Anthem MCA 2 Amplifiers

4.65/5 (23 Reviews)


Product Description

Anthem MCA 2, 2-Channel Amplifier, 200w @8 ohms, 350w @ 4ohms


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sidestripe a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I have owned the MCA 20 for over 2 years. Stunning with the silver faceplate, makes any speaker I have hooked up sing.
The most difficult speaker I used this amp with was the Acoustat 2200's with 2 passive Velodyne Subs ALL running off just 1 MCA 20, The Acouststs alone are a very power hungry speaker that by themselves draw down to 2 Ohms at times but with a sub on each side!!... I was blown away by the capacity of this amp in every aspect, durable, reliable, build quality (built in Canada by Sonic Frontiers...no assembled in China crap) and Stunning!! to boot.
As far as the detailed and clean sound it produced?? Unreal at this price...One would be hard pressed to get an amp this good at double the price mainly because the brand is fairly obscure and gets lost somewhere between your High Enders like Krells . ML's and "midfy" Adcoms, Rotels and such.
I would recommend this amp to anyone looking for a 2g amp for half the price...Heck!, Get 2.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sfinx a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2007

Bottom Line:   
What a surprise! Bought this on the fly, to replace my Linn AV2250 that burnt (Don´t afford a new one at the moment). While it lacks some of the refinement of the Linn (detail, musicality) it provides more air, depth and control. Rocksteady bass and clarity over the whole range. This piece of equipment is a true hidden gem in djungle of hifi. I listen to everything between conciertos to Aphex Twin and rock. Also serves in heavy duty homemovie set.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $649.00

Purchased At:   2ndhandhifi GB



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kmulkey a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Great sounding unit. Nice, tight bass and great detail.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Simply Stereo



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by NICK KALIANTERIS a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I REVIEWED AND LISTENED TO MANY AMPS, MY
CONCLUSION.... SOLID BUILD/LOW DISTORTION
LOTS OF POWER/GOOD FOR MONEY/VERY DYNAMIC.
THE ANTHEM MCA-20 IS A PERFORMER IT BROUGHT MY HOME THEATRE AND STEREO TO A NEW DIMENSION.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $1350.00

Purchased At:   Kromer Radio



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by todd martin a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I recently had the opportunity to listen to this product at a local dealer and was impressed for its performance/price ratio. That said, I felt that it sounded very similar to AR's VT100. For those hardcore solid state fans, this product lacks the detail of the PASS,KRELL and LEVINSON. It easily competes with ADCOMS products while adding a touch more swing.
This amps top end is slightly rolled off to my ears but pretty much has the extension of CJ.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile




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