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Anthem reliability
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Post 1 made on Friday September 8, 2017 at 22:59
Krassyg
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Any of you guys Anthem dealers? I have a new MRX 520 with a bad center channel amp out of the box(latest firmware). I just had a client call me that his MRX 720 is making a "funky" sound from the "speaker below the TV". The 720 is still on the factory firmware so it isn't a firmware issue. I got both unit in the same order so I'm guessing they both got the same defective part. How is your experience with Anthem reliability? I am sure their old stuff was great but the new line is made in Vietnam.

I also had a PVA 8 blow one of the channels about 2 years ago.
Post 2 made on Saturday September 9, 2017 at 10:07
osiris
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I haven't sold one in about 3 years. That is because all 3 of the first-gen ones I sold had to be replaced within weeks of installation due to failures.
Post 3 made on Saturday September 9, 2017 at 11:36
tweeterguy
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Somewhat Boutique products like anthem...meh, if you really need an AVR just use a mainstream AVR like Yamaha Aventage and if you need real power use the line outs to amps.
OP | Post 4 made on Saturday September 9, 2017 at 21:36
Krassyg
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On September 9, 2017 at 10:07, osiris said...
I haven't sold one in about 3 years. That is because all 3 of the first-gen ones I sold had to be replaced within weeks of installation due to failures.

And I thought I was making the right move switching from Integra to Anthem...
Post 5 made on Sunday September 10, 2017 at 00:01
dunnersfella
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Switching away from Integra was probably a good move...
But moving into Yamaha would probably have been a better one...
This industry is not getting cheaper and cheaper, we're simply convincing ourselves that we have to push the cheapest option to customers.
#makesonosgreatagain
Post 6 made on Monday September 11, 2017 at 01:16
pilgram
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My experience with Anthem is similar to a race car.
It ROCKS when it's running right!

A "daily driver" fit's the needs better for most of my clients however.
Every day is a good day.......some are just better than others!

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