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Anthem MCA 50 vs. MCA 5 II

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Scottie Mow, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. Scottie Mow

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    Hi everyone,

    I posted this at AVS but figured I'd try it both places. I wondered if anyone has done a direct comparison, blind a/b or something similar. Is there any real advantage to the MCA 50 over the MCA 5 II????

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Tom Camlioglu

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    More powerful. The MCA5 was 200 Watts/ch, MCA50 is rated 225/ch. All channels driven is up by around 10 watts according to the manufacturer's literature
     
  3. Scottie Mow

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    no real sonic differences though? Thoughts anyone?
     
  4. Brian Fitterman

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    Acording to my dealer they were revamped a bit. But are they sonicly better, I have no idea. You can think of them really as a MCA 5 Rev III. But nobody really does 3 revisions on an amp so they gave them a new number.

    My suggestion is email Anthem, they are very fast with their replys.

    Brian
     
  5. Scottie Mow

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    Thanks Brian
    I took your advice and emailed Anthem. Well less than 5 minutes and I had my reply from Nick. Wow that was quick
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    He suggested that they should be very similar sonically, except for when pushed to the limit. At that point a little more distortion should show up with the 5 (due to smaller power supply than the 50).
     
  6. Brian Fitterman

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    Yes they are very good about getting back to you. That is one of the biggest reasons why I switched to them.
     

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