Anthem MRX 740 Review – Receiver

7.2-channel home theater receiver with Dolby Atmos®, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and Apple AirPlay® 2

Written by AudioGuru Staff | Updated December 6, 2022
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Anthem MRX 740 Review – Receiver

The Anthem MRX 740 can handle up to 11 channels when using external amplifiers and has 7 built-in channels of amplification. The device has Anthem’s proprietary audio calibration technology, known as ARC, with the most recent version of it being made accessible here as ARC Genesis. It also supports the standard Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and IMAX Enhanced formats. The MRX 740 is fully loaded with extras, including Airplay 2 and Chromecast, as well as custom integration possibilities, Bluetooth, Roon, and Spotify in the future, and the opportunity to upgrade its HDMI ports to the newest HDMI 2.1.

We are thrilled to get the opportunity to use an Anthem AV receiver for the first time. The MRX 740 is a fantastic method to add high-quality audio to any media room or home theatre. With 7 HDMI inputs, 2 outputs, and eARC, your smart TV or projector may be integrated seamlessly. With compatibility for Dolby Vision, HDR, and hybrid log gamma, Ultra HD signals may be sent up to 18.2 Gbps without being changed.

Our Verdict


The seven-channel AVR from Anthem promises a stylish new design, excellent performance, flexibility for expansion, and powerful ARC Genesis room correction.


  • sound amazing – ARC Genesis – High-quality microphone included is great for REW measurements
  • The LCD screen is much more informative than the normal receiver screen
  • ARC and Web menu interface is very user friendly
  • Plenty of power to run surrounds, backs & 2 atmos ceiling speakers


  • Input switching is not automatic
  • ARC and Web menu can be confusing on some features

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  • 7-channel amplifier 5 channels rated at 140 watts (Class AB) 2 channels rated at 60 watts (Class D)
  • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X processing for use with in-ceiling or “height” speakers for more enveloping home theater sound
  • IMAX® Enhanced reproduces the full dynamic range of specially encoded IMAX soundtracks from compatible sources
  • ARC Genesis speaker calibration system helps fine-tune your system to best match your room’s acoustics and requires installation of free ARC Genesis software on a Mac or PC prior to calibration
  • Audiophile-grade 32-bit/768kHz DAC (digital to analog converter)
  • A large front-panel display gives you easy-to-read status updates at a glance

What’s in the box?

7.2ch 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, Note For Online Manual

Price and Availability

Price and Availability

The Anthem MRX 740 is available for just under ₹342,000. You can get more detailed information about the Anthem MRX 740 current price and availability by consulting us.



The new design is extremely simple and has a two-tone front face with a large turning knob and many smaller function buttons on the matte black side and a high gloss black glass covering the functions display on the other. The controls include a power button on the far right, a menu button, a chosen button, a previous/next selection button, and a mute button. A single port for the headphones is located in the lower right corner, and a pair of attractive logos are positioned on the bottom.

Here, it’s important to note that the front panel is a complete LCD screen, as opposed to the common dot matrix screens seen in many AV receivers even today.

Sound Quality

Sound Quality

The MRX 740 has seven built-in amplification channels, five of which are rated at 140 watts into an 8-ohm load or 170 watts into a 6-ohm load (2 channels driven), while the remaining two are rated at 60 watts into an 8-ohm load or 75 watts into a 6-ohm load (again 2 channels driven).

You may build a Dolby Atmos system with up to 5.2.2 channels using the built-in amplifiers that are available. As the MRX 740 provides processing for up to 11 channels, you may build a system with a configuration of 7.2.4 channels by adding some extra amplifiers. For our testing, we used a 5.1.2 channel configuration with two above speakers for the Atmos effects and a single SVS SB-1000 pro subwoofer that was placed in the front left.

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Brand : Anthem
Model : MRX 740
Dimensions : 6″ (15.24 cm) x 4U x 17″ (43.18 cm) x 14-1/2″ (36.4 cm)
Weight : 33.2 lb (15.1 Kg)
Maximum Output (< 0.1% THD) : 5.2 VRMS, 7.1VRMS
Frequency Response : 20Hz – 30KHz +/-0.2dB
THD+N (2 Vrms output) : -100 dB
S/N Ratio (2 Vrms output, IEC-A filter) : 110 dB

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Regarding audio fidelity and performance, the MRX 740 is a fantastic receiver. Once you complete the first calibration and set up everything properly, it will undoubtedly provide you with an experience that exceeds that of more well-known brands. The web UI Anthem built is fantastic, the ARC calibration software is unquestionably special, and the device has all the online and offline bells and whistles you’ve come to expect from an AV receiver in terms of features.

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    Overall Experience:

    A great receiver if you really enjoy listening to music, whether it’s digital or analog highly recommend


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