Anthem MCA GEN 2


To complement the NEW AVM 90 and AVM 70 A/V Processors, Anthem introduces the new MCA 525, 325 and 225 Generation 2 power amplifiers.

Anthem MCA GEN 2

Multi-channel power amplifiers

Anthem MCA GEN 2

To complement the AVM 90 and AVM 70 A/V Processors, Anthem introduces the new MCA 525, 325 and 225 Generation 2 power amplifiers.

Available in 5, 3 and 2-channel configurations, these new MCA amplifiers feature robust and efficient power and heavy-duty reliability. MCA Generation 2 power amplifiers provide especially low THD (total harmonic distortion) for a clean, pure sound and lower noise for a supremely quiet background.

A New Anthem MCA Series

What does it take to improve on perfection?

Over 20 years of concentration.

The distillation of endless hours of fundamental research.

The willingness to rebuild from the ground up.

And the focus on a single goal: Leadership through innovation and technology.

Introducing the new generation of Anthem MCA Amplifiers, designed, engineered and manufactured in Canada!

It’s The Little Things That Count

Anthem MCA Gen 2 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 input transistors provide a greater sense of transparency, even with dynamically complex material.

They have also improved on 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.

Higher Power into More Demanding Loads

Experience the immense dynamics of up to 600 clean Watts delivered into demanding 2-Ohm loads.

Both power supply impedance and internal cabling inductance have been minimised to deliver a clear path for maximum power – even in the most demanding conditions.

While other 5-channel amps often use a single power supply for all channels, the new MCA 525 features two oversized power supplies.

The result is full bursts of power – instantly – without affecting channel separation.

Anthem MCA series

Engineered for Reliability

The new Anthem MCA GEN 2 Amplifiers uses of 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 maximise 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 their sleek new AVM A/V Processors.

Power supply

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.


• High current output for lower distortion

• Cosmetic match for AVM 90 and AVM 70 A/V Processors

• Advanced Load Monitoring system ensures long-term performance

• 8 bipolar output devices per channel for less stress on each device

• Less than 2 watts standby power consumption

• Crafted in Canada

Specification: Anthem MCA GEN 2

Power Output – Continuous 20 Hz to 20 kHz, <1% THD (all models)

THD –  at 100 W 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%

SNR, IEC-A, ref. 225 W – 120 dB

Frequency Response, 20 Hz to 20 kHz – open circuit ± 0.1 dB, 8 Ω ± 0.1 dB, 4 Ω ± 0.1 dB, 2 Ω ± 0.2 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

This product operates from a single phase AC power source that supplies 108V – 132V at a frequency of 60 Hz for the 120V version and 198V – 264V at a frequency of 50/60 Hz for the 220V – 240V version.

Dimensions (all models)

Height – 6-5/8” (16.9 cm)

Rack-mounted Height –  4U

Width – 17-1/4” (43.8 cm)

Depth – 18-1/8” (46 cm)

Weight (unpacked)

MCA 525 (Gen. 2) – 61 lb (27.5 kg)

MCA 325 (Gen. 2) – 43 lb (19.5 kg)

MCA 225 (Gen. 2) – 40 lb (18 kg)

Anthem MCA stack

Additional information


MCA 225 GEN2, MCA 325 GEN2, MCA 525 GEN2


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