Digital Inputs 3
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
    Optical Digital Outputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    Number of HDMI Inputs 7
    HDMI Monitor Outputs ---
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output Yes
    Main Speaker Output Pairs Posts
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections ---
    Removable Power Cord ---
    Supports Wireless Rear Speakers No
    HDMI Features
    HDMI Version 2.0b
    VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) No
    ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) No
    4K/120Hz-Capable Inputs No
    Audio Return Channel eARC supported
    Video Upscaling No
    HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support
    HDR10 No
    HDR10+ No
    HLG Yes
    Dolby Vision Yes
    Other Specs
    FM Sensitivity ---
    Multibrand Remote Control ---
    Learning Remote ---
    Width (inches) Not available
    Height (inches) Not available
    Depth (inches) Not available
    Weight (pounds) ---
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years

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