Anthem Electronics has announced the launch of the MDX Series of distribution systems, namely the MDX-16 and MDX-8, both of which incorporate DSP processing, matrix switching, and the company’s own amplification technology, which promise to deliver “smooth, efficient, consistent high power and reliability.”
MDX includes 60 Watts (8 Ohms)/120 Watts (4 Ohms) of amplification per channel with all channels driven, or bridgeable 200 Watts (8 Ohms), and 8- or 16-channels of Ultra-Class-D amplification, each supported by “Advanced Load Monitoring technology” for fast performance under demanding loads.
Also onboard is Anthem’s ARC room correction system for control of each zone, 24-bit/192kHz DACs, customized DSP settings, and zone-specific bass management capabilities. MDX uses web-based controls for zone configuration, level adjustment, and network firmware updates.
IP/RS-232 connection capability means that the MDX system is compatible with home automation systems with downloaded drivers for Control4, Crestron, Elan, RTI, Savant and URC. MDX-16 enables digital switching for linking of digital inputs between multiple units, and analog pass-through connections for daisy-chaining.
MDX-8 Rear Panel
Anthem says the MDX products are the “first” distribution solutions to offer an ability to expand a system by adding external subwoofers. This can be achieved with either an RCA connection to a powered subwoofer or external sub amplifier, or by assigning a zone’s output to power a subwoofer, and all subs benefit from the ARC room correction software
The MDX-16 retails for $2,999/each (US) and $3,499/each (CAD) and the MDX-8 for $1,999/each (US) and $2,499/each (CAD), and both units are shipping now.