Anthem MDX-16 Distribution Amplifier (8 Zone / 16 Channel)

Brand: Anthem
Product Code: ANT-MDX-16
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MDX Series - The Most Advanced and Versatile Distribution Solution Ever

New Anthem MDX Series are the first distribution systems to feature fully powered independent-zone subwoofer connections, as well as ARC® Genesis room correction for each zone.

MDX Series features today’s cutting-edge Anthem amplifier technology so you can expect smooth, efficient, consistent high power and reliability. MDX Series is engineered to simplify your next custom audio system installation, and to blow your clients away with extreme performance in any setup.

Anthem MDX-16 Distribution Amplifier

Key Features

  • 60 Watts (8 Ohms) / 120 Watts (4 Ohms) with all channels driven, or bridges to provide 200 Watts (8 Ohms).
  • 8- or 16-channels of Ultra-Class-D amplification, each supported by Advanced Load Monitoring technology, delivers fast, reliable performance even under the most demanding loads.
  • 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) maintains the integrity of high-resolution source materials.
  • Customised pre-set DSP settings.
  • Separate zone-specific bass management and subwoofer integration via a passive (RCA) or active (powered by another zone in bridge mode) connection.
  • Bridging allows up to 200 Watts for high power applications such as subwoofers.
  • Digital switching output allows linking of digital inputs between multiple MDX.
  • Analogue pass-through connections allow daisy chaining of multiple MDX.
  • Speaker terminal block connections accept up to 12 AWG, ideal for long speaker cable runs.
  • IP/RS232 capability ensures compatibility with leading home automation systems.
  • ON/OFF switched via IP/RS232, 12-Volt trigger, or audio sensing.
  • High-efficiency design meets global power saving standards. Secure professional rack-mount arms included.

Meet the Engineering Team behind the MDX

Anthem’s research and engineering division, sequestered in the epicentre of the Canadian tech industry, Ottawa, Canada, is the driving force behind the revolutionary MDX Series. Anthem’s Engineers spent over 2 years developing MDX and its myriad of features including Anthem Room Correction Technology for each zone.

Anthem MDX-16 Distribution Amplifier

Web-Based Setup

Nothing could be simpler than on-site configuration and calibration using our intuitive Web-based controls.

The specially designed, adaptive user interface works on any device. Custom configure zones, from input assignments to zone names. Adjust levels (and every aspect of performance) independently.

Anthem MDX-16 Distribution Amplifier

Automation Compatibility

Robust IP/RS-232 connection capability ensures compatibility with leading home automation systems, with easily downloaded drivers.

Drivers available for these systems:

Anthem MDX-16 Distribution Amplifier
Anthem MDX-16 Distribution Amplifier

Digital Inputs, Digital Switching

Fast, efficient Ultra-Class-D amplification is supported by proprietary Advanced Load Monitoring technology, delivering reliable performance under even the most demanding loads. Our high-efficiency design meets and exceeds global power-saving standards.

Smooth, instantaneous digital switching output allows the linking of digital inputs between multiple amplifiers and analogue pass-through connections allow daisy-chaining of multiple MDX units.

Anthem MDX-16 Distribution Amplifier

Dedicated Subwoofers for Each Zone

Install and control subwoofers independently in separate zones, with dedicated outputs (both low and high level, including bridge mode), and zone-independent settings for the new, more advanced Anthem Room Correction (ARC® Genesis).

Toggle ARC Genesis on/off in each zone to hear the benefits of premium room optimisation.

Anthem MDX-16 Distribution Amplifier

Zone Configuration Options

Zones can have custom names, multiple inputs, independent playback, and tuning controls. Bridge zones for more power. Enable subwoofer bass management in any zone, instantly set crossover frequency, level, phase, and polarity.

Only the MDX Series gives you this much control over multiple zones, supporting more creative system designs and more thrilling audio performance.

Analogue/Digital Matrix Switching

Full digital/analogue matrix switching allows you to assign any analogue RCA, digital coaxial or digital optical input to any output, either pre-configured via the web interface or switched in real-time via IP commands.

Anthem MDX-16 Distribution Amplifier
Anthem MDX-16 Distribution Amplifier

Product Comparison MDX-16 MDX-8
Zones (Channels) 8 (16) 4 (8)
Audio Outputs
Mono RCA Analog Sub Output 8 4
Stereo Speaker Level Output 8 4
Power Output Into 8 Ohms 60 W 60 W
Power Output Into 4 Ohms 120 W 120 W
Stereo RCA Passthrough 2 0
Toslink (Optical) Digital Output 1 0
Control Connectivity
Ethernet (RJ-45) 1 1
Micro USB 1 1
Serial (RS-232) 1 1
3.5 mm Trigger Jacks (In/Out) 1 1

Anthem Room Correction (ARC®) - Transform the Sound in any Space

ARC Genesis works with Mac or PC and is the most comprehensive method of transforming the sound in your room. Includes many new features.

Anthem MDX-16 Distribution Amplifier
Channels / Zones 16 Channels / Up to 8 Zones
Power Output RMS per Channel (8 Ohm) 60 Watts
Power Output RMS per Channel (4 Ohm) 120 Watts
High Output Mode (Bridged) RMS per Channel (8 Ohm) 200 Watts
Frequency Response 10 Hz – 20 kHz ±0.5 dB
Digital-to-Analogue Converter PCM up to 24 bit/192 kHz
Inputs (Analogue) 8 x RCA Pairs (Left/Right)
Inputs (Digital S/PDIF) 2 x RCA Coaxial; 2 x Optical (Toslink)
Inputs (Network) RJ-45 10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet Port (Female)
Inputs (Trigger) 1 x 3.5 mm (5 – 24 V DC/AC)
Inputs (Other) Micro-USB (for ARC); RS-232
Outputs (Speaker Level) 8 x Removable Phoenix Style (Left/Right) Accommodate Wire up to 12 AWG
Outputs (Subwoofer) 8 x RCA (with Bass Management and Room Correction)
Outputs (Other) 1 x 3.5 mm 12 V Trigger
Audio In-Out Matrix Yes
Advanced Load Monitoring Yes
Controls (via Web-Based UI) Bass Level: ±6 dB for Each Zone; Treble Level: ±6 dB for Each Zone; Level Balancing: ±10 dB for Each Zone
Controls (Back Panel) Power Mode: Auto, Trigger, External Command; Network Reset (Pinhole); Factory Reset (Pinhole); Main Power: On /Off
Room Correction Anthem Room Correction (ARC®)
Microphone (for Room Correction) Included Dual Input Microphone (3.5 mm and Mini-USB)
Setup Web-Based User Interface
IP Control (via IP or RS-232) Drivers for Control4, Crestron, Savant, URC, Elan and RTI (Coming Soon)
AC Voltage 240 V 50 Hz
Rack Mount Ears / Feet Included
Rack Space (Feet Removed) 2U
Dimensions (H x W x D, with Feet) 8.9 x 43.2 x 41.7 cm (3.5” x 17” x 16.4”)
Weight 10.8 kg (24 lb)
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