Anthem STR Preamplifier and STR Power Amplifier at RMAF 2017
Announced in September at CEDIA 2017, RMAF will mark the debut of the STR Preamplifier and STR Power Amplifier—the first-time members of the public have had an opportunity to hear these powerful new 2-channel components.
The STR Preamplifier offers robust connection options, advanced control, and refinements in a single, easy-to-use component which includes a rare feature in stereo components — automatic room equalization and bass management in the form of highly effective Anthem Room Correction (ARC™). Packed with functions such as USB audio input, leading-edge D/A conversion, customizable bass manager for seamless integration with mono or stereo sub outputs, MM and MC phono inputs, the STR Preamplifier offers far more than the average preamplifier. It also provides balanced output for all channels including two subwoofers. The Home Theater Bypass function which allows convenient operation when combined with a home theater system is also unconventional in that which takes effect when the unit is in standby while supporting two subwoofers as well as the fronts through XLR and RCA connection.
The STR Power Amplifier is the smartly designed keystone to a world-class two-channel sound system, doling out 400 Watts per channel into 8 ohms with both driven, with continuous 2-ohm capability of 800 W per channel for true no-holds-barred performance with the most demanding musical content and speakers. Each channel gets its own toroidal transformer and sixteen bipolar output devices to deliver a continuous and reliable supply of pure, clean low noise power. The input stage, a proprietary input topology and unique departure from commonly used circuits, consists of a complementary active-load cascoded feedback arrangement for reduced distortion, exceptionally linear response, and superior bandwidth.