One of the best "bang for your buck" components out there. MSRP $2,499.00
Unlocking the incredible sound sculptures, special effects, and dynamics of today’s home theater and multichannel music recordings is no small feat, at least for the average amplifier. But then, Anthem’s PVA 2, PVA 5 and PVA 7 amplifiers are anything but average. They are equally at home delivering all of the thundering impact and excitement of a surround sound movie experience as they are imparting the subtle nuances of multichannel music performance or paying rich sonic tribute to the sweeping highs and lows of your favorite two-channel recording.
All Anthem® amplifiers are designed to perform flawlessly—offering stunning musicality, tonal neutrality, and incredible dynamics while driving any speaker load reliably under real-world conditions! The power supply is conservatively rated and the amplifiers run cool for greater reliability, but we didn’t stop there.
PVA Series amplifiers feature our ALM circuitry which protects sensitive output devices by constantly monitoring temperature, current and voltage to ensure optimum long-term performance. ALM is totally non-invasive—it is not in the signal path and only engages in the most extreme circumstances to protect the amplifier from damage by maintaining the safe operating area of the output devices. Buyer beware however! Not all amplifier manufacturers have sophisticated load-monitoring provisions. Many have saved the added cost, leaving their output devices unprotected, choosing instead to use the amplifier’s output devices as “fuses.” At Anthem, ALM is just one of the ways in which our products provide owners with years of reliable service.
The sonic purity of the PVA amplifier design is the result of our intensive research and development in high-end design. Superior high-end sound begins with a superior power supply. These amplifiers use custom-built, low-noise, high-power toroidal transformers and advanced power supply regulators with high-quality, low-ESL/low-ESR filter capacitors and huge storage capacity.
Our proprietary and patented circuit designs follow Anthem’s ‘Keep-It- Simple’ principle, using the fewest number of parts in the signal path to maintain the integrity of sound. These amplifiers provide the finesse and instantaneous output power to effortlessly reproduce the challenging variety of special effects in movies and demanding musical passages. They are stable as a rock, even into difficult loads. PVA amplifiers can be powered On/Off three ways: manually, with the On/Off switch on the front panel; remotely, via the 12-volt trigger input; or automatically, with our patented Auto-On/Off circuit—an incoming audio signal immediately switches it on, and approximately 20 minutes after the audio signal ends, it simply switches off.