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Anthem STR Preamplifier (Black)

Stereo Pre-Amplifier
£3,995 Our price history: £4,605 from 08/02/23 to 02/11/23
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”Simply put, it’s one of the best sounding two-channel preamplifiers I’ve ever heard.” – ‘Home Theater Review – 5/5’.

Reference stereo sound from the AV pros

The Canadian company that’s world renowned for making some of the best AV equipment in the world, also produces stereo amps and, as you’d expect, they’re something special. The STR Preamplifier combines a high-resolution analogue pre-amp with built-in DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) for reference sound quality. Thanks to Anthem’s acclaimed ARC room correction system, perfect results are guaranteed in all spaces.

High-resolution sound
Handmade circuits, featuring top quality components ensure a clear, dynamic sound. For the best possible sound with your analogue sources, Analogue Direct bypasses auxiliary circuits for the ultimate in detail.

Anthem Room Correction for professional results in any room
Designed in conjunction with the National Research Council of Canada, ARC (Anthem Room Correction) provides a sonic output that’s ideal for your particular room. Using the supplied mic and stand, 5-10 placement measurements are made. Next, use the supplied software on your PC to determine the optimal settings on the amp to suit your room. The result is a sound closer to the original – in any room. (Professional set-up recommended).

Connect your digital sources
Featuring a built-in 32-bit DAC, the STR Preamplifier connects directly with your digital sources. With no fewer than two optical and two coaxial inputs, there are enough inputs for a CD, TV, streamer and set-top TV box. For the best sound from your home computer or laptop, there’s also an Asynchronous USB input – ideal for steaming hi-res music files right up to 384kHz/32-bit and DSD 5.6 MHz.

Up-sampling to 192kHz-32-bit
Even if you don’t have access to Hi-res music files, you can get much of the benefit from your existing digital sources. Thanks to digital up-sampling, all digital inputs can be upsampled to 192 kHz/32-bit resolution for enhanced clarity and detail.

MM and MC phono inputs to suit most turntables
Making the STR Pre-amp suitable for all types of turntable, the built-in phonostage accepts both MM (Moving Magnet) and MC (Moving Coil) cartridges. The phonostage also offers six pre-RIAA curves plus adjustable settings to get the best sound from your cartridge and records.

Bass management for two subwoofers
The STR Preamplifier gives you far more subwoofer options than most stereo pre-amps. Twin outputs let you use one or two subs. If you decide on two, they can be configured for left and right or dual-mono – whatever you feel sounds best. Used in conjunction with Anthem’s ARC, bass management gives seamless blending for smooth, ‘thump-free’ sound.

Professional XLR, balanced interface
More usually found in studios, XLR balanced sockets offer excellent noise resistance and a ‘locked in’ connection for the lowest distortion and most secure connection. The STR Pre-amplifier offers a class-leading four inputs, four outputs for the analogue stage and a further digital XLR input.

Make the most of all your digital and analogue sources, with the Anthem STR Preamplifier at the heart of your system.
Overview
Amplifier Type
Pre-Amplifier
Pre-amplifier
Yes
Smart Features
Smartphone control
Yes
Connectivity
Analogue RCA Inputs
4
Audio Outputs
Yes
Coaxial Digital Inputs
2
Optical Digital Inputs
2
Phono Input
Yes - MM/MC
Pre Output
Yes
Speaker Sets FILTER
x 1
Sub Output
Yes - 2
Sub Output
Yes
XLR Balanced Outputs
Yes - 4
XLR Inputs
Yes - 4 Analogue and 1 Digital
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
3 years
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
10 - 80,000 (Max)
High Resolution Audio
Yes
Loudness Control
Bass Management
Tone Controls
Anthem Room Correction
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
10
Power Consumption - Standby
0.38 - 1.2
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
432 x 99 x 377
Weight
Weight (KG)
7.6
Accessories
Remote Control
Yes
Also available in silver.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anthem STR PreAmp - awesome bit of kit! Got this a month ago and am SERIOUSLY enjoying it. The Soundstage, particularly from Analogue sources is gorgeous. Of course digital is excellent too but channel separation is obviously not so big a challenge. Really clean sound and the ARC system was dead easy to use and has really tightened up the bass, using my Sub-Woofer a lot more, but subtly (a REL 7.Ti). This enables the main speakers (Dali Opticon 5) to work a bit more freely in the mid range and produces a lovely free sound that's not too bass heavy in the wrong places, but still punches the bass when an approprirate track actually uses the lower frequencies. Just lovely. Power Amp has made a different too; Music Fidelity M6s PRX. Awesome combination!
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