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Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
brendo #431831 04/13/19 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted By brendo
I think the only difference is the amps. They all have the same chips\Dac. The 1120 has Toroidal Power, while the 720 doesn't. All 3 from 520 to 1120 are rated 140 Watts for fronts 60 for surrounds.

I use a ADA 1250 3 channel for my front stage. Limiting myself too 5.2.2 at the moment with my MRX720.

Out of the box the 720 is 7.2 or 5.2.2, The 1120 has 7.2.4 and the AVM 60 has true balanced XLR output. To which is the reason for the AVM 60s higher price, it doesn't have the amp's though it does have more circuitry inside.

On that note if you can all of us Axiom\Anthem heads highly recommend. The ADA's and all speakers play really nicely together.


I intend to stick with my 9 channels, and possibly play around with adding two more, so I think I should stick with the AVM60, move to the 1120, or get one of the Denons......

My room is just too small to add side surrounds at the ear level. No way to walk around them...... That's why I have QS8's mounted close to the ceiling (using Axiom ceiling mounts). My surround backs are Q's mounted close to the ceiling as well, but I do have room to use a set of M22's I have directly behind the seating - about 3' behind anyway.

Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #431834 04/13/19 04:49 PM
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There are a few 1120's, new in the box on Ebay. How flexible is Anthem with the warranty if I buy one from a private seller?

Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #431848 04/14/19 06:13 PM
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Took a chance and bought an MRX 1120. New in the box, unused by the seller. He claims to have changed plans and decided to go with a difference electronics package, after the return window for the 1120. Even with shipping fees included, the price was too attractive to not take the risk.

Need to get a new 4K Blu-ray player coming now.....

Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #431849 04/14/19 06:34 PM
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Congrats. It would be helpful for many on here I'm sure if you can keep us informed of your thoughts on it.

Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #431851 04/14/19 10:45 PM
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Congrats! If you haven't decided on a 4K player yet, the Panasonic DP-UB820K is an amazing unit, and is especially well suited for projector setups due to its tone mapping capabilities.

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Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #431852 04/14/19 11:51 PM
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Nice! that should be an amazing receiver, Michael!


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Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #431855 04/15/19 01:42 PM
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I'll keep you all informed as I progress through this. I suspect I'll be playing around with speaker configurations quite a bit.

bman - that is the BR player I was thinking about getting. Seems to be the go-to now that Oppo is dead. I was hoping to pick up the 9000 series, if I can find one in the states for a decent price. If not, I'll just get the 820.

Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #431856 04/15/19 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted By michael_d
bman - that is the BR player I was thinking about getting. Seems to be the go-to now that Oppo is dead. I was hoping to pick up the 9000 series, if I can find one in the states for a decent price. If not, I'll just get the 820.


The 9000 looks amazing, but I don't think you lose much by stepping down to the 820.


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Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
michael_d #431859 04/15/19 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted By michael_d
There are a few 1120's, new in the box on Ebay. How flexible is Anthem with the warranty if I buy one from a private seller?


Right on Anthem's site they state that buying from eBay means no warranty.


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Re: AVR or pre amp recommendations? Going 4K
nickbuol #431862 04/15/19 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted By nickbuol
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There are a few 1120's, new in the box on Ebay. How flexible is Anthem with the warranty if I buy one from a private seller?


Right on Anthem's site they state that buying from eBay means no warranty.


Well technically I bought a used AVR, so it has no warranty. Doesn't really matter to me, as the shipping fees to/from Anthem would be outrageous. If it dies, I'll take it to an electronics repair shop.

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