Finally one of the best av companies in the world is breaking into the receiver market with product pricing to cover most everyones taste. Hopefully they can produce these with the same level of quality as their seperates. The MRX 700 would be the one I'm most interested in.
I've got one of their separates, and brother, it's underwhelming. The TLP-1 is proof that they don't hit home runs every time and it's not a lock that they will this time. AVR's are not exactly easy for medium to small companies, but I hope they succeed. Maybe I can trade this TLP in for one.
I have to agree with runnin'. This is no business for a company of Anthem's size, as Anthem has clearly demonstrated to me with their pre-pros. It costs a LOT of money to keep these up to date, and what I saw with their (not inexpensive) pre-pros is they haven't got the means to do it properly in a timely fashion. One thing I have learned in the last few years: FW updates rule. Ones that work and don't require a "computer scientist" to get working. As an Anthemite can see from my sig, I have no problem with Anthem gear per se. Let's just say I used to have more of it. But I am a USER above all, and sometimes you have to "downgrade" to functionally upgrade.
Of course, they might be outsourcing all the main stuff to one of the big (reliable) houses, and just essentially packaging and doing some "minor" assembly here. What counts as "made in Canada" is pretty flexible, there's lots of stuff that's merely assembled here enough to qualify for the apellation. With our high labour rates they don't have to do that much here to qualify. I don't know...
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