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Anthem MCA 525 Gen2 AV Power Amplifier


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Ex VAT: £3,245.83

RRP: £3,949.00


Anthem MCA 525 2nd Gen 5-channel AV Power Amp delivers 225W per-ch and is made to complement the AVM preamp range, it sits above the MCA 225 and MCA 325.

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Warranty length 3 Years
Colour Black
Brand Anthem

Tech Specs

- Impedance: 8/4/2o – 225/400/600W
- THD @100W: @1kHz/20kHz, 0.001%/0.015%
- Freq Resp (20 Hz-kHz): 8/4O ±0.1dB, 2O - ±0.2dB
- SNR, IEC, ref.225W: 120dB
- Power Bandwidth, -3 dB @200W into 8O: 90kHz
- Slew Rate: 30 V/μs
- Channel Separation, 100 Hz to kHz: >65 dB
- Input Impedance (RCA/XLR): 10kΩ / 15kΩ
- Sensitivity: 225W into 8 ohms: 1.5 Vrms
- Voltage Gain: 29 dB


Relay Trigger (3.5mm Mono Jack)
- In: Single-Ended Balanced
- Out: Speaker Binding Posts


IMD @100W:
- ITU-R (19kHz + 20kHz) – 0.0005%
- SMPTE (60 Hz + 7 kHz) – 0.002%


Power Consumption:
- Standby: 2 W
- Idle: 80 W
- Typical: 550 W
- High Output: 1200 W


Power Requirements:
- 120V: single phase AC, 108V, 132 @60Hz
- 220-240V: single phase AC, 198V, 264V @50Hz


- Dimensions (HWD): 16.9 x 43.9 x 46cm
- Height with Rackmount kit: 4U
- Weight: 27.5 kg

Product Description

Anthem MCA 525 2nd Generation is Anthem’s top of the range 5-channel AV power amplifier made to complement Anthem’s improved AVM pre-amplifier range.

Anthem’s 2nd generation MCA Series delivers lower THD (total harmonic distortion) for a cleaner, purer sound and lower noise for an extremely quiet background hum whilst in use. With a complete redesign internally, the external features are also upgraded to a sturdy, robust and stylish unit that matches the AVM range wonderfully.

Anthem MCA Range

The MCA-525 Gen 2 is a 5-channel power amplifier that delivers 225 watts per-channel; it is the highest in the MCA range due to the amount of channels and incredible spec. Anthem have designed the all the amplifiers in MCA Gen 2 range to be like no other amplifier range in the world by installing custom low noise high-power Toroidal transformers; high-current bipolar output transistors; oversized aluminium heatsinks; high-quality filter capacitors; advanced power supply regulators; custom-designed dual binding posts; patented auto-on/off circuitry and superior craftsmanship. Anthem MCA Gen 2 amplifiers are designed, engineered and hand-built in Canada.

What’s New in MCA 525 Gen2?

The 2nd generation MCA range has been completely redesigned. There is reduced cabling to help create a much smoother circuit path to maintain an unobstructed audio performance. And in keeping with the AVM range the use of low-flux Toroidal transformers and improved input transistors are incorporated to provide a greater sense of transparency, even with dynamically complex material.

Exclusive ALM (Advanced Load Monitoring) technology monitors internal temperature, current and voltage to ensure safe and uninterrupted long-term operations. This is in place just in case a fault should arise. In this unlikely situation, unaffected channels continue to play and all-channel operation resumes automatically once conditions are back to normal.

Going Green

One of the most interesting additions to the MCA525 2nd Gen is it’s power usage. While most 5-channel amplifiers use a single power supply for front left and right channels and another power supply of the centre and surround, the new MCA 525 GEN 2 shares it’s two power supplies between all channels. This results in full bursts of power without affecting channel separation.

The MCA-525 GEN 2 Amplifier now uses only 2 Watts in standby mode; it’s a much a ‘greener’ way forward. And as with all Anthem amplifiers, they can be switched on manually, via trigger, or by sensing an input signal.

Anthem All the Way

In todays premium home theatre systems there is a need for support for up to as many as 15 speakers and 4 subwoofers to handle the latest Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-oriented audio codecs.

By pairing an AVM 70 or AVM 90 A/V Processor with a stack of MCA 2nd Gen amplifiers, you’ll hear a sound that rivals the best commercial cinemas! Each Anthem product is carefully designed to complement each other and produce that Anthem sound.

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