Anthem AVM 90 Pre-Amplifier

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Reference Quality 15.4 Channel Home Theatre Preamp/Processor

Anthem ARC Genesis Room Correction Technology

Premium 32-bit AKM AK4499EQ DAC With 768kHz Sampling

Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Pro & IMAX Enhanced Support

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About The Anthem AVM 90 Audio Visual Preamp/Processor

The Anthem AVM 90 Audio Visual Preamp/Processor is one of the most comprehensive home theatre controllers imaginable. Not only does it incorporate all the latest surround processing such as IMAX Enhanced, DTS:X Pro and of course Dolby Atmos, but it also has proprietary technology on-board like ARC Genesis room correction for the perfect sound in any room.

The Anthem AVM 90 has everything you could ever want from a preamp/processor plus a few things you might not have thought of. For a start, it has an astonishing 15.4 channels. Yes, that’s right, it can accommodate 15 speakers all around your listening room to handle the most complex object-oriented surround formats like Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Pro & IMAX Enhanced and yes it can handle 4 independent subwoofers so the bass has no trouble keeping up with all those speakers.

The AVM 90 features a modernised design with high-resolution front panel display, and Anthem's “next generation multi-core DSP”, and an all-new electronics platform that supports the aforementioned 15.4 channels, HDMI 2.0b and HDCP 2.2. There's also a new networking platform with web-based setup and over-the-air updates. Using a phone, tablet or laptop, owners can easily access any function or setting and make changes on the fly. Additional controls include the ability to power the main or second zone on and off, adjust volume, change audio modes or even channel trims on the fly.

This is what Anthem had to say about the new range. "Each line up has been refreshed with careful thought regarding the features and capabilities that enthusiasts want and need. The new releases are a culmination of the research and learnings from the past five years and make Anthem the ultimate powerhouse of any home theatre or media room." John Bagby, Managing Director, Paradigm Electronics Inc, parent company of Anthem

Anthem AVM 90 Audio Visual Preamp/Processor

A Closer Look

Since the AVM 50 and Statement D2 A/V Processors, music lovers and home theatre enthusiasts have coveted Anthem’s premium surround separates. Featuring industry-leading room correction, expert management of the latest audio formats and robust integration; Anthem is the ultimate nerve centre of any premium home theatre or media room. The AVM 90 is Anthem's new flagship A/V Processor with upgraded audio circuitry, 4 independent subwoofer outputs and a 32-bit AKM AK4499EQ DAC with 768kHz sampling capability. It represents Anthem’s ultimate expression of audio performance.

Object-oriented audio codecs have been updated with support for up to 15.4 channels, as well as built-in streaming support for Apple AirPlay2, Google Chromecast, Bluetooth, Spotify Connect (coming soon) and Roon (coming soon). Video support includes 7 HDMI 2.0 inputs with 2 outputs, plus eARC for seamless integration with smart TVs. Perfect passthrough of Ultra HD signals at up to 18.2 Gbps with Dolby Vision, HDR or Hybrid Log Gamma ensuring optimal presentation of your visual media.

New ARC Genesis Room Correction: Your room has a bigger impact on the sound than any component in your system. Anthem's new ARC Genesis is an easy to use room correction system that gives your sound a huge improvement. ARC takes out all the big peaks to let you hear your home theatre and music soundtracks the way the engineers intended. This new generation of Anthem AV products features the latest version of ARC Genesis Room correction and the redesigned and higher precision calibration microphone. New features include support for both Mac and Windows, new target curve adjustment options including deep bass and high frequencies, improved algorithms and much more. This third generation of Anthem Room Correction software represents a significant leap forward in room correction with the most comprehensive set of features yet. ARC Genesis transforms the audio performance of compatible speakers or electronics while retaining the unique character of any room. Proprietary Digital Signal Processing (DSP) software works in tandem with a calibrated microphone to provide astonishing improvements to the sound you hear. 

Introducing Anthem Web User Interface: The Anthem Web User Interface is now built into all MRX Receivers and AVM Processors. Using a phone, tablet or laptop, owners can easily access any function or setting and make changes on the fly. Power the main or second zone on and off, adjust volume, change audio modes or tweak channel trims for a perfect surround sound experience. The Web UI can also be used to calibrate speaker delays and levels and configure network settings/control options. Source devices can be renamed, simplifying set up by enabling the elimination of unused inputs. Installers can import and export files to make remote management simple and convenient.

Latest Audio & Video Features: New features, capabilities and robust integration position the Anthem AVM Series as the ultimate control centre of premium home theatre and audio. The AVM 90 is designed to offer a breathtaking home theatre experience with the most advanced audio and video processing features.

