Anthem’s second generation MCA series power amplifiers are offered as an addition to the new AVM 70 and AVM 90 AV processors. According to the developers, they are in harmony both in hardware and in aesthetic sense.
However, this does not preclude the use of MCA amplifiers with other signal sources. New items are available in configurations with two, three and five channels – they are named, respectively, MCA 225, 325 and 525.
The new products include custom low-noise toroidal transformers and high-quality filtering capacitors in the power supplies, enlarged aluminum radiators and a patented automatic on-off circuit. To reduce the load on the output, eight paired bipolar transistor assemblies operate in each channel of the MCA GEN 2.
The signal-to-noise ratio of the new products reaches 120 dB. Anthem promised increased transparency in the reproduction of dynamically complex material and stability in working with the most complex acoustics.
Future owners of MCA GEN 2 amplifiers are promised a nominal power of 225 watts per channel at 8 ohms and 600 watts at 2 ohms. With such parameters, the Advanced Load Monitoring technology will not be superfluous, which will protect the connected speakers from clipping.
Anthem MCA GEN 2 amplifiers are manufactured in Canada and will be available in December. Their cost has not yet been reported.