Friday, 01 March 2002
was only a few years ago that a great separation was drawn between
those who indulged in the passions of music reproduction, and those
with a passion for video and movies. Rarely did the hardware for the
two combine at a level of ultimate performance. The new millennium has
ushered in a whole new breed of consumer electronics enthusiasts,
passionate about watching movies or listening to music, but also
enjoying the prodigious world of complete home entertainment including
video games, music in multiple formats and more.
At the core of any multi-channel audio/video system is the Surround
Sound Processor (SSP) or AV preamp, responsible for providing digital
signal processing for multi-channel movies, music and games. The Anthem
AVM20 is a high-performance Surround Sound processor, preamplifier and
tuner that retails for a competitively priced $3,199, available in
either silver or black finished front plates. The most typical
configuration for surround processing comes in the form ...