ANTHEM AV Processor 15.4 A/V Pre-Amplifier/Processor AVM-90


15.4 A/V Pre-Amplifier/Processor AVM-90

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15.4 A/V Pre-Amplifier/Processor AVM-90

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Stevens Point WI 54481
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Enjoy cinema-level performance at home

There are a number of reasons to go with a separates-based home theater system. The biggest for me is that I love the emotional charge and sense of immersion that come along with the improvements in picture and sound quality. If you want the same from your system, Anthem's AVM 90 home theater preamp/processor — the company's very best — can help you get there. 

This elite pre/pro offers exceptional signal processing and distribution, an ample array of HDMI 2.1 inputs that support 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video, and powerful ARC Genesis room correction — the latest iteration of Anthem's homegrown, highly acclaimed acoustic calibration system.

Pair the AVM 90 with Anthem MCA Gen 2 Series power amps for a system that looks and sounds fantastic.

Consider Anthem's matching power amps for the best sound

The AVM 90 connects to your choice of external power amps, using either balanced (XLR) or unbalanced (RCA) cables. 

Anthem's lineup of premium power amps is a particularly good match with the AVM 90, and is the direction I'd go if I owned this sleek-looking pre/pro.

I recommend using XLR connections if your amplifier supports them, because they cancel out potential noise and help feed your amp the cleanest, strongest signal possible.

Immersive sound at every seat

The AVM 90 can supply signal to a whopping 15 speakers and four subwoofers simultaneously. 

That means you can enjoy an ultra-immersive 9.4.6-channel Dolby Atmos or DTS:X™ system, with up to six upward-firing or in-ceiling speakers for overhead effects.

Each subwoofer can be calibrated independently — especially helpful for experiencing smooth, hard-hitting bass across multiple rows of seats. 

Intuitive web-based controls

One of the features that makes Anthem's pre/pros stand out from the crowd is their user-friendly control interface.

Access it from a web browser on your computer or smart device, and easily turn zones on and off, adjust settings, switch up speaker configurations, and more.

Advanced room calibration with ARC Genesis 

The AVM 90 includes the company's own highly regarded ARC (Anthem Room Correction) Genesis software — one of the industry's best room-correction platforms. 

ARC Genesis measures the acoustics of your room with the included microphone, and then fine-tunes the output of your system to best match the unique sonic characteristics of your space. The resulting sound is clear, smooth, and ultra-detailed, with tight bass and impactful dynamics.

Note: You'll need to install the free ARC Genesis software on your Mac® or PC prior to calibration.

Product highlights:

  • home theater preamp/processor with 15.4-channel processing
  • supports up to 15 speakers with external power amps
  • 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
    • 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)
  • toroidal power supply ensures low-noise, high-performance picture and sound
  • large front-panel display gives you easy-to-read status updates at a glance
Digital and streaming music options:
  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and compatible computers
  • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free internet radio, and music services
    • free future firmware update will include support for Spotify® and Roon
  • Apple AirPlay 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music® (via free future firmware update)
  • Google Chromecast for wireless music streaming from compatible devices
Multi-room audio/video:
  • dual-room/dual-source output
  • Zone 2 (stereo RCA) preamp outputs for use with an optional external amplifier
  • Zone 2 HDMI output
HDMI features:
  • HDMI 2.1 audio/video switching: 7 in, 3 out
    • all HDMI connections support 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video
    • HDCP 2.23 technology ensures compatibility with Ultra HD sources and TVs
    • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible TVs and HDR-encoded content
    • supports HDR10, Dolby Vision™, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
  • supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) and eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
    • eARC receives uncompressed surround sound signals including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X via the HDMI connection with your compatible TV
  • HDMI board is upgradeable to accommodate possible future hardware updates
Other connections:
  • digital audio inputs: 3 Toslink optical, 2 coaxial
  • 4 analog stereo RCA audio inputs
  • MM (moving magnet) phono input for connecting a turntable
  • 15.4-channel balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA outputs for connection to external power amps
    • includes 4 discrete subwoofer outputs that can be calibrated independently
  • full-sized front-panel headphone jack