Audio features MRX 500 supports many audio formats. Below you find a list of the most important audio formats with a short description of each format.
Dolby Pro Logic II is the audio system from Dolby that the amplifier will use for analog or two channels Digital sources like TV- broadcasts.
Dolby Pro Logic IIx is a secondary audio format that makes it possible to transform 5-channel audio to 7-channel audio. This can be a useful feature since most Blu-Ray and DVD only have 5-channel sound.
DTS is an audio format that is used on a some DVD movies and offers up to 5 discrete channels + subwoofer.
DTS Neo: X is DTS sound system that the first time expands the number of channels from 7.1 up to 11.1. DTS Neo: X allows for extra height and width in the front channels. For amplifiers with 9 channels you must choose if you want extra width or height.
To achieve the best possible sound reproduction in a home theater setup MRX 500 is equipped with automatic room correction which adjusts numerous parameters based on measurements made using a supplied microphone. Noise level of each speaker automatically adjusted along with delay based on the placement of speakers. In addition adjusted frequency response of each speaker is adjusted so that it fits the room and speaker.
MRX 500 is equipped with Anthem Room Correction room correction system which is one of the most advanced systems on the market. The system corrects the room using up to 10 measurements done in different locations (minimum 5 is recommended) and has received much praise in the press. To perform correction you must have a PC connected as they perform advanced calculations and one has the possibility to manually override the result.
To get the best possible bass reproduction in your home theater setup MRX 500 has individual bass handling of the different channels. That means you can set different value for lowpass filter for each speaker group. The low pass filter can be set to a wide range of frequencies. The available frequencies are 60, 80, 100, 120 , 150Hz.
If you have analog sources which must be connected to a TV or projector through the amplifier, the amplifier has video conversion from composite, s-video and component to digital HDMI signal. This ensures that it is enough with a single HDMI a > cable to the projector/TV.The Video signal can be upscaled to HD format so that it fits with the TV / projectors resolution if you want to make this transformation in amplifier instead of TV / Projector. The amplifier can upscale to 720p, 1080i and 1080p signal.
MRX 500 is equipped with a wide range of connection option for video sources. It has 4 HDMI, 3 component and 3 composite inputs.It also has 6 RCA inputs for analog audio connection and 2 optical digital inputs and 3 coaxial digital inputs.
The amplifier is equipped with 1 HDMI- 1 component, and 1 composite monitor outputs.
The amplifier is equipped with 7.1 RCA preout output that allows you to connect to power amplifiers and active subwoofer.
Like many other amps MRX 500 have embedded multimedia functionality that reduces the need for PC and other computer components in your setup.Playback of audio files is possible from the network or from USB. To see details of the audio formats that are supported see technical specifications.
To connect to the network is the amplifier equipped with a standard network connector.
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MRX 500 allows for playback in multiple rooms, with different sources for each room.
For stereo playback the amplifier is rated to provide 2 x 100 Watt with measuring method RMS, 20-20.000Hz, 8 ohm, 0.09% THD and for multi channel up to 7 x 100 Watt by measuring method RMS, 20-20.000Hz, 8 ohm, 0.09% THD.
Possible speaker configurations
With audio processing for 7 channels and power amplifiers for 7 channels this amplifier has the following possible speaker configurations.
It supports 7.1 speaker configuration that gives opportuinity for front, center, surround and rear surround in addition to a subwoofer.
It supports 7.1 with front height which is a 5.1 setup, but with additional front speakers placed in height for better 3D effect and better placement of the soundstage in front
For a more detailed explanation of the possible speaker configurations you should read speaker configuration section of our home theater amplifier guide.
The remote control is equipped with a light that makes it easier to control the amplifier and other equipment in the dark.
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