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Anthem | STR Integrated Amplifier The revolutionary STR Integrated Amplifier is based on an entirely new technological platform, for true benchmark performance in stereo amplification. More power, more control, more […]

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Anthem | STR Integrated Amplifier

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The revolutionary STR Integrated Amplifier is based on an entirely new technological platform, for true benchmark performance in stereo amplification. More power, more control, more connection options, and the most advanced technology available in a single, easy-to-use component.

Designed, engineered, and Crafted in Canada, the STR Integrated Amplifier combines the benefits of an advanced preamp with the power of a massive amplifier and processor. It includes leading-edge DAC, onboard Anthem Room Correction (ARC™), customizable bass manager for mono or stereo sub outs, MM and MC phono inputs—far more than the average integrated amp.

And it includes new generations of many of Anthem’s award-winning, audiophile-loving, review-praised digital signal processing innovations, delivering a noticeably higher level of audio performance realism.

This is the integrated amplifier with the power, features, connections and control to fuel your two-channel dreams, today and into tomorrow.

STR Features & Functions
– High-resolution preamplifier section
– High current, high output amplifier section
– Amplifier uses 8 bipolar output devices per channel, a toroidal transformer power – supply, and Advanced Load Monitoring for 200W at 8 ohms, 400W at 4 ohms, 550W at 2 – ohms, all continuous
– Anthem Room Correction (ARC™) optimizes in-room response for perfect sound
– Bass management for two subwoofers, in mono or stereo
– Up-sampling of lower-resolution sources to 24-bit/192kHz
– S/PDIF coaxial and optical, and balanced AES/EBU inputs
– Asynchronous USB Audio Input supports 32-bit/384kHz PCM, and DSD 2.8 / 5.6 MHz sources
– MM and MC phono, balanced XLR, and single-ended analog inputs
– Analog Direct mode
– Graphic Front Panel Display for easy setup and navigation
– Controllable via Ethernet, RS-232, or supplied IR remote
– Available in Silver and Black Finishes
– Crafted in Canada

Two-Channel Nirvana.
More power, more control, more connections, more technology. The STR Integrated Amplifier will change your perception of two-channel amplification. Now, you can have it all, in one component, with the kind of superior response and realism that Anthem is famous for.

More Subwoofer Options
STR Integrated Amplifier gives you more options for subwoofer configuration. Use one subwoofer or two for both channels, or two independent right-and-left channel specific subwoofers. The bass management in conjunction with ARC is uniquely engineered engineered for seamless subwoofer blending, achieving an incredibly accurate and lifelike performance.

More Attention to Detail
We believe that two-channel listening demands attention to detail. A component must balance extreme power and delicate transparency, with flawless signal integrity being the benchmark of stereo performance. To that ultimate end, the Anthem STR Integrated Amplifier is designed with the shortest possible signal paths, and differential analog to digital circuitry to cancel artifacts and keep noise to a minimum.

More Power, From Oversized Toroidal Transformers
Clarity is maintained using carefully selected components, many of them engineered exclusively in-house at Anthem, like the huge, precision-wound toroidal transformers and their matching oversized filter capacitors. This massive power supply operates in harmony with the high-current, high-output amplifier section to produce an astounding 550W per channel continuously into 2 ohms! Peak production is effortless and instantaneous, cinching even the most challenging material. The use of multiple bipolar output devices dramatically reduces distortion while ensuring extreme linearity, extensive bandwidth, and stress-free reliability.

Moving Magnet and Moving Coil Cartridges
Anthem has also taken into consideration the resurgent popularity of vinyl long-playing records, and has included separate inputs for moving magnet and moving coil cartridges, with the phono section completely shielded to maintain signal purity. The transparency and refinement of the STR Integrated Amplifier reveals the hidden magic of classic media.

More Innovative Electronics
No less important is Anthem’s non-invasive Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM) circuitry, which protects the output section of the STR Integrated Amplifier by constantly monitoring temperature, current and voltage to ensure optimum long-term performance.
And there’s more. The STR Integrated Amplifier has more useful features than the average integrated amp, with no filler. Everything is geared toward giving you the power and control you need to achieve two-channel nirvana.
Aside from its cutting-edge technology and Anthem-exclusive innovations, one look tells you that the STR is a different amplifier animal altogether. The large Thin Film Transistor (TFT) display on the front panel can be seen from across the room, and gives you surprisingly easy control over your whole system. It’s a part of the luxurious new industrial design of the STR Integrated Amplifier, a striking look that’s available in two beautiful finishes, Black or Silver.

The Crafted in Canada Difference
The STR Integrated Amplifier is designed, engineered and manufactured in Canada and is part of premium STR Series by Anthem, the leader in audio power and control.

Anthem STR Integrated Amplifier

"The Anthem STR offers superb basic performance. Its Anthem Room Correction can help clear up the room/speaker interactions that can compromise the bass performance of even the best loudspeakers, and do so without compromising the midrange and high-frequency balance that drew you to those speakers in the first place." Stereophile's Products of 2018 Editors' Choices of 2018 // Thomas J. Norton, Stereophile // View the award on Stereophile.com
 
"...the Anthem STR is a watershed product worth serious consideration. Highly recommended." Thomas J. Norton, Stereophile, June 2018 // Read the review here
 
"[Translated] Brilliant release; Anthem STR marks the very synthesis of life style and high end, which many audiophiles waited for." hi-fi.ru // Read the full review here [Russian]
   

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