Anthem MCA 225 2Ch 225W Power Amplifier

Designed to match, engineered for power
New MCA multi-channel amplifiers are Crafted in Canada and perfectly match the new AVM 60 processor & MRX receivers


Anthem uses their exclusive ALM (Advanced Load Monitoring) technology to monitor internal temperature, current, and voltage to ensure safe long-term usage of this amp, even if you’re hammering it hard.This amp has been redesigned with new custom audiophile-grade speaker binding posts. The speaker-level connections are easy to use no matter what type of cables you prefer.When not running, the Anthem MCA 225 Gen 2 uses very little power. Our publisher is in love with the tube-like sound of Class A amps, specifically from Pass Labs, but those amps draw a ton of power from the wall.The layout of the back panel is clean and easy to access, making installation a snap.Heat isn’t as much of an issue as it is with other audiophile amps in the Anthem MCA 225 Gen 2’s price range. It isn’t that the amp doesn’t warm up, but it never gets scorching hot to the touch, nor will it double as a space heater in the winter the way other Class AB amps do (never mind the Class A radiators).


Product highlights:

  • 225 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.015% THD with 2 channels driven
  • 400 watts per channel into 4 ohms
  • 600 watts per channel into 2 ohms
  • Class AB design with 8 high-current bipolar output transistors per channel for lower distortion
  • low-noise, high-power toroidal transformer for stable, noise-free performance
  • high-quality filter capacitors and advanced power supply regulators
  • Advanced Load Monitoring™ technology monitors internal temperature, current, and voltage to ensure safe, uninterrupted operation
  • 3-way on/off operation: manual, triggered, or signal-sensing auto on/off
  • stereo balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs
  • custom-designed binding post terminals accept bare wire, banana plugs, and spade lugs
  • 3.5mm trigger in/out jacks allow the amplifier to be turned on or off remotely
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 120 dB
  • designed, engineered, and manufactured in Canada
  • detachable power cord
Dimensions and warranty:
  • 17-1/4″W x 6-5/8″H x 18-1/8″D
  • weight: 40 lbs.