Anthem MCA325 GEN2 3-Channel Power Amplifier
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Anthem's All-New MCA GEN 2 Amplifiers: A Leap in Audio Innovation
For over 15 years, Anthem has focused on improving perfection. Through extensive research and the willingness to rebuild from the ground up, Anthem has achieved a new level of leadership in innovation and technology with the introduction of the MCA GEN 2 Amplifiers, proudly designed, engineered, and crafted in Canada.
Complete Redesign: The MCA GEN 2 series represents a groundbreaking redesign. Anthem has significantly reduced the use of internal cabling, providing a smoother circuit path for pure, unobstructed audio performance. The amplifiers now feature low-flux toroidal transformers and enhanced input transistors that contribute to greater transparency, even with dynamically complex material. Performance benchmarks, including power bandwidth and slew rate, have been improved, resulting in a signal-to-noise ratio of 120 dB, which virtually eliminates background noise, leaving you with pure, natural sound reproduction.
Higher Power into Demanding Loads: While most 5-channel amplifiers use a single power supply for the front left and right channels and another for the center and surround, the new MCA 525 GEN 2 shares its two power supplies among all channels. The result is the ability to deliver full bursts of power instantly, without affecting channel separation.
Engineered for Reliability: The MCA GEN 2 Amplifiers address common amplifier issues. They offer reduced inrush current and use only 1-2W in "standby" mode. Anthem amplifiers can be switched on manually, through triggers, or by sensing input signals. These amplifiers now feature larger, more conductive audiophile binding posts to maximize contact with speaker cables.
Next Generation Advanced Load Monitoring™ Technology: Exclusive ALM™ technology monitors internal temperature, current, and voltage to ensure safe and uninterrupted long-term operation. It eliminates the need for internal fuses and never interferes with the signal path. ALM engages instantly in extreme circumstances to protect your amplifier and speakers. This new generation ALM™ lowers the chance of a line fuse blowing during an over-current condition. In the event of a fault, unaffected channels continue to play, and all-channel operation resumes automatically once conditions return to normal. The LED on the front panel constantly confirms the status.
Design Philosophy: At Anthem, the goal is to design, engineer, and manufacture audio/video products that deliver premium performance and convenience at a reasonable price. This is achieved through meticulous component selection and testing, custom circuit topologies, and robust power supplies. Anthem's team at the Paradigm/Anthem Research Center, with decades of combined experience, plays a pivotal role in this achievement.
Limitless Possibilities: Modern premium home theaters require support for numerous speakers and subwoofers to handle advanced audio codecs like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. When pairing an AVM 70 or AVM 90 A/V Processor with a stack of MCA amplifiers, you can experience audio quality that rivals commercial cinemas. The scalability of the MCA series allows you to purchase only the channels needed for your home entertainment setup. AVM Processors can now manage configurations of up to 15.4 channels, with ARC Genesis Room Correction ensuring the best possible sound quality. No need to hide your gear; Anthem's modernized design extends to every component in the MCA and AVM lines, all crafted in Canada.
Massive Toroidal Power: MCA amplifiers offer incredible dynamics thanks to conservatively rated power supplies designed with high rail voltages. Low flux toroidal power transformers ensure ultra-quiet performance by minimizing stray magnetic field radiation, delivering the pure, clean, low-noise power required to reproduce the full dynamics of home theater and complex music recordings.
The Anthem Advantage: With over 35 years of experience in home-grown, hands-on design and innovative audio engineering, Anthem products provide an unparalleled level of reliability and functionality. This has established Anthem electronics as the preferred choice of knowledgeable audiophiles, professional musicians, and engineers worldwide.
Anthem's MCA GEN 2 Amplifiers represent the pinnacle of audio innovation, offering outstanding performance and setting new standards in the world of home audio.
|Inputs / Outputs|
|Inputs||Single-Ended, Balanced, Relay Trigger (3.5-mm Mono Jack)|
|Outputs||Speaker Binding Posts, Relay Trigger (3.5-mm Mono Jack)||Switches|
|Front Panel||Power (On/Off)|
|Rear Panel||3 On/Off Modes (Trigger, Manual, Auto)|
|THD AT 100W|
|at 1 kHz||0.0010%|
|at 20 kHz||0.015%|
|IMD AT 100 W|
|ITU-R (19 kHz + 20 kHz)||0.0005%|
|SMPTE (60 Hz + 7 kHz)||0.002%|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE, 20 HZ TO 20 KHZ|
|Open Circuit||± 0.1 dB|
|8Ω||± 0.1 dB|
|4Ω||± 0.1 dB|
|2Ω||± 0.2 dB|
|SNR, IEC-A, ref. 225 W||120 dB|
|Power Bandwidth, -3 dB at 200 W into 8 ohms||90 kHz|
|Slew Rate||30 V/μs|
|Damping Factor, 20 Hz to 1 kHz||300|
|Channel Separation, 100 Hz to 10 kHz||>65 dB|
|Input Impedance (RCA / XLR)||10 kΩ / 15 kΩ|
|Input Sensitivity, 225 W into 8 Ω||1.5 Vrms|
|Voltage Gain||29 dB|
|Height||6-5/8” (16.9 cm)|
|Height with Rackmount Kit||4U|
|Width||17-1/4" (43.9 cm)|
|Depth||18-1/8" (46 cm)|
|MCA 525 (Gen. 2)||61 lb (27.5 kg)|
|MCA 325 (Gen. 2)||43 lb (19.5 kg)|
|MCA 225 (Gen. 2)||40 lb (18 kg)|
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