  • IMAX Enhanced: IMAX Enhanced is the only way to experience IMAX’s signature picture, sound and scale in the home, IMAX Enhanced combines digitally remastered 4K HDR content and DTS audio technologies with best-in-class consumer electronics products and streaming platforms
  • Dolby Atmos: Sound has never sounded this good. Feel a deeper connection to the stories and music you love with sound that moves all around you with breathtaking realism
  • DTS:X Pro: DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new audio experiences in immersion and interactivity. Greater spatial resolution and realism in premium home cinema technology is now possible with DTS:X® Pro technology, which supports up to 32 connected speakers, even from overhead. Experience how truly immersive audio transforms your favourite movies, music and games.
  • Dolby Vision: Feel the story’s full emotional impact, bringing your entertainment to life with an ultra-vivid picture, brighter highlights, and darker shadows.

Robust Integration: The Anthem AVM 90 features external control and IP control capabilities for easy customization and compatibility with third-party integration solutions. It offers IP control capability for major third-party control devices including Control 4, Savant, RTI, Crestron, Elan and more.

Limitless Possibilities: Today’s premium home theatres need support for as many as 15 speakers and 4 subwoofers to handle the latest Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-oriented audio codecs. Pair an AVM 90 A/V Processor with a stack of MCA amplifiers and you’ll achieve a sound that rivals the best commercial cinemas. MCA’s scalability means you can purchase only the channels you need to power your vision of home entertainment. The AVM 90 Processor can manage configurations up to 15.4 channels with ARC Genesis Room Correction ensuring the best possible sound at every seat. And you won’t need to hide your gear from view because Anthem’s modernized design extends to every component in the MCA and AVM lines.

Our Take On The Anthem AVM 90 Audio Visual Preamp/Processor

A lot of companies feel like they need to release new AV products every year but this is not the Anthem way. They have spent the last 5 years developing this new range of AV components and have designed them to be as future proof as possible so you can purchase this year and relax and enjoy your system and not have to worry about upgrading again in the near future. The AVM 90, in particular, is a tour de force of what a cutting edge preamp/processor can offer in 2020 and beyond. It has all the connectivity you could want including a truly incredible 15.4 channels of processing power that allows you to create a home theatre system with up to 6 Atmos channels, 9 front & surround channels, and 4 subwoofers. This lets you reproduce the most complex object-oriented surround formats like Dolby Atmos & DTS:X Pro with ease. Anthem’s ground breaking ARC Genesis room correction software is also available to ensure your system sounds as good as possible no matter what type of room you have, taking outright performance to the next level. As if all this wasn’t enough the AVM 90 looks sophisticated and modern with a clean design that cleverly hides the wealth of possibilities within.

Main Features & Specifications

  • Design: Reference quality 15.4 channel home theatre preamp/processor
  • All-New Electronics Platform with support for HDMI 2.0b & HDCP 2.2 (HDMI 2.1 (8K) available later via the upgradeable HDMI board)
  • Platform Agnostic Streaming with AirPlay2, Google Chromecast (Audio), Bluetooth v4.2, and Spotify Connect (coming soon) and Roon (coming soon)
  • Professional calibration system: Anthem ARC Genesis room correction including a redesigned and higher precision calibration microphone
  • Reliable Networking Platform with web based setup and over-the-air updates
  • Premium 32-bit AKM AK4499EQ DAC with 768kHz sampling
  • Support for Dolby Vision, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG), BT.2020 Colour Gamut, 4K 50/60 Switching & 4:4:4 Subsampling @ 4K60 (18.2 Gbps)
  • Support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS:X Pro, DTS Virtual:X and IMAX Enhanced codecs
  • Support for Apple AirPlay 2 & Google Chromecast (audio)
  • IP control capability for major third-party control devices including Control 4, Savant, RTI, Crestron, Elan and more
  • MM Phono Stage built-in
  • Toroidal Power Supply
  • Modernized Design with high resolution front panel display


  • 7 x HDMI 2.0b inputs
  • 2 x HDMI outputs (1 x eARC) plus independent Zone 2 HDMI output
  • 3 x Optical Digital inputs & 1 output
  • 2 x Coaxial Digital inputs
  • 15 x assignable Balanced XLR Outputs
  • 4 x Balanced XLR subwoofer outputs with phase and distance delay
  • 15 x assignable RCA Outputs
  • 4 x RCA subwoofer outputs with phase and distance delay
  • 4 x RCA line level inputs
  • 1 x Moving magnet phono input for a turntable
  • 1 x Front panel headphone output
  • 1 x IR Input
  • 3 x 12V Triggers
  • Ethernet Local area network connection for IP control & Anthem Room Correction
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Bluetooth v4.2
  • Bidirectional RS232 interface for serial control
  • Rear USB input for factory servicing
  • Detachable power cable – upgrade to an IsoTek power cable here


  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 432 x 172 x 445mm
  • Weight: 8.62kg
  • Manufacturer’s Warranty: 3 Years

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE

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