Anthem STR Preamplifier

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  • $ 3,999


The revolutionary STR preamp is a new type of audio component that gives you more control and more refinements, including more connection options and more advanced technology, in a single, easy-to-use component. Designed, engineered, and crafted in Canada, STR combines the benefits of an advanced preamp with the power of a processor, as well as functions like leading-edge DAC, onboard Anthem room correction, customizable bass manager for mono or stereo sub outs, MM and MC phono inputs.

It's far more than the average preamplifier. It integrates new generations of many of Anthem’s award-winning, audiophile-loving, review-praised digital signal processing innovations, delivering a noticeably higher level of audio performance realism.

  • High-resolution preamplifier section
  • Anthem room correction optimizes in-room response for perfect sound
  • Bass management for two subwoofers, in mono or stereo
  • Up-sampling of lower-resolution sources to 32-bit / 192kHz
  • Asynchronous USB Audio Input supports 32-bit / 384kHz PCM, and DSD 2.8 / 5.6 MHz sources
  • Coaxial, optical, and AES / EBU inputs up to 192kHz
  • MM and MC phono, balanced XLR, and single-ended analog inputs
  • Six pre-RIAA curves plus adjustable settings for playing older records accurately
  • Analog Direct mode
  • Adjustable analog input levels to match sources, minimize noise and prevent distortion
  • Graphic front panel display for easy setup and navigation
  • Balanced output for all channels including the two subs
  • Home Theater Bypass Mode works without having to turn power on and includes RCA / XLR input for two subs
  • Create up to 30 virtual inputs for setup flexibility
  • Controllable via Ethernet, RS-232, or supplied IR remote
  • Input Impedance: 100Ω (MC), 47kΩ || 270pF (MM)
  • RIAA Response (20Hz - 20kHz): ± 0.1dB
  • Gain (1kHz - volume set to 0dB): 61dB (MC), 41dB (MM)
  • DSP Mode:
    • Maximum Input (At 1kHz for <0.01% THD 20Hz - 20kHz): 3.6mV (MC), 38mV (MM)
    • THD+N (At 1kHz 20Hz - 20kHz BW, 2Vrms Output): < 0.015% (MC), < 0.003% (MM)
    • THD (At 1kHz 20Hz - 20kHz BW, 2Vrms Output): 0.001% (MC), 0.001% (MM)
    • SNR (IEC-A, 2Vrms Output): 86dB (MC), 103dB (MM)
  • Direct Mode
    • Maximum Input Direct Mode (At 1kHz for <0.01% THD 20Hz - 20 kHz): 11.8mV (MC), 129mV (MM)
    • THD+N (At 1kHz 20Hz - 20kHz BW, 2Vrms Output): < 0.008% (MC), < 0.002% (MM)
    • THD (At 1kHz 20Hz - 20kHz BW, 2Vrms Output): 0.001% (MC), 0.001% (MM)
    • SNR (IEC-A, 2Vrms Output): 90dB (MC), 110dB (MM)
  • Frequency Response
    • Digital-In, 192kHz: 10Hz - 50kHz (+0, -0.5dB)
    • Digital-In, 96kHz: 10Hz - 45kHz (+0, -0.5dB)
    • Digital-In, 44.1kHz: 10Hz - 20kHz (± 0dB)
    • Analog-In, DSP Mode: 10Hz - 40kHz (+0.00, -0.20dB)
    • Analog-In, Direct Mode: 10Hz - 80kHz (+0.00, -0.10dB)
  • THD+N (20Hz - 20kHz BW, 2Vrms Output): 
    • DSP Mode: 0.0006% Digital in, 0.0017% Analog in
    • Analog Direct Mode: 0.0016%
  • SNR (at 1kHz, IEC-A, 2Vrms Output):
    • DSP Mode: 113dB (Digital-in), 108dB (Analog-in)
    • Analog Direct Mode: 120dB
  • Maximum Output (<0.1% THD)
  • RCA Connectors (Direct and DSP Modes): 3.3Vrms
  • XLR Connectors (Direct and DSP Modes): 6.6Vrms
  • XLR Configuration: 
    • Pin 1: Ground
    • Pin 2: Normal
    • Pin 3: Inverted
  • Power Requirement: This product operates from a single phase AC power source that supplies between 108V and 264V at a frequency of 50 or 60Hz.
  • Standby: 0.38W (120V), 0.45W (240V)
  • Standby + Network: 1.1W (120V), 1.2W (240V)
  • Typical Use: 10W
  • Dimensions: 3.89"h x 17"w x 14.83"d
  • Weight (Unpacked): 16.8 lbs
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