Anthem MRX 1140 Review

Anthem's flagship home theater receiver pairs exceptional A/V performance with intuitive web-based controls.

Written by AudioGuru Staff | Updated November 7, 2022
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Anthem MRX 1140 Review

Their new top of the series model, the Anthem MRX 1140 Audio Visual Receiver, has a list of features and specs appropriate for a flagship model. With 14.2 channel pre-amplifier outputs and 140 watts per channel, this receiver may undoubtedly sound better than even the most daring home theatre setups. However, it also features cutting-edge surround processing, including IMAX Enhanced, DTS:X Pro, and of course Dolby Atmos, as well as on-board patented technology like ARC Genesis room correction for the best audio in any space.

One of the most searched AV items on the market right now is without a doubt the Anthem MRX 1140. It has the same subtle good aesthetics as the rest of the most recent Anthem range, an incredible number of functions, endless connections, and a price that is exactly right. Let’s start with some of the largest numbers: It has a total of 15.2 channel preamplifier outputs available through RCA, 140 watts of Class AB amplification across the 5 main channels, and an additional 60 watts of Class D amplification powering the remaining 6 surround and Dolby Atmos channels.

Our Verdict


The MRX 1140 is a superb option for a full-fledged Dolby Atmos home theatre with 11 or more main speakers, both in terms of sound quality and adaptability.


  • Solid Class-AB sound
  • Excellent web interface
  • 30 assignable inputs
  • High-quality room correction


  • No built-in streaming services
  • No USB-B or phono inputs

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  • New Electronics platform, up to 15.2 pre-amplifier channels with 11 amplifier channels, HDMI 2.0b HDCP 2.2, hardware upgradeable to HDMI 2.1 (8K)
  • All object-oriented audio codecs have been updated to the latest version of DTS:X and Dolby Atmos.
  • IMAX Enhanced
  • ARC Genesis now features a more precise microphone, ensuring better results in any listening environment.
  • Platform Agnostic Streaming with AirPlay2, Google Chromecast (Audio), Bluetooth v4.2, and Spotify Connect and Roon (coming soon!)
  • Reliable Networking Platform with web-based setup and over-the-air updates
  • Next-Generation DSP Platform
  • Modernized Design with high-resolution front panel display
  • Amp matrixing with up to 10 re-assignable channels
  • Two Independent sub outputs on MRX 1140, allow ARC Genesis to correct multiple subs individually for frequency response and phase alignment.
  • Independent HDMI Zone 2 output.

What’s in the box?

11.2ch AV receiver, 70″ AC power cord, Remote control (RC-MRX 2), “AAA” batteries, 2 WiFi/Bluetooth antennas, Calibration mic, Mic stand, Mic adapter bracket, 10′ USB-C to USB-A cable, Quick Start Guide, Product Registration Card and Note For Online Manual.

Price and Availability

Price and Availability

The Anthem MRX 1140 is available for just under ₹450,900. You can get more detailed information about the MRX 1140 current price and availability by consulting us.



The MRX 1140 has been updated, and now includes a high-resolution front panel display, Anthem’s “next generation multi-core DSP,” and an entirely new electronics platform that supports the previously mentioned 15.2 channels, HDMI 2.0b, and HDCP 2.2. A new networking platform with web-based setup and wireless upgrades is also available. Owners may quickly access any feature or configuration and make adjustments on the fly using a phone, tablet, or laptop.

Regarding the new range, Anthem had the following to say. “With careful consideration of the features and capabilities that enthusiasts desire and need, each line up has been updated. The most powerful component of any home theatre or media room, the new releases are the result of study and lessons learned over the last five years.” John Bagby, Managing Director of Anthem’s parent firm, Paradigm Electronics Inc.

Sound Quality

Sound Quality

Music lovers and home theatre enthusiasts have sought Anthem’s premium audio visual receivers ever since the release of the AVM 50 and Statement D2 A/V. The Anthem is the ultimate control centre for any high-end home theatre or media room thanks to its industry-leading room correction, professional management of the newest audio formats, and robust integration. Anthem’s new “flagship” AVR, the MRX 1140, offers everything you could want and maybe much more. It symbolises Anthem’s goal for audio visual excellence with enhanced audio circuitry, two independent subwoofer outputs, and a 32-bit AKM AK4458VN DAC with 768kHz sampling capacity.

With the addition of built-in streaming support for Apple AirPlay2, Google Chromecast, Bluetooth, Spotify Connect (coming soon), and Roon, object-oriented audio codecs have been improved to handle up to 15.2 channels (coming soon). Seven HDMI 2.0 inputs and two outputs are available for video support, and eARC is also included for easy smart TV interaction. Your visual media will be presented in the best possible way thanks to flawless passthrough of Ultra HD signals at up to 18.2 Gbps with Dolby Vision, HDR, or Hybrid Log Gamma.

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Brand : Anthem
Model : Anthem MRX 1140
Maximum Output (<0.1% THD) : 5.2 VRMS, 7.1VRMS
Frequency Response : 20Hz – 30KHz +/-0.2dB
Weight : 33.6 lb (15.2 Kg)

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The new MRX-1140 from Anthem is a powerful system that can build a large soundstage with enormous dynamic swings. It creates seamless soundscapes with superb channel steering and distinct yet potent bass when used in conjunction with ARC Genesis. Current-generation ARC Genesis from Anthem has proven to be just as capable and can easily compete with Dirac Live.

In terms of look, adaptability, and features, the MRX-1140 clearly improves upon its predecessor. More significantly, it offers a more refined sound quality, with better imaging and perhaps more power than its predecessor where it counts. It surpasses its current pricing rivals and provides a more exciting and dramatic viewing experience. I’d even venture to say that it competes favourably with some of the more expensive AV Receivers now on the market.

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    The MRX 1140 is the great and excellent amplifier for your home theater system i personally like it as I have used it for my home theater system.


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