The Anthem MCA 525 GEN 2 designed and Crafted in Canada, is like no other amplifier in the world: custom low noise high-power toroidal transformers; high-current bipolar output transistors; high-quality filter capacitors; advanced power supply regulators; oversized aluminium heatsinks; custom-designed dual binding posts; and patented auto-on/off circuitry. Superior craftsmanship is reflected in clean, clear, audiophile-quality sound from top to bottom of the frequency spectrum.
To complement the NEW AVM 90 and 70 A/V Processors, Anthem introduces the new MCA 525, 325 and 225 GEN 2 power amplifiers. Available in 5, 3 and 2-channel configurations, these new MCA amplifiers feature more robust and efficient power and heavy-duty reliability. The new MCA Series delivers lower THD (total harmonic distortion) for more clean, pure sound and lower noise for a supremely quiet background.
Anthem MCA 525 GEN 2 Information and Specification
The new MCA GEN 2 series greatly reduces the use of internal cabling for a much smoother circuit path for pure, unobstructed audio performance. The use of low-flux toroidal transformers and improved input transistors provide a greater sense of transparency, even with dynamically complex material.
Anthem also improved other performance benchmarks including power bandwidth and slew rate. With a signal-to-noise ratio of 120 dB, background noise is practically nonexistent, leaving you with just pure natural sound reproduction.
Engineered for Reliability
The new MCA GEN 2 Amplifiers use Anthem’s years of experience to “engineer out” common amplifier gremlins.
Green “Standby” Power Consumption
In addition to the reduced inrush current, these new MCA GEN 2 Amplifiers only use between 1-2W in “standby” mode. As with all Anthem amplifiers, they can be switched on manually, via trigger, or by sensing an input signal. New, larger, more conductive audiophile binding posts have been added to maximize contact and maintain a firm grip on the speaker cable. If you’re in the market for cutting-edge audio component separates, Anthem’s new MCA GEN 2 Amplifiers balance the complex dynamics of today’s most demanding multi-channel media with the rare finesse required to satisfy the audiophile in you. MCA GEN 2 Amps provide an abundance of conservatively rated power into demanding low impedance loads, incredible reliability, and a new design aesthetic that matches our sleek new AVM A/V Processors.
Next-generation Advanced Load Monitoring™ Technology
Exclusive ALM™ technology monitors the internal temperature, current and voltage to ensure safe and uninterrupted long-term operation, all the while eliminating the need for internal fuses. ALM™ is not in the signal path, so it never gets in the way. Instead, ALM engages instantly, but only in the most extreme circumstances, to protect your amplifier (and speakers) from damage.
This new generation ALM™ lowers the chance of a line fuse blowing during an over-current condition. Should a fault condition arise, unaffected channels continue to play and all-channel operation resumes automatically once conditions are back to normal. The LED on the front panel confirms status at all times.
|POWER OUTPUT (PER CHANNEL)
(Continuous RMS, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, <1% THD)
|INPUTS / OUTPUTS|
|Inputs||Single-Ended, Balanced, Relay Trigger (3.5-mm Mono Jack)|
|Outputs||Speaker Binding Posts, Relay Trigger (3.5-mm Mono Jack)|
|Front Panel||Power (On/Off)|
|Rear Panel||3 On/Off Modes (Trigger, Manual, Auto)|
|THD AT 100W|
|at 1 kHz||0.0010%|
|at 20 kHz||0.015%|
|IMD AT 100 W|
|ITU-R (19 kHz 20 kHz)||0.0005%|
|SMPTE (60 Hz 7 kHz)||0.002%|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE, 20 HZ TO 20 KHZ|
|open circuit||± 0.1 dB|
|8Ω||± 0.1 dB|
|4Ω||± 0.1 dB|
|2Ω||± 0.2 dB|
|SNR, IEC-A, ref. 225 W||120 dB|
|Power Bandwidth, -3 dB at 200 W into 8 ohms||90 kHz|
|Slew Rate||30 V/μs|
|Damping Factor, 20 Hz to 1 kHz||300|
|Channel Separation, 100 Hz to 10 kHz||>65 dB|
|Input Impedance (RCA / XLR)||10 kΩ / 15 kΩ|
|Input Sensitivity, 225 W into 8 Ω||1.5 Vrms|
|Voltage Gain||29 dB|
|MCA 525 (Gen. 2)||2.0 W||80 W||550 W||1200 W|
|MCA 325 (Gen. 2)||1.4 W||47 W||350 W||750 W|
|MCA 225 (Gen. 2)||1.0 W||35 W||240 W||500 W|
|Height with Rackmount Kit||4U|
|MCA 525 (Gen. 2)||27.5 kg|
|MCA 325 (Gen. 2)||19.5 kg|
|MCA 225 (Gen. 2)||18 kg|
|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.|