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Anthem Statement P5 Multi-channel Power Amplifier Print E-mail
Saturday, 01 January 2005
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Anthem Statement P5 Multi-channel Power Amplifier
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The Downside
One significant downside is the necessity for two separate branch circuits for AC power. This is not a typical configuration in most residences, so it may require some additional electrical work to provide additional circuits. However, this will be a requirement for any high-powered home theater amplifier that claims to provide a true total of 3800 watts. As far as performance is concerned, I have a hard time stating any downsides with the Anthem Statement P5. A final issue I have is logistical in nature. Positioning the P5 is no easy task because of its bulk, and the need for ample ventilation limits its ability to be placed in tightly cramped quarters.

To garner full accolades, an amplifier must provide it all: unrestricted power and the ability to sound pure and detailed, yet sweet and transparent. The Anthem P5 is a larger than life amplifier, both physically and sonically. The overall feeling of massive reserves and the illusion of effortlessly cruising was always evident, lending the listening experience a sense of enjoyment and ease, along with a complete lack of listening fatigue. Say what you will about low-powered amplifiers with reputations for sweetness of sound, but give me a powerhouse that maintains musicality and accuracy at any volume level any time. Although I realize that $4,999 is not exactly an insignificant sum, I consider the Anthem very reasonable priced. With great confidence, one could purchase the Anthem P5 Multi-Channel Amplifier for a home theater system and be set for the foreseeable future as far as high powered, quality amplification is concerned.

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