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$1,999 each USD 




New Anthem MDX Series are the first distribution systems to feature fully powered independent-zone subwoofer connections, as well as ARC® Genesis room correction for each zone.

MDX Series features today’s cutting-edge Anthem amplifier technology so you can expect smooth, efficient, consistent high power and reliability. MDX Series is engineered to simplify your next custom audio system installation, and to blow your clients away with extreme performance in any setup.

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Meet the Engineering Team behind the MDX

Anthem’s research and engineering division, sequestered in the epicentre of the Canadian tech industry, Ottawa, Canada, is the driving force behind the revolutionary MDX Series. Anthem’s Engineers spent over 2 years developing MDX and its myriad of features including Anthem Room Correction Technology for each zone.

Web-Based Setup

Nothing could be simpler than on-site configuration and calibration using our intuitive Web-based controls.

The specially designed, adaptive user interface works on any device. Custom configure zones, from input assignments to zone names. Adjust levels (and every aspect of performance) independently.

Automation Compatibility

Robust IP/RS-232 connection capability ensures compatibility with leading home automation systems, with easily downloaded drivers.

Drivers available for these systems:

Digital Inputs, Digital Switching

Fast, efficient Ultra-Class-D amplification is supported by proprietary Advanced Load Monitoring technology, delivering reliable performance under even the most demanding loads. Our high-efficiency design meets and exceeds global power-saving standards.

Smooth, instantaneous digital switching output allows the linking of digital inputs between multiple amplifiers and analog pass-through connections allow daisy-chaining of multiple MDX units.

Dedicated Subwoofers for each Zone

Install and control subwoofers independently in separate zones, with dedicated outputs (both low and high level, including bridge mode), and zone-independent settings for the new, more advanced Anthem Room Correction (ARC® Genesis).

Toggle ARC Genesis on/off in each zone to hear the benefits of premium room optimization.

Zone Configuration Options

Zones can have custom names, multiple inputs, independent playback, and tuning controls. Bridge zones for more power. Enable subwoofer bass management in any zone, instantly set crossover frequency, level, phase, and polarity.

Only the MDX Series gives you this much control over multiple zones, supporting more creative system designs and more thrilling audio performance.

Analog/Digital Matrix Switching

Full digital/analog matrix switching allows you to assign any analog RCA, digital coaxial or digital optical input to any output, either pre-configured via the web interface or switched in real-time via IP commands.

MDX includes these key features and more…

  • 60 Watts (8 Ohms) / 120 Watts (4 Ohms) with all channels driven, or bridges to provide 200 Watts (8 Ohms).
  • 8- or 16-channels of Ultra-Class-D amplification, each supported by Advanced Load Monitoring technology, delivers fast, reliable performance even under the most demanding loads.
  • 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter (DAC) maintains the integrity of high-resolution source materials.
  • Customized pre-set DSP settings.
  • Separate zone-specific bass management and subwoofer integration via a passive (RCA) or active (powered by another zone in bridge mode) connection.
  • Bridging allows up to 200 Watts for high power applications such as subwoofers.
  • Digital switching output allows linking of digital inputs between multiple MDX.
  • Analog pass-through connections allow daisy chaining of multiple MDX.
  • Speaker terminal block connections accept up to 12 AWG, ideal for long speaker cable runs.
  • IP/RS232 capability ensures compatibility with leading home automation systems.
  • ON/OFF switched via IP/RS232, 12-Volt trigger, or audio sensing.
  • High-efficiency design meets global power saving standards. Secure professional rack-mount arms included.

Product Comparison

MDX-16

MDX-8

Zones (Channels) 8 (16) 4 (8)
Audio Inputs
Stereo RCA Analog Input 8 4
Coaxial RCA Digital input 2 0
Toslink (Optical) Digital Input 2 1
Audio Outputs
Mono RCA Analog Sub Output 8 4
Stereo Speaker Level Output 8 4
   - Watts 8 ohms 60W 60W
   - Watts 4 ohms 120W 120W
Stereo RCA Passthrough 2 0
Toslink (Optical) Digital Output 1 0
Control Connectivity
Ethernet (RJ-45) 1 1
Micro USB 1 1
Seriual (RS-232) 1 1
3.5mm Trigger Jacks (In/Out) 2 2

Anthem Room Correction (ARC®)

Transform the sound in any space

ARC Genesis works with Mac or PC and is the most comprehensive method of transforming the sound in your room. Includes many new features.

Put the power of Anthem and Paradigm together to create the BEST experience for your customers.

Anthem’s MDX includes custom DSP profiles for Paradigm CI speakers and subwoofers to equalize frequency response. Using Paradigm CI speakers and subwoofers with the Anthem MDX’s custom DSP profiles also provides the added advantage of tracking voltage, current, frequency and impedance for output management and integration with Advanced Load Monitor of the channels.

Team Anthem MDX with these Paradigm products:

  • CI Home speakers
  • CI Pro speakers
  • CI Elite speakers
  • Décor Custom Collection
  • Defiance subwoofers
  • Garden Oasis
  • In-Wall subwoofers
  • MilleniaSub subwoofer
  • Seismic 110 subwoofer
  • Stylus Series

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