Monday, 01 August 2005
Statement A5, little brother to Anthem’s top of the line Statement P5
multi-channel amplifier, has many of the best qualities of the Anthem
flagship powerhouse in a smaller, less pricey package. From the sleek
black brushed aluminum face with blue accent lights outside to the
Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM ) technology inside, it doesn’t feel like
corners were cut, yet this feature-packed 180 watts per channel
amplifier has a retail price of $2,499. For two-channel enthusiasts, a
two-channel version of this amp, appropriately named the A2, is
available at a retail price of $1,299.
The design philosophy behind the Statement line of amplifiers is “keep
it simple”: use as few parts as possible, use the best quality parts
available and keep the price within the Earth’s atmosphere. Although
there is a laundry list of features that make the Statement A5 and A2
amplifiers unique, to the lay person, the end result is one ...