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Difference between Anthem MRX720/1120 and AVM60??
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Author:  audiophile911 [ Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:20 am ]
Post subject:  Difference between Anthem MRX720/1120 and AVM60??

Hi,

I'm trying to decide between an Anthem AVR (MRX series) or the separate pre/pro AVM60. To me it looks like the AVM60 is simply a MRX720/1120 without any amplification? Is the pre/pro section of the two exactly the same? Does anyone know the real difference between the two?

If that's the case I can get a much less expensive MRX720 which still has 11.2 pre-outs and use any amplifier I want. If I buy used I would be close to the same price as an AVM60 and have 'better' amplification all round.

cheers!

Author:  spinaker01 [ Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Difference between Anthem MRX720/1120 and AVM60??

The units are similar. The AVM 60 does not have the amps section obviously but trades that for balanced outputs and a dedicated headphone amplifier which the receiver's don't have. It also has multi-channel analogue inputs. Depends what your requirements are. I personally went with the AVM60 because I had amps already and I do like to run balanced when possible.

Author:  KJT1 [ Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Difference between Anthem MRX720/1120 and AVM60??

spinaker01 wrote:
The units are similar. The AVM 60 does not have the amps section obviously but trades that for balanced outputs and a dedicated headphone amplifier which the receiver's don't have. Depends what your requirements are. I personally went with the AVM60 because I had amps already and I do like to run balanced when possible.

But is the output from the AVM60 truly balanced or just XLR's ?. I only ask because there's a lot of reasonably expensive gear out there with XLR inputs and outputs that is not actually balanced. Brystons preamps come to mind.

Author:  spinaker01 [ Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Difference between Anthem MRX720/1120 and AVM60??

Not sure but I doubt it. It would be cost prohibitive to build 11 fully differential circuits and probably not really required for this application.

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