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Anthem Unveils 3D-Ready AV Receivers

Anthem announced its new MRX series of 3D ready A/V receivers, MRX 300, MRX 500, MRX 700 and MRX 900.

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Atlanta, GA – CEDIA EXPO 2010 – September 23-26, 2010 – Booth #418– Anthem, the leading manufacturer of high-end electronics for music, home theater and distributed audio systems, announces their brand new line of 3D ready receivers. The MRX series features four receivers: the MRX 300, MRX 500, MRX 700, and MRX 900, all featuring 7 channels of amplification (MRX 900 will have 9 channels of amplification) and 4 HDMI in/1 out (MRX 900 will have 7 HDMI in/1 out).  Bringing the company’s award winning technology to its newest line, Anthem’s MRX receivers are all equipped with the critically acclaimed Anthem Room Correction (ARC) system.

A highly anticipated release, the Anthem MRX receivers include all the latest audio formats including Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, and DTS-HD Master Audio and support internet radio (except MRX 300) and HD Radio (MRX 700 and MRX 900).  In addition, the MRX series will process 3D movies and television when paired with a 3DTV and a 3D capable source component making them the perfect addition for 3D enabled home theaters.  The MRX receivers boast amplifier sections embodying Anthem’s design focus on low noise, low distortion and “real” power. Standard on all Anthem products, the receivers come with the company’s hallmark of user-friendly menus and easy operation.

Additional technical features of the MRX receiver line include:

* 9.1 channels of amplification with bi-amping capability on the MRX 900
* 7 channels of amplication on all other models
* Built in award-winning Anthem Room Correction (ARC) system
* Internet Radio via built-in Ethernet port on models 500 and up
* Front and rear USB inputs play music from the hard drive or memory stick on models 500 and up
* 1080p up-conversion with Deep Color support
* Second 2-channel zone

Designed for use with all MRX receivers, Anthem is also introducing an optional add-on accessory, the MDX 1 iPod/iPhone dock, including native digital output and on-screen display for the latest generation iPod/iPhone. With no AC adaptor plug or inserts required, as well as menu access and song selection using an MRX remote control, the MDX 1 is a desirable add-on to the MRX family. The MDX 1 will be released simultaneously with the MRX 500 and MRX 700 and will be priced at $129 MSRP.

The MRX series receivers are estimated to start at $999 MSRP with the first two models, the MRX 500 and MRX 700 and hit specialty dealer shelves in late summer 2010.

Anthem, part of Paradigm Electronics Inc, is a leading manufacturer of award-winning high-end electronics for music, home theater, and distributed sound systems, sold internationally under the brand names Anthem® and Anthem® Statement. Anthem products are used at all levels of music reproduction and allow you to virtually “be there” every time you listen to a favorite piece of recorded music or experience the excitement of surround-sound home theater. Headquarters are Mississauga, Canada. Anthem® and Anthem® Statement are trademarks of Anthem/Sonic Frontiers International.