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Anthem MDX12

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  • Type: Amplifier

Whole Home Audio
Made Simple

MDX-12 joins the Anthem MDX family as
a simple, yet robust solution for powering
distributed audio systems. With 75W of
pure Anthem power available on all of its
12 channels, the MDX-12 is ready to bring
your home to life.

In a market saturated with options, the MDX-12 stands out as the best choice for customers who demand both simplicity and excellence. It transforms the daunting task of powering distributed audio systems into a delightful, user-friendly experience, ensuring that customers not only get the best performance but also the most enjoyable journey with their music. The MDX-12 is more than a distribution amplifier; it's a testament to Anthem's commitment to delivering a superior audio experience, making it the perfect companion for those who seek the finest in both form and function.

Pure Anthem Power
With 75W x 12 channels at 8 ohms, or up to 150W x 12 channels at 4 ohms, MDX-12 brings the power, you just need to add control. Forgoing the built-in Matrix switching of its advanced siblings the MDX-8 and MDX-16, MDX-12 instead features 6 dedicated analog inputs assigned to each zone and 2 selectable global analog inputs. Simply add the sources or matrix of your choice and MDX-12 is ready to deliver true Anthem power to your speakers. While designed for distributed audio solutions, MDX-12s robust power output also makes it suitable for adding extra channels of power to a Home Theatre system.

Compact Size, Mighty Output
Occupying just a single 1U rack space, the MDX-12 boasts a highly efficient compact power supply, capable of delivering up to 1,000-Watts within its sleek chassis. Engineered by Anthem, this amplifier is designed to accommodate various custom speaker setups, offering up to 75W at 8 ohms and 150W at 4 ohms across its 12 channels of power. For those seeking even greater power, the MDX-12 allows for channel bridging. When bridged, it delivers an impressive 280W at 8 ohms. Despite its potent performance, the MDX-12 remains cool under pressure thanks to its fan-cooled design, ensuring uninterrupted power delivery even in the most demanding scenarios.

Engineered for Superiority

Distribution amplifiers are often seen as generic or mass-produced commodity items that compromise on both design and quality. However, at Anthem, we prioritize performance above all else. This commitment is evident in the meticulous design and engineering of the MDX-12, a product crafted to deliver unparalleled audio quality tailored to custom install applications. With an impressive THD of 0.002% and a high-efficiency compact power supply capable of delivering up to 1,000 watts, the MDX-12 ensures a blend of superior quality and ample power, all while taking up minimal space, making it the ideal choice for your custom installation needs.

Built-in Protections for Uncompromised Performance
MDX-12 utilizes integrated amplifier chips with built-in safeguards, including protections against out-of-range current, temperature, and voltage conditions. Additionally, the amplifier features multiple thermal sensors strategically placed on the board to monitor temperature fluctuations. These protective measures ensure reliable performance and prevent damage to both the amplifier and connected speakers, making the MDX-12 suitable for distributed audio systems in diverse environments while maintaining optimal safety and quality standards.

The Anthem Advantage

Backed by over 35 years of home-grown,hands-on design, and innovative audio engineering experience, Anthem products provide an unprecedented level of reliability and functionality; delivering one of the industrys highest performance/price ratios. This is just one reason why Anthem electronics are the choice of knowledgeable audiophiles, professional musicians and engineers the world over.

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Channels / Zones 12 channels / Up to 6 zones
Power Output RMS per Channel (8 Ohm) 75 Watts
Power Output RMS per Channel (4 Ohm) 150 Watts
High Output Mode (Bridged) RMS per Channel (8 Ohm) 280 Watts
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz ( 0.4dB) at 8 Ohm
Digital-to-Analog Converter N/A
Inputs (analog) 6x RCA pairs (left/right), 2x RCA pairs (buss left/right)
Inputs (digital S/PDIF) N/A
Inputs (network) N/A
Inputs (trigger) 1x 3.5mm (5 - 24V DC/AC)
Outputs (speaker level) 6x removable Phoenix style (left/right) accommodate wire up to 12AWG
Outputs (subwoofer) N/A
Outputs (other) 1x 3.5mm trigger loop, 2x RCA pairs (buss left/right)
Audio In-Out Matrix N/A
Advanced Load Monitoring Yes
Controls (via web-based UI) N/A
Controls (back panel) Power Mode: Auto, Trigger, Continuous Operation; Input Gain (per zone); Factory Reset (pinhole); Input Selection (per zone); Bridge Mode (per zone)
Room Correction No
Microphone (for room correction) No
Setup No
IP Control (via IP or RS-232) No
AC Voltage 120V~50/60Hz
Rack Mount Ears / Feet Included
Rack Space (feet removed) 1U
Dimensions (H x W x D, with feet) 1.75" x 17.0" x 16.6" (4.45 x 43.18 x 42.16 cm)
Weight 16 lbs. (7.26kg)
Accessories (included) Power cord, Rack Mount Ears, 3.5mm Trigger Cable, Warranty Card, Quick Start Guide, T10 Torx Bit

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