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Anthem-ic new pre-amp, home cinema processor

Ian McMurray 16 June 2010
Anthem-ic new pre-amp, home cinema processor

The Audio/Video Master 50v (AVM 50v) from Anthem is a music pre-amplifier/home cinema processor. Following in the footsteps of ‘big brother’ product Statement D2v, the AVM 50v 7.1-channel audio and video processor aims to offer the same state-of-the-art technologies, but in a more cost-sensitive package.

Incorporating eight HDMI inputs, broadcast-quality digital video processing, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, XLRs, 1080p upscaling, Anthem Room Correction and two stereo zones, the new product is available in the UK via authorised distributor Anthem AV Solutions.

Looking more deeply into the feature-set, the latest Sigma Designs VXP broadcast-quality digital video processing is said to ensure deep colour while offering improved noise reduction through block artefact and mosquito noise reduction. Meanwhile, two new dual-core audio DSP engineers offer a total of 800 MIPS of processing power to allow decoding of the new Dolby, DTS and other HD audio standards.

Anthem has upgraded its PCM input to support 7.1 channels at 24-bit or 192kHz, while additional HDMI inputs (which now total eight) and two parallel HDMI outputs are also part of the package.

Collectively, the new product – which also includes Anthem’s Room Correction System (ARC-1) as standard – is said to have the capability to be "the true high performance hub of any A/V set-up".

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