Anthem® MDX Series 16 Channel Distribution System
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Anthem® MDX Series 16 Channel Distribution System

Model #: MDX-16
At a Glance
New Anthem MDX Series are the first distribution systems to feature fully powered independent-zone subwoofer connections, as well as ARC® Genesis room correction for each zone.

Get to know this product.

  • Large power supply unit with 16,000 uF of reservoir caps to deliver that extra peak power during low frequencies and large transients.
  • Variable speed fan helps keep the unit cool no matter the load.
  • Heat pipe to share heatsinking capability of over 1 pound of aluminum so the heat dissipation can be spread across all zones and not put the burden on just the operating zones.
  • 60W@8 ohms, 120W@4 ohms, 200W bridge mode low noise amplifier lets you connect a wide range of speakers and subwoofers for various configurations.
  • Shielded AC filter suppresses noise and keep your music true to the original content.
  • High performance DAC: 115 dB SNR, -107dB THD+N audiophile grade DACs gives you 2-channel performance in a distribution amplifier.
  • Fast and responsive ARM 32-bit processor which houses a micro website for setup and control allowing multiple simultaneous connections.
  • High performance ADC: 124 dB SNR, -106 dB THD +N lets you apply digital processing including ARC and bass management to your analog content without ruining its original integrity.
  • Optical and Coaxial (S/PDIF) receivers and Asynchronous Sample Rate Conversion handling up to 192-24 PCM (4 inputs) allowing you to play high res content in all rooms.
  • Up to 3.2 million instructions per second of DSP power for bass management, ARC, and more!
  • Fully buffered input stages (8 inputs) to isolate the sources from the amp and provide less distortion.
  • Trigger. RS-232 (Serial) and Ethernet (10/100 LAN) inputs with drivers for home automation. Free-of-Charge drivers for Crestron, Savant, Control4, URC, Elan, and RTI.

MDX Series features today’s cutting-edge Anthem amplifier technology so you can expect smooth, efficient, consistent high power and reliability. MDX Series is engineered to simplify your next custom audio system installation, and to blow your clients away with extreme performance in any setup.

Web-Based Setup

Nothing could be simpler than on-site configuration and calibration using our intuitive Web-based controls.

The specially designed, adaptive user interface works on any device. Custom configure zones, from input assignments to zone names. Adjust levels (and every aspect of performance) independently.

Automation Compatibility

Robust IP/RS-232 connection capability ensures compatibility with leading home automation systems, with easily downloaded drivers.

Digital Inputs, Digital Switching

Fast, efficient Ultra-Class-D amplification is supported by proprietary Advanced Load Monitoring technology, delivering reliable performance under even the most demanding loads. Our high-efficiency design meets and exceeds global power-saving standards.

Smooth, instantaneous digital switching output allows the linking of digital inputs between multiple amplifiers and analog pass-through connections allow daisy-chaining of multiple MDX units.

Dedicated Subwoofers For Each Zone

Install and control subwoofers independently in separate zones, with dedicated outputs (both low and high level, including bridge mode), and zone-independent settings for the new, more advanced Anthem Room Correction (ARC® Genesis).

Toggle ARC Genesis on/off in each zone to hear the benefits of premium room optimization.

Zone Configuration Options

Zones can have custom names, multiple inputs, independent playback, and tuning controls. Bridge zones for more power. Enable subwoofer bass management in any zone, instantly set crossover frequency, level, phase, and polarity.

Only the MDX Series gives you this much control over multiple zones, supporting more creative system designs and more thrilling audio performance.

Analog/Digital Matrix Switching

Full digital/analog matrix switching allows you to assign any analog RCA, digital coaxial or digital optical input to any output, either pre-configured via the web interface or switched in real-time via IP commands.

Drivers available for these systems: Control4™, Crestron®, RTI, ELAN®, Savent, URC®.



Channels / Zones16 channels / Up to 8 zones
Power Output RMS per Channel (8 Ohm)60 Watts
Power Output RMS per Channel (4 Ohm)120 Watts
High Output Mode (Bridged) RMS per Channel (8 Ohm)200 Watts
Frequency Response10Hz – 20kHz ±0.5dB
Digital-to-Analog ConverterPCM up to 24 bit/192 kHz
Inputs (analog)8x RCA pairs (left/right)
Inputs (digital S/PDIF)2x RCA coaxial; 2x optical (Toslink)
Inputs (network)RJ-45 10Base-T/100; Base-TX ethernet port
Inputs (trigger)1x 3.5mm (5 – 24V DC/AC)
Inputs (other)Micro-USB (for ARC); RS-232
Outputs (speaker level)8x removable Phoenix style (left/right) accommodate wire up to 12AWG
Output (analog, passthrough)2x RCA pair (left/right)
Outputs (subwoofer)8x RCA (with bass management and room correction)
Outputs (digital matrix)1x optical (Toslink)
Outputs (other)1x 3.5mm 12V trigger
Audio In-Out MatrixYes
Advanced Load MonitoringYes
Controls (via web-based UI)Bass level: ±6dB for each zone; Trebel level: ±6dB for each zone; Level balancing: ±10dB for each zone
Controls (back panel)Power Mode: Auto, Trigger, External Command; Network Reset (pinhole); Factory Reset (pinhole); Main Power: On /Off
Room CorrectionAnthem Room Correction (ARC®)
Microphone (for room correction)Included dual input microphone (3.5mm and mini-USB)
SetupWeb-based user interface
IP Control (via IP or RS-232)Drivers for Control4, Crestron, Savant, URC, Elan
AC Voltage120V~50/60Hz
Rack Mount Ears / FeetIncluded
Rack Space (feet removed)2U
Dimensions (H x W x D, with feet)3.5” x 17” x 16.4” (8.9 x 43.2 x 41.7 cm)
Shipping Dimensions22.5 x 22.5 x 12
Weight24 lbs. (10.8kg)

Misc. Specs

Product Weight (lbs.)24
Depth (in.)16.4
Width (in.)17
Height (in.)3.5
CollectionMDX Series
Manufacturer Warranty3 Years Limited
Color Finish NameBlack
WarningProposition 65 Warning for California Residents