ANTHEM AVM60 11.2 CHANNEL DTS:X DOLBY ATMOS AV PROCESSOR / 3 X ANTHEM M1 100W MONOBLOCK / PVA 8 8X90W CHANNEL POWER AMPLIFIER COMBO
ANTHEM AVM60 11.2 CHANNEL DTS:X DOLBY ATMOS AV PROCESSOR
Few A/V Preamplifier-Processors offer the innovation and performance found in the all new AVM 60. Features include Dolby Atmos & DTS:X immersive audio decoding, support for UHD Blu-ray and 4K60 through HDMI 2.0a with HDR. HDCP 2.2 and 18.2 Gbps are also included allowing switching for compatibility with the latest video formats.
Audiophile-friendly features include a toroidal power supply, premium differential-output D/A converters with 32-bit conversion and sampling rate optimized filters for hi-res sound. Premium A/D converters with 106 dB signal to noise ratio ensure the highest- quality sound when using analog sources.
DTS Play-Fi offers easy-to-use music playback from popular streaming services and locally networked sources, controlled through iOS, Android or PC apps.
AVM 60 FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
ADDITIONAL FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
Low Standby Mode power consumption
Remote control app for iOS (Apple) and Android (coming soon!)
DTS-HD Master Audio
AnthemLogic – (11.2 channels)
DTS Neo:6 – Cinema, Music
All-Channels – All-Speaker Stereo
8 HDMI inputs (7 rear and 1 front-panel input)
Digital Audio Inputs: 2 Coaxial + 3 Optical
5 Stereo Analog RCA Inputs
HDMI On-Screen Display – setup, video adjustments, status, song/artist info from radio stations
MHL Supported Inputs
xvYCC, Adobe RGB, Adobe YCC601, sYCC601, Deep color
2 Parallel Outputs
Consumer Electronic Control (CEC)
Audio Return Channel
IR Input (Configurable)
12V Trigger Output
Control System Drivers
Backlit Remote Control
Sidemount Rack Kit (sold separately)
True-Balanced XLR Pre-Out
Electrical noise in audio is often generated due to the connection with other AV components and due to the connection between the preamplifier-processor and amplifier, as well as from other sources of external noise. To ensure the AVM 60 is not affected by this distortion, it uses True-Balanced XLR Pre-Out connections to achieve a balanced transmission that is highly noise resistant.
Wi-Fi Music Streaming with DTS Play-Fi®
Limitless music. App-controlled convenience. Wireless connectivity.
Everyone wants instant access to their digital audio library, anywhere in the home. And Anthem’s AVM 60 with DTS Play-Fi® technology is the perfect, high performance means of delivery. Anthem AVM 60 can take full dynamic advantage of the better-than-CD-quality sound quality delivered by the DTS Play-Fi® streaming technology.
Partnered With the Leader in Wi-Fi Streaming
Partnered with the leader in Wi-Fi streaming, DTS Play-Fi wi-fi streaming technology supports a host of high quality file formats. Controlled directly from your smart device or computer in any operating system, the “Open Ecosystem” of DTS Play-Fi technology makes it easy to stream music throughout your home, and to add more wireless streaming devices on the fly.
BRING YOUR MOVIES TO LIFE WITH IMMERSIVE SOUND
Dolby Atmos® is a revolutionary new audio technology that transports you into extraordinary entertainment experiences.
Fills your room with captivating sound
Sound comes from all directions, including overhead, to fill the room with astonishing clarity, richness, detail, and depth.
Puts sounds into motion all around you
The specific sounds of people, music, and things move all around you in multidimensional space, so you feel like you are inside the action.
Delivers the full impact of the artist’s work
Artists have amazing new capabilities to tell their stories, accent their games, or perform their music to achieve the greatest expressive impact.
DTS:X is the next generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new audio experiences in immersion and interactivity.
DTS:X places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating the most lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience ever. Free from channel restrictions, sound can be placed and moved to where you would hear it in the real world. Because DTS:X doesn’t require any specific speaker layout, you can arrange your home theater system however you want it. With DTS:X you’re in control of your listening experience. That hard-to-hear line in a movie can be lifted out of the background sounds for a more personal entertainment experience.
Works With All DTS Content
DTS will playback all DTS formats including DTS Digital Surround and DTS-HD Master Audio. DTS:X bitstreams are backward-compatible with older DTS AVRs and sound great.
An audio object is the combination of the waveform where captures the audio, and metadata which represents the spatial location in which the object should be heard. Audio objects free content from specific speaker layouts for optimal listening.
This means the same DTS:X content will sound great whether it’s rendered on stereo or a fully immersive surround sound system.
DTS:X places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating the most lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience ever. Be prepared — this improved immersion and heightened realism makes horror movies scarier, comedies more laugh-out-loud, and car chase scenes even more real.
You are in control of your listening experience. That hard- to-hear line in a movie can be improved at a touch — lift the dialogue out from the background sounds when you want clarity and experience a more personal entertainment experience.
