Anthem Multi-Channel Power Amps PVA 5

SKU: PVA5

Our Price
$219999

Description

Overview Anthem's original goal was to create a high-end product without a high-end price. The Anthem PVA-5 5 Channel Power Amplifier ticks all the boxes on Anthem's Mission Statement. The PVA-5 has a lovely, natural and neutral sound and performs as good as many others costing nearly twice the price. As it is in the "budget category", we see it being paired with either a similarly priced Home Theatre processor from NAD or possibly Rotel. But the real opportunity is to pair it with a suitable Denon, NAD or Yamaha Home Theatre Receiver, completely by-passing the on-board power amplification circuits. These brands offer absolutely fantastic surround sound processing, but some of the mid-priced models may not perform to a high enough standard. Even some of the $2,000 plus models will struggle on certain low efficiency speakers. Also, consider this: What we call a mid-priced Receiver is something in the $1200 to $2000 price range. The power amplifier section is at very best 50% of the value. The PVA-5 is $2,000 just as a power amp! Its current capability and continuous power output is significantly higher, not just in Watts, but in current capability. The PVA-5 weighs in at 16.5 Kg which is more than these Receivers generally weigh in total. I'm sure you get where we're coming from. That extra power or current capability will significantly improve speaker performance and give the listener a more natural and dynamic performance. It is also good to remember, that although the PVA-5 only has one large power supply, it is rare for all five channels to demand full power at once. That means that one actually has higher current capabilities available for longer periods. Plus it will deliver the same amount of power on any speakers rated between 4 and 8 ohms. Multi-Channel Use Multi-room music is today very popular. Most new homes spec this is as standard. The PVA-5 (or any of the PVA series) can be connected to the pre-amp output of a suitable Receiver and then to five rooms or zones throughout the home. As you can imagine, this is a very popular power amplifier. The specifications follow and the A Closer Look pages cover some of the circuit theory.

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Overview

Anthem's original goal was to create a high-end product without a high-end price. The Anthem PVA-5 5 Channel Power Amplifier ticks all the boxes on Anthem's Mission Statement. The PVA-5 has a lovely, natural and neutral sound and performs as good as many others costing nearly twice the price. As it is in the "budget category", we see it being paired with either a similarly priced Home Theatre processor from NAD or possibly Rotel. But the real opportunity is to pair it with a suitable Denon, NAD or Yamaha Home Theatre Receiver, completely by-passing the on-board power amplification circuits. These brands offer absolutely fantastic surround sound processing, but some of the mid-priced models may not perform to a high enough standard. Even some of the $2,000 plus models will struggle on certain low efficiency speakers.

Also, consider this: What we call a mid-priced Receiver is something in the $1200 to $2000 price range. The power amplifier section is at very best 50% of the value. The PVA-5 is $2,000 just as a power amp! Its current capability and continuous power output is significantly higher, not just in Watts, but in current capability. The PVA-5 weighs in at 16.5 Kg which is more than these Receivers generally weigh in total. I'm sure you get where we're coming from. That extra power or current capability will significantly improve speaker performance and give the listener a more natural and dynamic performance.

It is also good to remember, that although the PVA-5 only has one large power supply, it is rare for all five channels to demand full power at once. That means that one actually has higher current capabilities available for longer periods. Plus it will deliver the same amount of power on any speakers rated between 4 and 8 ohms.

Multi-Channel Use

Multi-room music is today very popular. Most new homes spec this is as standard. The PVA-5 (or any of the PVA series) can be connected to the pre-amp output of a suitable Receiver and then to five rooms or zones throughout the home. As you can imagine, this is a very popular power amplifier. The specifications follow and the A Closer Look pages cover some of the circuit theory.

Features and specifications:
125 Watts x 5 @ 8 ohms.
  • 200 Watts x 5 @ 4 ohms.
    • Full Bandwidth (Continuous) Power Ratings - Better than RMS standard.
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20 kHz (-0.20 db); 5 Hz - 100 kHz (-2.5 db)
    • THD: <0.002% @ 1 kHz; <0.03% @ 20 kHz (100 W into 8 Ω).
    • Damping Factor: 200 @ 1 kHz (ref. 8 Ω).
    • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 122 db, A-weighted (ref. 125 W).
    • Channel Separation: >65 db (100Hz - 10kHz).
  • Exemplary Circuit Design.
  • Huge Power Supply.
  • Superior Component Parts.
  • Power Consumption: 1125 Watts Maximum.
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) Inc Feet: 149 x 438 x 335mm.
  • Weight: 16.5Kg.
  • Warranty: 2 Years Parts & Labour.

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