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MCA 525
(Receivers and Amplifiers - Amplifier)

The MCA 525, designed and Crafted in Canada, is like no other amplifiers in the world: custom low noise high-power toroidal transformers; high-current bipolar output transistors; high-quality filter capacitors; advanced power supply regulators; oversized aluminum heatsinks; custom-designed dual binding posts; and patented auto-on/off circuitry. Superior craftsmanship that is reflected in clean, clear, audiophile-quality sound from top to bottom of the frequency spectrum.

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Higher Power into More Demanding Loads

Experience the immense dynamics of up to 650 clean Watts delivered into demanding 2-Ohm loads. Both power supply impedance and internal cabling inductance have been minimized to deliver a clear path for maximum power – even in the most demanding conditions. While previous 5-channel MCA amps used a single power supply for front left and right channels and another power supply of the centre and surround, the new MCA 525 shares its two power supply between all channels. The result is full bursts of power – instantly – without affecting channel separation.

Next generation Advanced Load Monitoring™ Technology

Exclusive ALM™ technology monitors internal temperature, current and voltage to ensure safe and uninterrupted longterm 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.

Engineered for Reliability

The new generation of MCA Amplifiers uses of Anthem’s years of experience to “engineer out” common amplifier gremlins. Consequently, we’ve removed output relays, so the signal path has absolutely no moving parts. All parts, including the eight bipolar output transistors per channel, are run conservatively so they remain within their safe operating range. Power-on inrush current has been minimized to reduce line disturbances and stress on internal components. We’ve also upgraded internal connectors and increased mechanical strength.

Green "Standby" Power Consumption

In addition to the reduced inrush current, these new MCA 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 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 Amps provide an abundance of conservatively rated power into demanding low impedance loads, incredible reliability, and a new design aesthetic that matches our sleek AVM 60 Pre-Amplifier.

Massive Toroidal Power Supplies

MCA amplifiers deliver incredible dynamics thanks to massive “audiophile approved” conservatively rated power supplies designed with high rail voltages. Low flux toroidal power transformers ensure ultra quiet performance by minimizing stray magnetic field radiation. This provides the pure, clean, low-noise power that is needed to reproduce the full dynamics of home theater and the most complex and dynamic music recordings.

Quality Components

Anthem MCA amplifiers are designed, engineered, and completely Crafted in Canada. We take pride in using only the highest quality components for each one we hand-build.

Audiophile Binding Posts

Custom-designed, oversized robust binding posts ensure full power delivery at all times. They’re easy to use and facilitate large speaker cable connectors.

Stable as a Rock

This amplifier is incredibly stable into difficult, low-impedance speaker loads, making these superb-sounding dynamos reliable performers in even the toughest circumstances.

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GENERAL
Sound channels 5
Power Output 20 Hz - 20,000 Hz
Power consumption (max) 550 W
Total harmonic distortion 0.0010 %
Frequency range (Hz) • 225 watts @ 8 ohm
• 400 watts @ 4 ohm
• 600 watts @ 2 ohm
Additional information • Experience the immense dynamics of up to 650 clean Watts delivered into demanding 2-Ohm loads
• In addition to the reduced inrush current, these new MCA 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
• MCA amplifiers deliver incredible dynamics thanks to massive “audiophile approved” conservatively rated power supplies designed with high rail voltages
• This amplifier is incredibly stable into difficult, low-impedance speaker loads, making these superb-sounding dynamos reliable performers in even the toughest circumstances.
I/O
XLR inputs 5
DIMENSIONS
Width 17.24 inch(es) / 43.8 cm
Height 6.65 inch(es) / 16.9 cm
Depth 18.11 inch(es) / 46 cm
Weight 61 lb(s) / 27.67 kg

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