Anthem MRX 1120

The MRX1120 is the top of the new Anthem A/V receiver line, introduced in 2016.  The MRX1120 features 11.1 channels of preamplification and 11 channels of amplification, as well as a toroidal power supply.  Systems can be configured with 7.1.4 speakers or 5.1.4 in two zones.

The MRX1120 supports all the latest ultra high definition video formats, including HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2 and 18.2 Gbps switching. This receiver supports the newest high dynamic range standards and expanded color gamuts, including support for 4:4:4 subsampling at 4K60 at 8 bits, 4:2:0 at 10 bits, and BT.2020 color gamut. There is no video scaling on the MRX1120, just a straight pass through of the signal.  As well, the MRX1120 supports Dolby Atmos, allowing the addition of ceiling speakers into your surround system. DTS:X immersive audio coding will be supported through a future software upgrade.

Audiophiles with a collection of hi-res files will be pleased to note that the MRX1120 includes a premium quality DAC  with 32-bit conversion and sampling rate optimized filters.

In addition, Anthem has  included the new DTS Play-Fi which, when paired with Anthem’s app, allows wireless streaming of music and online music streaming services like Tidal, Spotify, Pandora etc.  The app is compatible with Android, iOS, and computer systems. Anthem is the first manufacturer to include such an innovative feature in an A/V receiver. The DTS Play-Fi supports file formats up to 24 bit/192 kHz.

The Anthem ARC room correction system is included with the amplifier.  This professional quality system allows the user to load the ARC program, set up the included microphone, and then tune your speaker setup specifically to your individual room, overcoming the effects of room obstacles and allowing your speakers to achieve a more natural sound.

The presence of so many features in a single amplifier makes the MRX1120 an outstanding value. A detailed MRX brochure can be viewed here:


  • Dolby Atmos
  • 4 speaker profile memories
  • Quad core digital signal processing
  • Premium 32 bit/768 kHz differential output DAC
  • Wireless network connection
  • 7 x HDMI 2.0a with HDCP 2.2, plus 1 x HDMI 1.4 with MHL
  • 18.2 Gbps switching
  • BT.2020 color gamut
  • 4.4.4 at 4K60 at 8 bits; 4.2.0 at 10 bits
  • On screen display with 4K 50/60
  • DTS Play-Fi
  • RS-232 and IP control
  • Anthem Room Correction (ARC)
  • DTS:X ready (DTS:X enabled via future firmware update)


Maximum Output:
(<0.1% THD) 4.2 Vrms, subwoofer channel 5.2 Vrms Frequency Response: (2 Vrms output): 10 Hz to 31 kHz (+0, -0.25 dB) Analog-Direct mode (2 Vrms output): 10 Hz to 48 kHz (+0, -0.25 dB) THD+N (2 Vrms output): -95 dB S/N Ratio (2 Vrms output, IEC-A filter): 110 dB PREAMPLIFIER AND AMPLIFIER

THD+N (1W output):
-88 dB channels 1-5, -75 dB back/height channels

Maximum continuous output into 8 ohms (2 channels),
20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.1% THD:
140 W (channels 1-5), 60 W (remaining channels)

Typical Load: 570 W
Standby (default ECO mode): <0.3 W Standby IP Control enabled: 4.7 W Standby HDMI Bypass enabled: 8.2 W [/av_tab] [av_tab title='Dimensions' icon_select='no' icon='ue800' font='entypo-fontello'] Height:  6-1/2" Width:  17-1/4" Depth:  14-3/4" Weight:  32 lbs. [/av_tab] [/av_tab_container] [/av_one_third]