Anthem
AVM90 15.4 AV Preamplifier & Processor

Anthem
AVM90 15.4 AV Preamplifier & Processor

$10,999

The AVM 90 is Anthem’s flagship A/V Processor with upgraded audio circuitry, 4 independent subwoofer outputs and a 32-bit AKM AK4499EQ DAC with 768kHz sampling capability. It represents Anthem’s ultimate expression of audio performance. Object-oriented audio codecs have been updated with support for up to 15.4 channels; as well as built-in streaming support for Apple AirPlay2, Google Chromecast, Bluetooth, Spotify Connect (coming soon) and Roon (coming soon).

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Video support includes 7 HDMI  inputs with 2 outputs, plus eARC for seamless integration with smart TVs. Perfect passthrough of Ultra HD signals at up to 18.2 Gbps with Dolby Vision, HDR or Hybrid Log Gamma ensures optimal presentation of your visual media.

Key Features

– 15.4 new generation digital preamplifier
– Flagship model of the Anthem AVM range
– Next step up from the popular AVM60 and brand-new AVM70
– Modernised design with a high-resolution front panel display
– Next-generation multi-core DSP
– Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and IMAX Enhanced codecs
– Professional calibration system: ARC™ Anthem Genesis room correction
– Includes a redesigned and higher precision calibration microphone
– Upgraded audio circuitry
– Premium 32-bit AKM AK4499EQ DAC with 768kHz sampling
– IP based user interface via PC
– 4x independent subwoofer outputs with phase and distance delay
– 7x dedicated HDMI 8K Ports with eARC
– 2x HDMI outputs and independent Zone 2 HDMI
– MM phono stage built-in
– Pass-through of Ultra HD signals with Dolby Vision, HDR or Hybrid Log-Gamma
– AirPlay2
– Chromecast (audio)
– Bluetooth v4.2
– Spotify Connect & Roon support

User Manual (PDF, 3.5MB)

“In this flagship home theatre processor, Anthem has blended state-of-the-art connectivity and in-depth calibration with an articulate, immersive and tonally balanced performance. Featuring a 19-channel output – including four independent LFE outs – available on balanced XLRs for partnering with the brand’s MCA power amplifiers, the AVM 90 is ready for dedicated cinema rooms with expansive speaker arrays. It’s also ready for modern sources, courtesy of HDMI 2.1 inputs/outputs supporting 4K/120Hz video and dynamic HDR. Use Anthem’s ARC Genesis room correction platform to fine-tune your system and prepare to be bowled over by a performance showcasing pristine detail, accurate effects localisation and seamless bass integration.”

Demand Excellence, Demand Anthem

Introducing AVM 90. Our most sophisticated audio-video processor. Every aspect of its design was scrutinized, every component carefully considered and reconsidered. It’s the culmination of everything we know and unlike anything you’ve ever heard. Meet our embodiment of excellence, meet AVM 90. Setting the standard for over 20 years, we knew that it would take something extraordinary to push the boundaries of performance even further. So every aspect of the AVM 90’s design was scrutinized, every component carefully considered and reconsidered. With AVM 90, it’s not about a single component or single feature; it is about the totality of our design—everything working together in perfect harmony to deliver a performance that genuinely transcends the listening experience.

We start with an oversized high-efficiency toroidal power supply, isolating the high power signals from the sensitive audio pathway. The critical conversion from digital to analog utilizes the highest performance ESS Sabre DACs for all 19 channels of processing. Compared to traditional voltage source circuits, these current source designs are a dramatic step forward in performance and complexity compared to conventional voltage source circuits.

But reference DACs aren’t enough; we know the entire signal path needed to be upgraded to match. Ultra-low noise, ultra-low distortion high output op-amps were carefully selected, and superior 0.1% high precision resistors were used to reduce distortion further and ensure gain consistency between channels. The best linear regulators were selected to provide low noise reference supplies to the premium audio converters and back-end circuits. As the complexity and density increased, it became necessary to implement premium high-layer count circuit boards with additional isolating ground planes. This allowed our engineers the freedom to ensure every channel has a unique, low cross-talk and pristine signal path.

We didn’t stop there. To ensure a bit-perfect experience, we’ve included the most advanced implementation of our award-winning ARC: Genesis Room Correction technology and an all-new DSP platform featuring a 32-bit floating-point audio data path with a 64-bit floating-point computation and double-precision filter states. With ARC: Genesis, professional calibration of your system can be achieved with the click of a button while still offering advanced functionality to further refine the sound to your personal taste.