Your movie collection gets a new lease on life! Rest assured that our celebrated catalog of DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks are best heard with DTS:X. Take your favorite Blu-ray, DVD or digital movie to new heights.
We made sound move, so your speakers don't have to. Because DTS:X doesn't require any specific speaker layout, you can arrange your home theater system however you want.
ANTHEM PVA 8 8X90W POWER AMPILIFIER
Anything But Average
Unlocking the incredible sound sculptures, special effects and dynamics of today’s home theater and multichannel music recordings is no small feat, at least for the average amplifier. But then, Anthem’s PVA 2, PVA 5 and PVA 7 amplifiers are anything but average. They are equally at home delivering all of the thundering impact and excitement of a surround sound movie experience as they are imparting the subtle nuances of a multichannel music performance or paying rich sonic tribute to the sweeping highs and lows of your favorite two-channel recording.
And there’s more … in a category dominated by low-quality, low power distribution amps, with very few audiophile-quality products to choose from, PVA 4 and PVA 8 are truly exciting alternatives. They offer ultra-affordable Anthem-quality solutions for achieving “real performance” from your high-fidelity Zone 2 and 3 distributed audio applications. Add the four-channel PVA 4 to cover Zones 2 and 3 on your multi zone Anthem processor or add the eight-channel PVA 8 for twice the stereo amplification channels—power more speakers, or more zones.
Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM)
All Anthem® amplifiers are designed to perform flawlessly—offering stunning musicality, tonal neutrality and incredible dynamics while driving any speaker load reliably under real-world conditions! The power supply is conservatively rated and the amplifiers run cool for greater reliability, but we didn’t stop there.
PVA Series amplifiers feature our ALM circuitry which protects sensitive output devices by constantly monitoring temperature, current and voltage to ensure optimum long-term performance. ALM is totally non-invasive—it is not in the signal path and only engages in the most extreme circumstances to protect the amplifier from damage by maintaining the safe operating area of the output devices. Buyer beware however! Not all amplifier manufacturers have sophisticated load-monitoring provisions. Many have saved the added cost, leaving their output devices unprotected, choosing instead to use the amplifier’s output devices as “fuses.” At Anthem, ALM is just one of the ways in which our products provide owners with years of reliable service.
PVA Series Features
Exemplary Circuit Design
The sonic purity of the PVA amplifier design is the result of our intensive research and development in high-end design. Superior high-end sound begins with a superior power supply. These amplifiers use custom-built, low-noise, high-power toroidal transformers and advanced power supply regulators with high-quality, low-ESL/low-ESR filter capacitors and huge storage capacity.
Our proprietary and patented circuit designs follow Anthem’s ‘Keep-It- Simple’ principle, using the fewest number of parts in the signal path to maintain the integrity of sound. These amplifiers provide the finesse and instantaneous output power to effortlessly reproduce the challenging variety of special effects in movies and demanding musical passages. They are stable as a rock, even into difficult loads. PVA amplifiers can be powered On/Off three ways: manually, with the On/Off switch on the front panel; remotely, via the 12-volt trigger input; or automatically, with our patented Auto-On/Off circuit—an incoming audio signal immediately switches it on, and approximately 20 minutes after the audio signal ends, it simply switches off.
3 X ANTHEM M1 100W MONOBLOCK
State-of-the-Art Monaural Amplifier
The highest sound quality at all volume levels, flat frequency response into any load, and stable into the most difficult loads. The Statement M1 is a state-of-the-art monaural amplifier delivering 1,000 watts into 8 ohms and 2,000 watts into 4 ohms or less with THD remaining under 0.1% from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. Designed and engineered in our advanced research center in Ottawa, Canada, the M1 is manufactured in our Toronto facility.
More than just a slim, technologically advanced monaural design, the M1 demonstrates that Class D architecture isn't fundamentally flawed, it simply hasn't been implemented well in the past, mainly because it required such a heavy commitment to R&D. We’re fortunate to have the in-house resources to create such a groundbreaking product and one listen will reveal the truly extraordinary nature of this amplifier.
Best Value in the Market
The M1 enjoys all of the attributes of our award-winning Statement Class AB amplifiers but through exclusive Anthem technologies, goes far beyond the current capabilities of Class A, Class AB and prior Class D amplifiers in the market.
The proprietary design employs all of the advantages of a Class D amplifier — high output, high efficiency, compact size — while avoiding the typical Class D limitations such as difficulty driving low-impedance (high-end) speakers, power line contamination, reliability issues and substandard audio quality. The absence of accurate dynamics is so common that it frequently goes unnoticed, but through the M1, music and movies are delivered with breathtaking realism.
Addressing the Class D bias
The “D” in Class D does not stand for digital. It was simply the fourth type of amp recognized and classified by the IEEE. The first was Class A, the second Class B, the third Class C, etc.
Contrary to the bias that exists among high-end enthusiasts and across the industry in general, the Class D design is not inherently flawed. The truth is that no existing designs have been able to reach the Class D's inherent potential for performance. It is not the technology that yields fine audio performance but rather the implementation of the technology. At Anthem, we agree that most Class D amplifiers are poor performers. However the M1 uses Class D amplification of a different ilk (see later section on Class D for a full discussion).
The M1 is not a digital amp!
There are no A/D or D/A converters in the signal path. The amplifier’s control system continuously varies the width of the output pulse train in direct relation to the analog input signal. In essence, a side-to-side variation in width is analogous to a signal’s more familiar up-and-down amplitude variation, not at all the same as a digital string of 1s and 0s where all pulses have the same width.
Much has been written about Class D amps having twice the efficiency of conventional amplifiers at full output, but there's more to this. Under normal conditions an amplifier operates at only a fraction of its full output capability. At 1/8th of its maximum output (the typical working level of an amplifier), our M1 is six times more efficient than a conventional amplifier.
Slim Size, Beefy Power!
Never judge an amp by its size or its rack space
Amplifiers are often judged by their size and weight, the beefier the better since more power requires a physically heavier, larger amplifier. Or does it? It all depends on the design. When rack-mounted, the 20-kb M1 occupies only one rack space but despite its size can deliver 1,000W into 8 ohms and 2,000W into 4 ohms.
The M1’s cooling system quickly and efficiently moves heat from the interior of the amplifier to exterior heat sinks. Sealed copper pipes within the amp contain a small amount of special fluid held under a vacuum. When the temperature at one end of the pipe rises — the end adjacent to the amplifier's heat sources — the fluid in that end evaporates. This vapor is then naturally drawn to the cooler end of the pipe, along the heat sink on the side of the amp’s chassis where it condenses. From there a copper wick returns the fluid to the hotter end of the pipe. This heat transfer process is many thousands of times faster and more efficient than cooling through metal heat sinks alone. This system eliminates the need for fans, allowing multiple M1s to be stacked with no danger of overheating. It also means the amplifier is so mechanically quiet it will suit even the quietest listening rooms.
No noise is good news
With an absence of noisy fans and a noise floor well below that of a high-end preamplifier, the M1 is a critical listener's dream.
PREAMPLIFIER (MEASURED AT XLR OUTPUT)
Maximum Output (<0.1% THD) 8.4 Vrms, subwoofer channel 9.9 Vrms
Frequency Response (2 Vrms output) 10 Hz — 35 kHz (+0, -0.25 dB)
Frequency Response, Analog-Direct (2 Vrms output) 10 Hz — 80 kHz (+0, -0.25 dB)
THD+N (2 Vrms output) -95 dB
S/N Ratio (2 Vrms output, IEC-A filter) 110 dB
XLR Configuration Pin 1: Ground, Pin 2: Positive, Pin 3: Negative
Typical Load 60 W
Standby 0.3 W
Standby IP Control Enabled 4.7 W
Standby HDMI Bypass Enabled 8.2 W
Height 6-1/2" (16.5 cm)
Height with Rackmount Kit 4U
Width 17-1/4" (43.9 cm)
Depth (not including power cord) 14-1/2" (36.4 cm)
Weight 20 lb (9 kg)
120 V version: In countries where the line voltage is 120 V, this product operates from a single phase AC power source that supplies between 108 V and 132 V at a frequency of 60 Hz.
220-240 V version: In countries where the line voltage is 220, 230, or 240 V, this product operates from a single phase AC power source that supplies between 198 V and 264 V at a frequency of 50 Hz.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR ANTHEM PVA 8
Inputs 8-Single-Ended, 1 Relay Trigger (3.5-mm Mono Jack)
Outputs 8 Pairs Speaker Binding Posts, 1 Relay Trigger(3.5-mm Mono Jack)
Front Panel Power (On/Off)
Rear Panel 3 On/Off Modes (Trigger, Manual, Auto)
HEADROOM 1.25 db (8 Ω); 2.13 db (4 Ω)
POWER BANDWIDTH 10 Hz - 80 kHz (125 W @ 8 Ω)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20 Hz - 20 kHz (-0.20 db); 5 Hz - 100 kHz (-2.5 db)
THD + N <0.002% @ 1 kHz; <0.03% @ 20 kHz (100 W into 8 Ω)
INPUT SENSITIVITY 1.12 VRMS for 125 W into 8 Ω
INPUT IMPEDANCE 10 kΩ
DAMPING FACTOR 200 @ 1 kHz (ref. 8 Ω)
S/N RATIO 122 db, A-weighted (ref. 125 W)
CHANNEL SEPARATION >65 db (100 Hz - 10 kHz)
VOLTAGE GAIN 29 db
SLEW RATE 28 v/µs
POWER REQUIREMENTS 1500 W @ maximum power output (8 Ω load)
DIMENSIONS (H x W x D; heights include feet) 5-7/8" (14.9 cm) High x 17-1/4" (43.8 cm) Wide x 16-3/8" (42 cm) Deep
WEIGHT (Unpacked) 47.5 lb (21.6 kg)