After experiencing the AVM 90 for the first time, we knew that we had exceeded every expectation. Rendering audio with such vividness, such stunning clarity, you’ll want to reach out and touch it.

Advanced 8K HDMI Platform with e-ARC Support

Feel the power of every frame with the AVM 90 and its advanced 8K HDMI 2.1 Platform with HDCP 2.3. Showcasing 7 dedicated 8K inputs that support 8K/60Hz or 4K/120Hz pass-through and 3 dedicated outputs with Enhanced Audio Return Channel, you can enjoy 8K quality video from all of your 8K source devices in amazing clarity. Also featuring the latest HDMI technology and specification, the AVM 90 allows you to take your home entertainment to the next level with HDR10+, ALLM, VRR, QMS and QFT support. The possibilities are limitless; unlock the true potential of your media with the industry’s most flexible and feature-rich HDMI platform.

Enhanced Audio Return Channel (e-ARC)

e-ARC simplifies connectivity, provides greater ease of use, and supports the most advanced audio formats and highest audio quality. It ensures full compatibility between audio devices and upcoming HDMI 2.1 products.

Dynamic HDR Support

Ensure every moment of a video is displayed at its ideal values for depth, detail, brightness, contrast and wider colour gamuts—on a scene-by-scene or even a frame-by-frame basis.

Enhanced Gaming Features

Smooth and seamless motion and transitions for gaming, movies and video. Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) reduces or eliminates lag, stutter and frame tearing for more fluid and better-detailed gameplay. Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) allows the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity. Quick Frame Transport (QFT) reduces latency for smoother no-lag gaming and real-time interactive virtual reality.

Experience Gaming Like Never Before on AVM 90

It’s never been a more exciting time to be a gamer. With the latest consoles offering up to 4K/120Hz graphics, realistic HDR and Dolby Vision dynamic range, and immersive Dolby Atmos sound, you have to make sure your Home Theater gear won’t hold you back. Enter the AVM 90, our most feature-rich AV processor to date!

Supporting the next generation of audio and video formats, the AVM90 unlocks the potential of the latest generation hardware. Immerse yourself with stunning resolution up to 8K/60Hz (4K/120Hz) and the latest generation audio formats in up to 19-channels (15.4). Experience every sight and sound, as the AVM 90 immerses you like never before. Advanced processing precisely positions every sound and renders it with breathtaking realism and clarity making it easier to get fully immersed in the game world and get an advantage over the competition. For those that demand nothing but the best, the AVM 90 is here.

With up to 48Gbps bandwidth available on each of its 7 HDMI inputs, features like 4K/120Hz HDR graphics, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos have never been easier to experience. AVM 90’s Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support includes both Freesync and G-Sync, so whether you are a console or PC gamer you can experience high frame rate gaming with no screen tearing. In addition, AVM 90’s true HDMI 2.1 functionality means you won’t be locked out of any of the other current technologies made possible with next-generation consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Coupled with support for advanced features like Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Quick Frame Transport (QFT), and HGiG, the AVM 90 is ready and waiting as these technologies roll out to your next-gen gaming hardware.

For both today and tomorrow, the AVM 90 defines state-of-the-art gaming performance.

Long lifetime, guaranteed

In addition to including a 3-year warranty, you can be confident in the new Anthem receivers as the brand is known for not releasing new models too frequently. Each addition to Anthem’s catalogue brings new features, technology, and cosmetic refinements. Buying Anthem today, won’t see your investment superseded by new models next year

“Each line up has been refreshed with careful thought regarding the features and capabilities that enthusiasts want and need. The new releases are a culmination of the research and learnings from the past five years and make Anthem the ultimate powerhouse of any home theatre or media room.”
– John Bagby, Managing Director, Paradigm Electronics Inc, parent company of Anthem

 

 

Anthem ARC Room Correction

Anthem Room Correction (ARC) quickly corrects the effects that reflective surfaces such as walls, floors and ceilings have on the sound going out from your loudspeakers.  It’s a proprietary digital signal processing software developed in-house at Anthem which works with a specially-engineered calibration microphone and your PC to quickly and easily tune-up audio for your own listening space, to achieve reference listening room-quality performance in the home.

Conducted by Anthem engineers in conjunction with the National Research Council of Canada, the groundbreaking research that went into this program lets you perform the required measurements and computations of the correction filters using almost any IBM PC, Macintosh, iPhone or Android device.  Whatever you choose, it offers detailed steps and configuration options for getting your system tuned right.

This new generation of Anthem AVM receivers features the latest version of ARC Genesis Room correction and the redesigned and higher precision calibration microphone.

New ARC Genesis Software

ARC Genesis is the newest software that works with many ARC enabled Anthem or Paradigm product. New features include support for both Mac and Windows; new target curve adjustment options including deep bass and high frequencies; improved algorithms and much more.

ARC Genesis is backwards compatible with many Anthem and Paradigm products that are ARC or PBK enabled. This third generation of Anthem Room Correction software represents a significant leap forward in room correction with the most comprehensive set of features yet. ARC Genesis transforms the audio performance of compatible speakers or electronics while retaining the unique character of any room. Proprietary Digital Signal Processing (DSP) software works in tandem with a calibrated microphone (provided with many ARC and PBK enabled products) to provide astonishing improvements to the sound you hear.

Introducing Anthem Web User Interface

Anthem Web User Interface is now built into all MRX Receivers and AVM Processors. Using a phone, tablet or laptop, owners can easily access any function or setting and make changes on the fly. Power the main or second zone on and off, adjust volume, change audio modes or tweak channel trims for a perfect surround sound experience. Web UI can also be used to calibrate speaker delays and levels and configure network settings/control options. Source devices can be renamed, simplifying set up by enabling the elimination of unused inputs. Installers can import and export files to make remote management simple and convenient.

Latest Audio and Video Formats

New features, capabilities and robust integration position Anthem AVM Series as the ultimate control centre of premium home theatre and audio. The AVM 90 is designed to offer a breathtaking home theatre experience with the most advanced audio and video processing features.

IMAX ENHANCED
IMAX ENHANCED is the only way to experience IMAX’s signature picture, sound and scale in the home, IMAX Enhanced combines digitally remastered 4K HDR content and DTS audio technologies with best-in-class consumer electronics products and streaming platforms

Dolby Atmos
Sound has never sounded this good. Feel a deeper connection to the stories and music you love with sound that moves all around you with breathtaking realism

DTS:X Pro
DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new audio experiences in immersion and interactivity.

Greater spatial resolution and realism in premium home cinema technology is now possible with DTS:X® Pro technology, which supports up to 32 connected speakers, even from overhead. Experience how truly immersive audio transforms your favourite movies, music and games.

Dolby Vision
Feel the story’s full emotional impact, bringing your entertainment to life with an ultra-vivid picture, brighter highlights, and darker shadows.

Limitless Possibilities

Today’s premium home theatres need support for as many as 15 speakers and 4 subwoofers to handle the latest Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-oriented audio codecs. Pair an AVM 70 or AVM 90 A/V Processor with a stack of MCA amplifiers and you’ll achieve a sound that rivals the best commercial cinemas.

MCA’s scalability means you can purchase only the channels you need to power your vision of home entertainment. AVM Processors can now manage configurations up to 15.4 channels (up from 11.2) with ARC Genesis Room Correction ensuring the best possible sound at every seat. And you won’t need to hide your gear from view.

Anthem’s modernized design extends to every component in the MCA and AVM lines.

 

 

Robust Integration

The Anthem AVM 90 features external control and IP control capabilities for easy customization and compatibility with third-party integration solutions. It offers IP control capability for major third-party control devices including Control4, Savant, Crestron, ELAN, and more.

The Anthem Advantage

At Anthem, we have one simple goal – to design, engineer and manufacture audio/video products that deliver premium performance and convenience at a reasonable price. We do this by spending thousands of hours selecting and testing components, carefully designing our own circuit topologies, and backing them with robust power supplies that ensure maximum long-term quality and reliability. We achieve this with our team at the Paradigm/Anthem Research Center and their decades of combined experience.

Backed by over 35 years of home-grown, hands-on design, and innovative audio engineering experience, Anthem products provide an unprecedented level of reliability and functionality; delivering one of the industry’s highest performance/price ratios. This is just one reason why Anthem electronics are the choice of knowledgeable audiophiles, professional musicians and engineers the world over.

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